Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management

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Details

Program Code 12326
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery The program is only available on-line

Description

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management provides a unique combination of environmentally focused courses with management and business skills that can be applied in the corporate arena. The program focuses on environmental professional development in the areas of sustainability and environmental management. To complement this, the program includes a business management component with focus in key business areas such as organisational behaviour, project planning, marketing and commercialism. With the growth in importance of environmental management and sustainability in the business sector, a greater number of people in the near future will require a combination of environmental and business skills.

This unique program offers a wide range of courses of interest to students from diverse backgrounds. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a wide range of science, natural resource, engineering and business backgrounds.

This program is offered subject to final University approval.

Why study with us?

With the growing importance of environmental management as part of business requirements, more and more people will need to improve their ‘green’ credentials. Global issues such as climate change are driving the way we think and work. You’ll learn key business management approaches towards the environment, and you’ll learn it from the best.

If you’re an environmental or business professional looking to grow your skill-set, or a science graduate looking to develop business skills, this degree is perfect for you to achieve your goals.

Career Opportunities

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management provides students with a unique combination of skills that are useful for furthering careers and enhancing promotion, building a new set of marketable skills.. The growing importance of business and environmental management skills at all levels of employment will continue to make this degree attractive for working with non-government or, government organisations and the private sector.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

Students with an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree or an AQF Level 8 Bachelor Honours degree are eligible for admission to the program. In special circumstances, an applicant holding other acceptable academic or professional qualifications and relevant work experience may be admitted as a candidate for the program.

Selection Criteria

NA

Assumed Knowledge

NA

Credit Transfer

Credit may be granted for coursework courses if they can be demonstrated to be directly equivalent in terms of content and depth of study to the corresponding courses in the Environmental and Business Management program, and they were completed within the previous 5 years. Credit will be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and IT in accordance with the Postgraduate Coursework Awards and Programs Schedule. If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to your new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/and click on How to apply for credit.

Honours

NA

Practical Experience

NA

Professional Accreditation

NA

International Students

International students are advised that this program is only available online on-line. International students must comply with the University of Newcastle’s English language proficiency requirements.

Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Additional Information

All students can also access additional learning support mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/index.html

Recommended Studies

NA

Requirements and Structure

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 40 units of study comprised of:

*  Core Courses – 20 units
*  Group A Directed Courses – 10 units
*  Group B Directed Courses – 10 units

Students in the Master of Environmental and Business Management have the option of exiting with the Graduate Certificate only if they are admitted to the Masters program on the basis of an AQF level 7 program.

Transition Arrangements

Students who have commenced the non-AQF compliant program prior to Trimester 1, 2014 will be able to complete the program that they commenced in. Students enrolled in the non-AQF compliant program are encouraged to apply for admission to the new AQF compliant Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management. These students will be assessed and advised on credit available to them, on a case-by-case basis, upon application.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ENVS6500 Business & Natural Environment Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6530 Environmental Management Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 10 units from Program Directed A courses.
ENVS6535 Implementing Environmental Resilience and Addressing Complexity Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6555 Applied Natural Resource Management Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
Choose 10 units from Program Directed B courses.
BIOL6001 Science Policy and Commercialisation Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ECON6440 Economic Planning and Project Evaluation Not currently offered 10 units
ECON6450 Applied Policy Analysis Not currently offered 10 units
GENG6006 Research and Development, Managing Intellectual Property Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
GSBS6004 Organisational Behaviour and Design Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6005 Marketing Management and Planning Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6013 Customer Decision Making and Behaviour Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6100 Negotiation and Advocacy Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct) 10 units
GSBS6130 Corporate Finance Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Block 4 - 2014 (SAA_GLOBAL)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6200 Accounting and Financial Management Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
GSBS6410 Economics of Competitive Advantage Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
STAT6100 Total Quality Management Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units