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Environmental Economics and Management

What is environmental economics? A student stands in a confident pose in front of a municipal building, ready to answer.

What are environmental economics? It’s a common question! 

Businesses are increasingly challenged to become environmentally sustainable and socially responsive organizations that can be effective partners in solving major environmental and societal challenges. The environmental economics and management major is focused on how to achieve the twin goals of environmental sustainability and business success. 

The environmental economics and management major includes an integrated study of environmental and natural resource economics, core business disciplines and a capstone course in corporate environmental management. 


Environmental economics and management students have a passion for issues related to the environment and natural resources, and the desire to effect change in those areas by using their skills in economics and business analysis. 

Alumni work at: 

  • AARC Environmental Inc.
  • Consulting firms
  • County and regional planning offices
  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • PM Environmental

Alumni work as: 

  • Environmental consultants
  • Environmental management specialists
  • Environmental economics analysts
  • Environmental or industry lobbyists
  • Environmental policy analysts
  • Land conservancy directors
  • Resource management specialists

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