TRU
Business and Economics

Program Structure

Thompson Rivers University offers two graduate degrees in Environmental Economics and Management:
  • Master in Environmental Economics and Management (MEEM)
  • Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management (MScEEM)
Master in Environmental Economics and Management (MEEM)

A course-based program that 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.

Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management (MScEEM)

Prepares graduates to make major contributions to the field of economic sustainable management. They acquire management skills, specialized knowledge in the emerging area of sustainability as well as important academic and applied research expertise through the completion of a graduate thesis or project. Completion of a thesis or project can serve as a stepping stone to a PhD program and an eventual career in academia and/or consulting.

Both degrees are divided into two parts:
  • Year One: Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA)
  • Year Two: MEEM or MScEEM degree

Program structure

Year 1 Graduate Diploma in Business Administration - two semesters

The purpose of the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) is to ensure all students, regardless of their educational backgrounds, have the business knowledge and skills to successfully apply the economic sustainable management principles learned. Students must complete the six courses in the GDBA to be admitted to the masters degree, but may receive a course waiver for some or all of the GDBA courses based on their previous academic record. Applicants with a four-year business degree from an acceptable institution may be eligible to proceed directly to the masters degree.

CourseDescription
BUSN 5010/BUSN 5011-3 Managerial Statistics
BUSN 5020/BUSN 5021-3 Financial Accounting
BUSN 5030/BUSN 5031-3 Management Accounting
BUSN 5040/BUSN 5041-3 Global Economics
BUSN 5050/BUSN 5051-3 Marketing Management
BUSN 5060/BUSN 5061-3 Human Resource Management
Please note: course numbers ending in "1" are online courses.

Students who successfully complete each GDBA course with an overall GPA of  B (3.0) or better can apply to be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.

Year 2 MEEM/MScEEM - three semesters
Core Courses
CourseDescription
ECON 6010-3 Principles of Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Economics
ECON 6020-3 Applied Microeconomics for Sustainable Management
ECON 6030-3 Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis
ECON 6040-3 Valuation Methods for Cost-Benefit Analysis
ECON 6050-3 Sustainable Community Economic Development
ECON 6060-3 Applications of Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Economics
ECON 6070-3 Sustainable Macroeconomic Development
ECON 6080-3 Policy and Regulation for Sustainable Management
MEEM additional required courses
BUSN 6010/BUSN 6011-3 Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
BUSN 6040/BUSN 6041-3 Leadership and Organizational Development
BUSN 6050/BUSN 6051-3 Supply Chain Management
BUSN 6070/BUSN 6071-3 Project Management and Consulting Methods
MScEEM additional required courses
May require additional time for completion depending on the nature of the research topic
BUSN 6950/BUSN 6951-3 Research Methods, Preparation, and Presentation
BUSN 6960-12 Graduate Thesis or
BUSN 6970-9 Graduate Project
Please note: course numbers ending in "1" are online courses.
Accelerated one-year program

Applicants who hold a recent, acceptable undergraduate degree in business or commerce may qualify for admission directly into the second year of the MEEM program or the MScEEM program. To qualify for the accelerated option, specific undergraduate pre-requisite courses must have been recently completed with a minimum B grade in each course. Graduates of three-year degrees in business or commerce will not generally qualify to be accepted to the accelerated option.

Pre-requisite courses *
CourseDescription
ECON 1900 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 1950 Principles of Macroeconomics
ACCT 2210 Financial Accounting
ACCT 2250 Management Accounting
ECON 2320 Economics and Business Statistics 1
ECON 2330 Economics and Business Statistics 2
MKTG 2430 Introduction to Marketing
ORGB 2810 Organizational Behaviour
HRMN 2820 Introduction to Human Resource Management

* Equivalent courses taken at other approved educational institutions may be substituted. To receive a waiver, an official course outline (not just a course description) must be submitted for review unless a pre-approved equivalency has been established. All students must receive a grade of B (GPA 3.00) or higher in the corresponding undergraduate or graduate course(s) to be waived.