Environmental Management Concentration

The Concentration in Environmental Management is a collaboration between the department of Environmental Sciences in Emory College and the Goizueta Business School BBA Program. Participation is limited to BBA students and students who are Environmental Sciences majors.

This concentration provides knowledge, competencies and experiences for ENVS BA or BS and BBA students interested in pursuing careers in environmental management. BBA students will build a foundation in the fundamentals of environmental science and environmental policy. BBA students will develop a framework for understanding environmental systems and a foundation in understanding the impacts and intersections of business decisions and environmental systems. Environmental Sciences (ENVS) students who complete the concentration will acquire grounding in business principles and practices in the fields of management, marketing, finance and strategy. ENVS students will acquire methodologies and approaches that are transferrable to business, non-profit and government work environments.

 

Requirements for Concentration

CORE

JUNIOR YEAR

Environmental Core for BBA students

ENVS 130 – Environmental Sciences
OR
ENVS 120 – Living in the Anthropocene

AND

ENVS 225 – Institutions and the Environment   (requires ENVS 130 or ENVS 120)
OR
ENVS 227 – Environmental Policy (requires ENVS 130 or ENVS 120 or POLS 100)

Business Core for Environmental Sciences students

Two of the following BBA Core Classes:

FIN 220 Finance for Non-Business Students
OR
ISOM 351 Process and Systems Management (must have completed a statistics class)
OR
MKT 340 Marketing Management
OR
OAM 330 Principles of Organization and Management


ELECTIVES  Two electives must be completed from the following list.

For ENVS majors, BOTH electives must be taken from the BBA course offerings. For BBA students, at least one of the electives must be in environmental sciences. Students may not count core classes in their own program as electives towards the concentration. Note that many courses require core classes as prerequisites. Consult advisors or the course catalog for complete information.

Concentration Electives offered through the BBA Program

  • ISOM 352 Project Management and Collaboration 
  • ISOM 354 Strategic Modeling and Social Dynamics 
  • ISOM 450 Foundations of Digital Enterprises and Markets
  • ISOM 451 Making Effective Decisions
  • ISOM 455 Forecasting & Predictive Analytics
  • MKT 342 Market Intelligence and Customer Insights (must have completed a statistics class)
  • MKT 343 Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategy 
  • MKT 441 Ideation 
  • MKT 446 Advertising and Marketing Communications 
  • OAM 332 Business & Society
  • OAM 336 Catalyzing Social Impact
  • OAM 431 Social Enterprise
  • OAM 432 Negotiations
  • OAM 433 Leading & Managing Change
  • OAM 439 Ethics for Leaders
Concentration Electives offered through Environmental Sciences
  • ENVS 225 Institutions and the Environment
  • ENVS 227 Environmental Policy
  • ENVS 229 Atmospheric Science w/Lab
  • ENVS 230 Fundamentals of Geology w/Lab
  • ENVS 235 Environmental Geology
  • ENVS 240 Ecosystem Ecology
  • ENVS 285/385/485 Special Topics in ENVS (with pre-approval from ENVS coordinator)
  • ENVS 320 Environmental Assessment and Management
  • ENVS 326 Climate Change & Society
  • ENVS 345 Conservation Biology & Biodiversity
  • ENVS 348 Sustainable Water Resources w/Lab
  • ENVS 352W Green Business
  • ENVS 377 International Environmental Policy
  • ENVS 420 Law and Biodiversity (requires permission of instructor)

CAPSTONE CORE

SENIOR YEAR

  • ENVS 491: Service Learning in Environmental Sciences (4 credits)

  • ENVS 485: Special Topics in ENVS – Environmental Management Capstone Portfolio (1 credit)


CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
  • Speakers and seminars
  • Internships
  • Field projects

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but in all cases, must be submitted no later than August 15th for rising seniors.  It is to your advantage to apply prior to entering your junior year.  The cohort is limited by course capacity.  Selection is based on information provided through the application but applications for each cohort can only be considered on a space-available basis

Participation is strictly limited to BBA students or Emory College students who are Environmental Sciences majors.  The Environment and Sustainability Management Concentration will be awarded only to those participants who successfully complete a major in Environmental Sciences or the requirements for BBA degree. 

APPLICATION LINK

Applications are available in the BBA Program office, 1300 Clifton Rd. or the Environmental Sciences Department, 400 Dowman Drive, Suite E510.