What will I learn?

Environmental Economics and Management prepares students for careers that require successful reconciliation of environmental sustainability and economic performance goals for businesses. The major develops skills in core business disciplines, environmental economics, and environmental policy analyses, and applies these skills and knowledge to help manage or create environmentally-sustainable and socially-responsive business organizations that also deliver shareholder value. The major prepares students for employment opportunities with industry, environmental consulting firms, state and federal government agencies, and environmental interest groups. The major also offers students the opportunity to prepare for graduate study in business or environmental economics and policy studies programs.

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

Which department am I in?

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$41,330.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 January 2021, 1 September 2021


College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture,

446 W. Circle Drive, Room 102 ,



48824, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To progress to the clinical phase of the curriculum, students must earn a grade-point average of 2.0 or higher in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 463 and Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics 324, 417, and 435.

For international students

MSU strongly encourages a college preparatory curriculum in high school. High school GPA is 3.5-4.0.

Minimum English requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-based test: score of 79 with no sub score below 17; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Regular admission: Score of 6.5 or higher; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A) - Minimum score of 53; minimum sub score requirement of 48.

Application submission deadline: Regular Admission: February 1.

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About this uni

International students enjoy a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, as well as a multicultural student population representing more than 140 countries.

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