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Study Environmental and Business Management

The University of Newcastle Graduate's Certificate in Environmental and Business Management is geared toward the emerging requirement 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.

Upon graduating, you will possess a unique combination of environmental and business skills that will prepare you to pursue your passion for environmental science or to gain a deeper understanding of the environmental issues directly influencing your workplace.

Why study with us?

  • Top 20% and number 1 in Australia for Agricultural and Environmental Studies – student support*
  • 95.7% of postgraduate students in our Agriculture and Environmental Studies find full-time employment within four months of graduating**
  • Learn from some of the best in the field - our environmental experts will challenge you and help you build your environmental and business management skills so you can take on more senior roles developing environmental management plans and strategies.
  • Enhance your existing environmental knowledge - if your employment background is in the field of science, engineering, natural resource and business, or if you have qualifications or experience in conservation planning, forestry, marine science or urban and regional planning, you are encouraged to apply.
  • Get practical experience while you study - you will conduct practical course work that is designed to assist you grow your skill set and develop your business acumen.

    * The Good Universities Guide 2020
    ** Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-2019

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Business Management

#7 in Australia ? for overall postgraduate student satisfaction
World top 250 ? for environmental sciences
ERA 5 ? for physical geography and environmental geoscience research
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What you will study

The University of Newcastle Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management will provide you with a sound understanding of current environmental issues that impact the decisions you make as a manager, and how managing these issues can be integrated into broader corporate strategies.

You will learn the theory, philosophy and practice of environmental management within a policy and problem solving framework. You will also 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.

Courses to support your drive and direction include:

  • Business and the Natural Environment
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Legislation and Policy

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list


Career opportunities

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management provides you with a unique combination of heightened knowledge and skills that are 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.

This online program 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 transition into policy development, natural resource management, environmental and social impact assessment or systems modelling.

How to apply

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Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

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.

Please note that students who commence in Trimester 1 or 2 can complete the program in a minimum of three trimesters. Students who commence the program in Trimester 3 can complete the program in a minimum of two trimesters.

All Applicants 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.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.5 with no subtest result below 6.0.

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