The dual degree program confers the Master of Science (M.S.) degree from the School for Environment and Sustainability and the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the School of Business. The Erb Institute is specially designed to equip executives, managers, and environmentalists with the skills and knowledge necessary to create environmentally and economically sustainable organizations. Business is being challenged to create entirely new, environmentally sustainable strategies. At the same time, environmental organizations need business savvy and economic expertise to keep their own enterprises afloat and to address the often difficult economic issues that are an inevitable part of solving environmental problems.

Students may integrate the 57-credit-hour M.B.A. program with the 42-credit-hour M.S. program (totaling 99-credit-hours) into a 77-credit-hour program. The student must still meet all the basic requirements of each program, which are summarized below.

School for Environment and Sustainability Requirements

  • At least 25 EAS credits; 32 credits towards M.S. degree
  • At least 32 Rackham credits
  • Fulfill the SEAS Core requirements
  • Fulfill the Field of Study Core Requirements
  • Fulfill the SEAS Analytics requirement (two analytics courses, one of which needs to be statistics)
  • Fulfill the SEAS Opus requirement
  • Registration for at least two terms in Rackham

Ross School of Business Requirements

  • At least 45 UMBS credits
  • Fulfill the MBA Core requirements
  • Business Law or Business Ethics course
  • Registration for at least three terms in Ross

How to Apply

A complete set of all application materials must be submitted to both Ross and SEAS. Read more about How to Apply to SEAS.  For information on specific admissions procedures and application materials, please contact:

Graduate Admissions, SEAS

1520 Dana, 440 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1041
Phone: 734-764-6453
Fax: 734-936-2195

Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise

Dana Building, 440 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1041
Phone: 734-647-9799
Fax: 734-647-8551