Mining Industry Management

Online at Colorado School of Mines

Professional Master’s Degree in Mining industry Management

The Professional Master’s Non-Thesis degree in Mining Industry Management is focused on the practical application of technical, financial, management and other linked disciplines that make up the mining industry today. It was developed on the premise that in addition to technical capacity, future mining industry leaders will need to:

  • Identify and mitigate mining-related risks and elect when to make decisions with uncertain and incomplete information.
  • Incorporate best practices and invest in new mining technologies that will bring the highest benefits.
  • Communicate, work and lead teams to solve complex problems requiring many domains of expertise.
  • Build effective reciprocal relationships with local communities.
  • Integrate social, environmental, health, safety, security and life-of-mine considerations into sustainable decisions for the mining industry.

Professional Master’s Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required 
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – two letters. Letters of recommendation are not required for current Mines students. 
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement.

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page

NOTE: Admission into this program requires an undergraduate degree in some discipline of engineering and at least five years of experience in the mining sector.


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Mining Engineering Faculty

Paul Zink

Paul Zink

Rank - Director of Professional Masters Program

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Phone - 303-271-3480

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