Wharton's SPIKE® - UGR Program Office
SPIKE Undergrad Program



Department website: http://igel.wharton.upenn.edu/education/

Concentration advisor: Dr. Eric Orts (648 JMHH, 215.898.3018)

The concentration in environmental policy and management examines the relationship between business and the natural environment, including human health and safety as well as addressing a range of policy issues. This concentration provides an in-depth foundation for those interested in pursuing careers in the growing environmental sector of the economy, whether in private business, government, or environmental consulting. It takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on faculty and courses from several Wharton departments. Students may pursue additional coursework on environmental and technological risks in parallel with the Wharton program through the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Required (choose four):

  • BEPP (BPUB) 204: Cost Benefit Analysis
  • BEPP 262: Environmental and Energy Economics and Policy
  • BEPP 305 (INSR 205): Risk Management
  • LGST 215: Environmental Law and Business
  • MKTG 233: The Social Impact of Marketing
  • OPIM 290: Decision Processes
  • OPIM/BEPP (BPUB) 261: Risk Analysis and Environmental Management

Students are also strongly encouraged to take:

  • ENVS 200: Introduction to Environmental Analysis
  • ENVS 301: Environmental Case Studies