Businesses operating in environment-related areas are finding it increasingly difficult to compete. As markets become more competitive and complex, the demand for environmentally aware professionals with business skills grows.
This course develops your business skills and knowledge in core areas including * policy * law * economics * finance * business analysis * management.
You learn environmental techniques such as
environmental management systems and environmental auditing
environmental impact assessment
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)http://www.rics.org/ accredit this course. We also work with public and private sector organisations to make sure the course meets the needs of employers. Because of this, many assignments focus on work-based scenarios.
The consultancy project module requires you to complete a project, often in partnership with a real organisation. Previous examples include
assessing the economic benefits for tourism of re-wilding part of a national park
site management plans
evaluating the environmental management systems of small businesses
Field visits are also an important part of the course. Previous visits include regeneration schemes in Toronto, Canada, and post-industrial landscapes in Cornwall. We also make frequent visits to local sites in Sheffield and the Peak District.
Our environmenthttp://www.shu.ac.uk/environment/ subject area has a proven research track record, attracting over £400,000 funding each year from research councils and industry. This funding means that we can invest heavily in specialist computing and laboratory facilities, such as our individually designed, environmental and soillaboratories.
Our research also means that we can feed the latest developments and understanding into our course content.