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.
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. The General GRE is required for admission.
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:
- Principles of Communication and Professional Development (16:137:502) (3cr)
- Principles of Accounting and Finance for Science and Technology (16:137:530) (3cr)
- Market Assessment and Analysis for Business and Science - Life Sciences (16:137:507) (3cr)
- Ethics in Science and Technology Management (16:137:500) (1cr)
- Science and Technology Management Capstone (16:137:600) (3cr)
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.).
Dr. Beth Ann Murphy
Life Sciences Coordinator
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.