2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study

Overview


The MBA/MS Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) combines MBA requirements with advanced coursework in the department of International Development, Community and Environment. The program focuses on topics such as environmental science, environmental law, sustainable production and development, urban ecology, negotiation and mediation and quantitative modeling.

Graduates from the MBA/MS ESP are poised for leadership in environmental consulting firms, international development companies, corporate social responsibility offices, government agencies and nonprofit groups around the world.

Dual Degree MBA/MS in ES&P Requirements


The MBA/MS Environmental Science and Policy dual degree program requires the completion of 22.5 graduate units. Students complete the core requirements of both academic programs, as well as elective coursework in both programs. Dual degree students complete MGMT5510 Community Development, Social Change and Sustainability Projects in place of the MBA Experiential Learning Requirement II (ELR Course) and ESP Research Paper requirement. Students begin work on this project at the end of their second year and complete it during their third year of the program. Dual Degree MBA/MS ESP students complete the Social Change & Sustainability concentration in the MBA program.

ES&P Required Core Courses


The Master’s program in ES&P requires 3 core ES&P course units, 2 units of skills courses, and 5 units of ESP electives. Because some courses can overlap and count for both the MBA and MS degree, dual degree students complete fewer ESP elective courses than other MS students. You should tailor your skills and electives courses toward your area of specialization.

To learn more about the MS ES&P required core courses, please go to the 

  information page.

MBA Required Core Courses


Dual degree students complete 10.5 units of required MBA core coursework, plus MGMT 5510  , which is taken in place of the MBA Experiential Learning Requirement II course, and 1 unit of MBA elective coursework. Because some courses can overlap and count for both the MBA and MS degree, dual degree students complete fewer elective courses than MBA students. MBA/MS ESP dual degree students complete the Social Change & Sustainability concentration in the MBA program. A dual concentration is optional for dual degree students, but would require 2 - 3 more units of MBA elective coursework. 

Completion of a graduate internship is required for all students except: those who have 3+ years of professional business work experience; those with full-time employment during the length of the program; and those who are participating in an exchange program (ex. Sorbonne, Trier, etc.). It may be possible to waive this requirement. Visit a member of the Stevenish Career Management Center for more information.

To learn more about the MBA required core courses, please go to the Master of Business Administration, MBA   information page.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study