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Double Degree: Master of Business Administration with a Master of Science in Environmental Politics and Governance (MBA/MS EPG)

Program Description
Clarkson’s new 2-year double degree program leading to a Master of Science in Environmental Politics and Governance (MS EPG) degree and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree integrates study of the function, policy, options, and management of complex environmental systems. The degree program is advised by a committee that includes faculty representatives from engineering, sciences, humanities, social sciences, and business.

The Clarkson MBA Program uses a combination of world class faculty, small class sizes, and topical business cases to provide students with the skill-set and abilities demanded by an ever-changing global marketplace. Course work, projects, and assignments focus on the development of effective teamwork, leadership, and managerial skills. For students who lack business prerequisites, the Clarkson MBA offers a free summer business concepts program to build a strong knowledge foundation.

The Clarkson MS EPG course work prepares students to understand and negotiate the complex process of policy making in order to promote science-based environmental policy regulations (e.g., energy policies and decisions). Students learn about strategies to further interests in political, social, or economic outcomes. They also learn how to develop policy within the public and/or private sectors.

Course Requirements
There are 16 credits of overlapping coursework between the MBA and MS EPG programs, allowing for the MBA and MS EPG degree requirements to be completed in a combined 52-credit program of study spanning two years, including an MS thesis (6 credits) supporting the EPG degree (see sample curriculum ).

Together the MBA and MS EPG double degree prepares our graduates to be exceptional leaders in solving the most challenging environmental issues of today and the future, including climate change, access to affordable and clean energy and water, controlling air pollution, and maintaining sustainable habitats.

Admission Requirements
Applicants must meet the admission requirements for both the MBA and EPG programs:

  • Submission of official GRE or GMAT test scores (Note: This requirement may be waived for any applicant who has significant professional work experience or has completed a graduate degree)
  • Official Transcripts from all universities or colleges attended
  • Resume
  • Three Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
MBA Prerequisites
Our prerequisites represent the foundation business coursework that we require all students to have before beginning the MBA program. They can be completed during undergraduate study, our SUMMER BUSINESS CONCEPTS PROGRAM (all courses are offered online at no cost), or over the summer at a different institution.

MS EPG Prerequisites
Students who have not taken a course in American Politics or American Society and an introduction to environmental science will be able to take classes at Clarkson but these courses will not apply as graduate credit.

Application Process
Applicants will complete the MBA / MS-EPG Application, which will be reviewed by both programs’ Graduate Admissions Committees. Both programs must independently accept the student for admission.

For more information, call 315-268-2318 or email