The Environmental Economics and Management master's program focuses on economic issues in the areas of environmental and natural resources, marketing and finance. These include public economics and governmental intervention to control environmental effects; planning of efficient extraction and use of natural resources; allocation of water and land resources; regulation of agricultural product marketing in local and export markets; industrial organization; economics of the family; mechanism design; game theory; political economy, and more. Students participate in research as part of their master's theses.
The master's program offers three study tracks: a thesis track (1740), a thesis track in the area of marketing (1777) and a non-thesis track (1741). The thesis tracks require a scope of 32 credits, of which 2 are seminars in Environmental Economics and Management (1 and 2). The non-thesis track requires a scope of 44 credits, of which 4 are theoretical seminars.
Students may take up to 6 credits of undergraduate-level economics courses, subject to the approval of the head of the teaching program. Please note that students must fulfill the requirements of undergraduate course 71748 (Linear Algebra 2) in order to receive their master's degree. Students who did not take this course during their undergraduate studies may take it as part of their master's studies and include it in the 6 permitted undergraduate-level credits.
Master's degree studies extend over two years. Students should be aware that some master's-level courses are given every other year, and take this into consideration when planning their study program.
Admission to the marketing track (1777) is conditional upon fulfillment of the prerequisites in courses 71733 (Marketing Management) and 71720 (Introduction to Market Research), or equivalent courses from other academic institutions. Students in this track must write a research thesis on a topic related to marketing.