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Environment and Business

Program Description

The Environment and Business (B.E.S.) program produces knowledgeable and experienced graduates—people who can integrate the tools of business and sustainability and who have experience gained through paid co-op work terms.

Undergraduates leave with the foundations of a business degree - economics, finance, accounting, management and marketing. Undergraduate students also are provided with an environmental education including field ecology, human geography and environmental research techniques. Most significantly, integrated courses show how businesses can be both sustainable and profitable.

Canada's green leader
The Environment and Business degree is recognized for its environmental leadership with a #1 ranking in the Corporate Knights survey of how well sustainability considerations are integrated into business programs at Canadian universities.

Students leave with a skill set that is crucial and sought-after in the growing green economy:

While specialized and highly technical roles may still be important, a growing number of green companies were clearly looking for staff who could  bridge the gap between environmental expertise and business savvy.

ECO Canada, Green Jobs Map, 2012

By graduation, EB student Danielle already felt like she had lots of relevant work experience: