MBA in Environmental Studies

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Are you interested in finding ways to develop greener, happier, and more self-sustaining daily practices within the business world? By studying the environmental effects of office and industry procedures in mediums like chemistry, toxicology, and environmental law, you’ll develop a strong business acumen to apply emerging sustainable business practices, not only to help your company save money, but to protect God’s creation.

More and more businesses are realizing it’s in their best interest to adopt environmentally friendly practices, not just for world at large, but for a more efficient and profitable model. This MBA prepares you to work in a variety of areas, allowing you to choose where you want to make a difference. Concordia University Online’s business program is nationally recognized for its quality and affordability, as well as its worldwide practitioner instructors, individualized programs which start at your convenience, and unique perspectives from a diverse online student body. These benefits combine for a truly exceptional educational experience.

The Concordia School of Business does not require graduate students to take a GMAT, GRE or write a thesis, as part of their admission process. Instead a Capstone Course is required at the end of your program to prove your skill level.
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Goals / Objectives

  • Understanding of how environmental processes are driven by chemical reactions and how they are affected by toxicants in areas such as atmosphere, hydrosphere, energy, toxicology, and disposal of dangerous wastes
  • Comprehension of the interactions between organisms and their environment, biotic and abiotic factors, ecosystems types, population ecology, community structure, aquatic ecology, and succession
  • Extensive knowledge on topics such as air and water pollution, energy resources, possible climate change, acid rain, the greenhouse effect, wastes, and land and resource management

Career Outlook

  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Compliance
  • Environmental Consulting

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Environmental Studies

Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology (CHEM 561/861) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Environmental Chemistry/Toxicology is a study of how natural environmental processes are driven by chemical reactions and how these processes are affected by toxicants, natural as well as anthropogenic. Specific areas of concentration include the atmosphere, hydrosphere, energy, toxicology, and disposal of dangerous wastes.
Ecology of the Tropics (BIO 567) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Residency Required - Ecology of the Tropics is a field study of tropical organisms and ecosystems. This is a travel course that requires travel to the Caribbean. The influence of humans, culture, ecotourism, geology, and geography will be addressed.
Sustainable Business Practices (MBA 557) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Residency Required
Ecology (BIO 810) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Ecology studies the interactions between organisms and their environment. Ecology surveys biotic and abiotic factors in the environment, ecosystems types, population ecology, community structure, aquatic ecology, and succession.
Internship in Environmental Education (SCI 597) - Credits: 1 - 4

Course Description

Internship in Environmental Education offers students the opportunity to acquire hands on experience in an environmental or outdoor education setting.
Readings in Environmental Science (BIO 556/856) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Readings in Environmental Science covers a wide range of issues and problems such as air and water pollution, energy resources, possible climate change, acid rain, the greenhouse effect, wastes, and land/resource management.
Environmental Law (MBA 571/871) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Environment Law is the study of the federal, state, and common law, administrative regulations and policies and how all of these impact businesses and natural environ and regulations and the administrative and statutory provisions and policies impacting business and natural environment, and human interaction with it.

MBA Core Curriculum

Managerial Economics (MBA 500/800) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Managerial Economics provides a clear and balanced presentation of relevant economic theories and instruments. The focus of this course will be on the application of these relevant theories and the tools of analysis of decision-making science to examine how a firm makes optimal managerial decisions in the face of the constraints it faces. It will teach students how to deal with the nature of the firm, and how and why it is organized the way it is, in order to make students better, more efficient and more highly rewarded executives. The course should be thought of as applied economics, emphasizing those topics of the greatest interest and importance to managers. These topics include demand, production, cost, pricing, market structure and government regulations. A strong grasp of the principles that govern economic behavior is an important managerial asset. Students will learn how to apply these principles in appropriate situations. Undergraduate economics prerequisite required.
Applied Statistical Methods (MBA 815) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Applied Statistical Methods studies statistical methods used in business decision-making, including the use of both descriptive and inferential techniques, probability, regression, and research study designs . Application and integration of statistical methods in business-related fields is emphasized along with the use of computer analysis. Undergraduate statistics prerequisite required.
Corporate Finance (MBA 530/830) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Corporate Finance studies the function of finance and the flow of funds within the corporation. This course emphasizes financial analysis, decision-making, planning and controlling, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning. Prerequisite: undergraduate finance or equivalent. Undergraduate finance prerequisite required.
Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making (MBA 540/840) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making is the study of the interpretation and use of Accounting reports in decision making. Topics covered include financial statements, forecasting of financial performance/budgeting, cost-profit relationships, break-even analysis, and management planning and control. Undergraduate accounting prerequisite required.
Business Ethics (MBA 875) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Business Ethics studies contemporary business issues facing managers . Emphasis will be on developing theoretical skills for analyzing ethical issues and competing claims, and formulating sound well-grounded policies. Also covered will be development of an understanding of how society develops and changes ethical norms.
Leadership and Organizational Behavior (MBA 580/880) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is designed to increase one's effectiveness and skill in analyzing and understanding organizations and their attendant processes. Behavioral science concepts and theories are studied. Individual, group, and structural behavior and concepts are presented. A special emphasis on leadership is provided. Undergraduate management prerequisite required. 3 credits.
Issues in Human Resources Management (MBA 610/910) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Human Resources Management is a study of the management and administrative issues related to group and individual performances and their effective contribution to the organizational objectives . Strategies for successful self-management, team building and delegation will be emphasized.
Strategic Management (MBA 590/890) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Capstone: Taken Last. Strategic Management incorporates utilization of a textbook, Capstone Foundation simulation, and other resources such as Internet and workplace materials. Undergraduate marketing prerequisite required.

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