M.S. - Environmental Management and Sustainability; M.B.A./M.S. in Environmental Management and Sustainability; J.D./M.S. in Environmental Management and Sustainability, Graduate Certificate in Pollution Prevention and Compliance; Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Enterprise
The Master of Science in Environmental Management and Sustainability integrates law, science and business to answer the increasing demand for a uniquely trained management professional who understands the many complex dimensions of environmental issues today, with an emphasis on sustainability. This program and its courses contributed significantly to Stuart's ranking in the Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey compiled by the Aspen Institute. This survey determines which schools are doing the best in integrating environmental and social sustainability into the business programs. As it is critical that pollution prevention and environmental protection be addressed, this program focuses on both traditional environmental management as well as sustainability. Consequently, the program prepares students for executive and management environmental positions in corporations, government agencies, consulting firms and not-for-profit organizations. The program is supported by Stuart's Center of Sustainable Enterprise (CSE), founded in late 2000, which has a mission to realign stakeholders in business and community with endeavors that manage all forms of their capital - Natural, Human, Physical and Financial - resulting in consistent beneficial return on investment.
The master's curriculum consists of the equivalent of 11 full-semester courses: five required core courses, five electives of which two must be business electives, and one capstone course. Some of the technical courses have a prerequisite of college-level chemistry and calculus or their equivalents.
Illinois Institute of Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.