Master of Environmental and Business Management

Learn specialist skills in environmental management

Overview

Master of Environmental and Business Management

If you’re an environmental or business professional looking to advance your current skill-set, or an environmental science graduate looking to develop high-end business skills, this degree is the perfect way for you to achieve your career goals.

The Master of Environmental and Business Management degree program provides professional development in the areas of environmental science and business management. With a demand for environmental management as part of business requirements, improving your ‘green’ credentials can potentially give your career a leading edge. You’ll learn key management approaches associated with environmental concerns, and you’ll learn from the best.

This degree is geared toward the emerging requirements for sound environmental management as part of the overall business process. It includes a unique blend of environmental courses that focus on key principles of environmental management, sustainability and climate change together with core business courses that will broaden your understanding of topics such as human resource management, corporate finance and project management. As a graduate you will possess a unique combination of environmental and business skills preparing you to pursue your passion for environmental science or to gain a deeper understanding of the environmental issues directly influencing your workplace.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Environmental and Business Management at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Master of Environmental and Business Management is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

Would you like to combine your knowledge and passion for the environment with contemporary business principles to guide business' environmental practices? If you are looking for a way to be more active in shaping the way businesses consider the environment and their environmental impact, the Master of Environmental and Business Management at the University of Newcastle will prepare you with the know how to make that happen.

Reflecting society's current move towards green based practices, the program offers studies with practical course work designed to assist you to grow your skill set and develop your business acumen.

This online program is designed and delivered by some of the best in the field, to challenge you and assist you in building your skills in environmental and business management. At the end of your studies you should be able to take on more senior roles developing environmental management plans and strategies.

The University welcomes applicants that have existing qualifications or experience in:

  • Conservation studies
  • Environmental rehabilitation studies
  • Forestry
  • Geography (human and physical)
  • Marine science
  • Resources and environmental management
  • Policy studies
  • Social ecology
  • Environmental studies
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Management

Individuals with experience or qualifications outside these fields are still encouraged to apply.

To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'Study' tab.

Career Pathways

The Master of Environmental and Business Management provides professionals with a unique combination of extended knowledge and leading edge skills useful for enhancing,  advancing or even changing career paths.  The importance of high-level business management skills within an environmental context cannot be underestimated and will continue to make graduates from this degree attractive to future employers.

In many ways this program, offered via GradSchool, will suit students who are already working for non-governmental organisations, government or the private sector. Depending on your area of specialisation, you may wish to move into policy development, natural resource management, environmental and social impact assessment or systems modeling, to name just a few possible career paths.

Offered entirely online, with a Master of Environmental and Business Management, you will have the competitive edge you need to further your career.

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Master of Environmental Management , visit the ‘Details’ tab.

Specialisations

To successfully complete the Master of Environmental and Business Management, you will study core courses in environmental management, sustainability, business and the natural environment. Through additional directed courses, you will learn basic legislative and policy requirements for environmental protection in Australian and international contexts and gain an understanding of how global climate change influences policy development relevant to business practice. You will apply this advanced knowledge to a number of case studies, while developing your ability to critically examine and explain a number of legal approaches to natural resource management, global biodiversity, politico-economic issues and fundamental concepts in environmental law. You will emerge with a well-developed understanding of how environmental issues can be integrated into broader corporate strategies.

To find out more about where the Master of Environmental Management can lead you, visit the 'Careers' tab.

Get Started

Applying to the University of Newcastle has never been easier! For most programs, you can complete an easy, online application form. Applying only takes around 10 minutes, and there is no fee for direct applications. You can upload all of your certified supporting documentation online. Below is an overview of what is required. You should prepare any required documentation before commencing the online application. If you have questions about the application process or the requirements for your program, please contact us. When you are ready, begin your application. 

The University of Newcastle recognises the value of informal learning gained through professional experience. Admission to the Master of Environmental and Business Management program is available to applicants who can demonstrate a suitable combination of education, professional experience and industry qualifications.

The table below outlines the  number of years experience required, depending on your previous educational qualifications

Educational Qualification Number of years relevant industry experience Units required to complete Masters (10 units = 1 course)
3 year Bachelor degree in a non-related field of study Zero 160
3 year Bachelor degree in a non-related field of study Two 120
3 year Bachelor degree in a related field of study Zero 120
Bachelor (Hons) degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a non-related field of study Zero 120
Bachelor (Hons) degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a related field of study Zero 80

If you would like your professional qualifications and/or work experience to be considered, please provide certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

Applicants should also provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications for recognition of prior learning based on experience and professional development will be assessed by the program convenor. The information outlined above is indicative only.

If you do not have a University of Newcastle Student Identification number, or wish to include details of studies completed at another institution, you may also be required to submit the following:

Identification Documents

If you do not already have a University of Newcastle Student Number, you must provide 100 points of ID.  You must supply either a copy of your passport, birth certificate or you citizenship certificate as part of your 100 points.

70 Points Passport
Birth Certificate (not extract)
Citizenship Certificate
40 Points Current Australian Drivers Licence
Student Identification card issued by an educational institution
Pension or Government Health Care Card or Public Service ID Card
Government Issued Licence (eg boat, pilot)
University staff photo identification card
35 Points Letter from a current employer * Must be on official company letterhead and contain both the employer and employee’s signatures and the name and address of the employee
25 Points Medicare card / Credit card
Financial institution cash card or passbook
Council rates notice
Electricity, gas or telephone bill
2 Tax assessment notice
Foreign Driver's Licence
Membership card (e.g. club, union, trade/professional body, library, video library)
Rental receipt or statement from landlord or real estate agent
Marriage certificate
Divorce decree
Name and address verified from electoral role
Deed Poll registered with the relevant authority

Citizenship and Visa Details

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Educational Qualifications

If you are applying for admission on the basis of studies completed at an institution other than the University of Newcastle, you will need to provide certified copies of official transcripts.

For each qualification that you list on your application, you must provide a certified copy of your transcript.

Overseas educational qualifications will be assessed for equivalence according to standards provided by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

Evidence of English Proficiency

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any University of Newcastle program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants should review the University of Newcastle English Proficiency Policy

Typically, applicants will provide certified copies of one of the following documents:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results.
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken overseas in an English Speaking country
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken in English in a non-English speaking country, and confirmation from institution that studies were conducted and examined solely in the English language.

If you are not able to provide these documents, please provide details of any employment undertaken in an English speaking environment. Your application will be reviewed and we contact you regarding your options for demonstrating English proficiency”.

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