Natural Resources and Environment and Business (M.S. and M.B.A.)

The dual degree program confers the Master of Science (M.S.) degree from the School of Natural Resources and Environment and the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the School of Business. The Erb Institute is specially designed to equip executives, managers, and environmentalists with the skills and knowledge necessary to create environmentally and economically sustainable organizations. Business is being challenged to create entirely new, environmentally sustainable strategies. At the same time, environmental organizations need business savvy and economic expertise to keep their own enterprises afloat and to address the often difficult economic issues that are an inevitable part of solving environmental problems.

Students may integrate the 57-credit-hour M.B.A. program with the 42-credit-hour M.S. program (totaling 99-credit-hours) into a 77-credit-hour program. The student must still meet all the basic requirements of each program, which are summarized below.

School of Natural Resources and Environment Requirements

  • At least 25 NRE credits; 32 credits towards M.S. degree
  • At least 32 Rackham credits
  • Fulfill the SNRE Core requirements
  • Fulfill the Field of Study Core Requirements
  • Fulfill the SNRE Analytics requirement (two analytics courses, one of which needs to be statistics)
  • Fulfill the SNRE Opus requirement
  • Registration for at least two terms in Rackham

Ross School of Business Requirements

  • At least 45 UMBS credits
  • Fulfill the MBA Core requirements
  • Business Law or Business Ethics course

How to Apply

A complete set of all application materials must be submitted to both UMBS and SNRE. Read more about How to Apply to SNRE.  For information on specific admissions procedures and application materials, please contact:

Graduate Admissions, SNRE

1520 Dana, 440 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1041
Phone: 734-764-6453
Fax: 734-936-2195
snre.admissions@umich.edu

Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise

Dana Building, 440 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1041
Phone: 734-647-9799
Fax: 734-647-8551
Email: erbinstitute@umich.edu