Environmental Management (MS)


2014-2015 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Effective June 1, 2014

Current catalog information can be found in the 2013-14 Catalog (PDF)

This program offered by College of Arts & Sciences

Program Description

The master of sciences (MS) in environmental management program is designed to provide students with the tools and techniques to navigate the business aspects of environmental management.  Our students learn to assess and convey the business, ethical, and legal information to those who make or are affected by the decisions that shape our natural resources and environment.

The prerequisite for the program is a bachelor’s degree and BUSN 5760 Applied Statistics (or 6 credit hours of undergraduate statistics).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the program, students can:

    • Apply key terminology, facts, concepts, principles, historical perspectives and theories concerning environmental management and global sustainability toward solving environmental challenges.
    • Align sustainability initiatives with organization mission and core values.
    • Manage environmental-related risk from an organization’s operation.
    • Identify environmental hazards affecting air, water and soil quality.
    • Assess environmental-related risk.
    • Develop controls to reduce or eliminate risk.
    • Employ project management processes and analytical tools to achieve a sustainable outcome to environmental problems.
    • Conduct environmental research and communicate risk from an organization’s operations.
    • Research scientific, engineering, economic, and congressional information for statutory, regulatory, and sustainable approaches to environmental problems.
    • Prepare technical papers/briefings to communicate risk/solutions to stakeholders.

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Program Curriculum

The 36 credit hours required for the MS degree must include the following courses for a degree in environmental management:

  • ENMG 5000 Environmental Science (3 hours)
  • BUSN 6110 Operations and Project Management (3 hours)
  • ENMG 5100 Environmental Law (3 hours)
  • ENMG 5200 Environmental Regulations and Compliance Auditing (3 hours)
  • ENMG 5300 Environmental Accounting (3 hours)
  • ENMG 6100 Management of Land and Water Resources (3 hours)
  • ENMG 6110 Management of Air Quality (3 hours)
  • ENMG 6120 Waste Management and Pollution Control (3 hours)
  • ENMG 6200 Environmental Risk Management and Strategies (3 hours)

In addition, the student chooses graduate elective courses offered from other programs.

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Emphasis in Environmental Sustainability

The emphasis in environmental sustainability is designed to provide environmental managers with specialized coursework in this area. This emphasis area concentrates on the relationship between sustainability and environmental resource management to include managing economic, social and ecological systems with and external to an organizational entity in order for it to sustain itself and the system it exists within.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this emphasis students will be able to:

  • Identify the basic scientific principle of ecology and biodiversity and the way human systems intergrate with natural systems.
  • Conduct research and present findings on selected environmental sustainability topics.
  • Identify the limits of science and law in resolving environmental disputes.
  • Review managerial, technological, and policy approaches to natural resource management
  • Effectively communicate energy-related legislation and policies to stakeholders

Emphasis Curriculum

The emphasis in environmental sustainability requires 39 credit hours. The 12 credit hours required for the emphasis in environmental sustainability must include the following courses:

  • ENMG 5400 Environmental Sustainability (3 hours)
  • ENMG 5410 Environmental Ethics and Decision Making (3 hours)
  • ENMG 5420 Natural Resource Management and Sustainability (3 hours)
  • ENMG 5430 Energy Policy and Sustainability (3 hours)

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Admission

Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements.

Send all admission materials to:

Office of Admissions
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

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