Bachelor Studies of Environmental Economics Ecological Economics

Environmental economics study program aims to elaborate environmental issues, such as pollution, climate change and protection of biodiversity, from aspect of economy, develop understanding of environment and resources, define conceptual basics and practical tools for analysis, quantification and interpretation of status, protection and development indicators.

This study program of Bachelor studies Environmental Economics has developed from ten years of effort of Faculty of Applied Ecology Futura to put together specific knowledge to already re-accredited program of Master academic studies INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, from the sphere of GREEN ECONOMY, RESOURCE ECONOMY, THE ECONOMY OF NATURE, ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS, CIRCULAR ECONOMY, which nowadays are inevitable variables and constants of holistic and interdisciplinary understanding phenomenology of such complex field as ENVIRONMENT.

Starting new undergraduate study program is a logical consequence of the results already achieved in this area, in order to complement the vertical of existing master program with fundamental knowledge in science of environmental protection but also interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary knowledge, which undoubtedly include the specific knowledge of ecological economics.

One of the tasks that must necessarily be implemented within the framework of this program is the requirement for qualifying in estimation of SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMETAL STANDARD FOR SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS, which are the condition (the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) for investment  in the environment today, and the emphasis is on professional practice EDIT (education, demonstration, innovation, training) through which students will be trained and also acquiring knowledge and skills in developing business plans,feasibility study, environmental investment programs, reports, case study.

Graduate Analyst of Environmental Economics acquires the ability to understand underlying causes of contemporary environmental problems, but also to design policies in order to solve them. Ability to understand the instruments and tools (environmental and economic) for the environmental protection is located in the plane of the phenomenology of ecological restorations, which are neither new charges, nor taxes, but the substitution for extra profit, from which mitigate the consequences of external costs and make up for environmental damage.Economic analysis is inevitable, especially today, to determine the usefulness, cost and evaluation of effectiveness of various instruments for environmental protection, designing new interventions, sustainable economic development and natural resource management.

What makes this program unique is that it combines corresponding knowledge in fundamental / Natural Sciences and Mathematics with solid fundamentals and knowledge in key areas of the economy. Besides learning basics of macroeconomics and microeconomics, students get special knowledge about environmental pollution, non-renewable and renewable resources and the necessary interactions between globalization and environmental degradation. In addition to these qualitative outcomes, study program emphasizes the importance of quantitative skills needed for understanding and carrying out empirical work in economics, with special emphasis on the assessment and evaluation of monetary resources, but also the assessment and monetary evaluation of environmental damage.

The need for Graduate Analysts of Environmental Economicsexists in many state institutions, government authorities, inspection services and research centers of various state, private and public companies, in project teams in preparing documents and study of environmental impact assessment, in study of protection of certain areas, in consultancy firms in the field of environmental protection, eco-industry and investment program in the NGO sector.


Structure of Study Program

Mandatory subjectsElective subjects
1.Environmental and Resource EconomicsI7Environmental PolicyI6
2.Introduction to EconomyI7Quantitative MethodsI5
3.InformaticsI6English Language AI5
4.Waste Resource ManagementI5
5.Elective AI
6.Public Policies AnalysisII7System and Information TheoryII5
7.Principles of MicroeconomicsII7Biostatistics and Experimental DesignII5
8.Social EcologyII6English Language BII5
9.Soil Resource ManagementII5Elective  B
10.Elective BII


11.Public, private and civil sector in sustainable developmentIII6Water Resource ManagementIII6
12.Principles of MacroeconomicsIII5Philosophy of Natural SciencesIII5
13.Geodiversity ProtectionIII7Rural EcologyIII6
14.Biodiversity ProtectionIII7Elective C
15.Elective CIII
16.Public Sector EconomicsIV7English Language CIV5
17.Regional Geography and Natural ResourcesIV7High Level Biological Production SystemsIV5
18.Economic and ecological intruments in environmental protection (Green Budget)IV6Insurance and EnvironmentIV6
19.Recycling IndustryIV6Elective D
20.Elective  DIV


21.Local and Regional Sustainable DevelopmentV7Preservation and Improvement of Urban EcosystemsV6
22.Environmental ManagementV7Protection and Improvement of Forest and Hunting ResourcesV5
23.Environmental Law and Natural ResourcesV6Ecological and Economic Environmental Risk AssessmentV6
24.EDIT A – Green EconomyV5Elective E
25.Elective EV
26.Ecological Spatial PlanningVI7Sustainable Tourism in Service of Rural DevelopmentVI6
27.Inclusion and Ecological  EconomicsVI6Management of Protected AreasVI5
28.Ambient Ecology-(Ecological and Economic Analysis of Space Capital)VI7Environmental EthicsVI5
29.EDIT B – Brown EconomyVI5Elective F
30.Elective FVI


31.Methodology of Environmental Damage EvaluationVII7International Regulation in Environmental ProtectionVII5
32.Climate Change and Global EconomyVII6Ecology and EnergeticsVII5
33.Management of Environmental ProjectVII7Ecological and Economic Aspects of Directed Use of Genetic ResourceVII6
34.EDIT C – Blue EconomyVII3Elective G
35.Elective GVII
36.Methodology of Environmental Damage EvaluationVIII7Evaluation of Natural ResourcesVIII5
37.Circular economicsVIII7Global EcologyVIII5
38.EDIT D – Red EconomyVIII3Theory of decissionVIII6
39.Elective HVIIIElective H