Master of Environmental & Business Management
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The Master of Environmental and Business Management program provides professional development in the areas of environmental management, sustainability 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 offers a wide range of business management 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.
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 students with a unique combination of skills that are useful for enhancing promotion, building a new set of marketable skills, or for moving career path. The growing importance of business and environmental management skills at all levels of employment will continue to make this degree attractive whether 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.
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 your new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/and click on How to apply for credit.
International students are advised that this program is now only available on-line. International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. 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
Students with disabilities 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 reasonably 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.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/
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 in trimester mode.
University terms dates are available at: www.newcastle.edu.au/dates/.
The Masters Program comprises eight courses with a total of 80 units. The coursework consists of five Core (compulsory) courses (50 units) and three specialisation courses from Group A (30 units).
Students who commenced the program prior to 2012 and have:
- successfully completed GECO6410, GSBS6010,GSBS6020, GSBS6021, GSBS6040, GSBS6130, GEBU6010 or GEBU6490 may count them towards the Group A Directed Course List.
- failed GECO6410, GSBS6010, GSBS6020, GSBS6021, GSBS6040, GSBS6130, GEBU6010 or GEBU6490 may enrol in an alternative course from the Group A Directed Course List.
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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.|
|GSBS6001||Managing Under Uncertainty||10 units|
|GSBS6004||Organisational Behaviour and Design|
Not to count with GSBS6020
|GSBS6005||Marketing Management and Planning|
Not to count with GSBS6010
|GSBS6012||Entrepreneurship and Innovation||10 units|
|GSBS6013||Customer Decision Making and Behaviour|
Not to count with GSBS6021
|GSBS6014||Digital Marketing||10 units|
|GSBS6200||Accounting and Financial Management||10 units|
|GSBS6484||Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility||10 units|
|GSBS6503||Project Management||10 units|
|INFT6060||The Digital Economy|
Not to count with GEBU6010 or GEBU6490
|STAT6100||Total Quality Management||10 units|