Environmental Management can be defined as a set of plans, approaches and practices that enable different projects, activities, and industries to reduce their environmental footprint while maintaining or even increasing their production efficiency. Environmental Management is becoming the most challenging issue environmental organizations are facing nowadays; new concepts will be developed to tackle these issues and achieve excellence in the environmental management.

With a Master of Science: Excellence in Environmental Management program, you will have the opportunity to gain and enhance knowledge, skills and competencies related to the different environmental management approaches. These different outcomes are achieved through a well-designed accredited environmental management curriculum that meets the local and international needs. This MSc program covers various environmental management related topics such as sustainability, environmental research, environmental laws and regulation, environmental economics, and waste management.

Learners will have the chance to be trained and get their hands on the latest in environmental practices in different organizations in UAE and GCC. By the end of the program, you will be able to understand, suggest, and recommend different strategies to deal with local, regional and global environmental issues including but not limited to climatic change, water scarcity, hazardous waste problems, and resources conservation. Furthermore, you will also be able to link the international environmental agreements with the local environmental practices. For an overview of core units and electives you can study in this course, please see study plan.

Accreditation: This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Commission for Academic Accreditation.

Admission Requirements: The applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution with a minimum AGPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 Scale or its equivalent. Applicants from non-management backgrounds will need to first enroll and complete the non-credit foundation course Management Appreciation Program (MAP).  For full admission requirements and transfer from other institutions, please see Postgraduate Admission Requirements.

Tuition Fees: AED 2000 per Credit Hour (36 Credit Hours)
For tuition fees and other academic program related fees, please see Tuition & Fees.

Target audience
The Master of Science: Excellence in Environmental Management is designed for those wishing to specialize in environmental issues, conservation, waste management, transportation and health & safety, and those interested in 'Going Green' in the GCC.
Program Goals
Endow learners with skill and talents necessary for addressing the challenging issues relevant to Environmental Management
Prepare learners with the fundamentals and contemporary concepts of Principles of Business Excellence and their applications in achieving excellence in the environmental management
Understand the different concepts of excellence in the environmental management
Develop a comprehensive field practicum to enforce the learners’ abilities and skills in implementing the concept of excellence in the environmental management
Program Outcomes
Identify and analyze the contemporary concepts of environmental management to address the relevant challenges
Critically analyze the organizational structure, policies and processes that affect the functioning and performance of the manager
Analyze the contemporary concepts and principles of organizational excellence and their implications in the environmental management
Use analytical, conceptual and communications skills to develop and implement strategies addressing issues in the environmental management
Implement a comprehensive and integrated strategic plan to achieve excellence in the environmental management

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Master graduates include

  • EHS Manager
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Wildlife specialists
  • Environmental risk assessment personnel
  • Sustainable Transport Planner
  • Environmental Monitoring and Inspection
  • Environmental and Sustainability Manager
  • Environmental Consultant/Senior Consultant
  • Supplier Environmental Impact Program Manager
  • Waste management consultants