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BUS 690A - Contemporary Issues in Business: The Economics of Ecosystem Services

  • 1 credit
  • Fort Collins , Online

Students will become 1) aware, 2) knowledgeable, 3) conversant, and 4) analytical in the issues and concepts surrounding the economics of biodiversity and ecosystem services applied to the private (for profit) sector. Specifically, students will explore the following topics:
1) Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and a framework for understanding the relationship between nature’s wealth and human wellbeing.
2) The TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) approach to mainstreaming biodiversity and environmental values into decision-making.
3) TEEB applications for business and current TEEB for Business related initiatives.

This course can be applied towards:


Admission to a College of Business graduate program.

Important Information

Active-duty military, spouses of active military personnel, veterans, federal, and state employees must contact the MBA Advisors to receive the tuition reduction code prior to registering. Reduction of tuition will not be given if you do not provide the appropriate code at the time of registration. Call (970) 491-2865 or email

Textbooks and Materials

TEEB. 2012. Bishop, J,ed. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Business and Enterprise. Routledge Publishers. 213 pages. (free download available)