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Environmental Management - Courses, Colleges and Careers

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Environmental consciousness and the focus on the sustainability of Earth’s resources has long been concentrated upon. But of late, what has become equally important is using eco-friendly products and green technology, for the betterment of our planet and our civilization. It is for this reason, that an MBA degree in Environmental Management has been introduced.

With population increasing across the world and the associated pollution of different kinds, it has become essential to have an idea of proper and efficient management of resources. An environment management course enables students to learn how it is important to have trained manpower who are aware of the right practices to avoid acid rain, noise pollution, deforestation, nuclear waste and so on. This degree makes students part of a whole new green-collar career stream, that are geared towards preserving the ecosystem and the environment.


A host of jobs are available for post graduates who pursue an environmental management degree:
    • They may work as Corporate Sustainability Managers who determine how the company operations should function, so as to maintain sustainability and environmental harmony.
    • They may work as Energy Efficiency Finance Managers who work with organizations to create energy efficient plans, within the company budget.
    • They may also work as Project Managers.
    • Other posts include Environmental Finance Advisor, Corporate Green Policy Expert, Conservation NGO Manager, and Conservation Investment Fund Manager, Entrepreneur or the owner of a green organization.

These postgraduates may be employed in private organizations, government agencies or even environmental agencies.

Topics of study

Some of the subjects that are covered in this course include,

    1. Corporate Environmental Management

    2. Risk Assessment

    3. Energy and Environment

    4. Bioremediation

    5. GIS and Environment

    6. Forest Resource Management

    7. Industrial Ecology

    8. Environmental Ethics and Environment

    9. Climate Change

    10. Sustainable Development

Eligibility Criteria

    1. Graduates with a minimum of 45% average marks (40% in case of SC / ST candidate) or any other equivalent qualification in any stream, viz, sciences, arts, commerce, medicine, engineering etc. may study environment management at postgraduate level.

    2. Generally entrance examination is conducted for admission.

Top Colleges/Institutes for Environmental Management

Some of the colleges in India where this course (MBA in environment management) is offered are:


Amity Institute of Energy and Environment - New Delhi


Annamalai University - Cuddalore


Department of Environmental Management - Bharathidasan


Chatrapati Shahu Institute of Business Education and Research - Kolhapur


Institute of Management and Technical Studies - Noida


NorthPole Institute of Distance Education - Rajkot


Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology and Sciences - Allahabad


Swami Vivekanand Institute of Information Technology - Patiala


The Global Open University - Nagaland


VPGR Institute of Technology - Chennai

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