Certificate in EMNREE

Economics and Management of Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment

In cooperation with the Alberta School of Business, the Department of Economics at the University of Alberta offers a Certificate in the Economics and Management of Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment (EMNREE).

The purpose of this certificate program is to offer economics undergraduate students access to a structured program in the study of the economics and management of natural resources, energy, and the environment.

This Certificate is designed to provide students with a unique cross-disciplinary look at related economic, business, and public policy issues. Students will have the opportunity to take classes with students having different viewpoints and academic training on these issues. Students will develop business and analytical skills that are applicable to the natural resources and energy markets, and acquire a broad understanding of the resource and energy industries. At the same time, the links between resource and energy questions and environmental issues are examined.

The Certificate in the Economics and Management of Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment will be awarded only at the same time as a student receives a BA with a major or honors in Economics.

Admission to the Certificate in EMNREE Program

Admission to the Certificate is by application to the Department of Economics. Application information will be posted on the Department of Economics website. Only students enrolled in the major or honors programs in economics will be considered for admission. There are a limited number of spaces available (six new entrants per year). The Certificate program takes two years to complete. Normally a student must have completed *60 prior to admission, including ECON 281, 282 and 299, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The principal factor used to rank applicants is the cumulative grade point average.

Recruitment, assessment of applications and admission to the Certificate in the Economics and Management of Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment program is determined by the Department of Economics. Each year, the Department will solicit applications to this program and set a program admission deadline.

Program Requirements

Students must complete all existing course requirements for a major or honors in Economics.
In addition, students in the Certificate program in the Economics and Management of Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment must complete at least one of ECON 269, 365, or 366; and ECON 467, and a minimum of an additional *15 from the following designated courses:
ECON 269, 353 or 453, 355, 365, 366; BLAW 301, 428; BUEC 463, 464; OM 352. Students may receive credit for both ECON 353 and ECON 453, but only one of these courses will apply to the requirements of the Certificate. Students admitted to this Certificate program will not be granted credit for both ECON 269 and BUEC 464.

Note:

  1. This program requires that seven courses be taken out of a choice set of eleven. As fitting these courses into a student’s timetable may be challenging, at least four of these courses should be taken in the first year of the certificate program. Possibilities include, for example, B LAW 301, B LAW 428, BUEC 463, BUEC 464, OM 352. 
  2. It is unlikely that students in this program will be allowed to take more courses in Business than those required to meet these program requirements.

Courses

See Course Lisitings