Master of Environmental and Business Management (Online)

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This program is only available to students who have already commenced the program. The Master of Environmental and Business Management program provides professional development in the areas of environmental and business management. With the growth in importance of environmental management as part of business requirements, a greater number of people in the near future will require a combination of environmental and business skills.

The program can be adapted to accommodate specific areas of interest of students from diverse backgrounds. Applications are encouraged from a wide range of science, natural resource, environmental management, engineering and business backgrounds.


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Applications for admission are assessed initially on the basis of a relevant undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 4.0. The degree, or the major undertaken in that degree, needs to be in one of the following areas:

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

If you do not satisfy these criteria you are still encouraged to apply. Your application will be assessed on the basis of "admission points" as described in the Additional Selection Criteria. The Master of Environmental and Business Management requires 100 admission points.


Selection Criteria (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Additional Selection Criteria:
  • Alternative entry will be assessed on the basis of the admission points scheme as described below.

    • An incomplete undergraduate degree or equivalent from an approved institution (with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or greater): Up to 50 points depending on number of units successfully completed.
    • An AQF approved diploma or Associate Diploma or equivalent from an approved institution: Up to 50 points (50 points for a relevant area;30 points for a non-relevant area).
    • Approved professional qualifications: Up to 50 points.
    • Relevant work experience:20 points per year (maximum 60 points).
    • Related area of research or management project completed with appropriate documentation: Up to 50 points.
    • Statement of professional aims and achievements and/or interview: Up to 20 points.
    • An overseas qualification from an approved institution equivalent to an undergraduate degree, Diploma, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma will be allocated the appropriate admission points as specified above.

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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 & 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 Rules Governing Postgraduate Coursework Awards.

Students who have satisfactorily completed the specified units of the

Graduate Certificate in Environmental & Business Management program may apply for admission to the Master of Environmental & Business Management program.


International Students (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

International students can only study this program on-line and must comply with the University's English Language proficiency requirements before an application is accepted. 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


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The support structures of the Student Support Unit will be available to assist any students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty and School accepts responsibility, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program.

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.


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The program can be completed over one year of full-time study or longer if preferred. Courses are offered on a trimester basis, ie. three terms per year. Please refer to the Term dates on the University website at: www.newcastle.edu.au/dates/.

The Masters program comprises eight courses with a total value of 80 units. The coursework consists of five core (compulsory) course (50 units) and three specialisation courses from Group A (30 units) to make up the 80 units.


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Back to topCore Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ENVS6500Business & Natural EnvironmentTrimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)10 units
ENVS6510Environmental Legislation and PolicyTrimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)10 units
ENVS6525Sustainability and Ecosystem Health

Not to count with ENVS6520

Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)10 units
ENVS6530Environmental ManagementTrimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)10 units
ENVS6545Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy

Not to count with ENVS6540

Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)10 units
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Choose 30 units from Group A - Directed Courses.
GEBU6010Management Information SystemsNot currently offered10 units
GEBU6490eBusiness for ManagersNot currently offered10 units
GECO6410Economics of Competitive AdvantageNot currently offered10 units
GSBS6010Foundations of Marketing TheoryNot currently offered10 units
GSBS6020Management & Organisational BehaviourNot currently offered10 units
GSBS6021Consumer Decision Making and BehaviourNot currently offered10 units
GSBS6040Human Resource ManagementTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney CBD)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Block 2 - 2014 (SAA_GLOBAL)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney CBD)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney CBD)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6130Corporate FinanceTrimester 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
GSBS6200Accounting and Financial ManagementTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Sydney CBD)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Sydney CBD)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6503Project ManagementNot currently offered10 units
STAT6100Total Quality ManagementSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units