Six Degrees of Sustainability: The Hottest Schools for Environmental Studies
In January, we reported on the 10 green jobs poised to carry us through the next decade. Five months later, the demand for those jobs is still growing strong--President Obama recently pledged $500 million for environmental job training, and an additional $150 billion to create 5 million new sustainability-related jobs. So what better time to trade in that white collar, blue collar (or no collar) for a green one? Here are six academic programs, each with its own environmental twist, to help get you started.1. Green MBA
The University of Pennsylvania
This dual-degree program allows students to earn an MBA and a Masters in Environmental Studies in about three years. University officials say they "expect that this degree will allow students to use cutting edge management and financial techniques to close the gap between business and the environmental sciences." In addition, Wharton also offers an MBA concentration in Environmental and Risk Management, which focuses on how business impacts the environment, health and safety.