Thompson Rivers University - Graduate Programs

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Master in Environmental Economics and Management

Thompson Rivers University - Graduate Programs

Faculty:Faculty of Business and Economics
Field of Study:Environmental Science
Natural Resource Economics
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
Areas of Research:Ecology and Evolution, Physical Sciences or Policy and Management.
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,435
Careers:Environmental Impact AnalystsNatural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers


Worldwide economic growth currently faces sustainability challenges. As a result, there is an urgent global need for management practices that balance economic demands with sustainability.

Organizations across the public and private sectors are increasingly incorporating these considerations into their planning. Managers who understand them will be at the forefront of leading change. TRU's Master in Environmental Economics and Management (MEEM) prepares graduates to make major contributions to the field of economic sustainable management. They acquire a broad understanding of the business environment, advanced management skills and specialized knowledge in the emerging area of sustainability.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    To be admitted to the program, students must possess the following: An acceptable three or four-year undergraduate degree in any discipline with a minimum B average (GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.33 or local equivalent) in the last 60 credits; and successfully completed each course in the GDBA with a minimum overall GPA of 3.00 or receive a course waiver for some or all of the GDBA courses based on their previous academic record. Applicants with a 4-year business degree from an acceptable institution may be eligible to proceed directly to the MEEM program.
    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Pearson Test of English (Academic) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Applicants should possess adequate quantitative skills assessed through successful completion of specific undergraduate courses in quantitative subjects. Applicants should also have adequate computing skills which include having a strong background in word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software. Those deemed to be deficient in these areas may be accepted conditionally, but must undertake other approved developmental activities prior to commencement of the program to upgrade their skills. Applicants should be favourably assessed for maturity, motivation and communication skills through an interview; a personal written statement of purpose of study; and two letters of reference from academics or professionals.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on March 23, 2022