The Master of Environment and Natural Resources is a well recognized program among federal and state agencies as well as conversation agencies that are major employers of natural resources professionals.  The addidition of the MBA degree provides a complementary element to prepare students for careers in business organizations for which environmental issues are special concerns.


Applicants to the MENR / MBA Program must complete the application requirements of both Fisher College of Business and the School of Environment and Natural Resources separately, applying independently to each school. In order to enter the combined MENR / MBA program, students should indicate to both program offices their intent to study in the dual degree program.

An applicant who is admitted to only one degree program may elect to pursue that particular degree separate from the dual degree program format. Further, while it is possible after beginning either program to apply for admission to the other, this may not permit the usual dual degree schedule efficiencies.

Both colleges have small classes and start in the fall of each calendar year.  For both programs, it is in an applicant's best interest to submit application materials early.

MENR admissions requirements:

  • Ohio State Graduate Application
  • Application fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or vita
  • Transcript (official copy)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE test
  • English language proficiency (TOEFL)

MBA admissions requirements:

  • A completed online application
  • Application fee
  • Admissions essay
  • Updated resume
  • Official university transcripts
  • Optional letters of recommendation
  • GMAT or GRE test
  • English language proficiency (TOEFL)
  • Video Interview
  • Live Interview (by invitation only)


Students admitted to the dual degree program may pursue the MENR / MBA according to this schedule:

  MENR Program MBA Program
First Year None Core and Electives
Second Year Core and Electives Electives
Third Year Electives Electives

The dual MENR/MBA degree requires the student to complete a minimum of 75 credit hours.  Twelve hours of MBA electives come from MENR courses and six hours of of MENR electives come from the MBA.  In the dual degree, this constitutes a savings of 18 hours from the overlap in the requiements of the two programs.

Career Placement

The career management offices of both Fisher College of Business and theCollege of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are available to our MENR / MBA graduates. In addition to the more than 300 companies that recruit from Fisher's Office of Career Management, a wide array of firms and corporations resulting in a nearly 100% placement rate at graduation.

Contact Information

For more information and an application for the MBA program contact:

The Ohio State University
Fisher College of Business
MBA Admissions
100 Gerlach Hall
2108 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210, USA
+1 (614).292.8511

For more information and an application for the MENR program contact:

The Ohio State University
School of Environment and Natural Resources
210 Kottman Hall
2021 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH 43210, USA
+1 (614).292.2265