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University of Jyvaskyla
Corporate Environmental Management
Environmental issues have become an important element in the management of both private and public organizations. Companies are today facing increasing demands from various stakeholders concerning the environmental performance of their products and processes. They do not only face the requirements of environmental regulation anymore, but also the additional demands from stakeholders and society at large. Consumers are asking for green products, public authorities place growing demand on companies’ environmental performance, employees and neighbourhood residents are concerned about the health and safety aspects of production, and non-governmental organizations are running campaigns for the environment and sustainability. In addition, when environmental issues are successfully incorporated into corporate strategy, they can be transformed into competitive advantage. The School of Business and Economics at the University of Jyväskylä has been proactive in integrating corporate environmental management in its curriculum, research, and other activities. Jyväskylä has been the first university in the whole of Scandinavia offering a full master's and doctoral program in corporate environmental management. The Master's Degree Programme in Corporate Environmental Management at the School of Business and Economics of the University of Jyväskylä provides an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues. Programme includes courses in material flow management, environmental management systems, environmental accounting, environmental economics, and environmental strategy and marketing. We have close co-operation with the Department of Environmental Sciences at our University and our students also do some compulsory basic studies in environmental science and technology.