Urban Environmental Analysis


The environmental industry is a mix of advanced science to best delineate and remediate pollution problems and the management skills to market products and services, manage projects, and interact with state and federal regulatory agencies. To be successful in this industry, a unique set of skills are required that are not readily available in standard science or business programs. The Master of Business and Science (M.B.S) degree with a concentration in Urban Environmental Analysis & Management combines advanced scientific training with courses from business principles will provide the exact combination needed for success.

Admissions Requirements

Successful applicants are expected to have an undergraduate science or engineering degree, including at least one year each of calculus and chemistry, one semester of statistics, plus at least one year of other science courses in, for example, biology, physics, or geology. 

Program Requirements

For the Master of Business & Science (MBS) degree, students take 8 courses (24 credits) in the sciences and 19 credits in business. In addition, students must attend 12 colloquium events to qualify for graduation. The business requirements include courses in finance & accounting, marketing, communication & leadership, capstone, ethics and electives. The business curriculum is listed here. The science courses for the Urban Environmental Analysis & Management concentration are given below.

I.  Business Courses

A total of 19 credits are required in the business curriculum. Six courses are required - all but one of the courses are for 3 credits each. Descriptions of the required Business Courses can be found here:

and 2 business electives - 6 credits (e.g., project management, supply chain, Intellectual property, etc.)

II.  Science Courses

All students in the M.B.S. must select eight out of the following Rutgers and/or NJIT courses:

  •     26:120:522  Resource Sustainability (3) (Fall)
  •     26:375:540  Bioremediation (3)  
  •     26:375:560  Air Pollution Measurement (3) (Fall)
  •     26:375:602  Geographic Information System (3)
  •     26:380:521  Analytical Methods in Urban Environmental Pollution (3) 
  •     26:380:561  Environmental Soil Geochemistry (3)
  •     26:380:576  Environmental Geology (3)
  •     26:380:600  Applied Groundwater Modeling (3) (Spring)
  •     26:380:606  Electrical Environmental Geophysics (3)
  •     26:380:608  Ground Penetrating Radar (3) or CE 506  Remote Sensing of Environment (3)
  •     26:375:517  Professional Geology (3)
  •     26:375:562  Aqueous Geochemistry (3)
  •     26:375:564  Urban and Applied Geochemistry (3)


  •     ENE 660      Introduction to Solid Waste Problems (3)
  •     ENE 662      Site Remediation (3)
  •     ENE 671      Environmental Impact Analysis (3)
  •     EVSC 615    Global Environmental Problems (3)
  •     EVSC 621    Ecological Risk Assessment (3)
  •     EVSC 627    Environmental Microbiology (3)
  •     EM 631        Legal Aspects in Environmental Engineering (3)
  •     EnE 610       Hazardous Site Operations (3)
  •     EPS 638       Physical Geography (3)
  •     EvSc 611     Hazardous Waste Management (3)
  •     EvSc 613     Environmental Problem Solving (3)
  •     EvSc 614     Quantitative Environmental Risk Assessment (3)
  •     EvSc 616     Toxicology for Engineers and Scientists (3)

Students are also urged to take Hazwoper training if they do not have it already. In addition to continuing education, it is also given as part of 11:375:434 Industrial Hygiene (New Brunswick). 

Students are also eligible to enroll for courses at Rutgers-New Brunswick (Please see the Related Concentrations below.).  

Course Descriptions

Concentration Coordinators

Professor Adam Kustka

Dr. Beth Ann Murphy
Life Sciences Coordinator


Related ConcentrationsSustainability, Global AgricultureGeospatial Information Systems & Technology , Horticulture Science & Applications

The MBS (Master of Business & Science) is a Professional Science Master's Degree combining graduate  science courses (MS level) in a particular concentration with courses in business. 

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