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Environmental and Risk Management, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #12 (WUR) , PA,
There has been a growing concern with such impacts, because of their inherent importance for responsible management. This is due primarily to the increasing cost of laws and regulations governing those business activities which may pose risks to the environment, to the health and safety of workers, and/or to surrounding communities.


The major is designed to provide in-depth foundations for those interested in pursuing careers in the growing environmental sector of the economy, whether in private business, environmental consulting, or government. Non-majors interested in an overview of business and policy in the environmental area can also find individual courses from this major field.

The Environmental and Risk Management Major provides an interdisciplinary approach, building on faculty and courses from departments such as Accounting, Health Care Management, Insurance and Risk Management, Legal Studies, Management, Marketing, Operations, Information and Decisions Department, and Business and Public Policy. Additional coursework on environmental and technological risks can be pursued in parallel with the Wharton program through studies in the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Sustainability and Value Creation

  • Risk and Crisis Management

  • Health Care Cost Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis

  • Environmental Management: Law & Policy

  • Risk Analysis and Environmental Management

  • Energy Markets & Policy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Beyond the required courses, students can choose among many electives to structure a program of study to match their interests and career objectives. In particular, students select from full-semester classes and from a set of "mini-courses," which are half-semester classes, approximating one course in a quarter system, that focus on a specific facet of marketing.

Freshman Application Checklist

  • Common Application
  • Penn Writing Supplement
  • SAT or ACT
  • All official secondary school transcripts
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • School Report
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Midyear Report (not required if admitted to Penn Early Decision)
  • Application Fee Waivers can be requested through the Common Application.

Tuition Fee

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    72300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 72300 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    72300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 72300 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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