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MBA Track – Environmental Management . Overall Goals. Prepare interested students for careers in environmental management Meet demand for professionals able to integrate environmental concerns into the more traditional models of business operations

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overall goals
Overall Goals

Prepare interested students for careers in environmental management

Meet demand for professionals able to integrate environmental concerns into the more traditional models of business operations

Managers need to be able to speak the language of sustainability and the environment

core classes
Core Classes

Environmental Economics

Economic theory of environmental policies

Supply Chain Environmental Management

Managing environmental aspects of business through effective management of the supply-chain

Courses are designed to complement each other to allow for students to integrate the information smoothly

environmental economics
Environmental Economics

Course Objectives:

Understand theoretical basis for environmental policy

How much pollution should there be?

What is the best way to achieve that level?

Basic understanding of existing policies

Explore the idea of a “Green Revolution” in business practice

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Environmental Economics

Course Format:

Discussion-driven lectures

Extensive readings on applications

Independent research project appraising an environmental problem, possible policy solutions, and the impact on business

supply chain environmental management
Supply Chain Environmental Management

Course Objectives

Familiarize students with the tools of environmental management

Examine challenges and opportunities in adopting and implementing environmental management practices

Explore the implications of environmental policy/orientation on key supply chain activities

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Supply Chain Environmental Management

Course Format

Discussion and Lecture


8-10 Case Studies which are focal points

Term project studying a chosen topic in Environmental Management, possibly integrated with other course project

topics covered
Topics Covered

Cost-benefit Analysis



Corporate Environmental Responsibility

Various Environmental Policies

Tradeable Permits, Taxes, Subsidies, Liability

Firm Responses: Environmental Reporting and Liability/Risk Management

Total Quality Environmental Management

Environment and International Trade


Financial Tools for Business Development and Risk management

Developing and Managing Technology

Strategic Project Management

Negotiations and Relationship Management

Students choose two

career focus
Career Focus

Environmental Management track is focused on building marketable skills:

Environmental Policy Analysis

Basics of Cost-Benefit Analysis

Strategic Environmental Management

Also provides a point of differentiation

Train managers who can provide new insight to environmental issues in business

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Career Focus

Available Careers:

Environmental Project Managers

Environmental Compliance Managers

Environmental Consultants

Environmental Policy Analysts

Remanufacturing and Reverse logistics manager

Sustainable Operations Manager/ Manager-RoHS

Market will only grow over time

who benefits most
Who Benefits Most?

Students coming to the MBA program with a background in environmental studies

It translates their existing interests into a marketable professional career

Students interested in advocacy or policy/government consulting

Advocates need to know the language of business to affect change