Master of Environmental and Business Management

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Overview

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.

Domestic Student Program and Fee Summary
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Program Intake
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • 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.

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Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

8-16 (Click here to determine the number of courses you will need to complete).

Program Code

12325

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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
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • 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 the indicative one year program fees.

Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

8-16 (Click here to determine the number of courses you will need to complete).
Program Code

12325

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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.

What Will You Study

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.

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Career Opportunities

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.

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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 (in a non-related field of study) Zero 160
3 Year Bachelor (in a non-related field of study) Two 120
3 Year Bachelor (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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Courses and Details

Program Code 12325
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 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.

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.

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 here.

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.

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 and Business Management:

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.

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.

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 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ENVS6510 Environmental Legislation and Policy Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ENVS6530 Environmental Management Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ENVS6545 Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Courses Group A

Directed Courses: Choose 20 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
ENVS6525 Sustainability and Ecosystem Health Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ENVS6535 Implementing Environmental Resilience and Addressing Complexity Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ENVS6555 Applied Natural Resource Management Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Courses Group B

Directed Courses: Choose 70 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
BIOL6001 Science Policy and Commercialisation Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
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 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6004 Organisational Behaviour and Design Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
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 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
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 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
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)
10 units
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
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 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6130 Corporate Finance Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
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 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
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 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PSYC6120 Organisational Interventions Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PSYC6130 Influencing People in Organisations Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
STAT6100 Total Quality Management Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units

Electives

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

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge and skills in environmental and business management across a range of contexts for ethical professional practice or scholarship.
  • Apply critical thinking and reasoning to demonstrate advanced understanding of the cross-disciplinary links between business and the environment.
  • Solve a range of environmental problems in a business context using an evidence based approach by investigating, analysing and synthesising complex information and available resources.
  • Interpret, justify and communicate combined concepts of environmental and business management , theoretical propositions, and methodologies to a variety of specialist or non-specialist audiences.
  • Design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise projects that combine elements of environmental management and business management both autonomously and as part of a team using an adaptive management framework.
  • Apply critical thinking and reasoning to demonstrate advanced understanding of environmental legislation and climate change policy.

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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