Apr 13, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dual M.S. in Environmental Science/Master of Business Administration


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The mission of the Dual Degree MS in Environmental Science/MBA program is to educate working engineers and scientists in the engineering and business disciplines that will make them leaders of highly complex technical endeavors within their sponsoring organizations.

The dual degree MS/MBA program will confer two degrees upon its graduates: an MBA and an MS in Environmental Science. Students may obtain either an MS in Environmental Science or an MBA degree as a stand-alone by fulfilling the individual degree requirements. Taking the dual degree program saves the student several courses compared to the two programs taken separately.

The dual degree MS in Environmental Science/MBA program is designed to be completed in approximately three years. Typically, the Environmental Science classes are completed first, followed by taking the required classes in the MBA program.

Learning Outcomes


For the Environmental Science M.S.:


1.     Apply scientific, mathematical, and sustainability principles to analyze and develop solutions to problems in environmental science and engineering;

2.     Critically assess, evaluate, and understand sustainability, ethics, and social justice in environmental science and engineering; and

3.     Effectively communicate scientific and engineering principles related to the environment and sustainability.

For the M.B.A.:


  • Students will be able to apply key concepts in the business-related areas of accounting, finance, marketing, operations and supply chain management, information technology, and economics.
  • Students will be able to evaluate how economic and trade issues, different cultures, and the political environment impact business situations.
  • Students will be able to utilize critical thinking skills in analyzing business situations.
  • Students will be able to integrate concepts and skills from multiple business areas when analyzing business situations.
  • Students will be able to effectively express knowledge and ideas through written communication and oral communication.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of leadership principles within themselves and in organizations.
  • Students will understand and be able to evaluate formal and informal organizational structure and processes.
  • Students will be able to analyze teamwork and interpersonal relations in an organizational setting.
  • Students will be able to apply appropriate data analysis techniques in the analysis of business situations and in decision making.
  • Students will be able to identify an ethical dilemma in a business situation and apply an ethics model or framework to propose and defend a resolution.
  • Students will be able to identify social responsibility issues and incorporate responsibility to stakeholders in their analysis of business situations.
  • Students will be able to identify sustainability issues and incorporate environmental responsibilities in their analysis of business situations.

Admissions


Both the MBA Program in the College of Business Administration and the Environmental Science Program in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering must accept students applying to the dual degree program for admission. The admissions process to both Colleges will be coordinated within the University. Prospective students need to submit only one application to the LMU Graduate Division. The application is submitted on-line to Graduate Admissions with a $50 application fee. To apply online, visit http://graduate.lmu.edu. Applicants must submit:

  • GMAT or GRE score (for admission into the College of Business Administration)
  • A transcript documenting the Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science with a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Two years of full-time work experience is preferred
  • Resume
  • Essay discussing how the two degrees fit into applicant’s career development

Graduation Requirements


Students enrolled in the Dual Degree MS/MBA Program are jointly advised by the Graduate Program Director for Environmental Science and Engineering Management in the Seaver College and the MBA Program Director in the College of Business Administration.  Students can begin the dual degree program in any semester. It is recommended that incoming students take a full course load of Environmental Science courses the first year of the dual-degree program, then begin the MBA curriculum in year two, and select electives and additional Environmental Science courses in year three.

In addition to the MBA Curriculum, dual degree students will take a total of eight (8) Environmental Science courses, of which five will be used to satisfy the emphasis/concentration requirement for the MBA degree.  Two of the MBA courses of the are taken as part of the MBA coursework and apply to the M.S. in Environmental Sciencei

MBA curriculum (no emphasis)

Note:  5 Environmental Science Courses count

towards the electives in the MBA program

36 semester hours

MS in Environmental Science

Eight Courses in Environmental Science,

Note:  2 MBA courses count towards electives

for the MS in Environmental Science

24 semester hours

 

 

Dual Degree Total:

60 semester hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: The Graduate Program Director for the MS in Environmental Science has the discretion to substitute other Environmental Science coursework based on availability and Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering Dean’s office approval.

Note: When the course requirements outlined above are completed, the student will be awarded both the MBA and the MS in Environmental Science.

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