By Claire West

Business managers are being invited to an open evening in London to find out about a pioneering course that equips them with knowledge about climate change and how to manage the global carbon challenge.

The event on November 25 will give potential students the chance to find out about the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Strategic Carbon Management, which was the first of its kind in the world when it was launched in 2007 by the University of East Anglia (UEA). The programme is being offered in a modular, part-time version run over two or three years from the university’s new study centre UEA London, near Liverpool Street Station.

Since its launch the course has led the way in merging climate change considerations with new business management models to improve business performance and reduce carbon emissions.

The part-time programme, which starts in January, comprises of four day teaching blocks once every two months, run from a Wednesday to Saturday, to minimise disruption and maximise learning. Students on the MBA course undertake a management consultancy skills module which involving two consultancy projects and a challenge event instead of a traditional dissertation, allowing students to gain valuable real life experience while they study.

The open evening will give potential students the opportunity to find out more about the MBA, talk to the course director and current students, as well as see the UEA London facilities. Course administrators will be available to answer any queries about the programme, scholarships available or the application process. Examples of work, including the challenge events and consultancy projects, will also be presented.

The open evening runs from 6-8pm at UEA London, 102 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7EZ. To find out more information visit www.carbonmba.com or contact Becky Hill at UEALondonMBA@uea.ac.uk or on 020 70594413.