General Information

General Information

Why should you pursue a Master’s degree in Environmental Management? 

For decades, the priority in management was mass production, regardless of the cost for society and for the environment. This paradigm has changed and the strategies are now focusing on the generation of economic, social, and environmental value as part of an emerging perspective that aims to tackle the global challenge of working collectively to mitigate the impact of climate change, promote sustainable markets, social equity, and to protect the ecosystems among other things that will guarantee the well-being of both today's humanity and the future generations.

The Master’s in Environmental Management (MEM) Program recognizes the vital need to preserve the ecosystems and takes into account the CEO's needs to improve their managerial skills to lead actions, projects, and environmental strategies. This is why the program aims to strengthen these skills and guide students to assure their learning process.

The purpose of the Master’s in Environmental Management (MEM) is to train leaders who can design and manage innovative environmental strategies within public, private and nongovernmental organizations. The MEM program provides expertise in functional areas of management and integrates knowledge in other areas through disruptive methodologies, developing the skills and providing the necessary tools to generate socio-environmental value and increase the organization's competitiveness within the framework of sustainable development.


Eligible Candidates

Potential MEM candidates should have at least two years of professional work experience in any sector or academic discipline; they should be interested in being agents of change who incorporate, strengthen, and lead the environmental aspect of an organization from a managerial perspective.


What do our graduates do?

The MEM graduate is an agent of change who incorporates, strengthens and manages the environmental dimension in organizational decision-making, so the challenges of sustainable development can be successfully addressed. 

The Master’s in Environmental Management (MEM) trains top managers, with critical thinking, leadership, and managerial skills, capable of leading the environmental dimension into the strategy of private, public, and nonprofit organizations to respond to the challenges of sustainable development in today's globalized world. The program equips participants with in-depth knowledge of the functional areas of management and develops the skills and capabilities needed to meet challenges and take opportunities, from a global perspective and the creation or development of highly competitive and sustainable organizations. 


Master of Environmental Management (MEM) and Master of Development Practice (MDP) Double degree in MEM and MDP

Since 2016, both master’s degrees share 50% of the credits through their core courses on sustainable development and management, while offering different outputs. Thus the two programs have some identical learning objectives but their graduate profiles are established by the specific objectives of each program.

Like most master's degrees at Universidad de Los Andes, the MGA and the MDP are now 42-credit programs. Thus, 21 of the credits of each master's degree are valid for both MGA students and MDP students.



Diana Marcela Puerta López
Program Director MEM y MDP
Telephone number (571) 339 4949 ext. 2335

María Angélica Fajardo
Program coordinator MEM y MDP
Telephone number (57-1) 332 4144 ext 1180


Skype: mgaymdp.adm
Address: Carrera 1 No 19-27, Aulas building, Office LA 103. Bogotá, Colombia