Business and the Environment Specialization

For YSE students who are interested in working on environmental issues in for-profit organizations, or in NGOs and public agencies that partner with for-profit organizations, be well prepared to do so. This specialization will be particularly helpful for MEM students with an environmental science or policy background and less experience with business concepts.

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    Note that a capstone course used to fulfill the MEM capstone requirement cannot also be used toward fulfilling an MEM Specialization requirement; a capstone course taken once cannot be used to fulfill multiple requirements. Learn more about YSE capstone courses by visiting the MEM Capstone page.

    Program Courses

    Core

    Two required courses.

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 807
    Corporate Sustainability Strategy and Management
    Chertow
    Tu,Th 10:30-11:50
      Esty  
    MGT 502/ACCT 270
    Foundations of Accounting and Valuation
           

    Electives

    Students must take four courses from the lists below, including at least (a) one Quantitative course or one Finance course and (b) one from the list of Additional Electives.

    Quantitative

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 603
    Environmental Data Visualization & Communication
      Queenborough   Queenborough
    ENV 617
    Real World Environmental Data Science
      Grewal        
    ENV 728
    Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis in the Environmental Sciences
    Reuning-Scherer
    Tu,Th 2:30-3:50
      Reuning-Scherer  
    ENV 753
    Regression Modeling of Ecological and Environmental Data
    Gregoire
    M,W 10:30-11:50
      Gregoire  
    ENV 758
    Multivariate Data Analysis in the Environmental Sciences
      Reuning-Scherer   Reuning-Scherer
    ENV 795
    Nature as Capital: Merging Ecological and Economic Models
              Fenichel
    ENV 803
    Green Markets: Voluntary and Information Based Approaches to Environmental Management
            Kotchen  
    ENV 811
    Metrics, Tools and Indicators in Corporate Responsibility
      Tentative   Tentative

    Finance

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 635
    Renewable Energy Project Finance
      Gross   Tentative
    ENV 684
    Forest Finance
    Spalding
    M,W 4:00-5:20
      Spalding
    Tentative
     
    MGT 842
    Financing Green Technologies
           

    Additional Electives

    Other courses or independent projects may be used to satisfy elective requirements subject to approval of the faculty coordinator of the specialization.

    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 641
    Market-Based Mechanisms for Water Management
    Kruse
    Th 1:00-3:50
             
    ENV 659
    The Practice of Silviculture: Principles in Applied Forest Ecology (Friday field trips)
      Ashton   Tentative
    ENV 742
    Fundamentals of Working with People
      Tentative   Tentative
    ENV 800
    Energy Economics and Policy Analysis
      Gillingham   Faculty
    ENV 814
    Energy Systems Analysis
    Rao
    M,W 9:00-10:20
      Rao  
    ENV 819
    Strategies for Land Conservation
      Gentry   Tentative
    ENV 824
    Environmental Law and Policy
      Klee Klee  
    ENV 838
    Life Cycle Assessment
      Yao   Yao
    ENV 863
    Sustainable Finance Policy & Regulation
    De Arriba-Sellier
    M,W 1:00-2:20
             
    ENV 884
    Industrial Ecology
    Miller
    M,W 1:00-2:20
      Faculty
    Tentative
     
    ENV 894
    Green Building: Issues and Perspectives
    Kops
    Th 9:00-11:50
      Kops
    Tentative
     
    ENV 953
    Sustainable Business Capstone Consulting
      Boyd   Boyd
    MGT 525
    Competitive Strategy
           
    MGT 532
    Business Ethics
           
    MGT 541
    Corporate Finance
           
    MGT 872
    Managing Sustainable Operations
           
    MGT 873
    Supply Chain Management
           
    MGT 893
    Non-Market Strategy
           
    Business and the Environment Illustration

    Learning Community

    There is a corresponding “Learning Community” for each specialization, where anyone interested in the topic can find related news, spotlights, colleagues, and events.

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