The Dual Degree Program in Environmental Studies and Business Administration offers a M.S./MBA degree
To support the University’s mission of advancing knowledge across disciplines, and in recognition that business education and training has relevance to many academic fields, the Leeds School of Business and the Environment Studies Program endorse a dual degree program in which both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Environmental Studies are awarded those students who satisfy the requirements outlined below.
Admission to the Dual Degree Program
- Students must apply to and meet the application requirements for each program separately.
- The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) will be used as the standardized examination for both admissions processes. If the GRE has been taken, it will be used for admission to ENVS.
- Dual degree students may start either program first; however, in the first year of the dual degree program, courses are taken in one of the two units exclusively, and in the second year, courses are taken in the other unit exclusively. It is strongly recommended that dual degree students begin the MBA program first.
Description of Curriculum
- In preparation for the quantitative nature of the MBA program, Environmental Studies students are strongly advised to enroll in the following courses as prerequisites to both programs:
- For preparation in mathematics, a college Algebra course, which includes topics up to and including logarithms. At CU Boulder the following courses would satisfy this prerequisite:
- MATH 1150; or
- ECON 1078 and ECON 1088
- For preparation in statistics, an introductory course in Statistics, which includes descriptive statistics, statistical inference, correlation and regression analysis. At CU Boulder, the following courses would satisfy this prerequisite:
- BCOR 2010, or
- ECON 3818
- If a dual degree student starts in the Environmental Studies program during the first year of the dual degree program, he or she will enroll in 18 hours of the common and secondary core courses, as well as electives, if appropriate, including the following:
- 9 hours of the common core: ENVS 5000, ENVS 5001, and ENVS 5002; and
- 9 hours in the secondary core, choosing from courses offered in energy, policy, water, or biogeosciences; or appropriate electives.
- Dual degree students who start in the Environmental Studies program first will enroll in the following MBA courses during the second year in the program:
- Quantitative Methods
- Organizational Behavior
- Business and Society
- Professional Skills
- Two MBA electives
- If a dual degree student starts his or her first year in the business school, the above two steps are reversed.
- A dual degree student will enroll in a combination of Environmental Studies and MBA courses during his or her third year in the dual degree program, as described below:
- Of the 25 second-year MBA elective hours required (including Corporate Strategy and Career Development), 12 hours of B (3.0) or better coursework may be taken in the Environmental Studies program and be counted toward the 55 credit hours required to earn an MBA. Thus, the business curriculum for dual degree students will consist of 43 hours of MBA coursework.
- All remaining 18 hours required for Master of Science in Environmental Studies will be taken during the third year or as advised by the Environmental Studies program.
- Dual degree students will be required to complete 43 hours of MBA coursework and 36 hours of Environmental Studies coursework, for a total of 79 hours in both programs.
- Both degrees must be awarded simultaneously.
- Dual degree students must maintain the academic and ethical standards required of both schools. Students in good standing in one school, but not the other, may be allowed to continue in the school in which they are in good standing.
- Students who do not complete the dual degree program requirements (i.e., who withdraw for any reason from one of the two programs) will be required to meet the full requirements of the remaining program in which they are enrolled.
For information about the MBA portion of the dual degree, please contact the Admissions Office for the Leeds School of Business via their website or at 303-492-8397.
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