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Environmental Economics and Management MSc in Business and Economics

Would you like a career working with environmental issues in national or international businesses? Then this is the Master’s programme for you.
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PROGRAMME INFORMATION

How do we find solutions to the world’s growing environmental problems? Learn how to answer this question (and more) in this international programme that is a perfect match if you’re interested in economic issues and would like to focus on the environment, natural resources management and sustainable development. 

Topics covered in this Master’s programme include biological resources, value chains and various policy instruments, giving you the possibility to specialise your knowledge to gain a Master’s degree in either Business Administration or Economics. 

As a graduated economist with a profile in environmental and natural resources you will have adequate knowledge to gain employment in industry, the media, consultancy firms, authorities, international organisations and policy agencies. You will also be well equipped to continue your studies towards a PhD. 

FACTS & REQUIREMENTS

Tuition fees: Citizen of a countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland, are required to pay application and tuition fees.
First semester: SEK 54 800
Total: SEK 219 000

Name: Environmental Economics and Management - Master's Programme
Level: Master
Language: English
Programme scope: 2 year, 120 credits
Next start: Autumn semester 2022

Study location: Uppsala
Pace of study: Full-time
Teaching form: Normal teaching

Application deadline for international students: 2022/01/17
Application deadline for Swedish students: 2022/04/19

Application code for international students: 81030
Application code for Swedish students: 81016

Degree: Degree of Master of Science (120 Credits) in Business and Economics with a major in Business Administration or with a major in Economics.

Requirements: Admission to the Environmental Economics and Management – Master’s programme requires a first-cycle qualification comprising 180 credits and including:
- studies comprising 90 credits within business administration for specialisation business administration or
- studies comprising 90 credits within economics for specialisation economics

The qualification must also include at least 5 credits of mathematics and 5 credits of statistics; or 15 credits of statistics.

Two specialisations are available on this programme, and the constituent courses have different specific entry requirements. The specialization business administration requires a specialization in that subject at first-cycle level. The specialisation economics requires a specialization in that subject at first-cycle level.

Applicants with the equivalent qualifications obtained by means of a degree from another country, or with the equivalent knowledge obtained in some other way, may also be regarded as fulfilling the specific entry requirements.

This programme is taught in English. The applicant must further have a level of English equivalent to upper secondary school English, called English 6. An applicant with a first-cycle qualification from SLU comprising 180 credits automatically fulfils this requirement. Special rules apply for applicants with qualifications from one of the Nordic countries and some English-speaking countries.

Specific requirements apply for admission to the individual courses included in the programme.

 

There are two admission rounds for this Master's programme. The first admission round is open to all international applicants at www.universityadmissions.se. The last date to apply is 17 January 2022. SLU strongly encourage all international students to apply in this first admission round.

CONTENT

Depending on your major (either business administration or economics), you will develop understanding and insight into local and global use and management of natural resources. You will learn to address complex problems from both an industrial and societal perspective, with an interest in understanding and promoting sustainable development.

With business administration as a major, you will study environmental management, production economics, quantitative finance, strategic management, environmental risk management and accounting as well as ethics.

As an economics major, you will develop your understanding of micro economic theory, environmental policy, econometrics, policy evaluation and sustainable development. Part of the programme is arranged jointly with Uppsala University.

Want to know more? You can read the syllabus at the student web.

CAREER

After completing the programme, you will possess the skills to deal with environmental issues in national and international businesses and organisations, government agencies and other public sector organisations. As an economist with a profile in environmental and natural resources you will have ample employment opportunities in industry, the media, consultancy firms, authorities, international organisations and policy agencies. You will also be well equipped to apply to a Ph D programme.

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