Master of Environmental and Business Management

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Program Code 12325
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
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Description

The Master of 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.

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 Master of 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 a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a different discipline area (also called non-cognate discipline) to Environmental Science and Management are eligible to undertake the 160 unit program which can be completed in 2 years full time or 4 years part time.

Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a non-cognate discipline who also hold a minimum of two years demonstrable Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) in an area related to Environmental Science and Management (also called cognate discipline) will study between 120 and 160 units. These students must apply to the Program Convenor or Head of School for advanced standing in the Masters, in recognition of relevant RPL. These applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in an Environmental Science and Management discipline (or cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time.

Students with a four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in a non-cognate discipline or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) also in a non-cognate discipline are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time.

Students with a four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in an Environmental Science and Management discipline (cognate discipline) or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline and a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in an Environmental Science and Management discipline (cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time.

Selection Criteria

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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 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

Students may undertake up to 30 units of Group B Directed courses or electives as cross-institutional study to make up their program. Please contact the Program Convenor for a list of suitable courses.

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

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Requirements and Structure

Program requirements and the volume of learning are dependent on the student’s prior academic qualifications.

To complete the Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability:
Entry with a 3 year bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a discipline other than Environmental Science:
Volume of learning is 160 units:
*  Core Courses – 40 units
*  Group A Program Directed Courses – 20 units
*  Group B Program Directed Courses – 70 units
*  Electives – 30 units

Entry with a 3 year bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a discipline other than Environmental Science, plus demonstrated RPL in a cognate area:
Volume of learning is between 120 and 160 units, depending on the volume of advanced standing credit granted in recognition of RPL in a related area.  Students must apply to the Program Convenor or School for advanced standing of up to 40 units in recognition of RPL in a cognate area.  These applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
 
Entry with a 3 year bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in with at least a major in Environmental Science:
Volume of learning is 120 units:
*  Core Courses – 40 units
*  Group A Program Directed Courses – 20 units
*  Group B Program Directed Courses – 50 units
*  Electives – 10 units

Entry with 4 year bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in a discipline other than Environmental Science:
Volume of learning is 120 units:
*  Core Courses – 40 units
*  Group A Program Directed Courses – 20 units
*  Group B Program Directed Courses – 60 units

Entry with a 4 year bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in Environmental Science or a 3 year Bachelor degree plus a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in the Discipline of Environmental Science:
Volume of learning is 80 units:
*  Core Courses – 40 units
*  Group A Program Directed Courses – 20 units
*  Group B Program Directed Courses – 20 units

Students may undertake up to 30 units of Group B Directed courses or electives as cross-institutional study to make up their program.  Please contact the Program Convenor for a list of suitable courses.

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 Master of Environmental and Business Management. These students will be assessed and advised on advanced standing and 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
ENVS6510 Environmental Legislation and Policy Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6530 Environmental Management Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6545 Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from Program Directed A Courses
ENVS6525 Sustainability and Ecosystem Health Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
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 70 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)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
PSYC6120 Organisational Interventions
Students must successfully complete PSYC6000 and PSYC6050 before enrolling in PSYC6120.
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
PSYC6130 Influencing People in Organisations
Students must successfully complete PSYC6000 and PSYC6050 before enrolling in PSYC6130.
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
STAT6100 Total Quality Management Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units

Electives

Choose 30 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.