Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management

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Overview

If you’re looking to improve your environmental science or business skills so that you can professionally influence business decisions as they relate to the environment, the Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management is the perfect way for you to achieve this goal.

With an increasing 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 program 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 Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management at a time that suits you.

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Program Intake
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
Location

Online

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Number of Courses
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Program Code

12326

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International Student Program and Fee Summary
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Note: This Program and Fee Summary is intended to provide an overview of the Program Requirements. It is the prospective student’s responsibility to investigate the Program and Enrolment Terms and Conditions carefully prior to applying.

Program Intake
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
Location
Online
Tuition Fees
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Note: Fees are indicative and may be subject to annual increase. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

Please click here to view program fees.
Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

4
Program Code

12326

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Is It For You?

Business is continuing to advance its focus on ‘being green’ and applying green business practices. The Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management prepares you to specialise as an environmental business expert.

You will have the opportunity to grow your skill-set by combining the study of business and environmental science.

At the completion of the program you will be able to play an active role in shaping the way businesses consider the environment and determining their environmental impact.

Responding to society's current move towards green based practices, the program offers studies with practical course work designed to assist you 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 will be prepared to take on more senior roles developing environmental management plans and strategies.

The University welcomes applicants from a range of science, engineering, natural resource and business backgrounds. You may have qualifications or experience in conservation planning, forestry, marine science or urban and regional planning, just to name a few.

What Will You Study

To successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management, you will study core courses in environmental management and business and the natural environment and two directed courses of your choice.

You will develop a broader understanding of current environmental issues influencing the decisions you make as a manager. Your corporate environmental decision making will be further supported by your improved understanding of the business-environment interface.

Further to this, you will learn the theory, philosophy and practice of environmental management within a policy and problem solving framework. Via two additional directed courses, you will have the opportunity to 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 emerge with a well-developed understanding of how environmental issues can be integrated into broader corporate strategies.

Career Opportunities

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management provides you 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 program attractive to future employers.

In many ways this program, offered online, will suit students who are already working for non-government 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 modelling.

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. 

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.

Courses and Details

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

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Combination of Online and Face to Face + Online
Program Plans

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.

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.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

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.

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.

Course Information

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

Code Name Availability Units
ENVS6500 Business and the Natural Environment Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6530 Environmental Management Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units

Directed Courses

Directed Courses - Group A: Choose 10 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
ENVS6535 Implementing Environmental Resilience and Addressing Complexity Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6555 Applied Natural Resource Management Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units

Directed Courses - Group B: Choose 10 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
BIOL6001 Science Policy and Commercialisation Trimester 3 - 2016 (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 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
GSBS6004 Organisational Behaviour and Design Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6005 Marketing Management and Planning Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6013 Customer Decision Making and Behaviour Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6100 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6130 Corporate Finance Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
GSBS6200 Accounting and Financial Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
GSBS6410 Economics of Competitive Advantage Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
STAT6100 Total Quality Management Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

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.

Credit Transfer

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 the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

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.

International Students

International students can only study this program online offshore.

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 reasonable 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.

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.

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