Master of Environmental Design - Specialization in Business and the Environment Program By Yale University |Top Universities

Master of Environmental Design - Specialization in Business and the Environment

Master of Environmental Design - Specialization in Business and the Environment

  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months

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The Master of Environmental Management curriculum draws from coursework in the natural and social sciences and focuses on the complex relationships among science, management, and policy. The purpose of the program is to provide students with a scientific understanding of ecological and social systems that can be applied in a policy or management context. Students are also expected to hone their capacities as leaders and managers through summer internships, professional skills courses, and other opportunities. The MEM curriculum is flexible enough to allow students to tailor their course of study in a way that builds on their interests and experiences and that meets their specific career goals. MEM students can choose from more than one hundred courses offered by F&ES faculty and have access to a similarly large number of courses from other schools and programs at Yale. MEM students have the option to enroll in any of eight Specializations. The Specializations represent key areas of student interest, as well as emerging or enduring career fields within environmental management. Business and the Environment: As the human demand for goods and services continues to grow, businesses face increasing risks to the resource systems on which they rely ? from materials, to energy, water, food, climate and biodiversity. Many businesses also create pollution and waste, imposing costs and risks on the communities in which they operate. Not only do these risks drive a search for greater productivity in resource use, they also create opportunities for entirely new businesses to develop ? offering new materials and approaches to meeting human needs in ways that are supportive of resilient resource systems. As a result, increasing numbers of companies are seeking to hire graduates who bring both scientific and business knowledge to addressing these risks and opportunities. At the same time, as environmental organizations continue to grow, more and more of them are looking to business for examples of financial, organizational and operational models to improve their effectiveness. The purpose of this specialization is to help students use the language and tools of business to address pressing resource and pollution issues.