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Degree details

The Master of Environment and Business (MEB) is a distance education program normally completed part-time and over the course of three years. There are ten courses in total. Students complete their first course while on-campus during a two-week August Residency* in the Spring term. After completion of the on-campus residency in August, students then take one course per term (Fall, Winter, Spring). These courses are online courses. The capstone project course for the program includes an on-campus three-day June Residency. In addition to the courses and residencies, the degree requirements include participation in two professional conferences while completing the program.

We also offer a number of full-time options – one in which the program can be completed in one year by taking three courses per term following the completion of the August Residency* – and, others in which the program can be completed by taking four or more courses per year following the completion of the August Residency*.

# of required courses

# of required electives Other degree requirements Research Thesis required? Minimum GPA to graduate

2 foundation courses

4 core courses

2 project courses

2 electives

2 approved conferences (including post-conference reports)

1 orientation residency period of two weeks (ENBUS 601)

1 capstone residency period of three days (ENBUS 690B)

no 75% average

Course schedule (Part-time, 3 years)

The foundation, core, and capstone courses are offered on a set schedule. If desired, it is possible to take electives out of sequence and in other departments.

Course descriptions are available via the links below and in the Graduate Calendar.

Term Course/degree requirement
Year 1  
Spring (August)*

ENBUS 601 - Business and the Case for Sustainability

Residency period (2 weeks at UW campus)

Fall ENBUS 602 - Introduction to Sustainability for Business
Winter ENBUS 650 - Environmental Finance
Spring ENBUS 630 - Enterprise Marketing and Social Accountability
Year 2  
Fall ENBUS 620 - Business Operations and Sustainability
Winter ENBUS 640 - Strategies for Sustainable Enterprises
Spring

Elective 1

ENBUS 612 - Social Entrepreneurship and Scaling Social Innovation or

ENBUS 632 - Sustainability Reporting or

a pre-approved elective or

an elective approved by the MEB Program Director

Year 3  
Fall

Elective 2

ENBUS 622 - Product Lifecycle Assessment and Management or

ENBUS 642 - Stakeholder Engagement, Collaborations and Partnerships or

a pre-approved elective or

an elective approved by the MEB Program Director

Winter ENBUS 690A - Enterprise Sustainability Project
Spring

ENBUS 690B - Enterprise Sustainability Project

Capstone residency period (3 days at UW campus)

*The residency period in 2018 will be August 20th - 31st. Accommodations for out-of-town students will be recommended.

Course schedule (Full-time, 1 year)

Term Course/degree requirement
Spring (August)*

ENBUS 601 - Business and the Case for Sustainability

Residency period (2 weeks at UW campus)

Fall

Foundation Course:

ENBUS 602 - Introduction to Sustainability for Business

Core Course:

ENBUS 620 - Business Operations and Sustainability

Elective - Choice of:

ENBUS 622 - Product Lifecycle Assessment and Management or

ENBUS 642 - Stakeholder Engagement, Collaborations and Partnerships  or

a pre-approved elective or

an elective approved by the MEB Program Director

Winter

Core Courses:

ENBUS 650 - Environmental Finance

ENBUS 640 - Strategies for Sustainable Enterprises

Capstone:

ENBUS 690A - Enterprise Sustainability Project

Spring

Core Course:

ENBUS 630 - Enterprise Marketing and Social Accountability

Capstone residency period (3 days at UW campus):

ENBUS 690B - Enterprise Sustainability Project

Elective - Choice of:

ENBUS 612 - Social Entrepreneurship and Scaling Social Innovation or

ENBUS 632 - Sustainability Reporting or

a pre-approved elective or

an elective approved by the MEB Program Director

*The residency period in 2018 will be August 20th - 31st. Accommodations for out-of-town students will be recommended.

Contact us

Interested in learning more about the Master of Environment and Business professional degree? 

Contact Teresa Wilson,

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Master of Environment and Business