Academic Programs Catalog

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics

Undergraduate Programs
Environmental Economics and Management

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.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Economics and Management

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Economics and Management.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Environmental Economics and Management major is met by completing Environmental Economics and Policy 405. That course is referenced in item 3. a. below.

    The completion of the Environmental Economics and Management mathematics requirement may also satisfy the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the University mathematics requirement.
  2. The requirements of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.

    Students must achieve a grade of at least 2.0 or higher in each ABM and FIM and EEP course referenced in items 3. a. and in courses taken to fulfill requirements 3. b., 3. c., and 3. d.

    Agribusiness Management 435 and 437 and Food Industry Management 439 may be used to fulfill requirement 3. b. if it is not used to fulfill requirement 3. c.

    Agribusiness Management 130 may be used to fulfill requirement 3. b. if it is not used to fulfill requirement 3. d.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. All of the following courses (44 credits):
    ABM 100 Decision-making in the Agri-Food System 3
    ABM 210 Professional Seminar in Agribusiness Management 1
    ABM 410 Advanced Professional Seminar in Agribusiness Management 1
    ACC 230 Survey of Accounting Concepts 3
    EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
    EC 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
    EEP 255 Ecological Economics 3
    EEP 260 World Food, Population and Poverty 3
    EEP 320 Environmental Economics 3
    EEP 405 Corporate Environmental Management (W) 3
    EEP 460 Natural Resource Economics 3
    FIM 203 Data Analysis for the Agri-Food System 3
    FIM 220 Food Product Marketing 3
    MKT 327 Introduction to Marketing 3
    MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I 3
    SCM 303 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 3
    b. Four of the following courses (12 credits):
    ABM 130 Farm Management I 3
    ABM 222 Agribusiness and Food Industry Sales (W) 3
    ABM 225 Commodity Marketing I 3
    ABM 337 Labor and Personnel Management in the Agri-Food System 3
    ABM 400 Public Policy Issues in the Agri-Food System 3
    ABM 422 Vertical Coordination in the Agri-Food System 3
    ABM 425 Commodity Marketing II 3
    ABM 427 Global Agri-Food Industries and Markets 3
    ABM 430 Farm Management II 3
    ABM 435 Financial Management in the Agri-Food System 3
    ABM 437 Agribusiness Strategic Management (W) 3
    CSUS 354 Water Resources Management 3
    CSUS 429 Program Evaluation for Community Sustainability 3
    CSUS 464 Environmental and Natural Resource Policy in Michigan 3
    CSUS 465 Environmental and Natural Resource Law 3
    EEP 404 Public Sector Budgeting and Program Evaluation (W) 3
    EEP 490 Independent and Supervised Study 3
    EEP 493 Professional Internship in Environmental Economics and Policy 3
    FIM 224 Information and Market Intelligence in the Agri-Food Industry 3
    FIM 335 Food Marketing Management 3
    FIM 439 Food Business Analysis and Strategic Planning (W) 3
    FOR 466 Natural Resource Policy 3
    FW 419 Applications of Geographic Information Systems to Natural Resource Management 4
    MGT 325 Management Skills and Processes 3
    Study Abroad as approved by academic advisor
    c. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    ABM 435 Financial Management in the Agri-Food System 3
    ABM 437 Agribusiness Strategic Management (W) 3
    FIM 439 Food Business Analysis and Strategic Planning (W) 3
    d. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    ABM 130 Farm Management I 3
    FI 320 Introduction to Finance 3
    e. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    STT 200 Statistical Methods 3
    STT 201 Statistical Methods 4
    STT 315 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Business 3
    f. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    ABM 303 Economics of Decision Making in the Agri-Food System 3
    EC 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
    g. Complete 6 credits from the same science discipline as approved by the academic advisor.