About the Program
MS from the School for Environment and Sustainability
providing the flexibility to meet your goals within your timeline
30 courses on:
- social sustainability,
- corporate responsibility,
- change management and
Michigan Ross supports the philosophy that we can build a better world through business. With its Ross Experiences in Action-Based Learning: REAL. you will be hard-pressed to find another graduate program with the range of opportunities to start, advise, lead, and invest in real-world businesses.
At Ross, you will develop a foundation of business fundamentals in core courses, further customize your experience through electives and take what you’ve learned out of the classroom to develop real-world business solutions and strategies.
School for Environment and Sustainability
At SEAS, you will choose one of six specializations to personalize your curricular experience. Whether you’d like to focus on learning how to influence human behavior, or how and why inequalities arise and are maintained around the world in relation to issues like climate vulnerability and energy transitions, SEAS has a specialization that will set you apart.
- Behavior, Education and Communication
- Environmental Justice
- Conservation Ecology
- Environmental Policy and Planning
- Environmental Informatics
- Sustainable Systems
Sample of Sustainability-Focused Electives
|EAS 512/513||Strategies for Sustainable Development I & II|
|EAS 528||Foundations of Sustainable Food Systems|
|EAS 530||Decision Making for Sustainability|
|EAS 574||Sustainable Energy Systems|
|MO 637||Social Intrapreneurship: Leading Social Innovation in Organizations|
|TO 620||Global Supply Chain Management|
|EAS 501||Environmental Finance|
|FIN 583||Energy Project Finance|
“The research that I’ve been involved with at the University of Michigan has … shaped my career path. I’ve analyzed the sustainability implications of connected and automated vehicles and now flying cars.”
– Jim Gawron, MBA/MS 2019
Published in the Journal of Nature Communications
April 9, 2019
Business + Sustainability + ?
Some of the most memorable experiences during your Erb experience will happen outside of the classroom. Both Ross and SEAS have degree requirements that allow you to take your learning into your own hands.
As an Erb student, you’ll complete two internships, giving you the chance to try something new and explore various roles and industries. If you’re still defining the career path you’d like to take, you can test out two different experiences to find the role that’s right for you. Erb students intern across the globe at companies ranging from the Environmental Defense Fund to McKinsey & Company.
Erb On the Road
In addition to courses offered at Ross and SEAS, you will take Erb On the Road—a three-day immersive expedition with other incoming Erb students to grow as a community and see sustainability in action across Michigan.
Erb On the Road combines orientation with outside-the-classroom learning. You will travel to meet with business leaders, community activists, organic farmers and energy executives to learn firsthand about the promise and pitfalls of sustainability in the state of Michigan and the world at large. This networking and educational experience provides foundational knowledge about business and sustainability, while also encouraging you to reimagine business as usual.