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Environmental Analytics and Reporting (Master's)

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Learn how to interpret data and develop solutions to improve business performance and environmental compliance with a master’s concentration in Environmental Analytics and Reporting. With the explosion of data analytics in an era of sustainability, the need to effectively manage these complexities is clear.

In this concentration, you’ll learn to formulate and frame relevant questions, identify and obtain data, and run analytical models—all in an effort to reveal actionable insights into environmental issues. Go beyond compliance and transparency and evaluate how and when to use analytics to enhance organizational performance and value.

You'lllearn to:


  • Analyze the value, function, and use of data and analytics

  • Understand the requirements and interrelationships of key environmental statutes

  • Differentiate and determine analytical techniques and modeling

  • Apply the ISO 14001 framework as a proactive and systematic approach

  • Design and perform analyses of data in the context of environmental issues

To learn more about the program outcomes, please view the Environmental Policy and Management program overview page.


Required Courses

MS in Environmental Policy And Management with a concentration in Environmental Analytics and Reporting requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)

Core courses - 20 qtr. hrs

Core courses help students to understand the scope of activity, historical development, future direction and trends, and typical types and roles of organizations that operate within a career field. The Capstone course is the culminating academic endeavor of our degree programs, in which students explore a problem or issue within their field of study.


Concentration courses - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)

Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.


Elective courses - 12 qtr. hrs (Choose 3)

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in Environmental Policy And Management programs. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Popular electives for students pursuing Environmental Policy And Management programs include:


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Careers in Environmental Analytics and Reporting

Titles
Environmental Specialist, Project Analyst, Consultant, Regulatory Manager, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, Sustainability Analyst, Environmental Compliance Manager

Responsibilities
Research and collect data, conduct studies and audits, use reporting and analysis tools, develop strategies for managing analytics projects, design and perform analyses of data, construct solutions to enhance business value, ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations, devise environmental reports.

Expectations
Environmental specialists with reporting and analytical skills will be in high demand as organizations look to go beyond compliance and strive to add value to the business through proper use of data. Employment for research analysts is expected to grow 30% through 2024, much faster than the average for other occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Careers In Environmental Policy and Management

The future is bright!
Environmental job openings are expected to soar within the next decade, with projections as high as 19% job growth for environmental science positions by 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Careers for environmental specialists will likely be found in prosperous, rapidly growing cities and communities-hello, Denver! Clean energy projects are driving the economic recovery in the United States, with green business especially booming in the Southeast. Clean energy projects are popping up across the country, primarily in California, North Carolina, Florida, and Michigan. Start your career search for environmental-focused employment at any level of government, manufacturing companies, emergency services, service industries, or commercial businesses.

Stay ahead of the curve.
The vast majority of employers within the field of environmental science prefer candidates who hold a relevant master's degree, or a bachelor's degree with a certificate. Keep an eye on alternative energies, such as wind and solar energy, plus jobs that focus on efficient energy management. With the world more attuned to green living, the job market will likely focus on improving sustainability and natural resource management. Job creation in the clean energy and clean transportation sectors are booming across the United States, with more than 110,000 new jobs in those sectors created in 2012. Going green never looked better!

Where are they now?
University College alumni who graduated with a master's degree in environmental policy and management hold job titles such as Safety Director, Environmental Education Coordinator, Senior Environmental Scientist, Environmental Protection Specialist, Watershed Coordinator, Natural Resource Manager, Forester, and Environmental Compliance Engineer in companies and organizations such as Proctor and Gamble, Kinder Morgan, US Forest Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, NASA, and Colorado Conservation Trust.

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