Master of Environmental & 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.
With a growth in the importance of environmental management as part of business requirements, more and more people will need to improve their 'green' credentials. Climate change is driving the way we think and work. You'll learn key 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 an environmental science graduate looking to develop business skills, this degree is perfect for you to achieve your goals.
The Master of Environmental and Business Management provides the student with a unique combination of skills that are useful for both enhancing promotion, building a new set of saleable skills, or for moving career path. The growing importance of business management skills at all levels of employment will continue to make this degree attractive whe ther the student is working for NGOs, government or the private sector.
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
- Geography (human and physical)
- Resources and environmental management
- Policy studies
- Social ecology
- Environmental Studies
- Urban and regional planning
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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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|Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.|
|ENVS6500||Business & Natural Environment||10 units|
|ENVS6510||Environmental Legislation and Policy||10 units|
|ENVS6525||Sustainability and Ecosystem Health|
Not to count with ENVS6520
|ENVS6530||Environmental Management||10 units|
|ENVS6545||Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy|
Not to count with ENVS6540
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|Choose 30 units from Group A - Directed Courses.|
|GEBU6010||Management Information Systems||10 units|
|GEBU6490||eBusiness for Managers||10 units|
|GECO6410||Economics of Competitive Advantage||10 units|
|GSBS6010||Foundations of Marketing Theory||10 units|
|GSBS6020||Management & Organisational Behaviour||10 units|
|GSBS6021||Consumer Decision Making and Behaviour||10 units|
|GSBS6040||Human Resource Management||10 units|
|GSBS6130||Corporate Finance||10 units|
|GSBS6200||Accounting and Financial Management||10 units|
|GSBS6503||Project Management||10 units|
|STAT6100||Total Quality Management||10 units|