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Environmental Economics and Management MSc in Business and Economics

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

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

Name: Environmental Economics and Management - Master's Programme
Level: Master
Language: English
Programme scope: 2 year, 120 credits
Next start: Autumn semester 2024

Tuition Fees: Citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees.

First semester: SEK 62500
Total: SEK 250000

Application deadline for international students: 2024-01-15
Application deadline for Swedish students: 2024-04-15

Study location: Uppsala
Pace of study: Full-time
Teaching form: On-campus
Application code for Swedish students: 81016
Application code for international students: 81030

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.

Degree:

Degree awarded on completion of the programme

Upon completion of the programme, the degree of Master of Science is awarded. Other general qualifications may be awarded, provided that the requirements for them are fulfilled. More information can be found in SLU´s degree regulations.

Students who fulfil the qualification requirements for a degree will be issued a degree certificate upon request. The degree certificate will specify the qualification as Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics (120 credits) with a Major in Business Administration or with a Major in Economics.

Degree requirements

A degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics (120 credits) with a major in business administration is awarded to students who fulfil the course requirements (courses with a Pass grade) of 120 credits, of which at least 90 credits at second-cycle level, according to the following:

  • at least 30 credits of courses with specialised study in the main field business administration (A1N; A1F),
  • at least 30 credits from an independent project (degree project) in the main field business administration (A2E).

In addition, the student must hold a degree of Bachelor or professional qualification of at least 180 credits or an equivalent qualification.

A degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics (120 credits) with a major in economics is awarded to students who fulfil the course requirements (courses with a Pass grade) of 120 credits, of which at least 90 credits at second-cycle level, according to the following:

  • at least 30 credits of courses with specialised study in the main field economics (A1N; A1F),
  • at least 30 credits from an independent project (degree project) in the main field economics (A2E).

In addition, the student must hold a degree of Bachelor or professional qualification of at least 180 credits or an equivalent qualification.

 

 

Admission: 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 15 January 2024. SLU strongly encourage all international students to apply in this first admission round.

CONTENT

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

Students specialising in business administration study environmental management, production economics, quantitative finance, strategic management, environmental risk management and accounting as well as ethics.

Students specialising in economics will develop an understanding of micro economic theory, environmental policy, econometrics, policy evaluation and sustainable development. Part of the programme is arranged jointly with Uppsala University.

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CAREER

Upon completion of the programme, students will possess the skills needed for addressing environmental issues in national and international businesses and organisations, government agencies and other public sector organisations. There are ample employment opportunities for economists specialising in environmental and natural resources in industry, the media, consultancy firms, authorities, international organisations and policy agencies. Students will also fulfil the requirements necessary to be able to apply for doctoral studies.

Degree awarded

Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) in Business and Economics with a Major in Business Administration, or with a Major in Economics.

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