Monterey Institute of International Studies

This program trains leaders in the emerging professions at the intersection of business, sustainability and development.

Why Get a Joint Degree in Business and International Environmental Policy?

Business is increasingly seeking ways to address sustainability challenges, both in operations and strategy, in particular in relation to management of natural resources such as energy and water. Governments and NGOs are increasingly looking to harness market forces to promote sustainable development, including through business partnerships and market-based policy instruments.  The joint MBA/MA International Environmental Policy Program prepares students to be leaders in this dynamic and expanding field.  We provide a strong academic foundation that combines sustainability science, economics/finance,and policy with business strategy and management that is effective and attractive to employers.

Curriculum in the Joint MBA/MA International Environmental Policy Program

The joint degree program offers students the opportunity to earn two degrees: an MBA and an MA in International Environmental Policy. The joint program has an integrated curriculum comprised of core business coursework, core environmental policy coursework, core integrated skills courses, plus electives and foreign language courses.  With a course load of 16 units per semester, students can complete the joint program in five semesters. Our faculty members are experts on a diverse range of fields such as biodiversity conservation, watershed planning, environmental and natural resource economics, energy policy, and global environmental governance


Graduates from the joint MBA/MA International Environmental Policy Program have stepped into a wide range of professional placements including:

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Joint MBA/MA International Environmental Policy Program is for fall admittance only. Admission criteria are based on the applicant’s prior academic record, professional experience and foreign language proficiency. Learn more about specific admission requirements and how to apply.