Environment MBA or MBA in Environmental Management imparts a student with knowledge on managerial functions related to environmental issues.
In the current world scenario, every major industry is going green i.e, embracing technology that is in sync with the nature, environment.
These industries thus needs their future managers who are not only well trained in general managerial aspects like – marketing, finance, HR etc., but have good knowledge on environmental policies and framework, that would impact their day-to-day function in the company’s quest to embrace green technology.
It would not be too far fetched to say that [quote]in future, environmental studies would be the core of every management course[/quote].
What does the programme covers?
Other than the general managerial topics, an environment management programme covers the following major areas in its curriculum:-
- Principles of Environmental Management
- Environmental Impact and Risk Analysis
- Environmental Governance
- Environmental Modelling
- Environment Law
- Waste Management
- Economic policies
Eligibility, Entrance Exams and Institutes
Like any other MBA degree, the minimum qualification to get admission to an Environment MBA course is a graduate degree.(degree in environment science / law would be good, though not compulsory)
The entrance exams for various institutes are:-
Students however can start preparations for the entrance exams after their XII (Inter).
What does a Environment manager does at his work?
Along with the routine managerial functions of managing, environmental managers are involved in the following functions:-
- Compilation and analysis of environmental norms to comply
- Analysing and assessing feasibility of projects vis-à-vis factors affecting environment
- Measuring risks and benefits of new projects
- Analysing the legal aspects that goes into projects affecting environment
The basic skills required?
- ability to make and implement decisions
- good reasoning skill (understanding the pros & cons before taking/making decisions)
- communicate expressly and clearly
- logical approach and problem solving skill, and
- attention to detail