The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
  • Trimester 1 - 28 Jan 2020
  • Trimester 2 - 11 May 2020
  • Trimester 3 - 24 Aug 2020
Mode of delivery



2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

Program code: 12325

Study Environmental and Business Management

The University of Newcastle’s Master of 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 have 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 (The Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • 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.
  • Get practical experience while you study - you will conduct practical coursework that is designed to assist you grow your skill set and develop your business acumen.
  • Study online at your own pace - the University of Newcastle’s advanced online learning system will provide you with around the clock support and allow you to achieve your fully accredited Master of Environmental and Business Management at a time that suits you.

Master of Environmental and Business Management

World top 250 ? for environmental sciences
ERA 5 ? for physical geography and environmental geoscience research

What you will study

The University of Newcastle Master of Environmental and Business Management offers studies in environmental management, sustainability, business and the natural environment. Through studying 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.

Key areas of study include:

  • business and the natural environment
  • environmental legislation and policy
  • environmental management
  • impact assessment and climate change policy

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Career opportunities

The Master of Environmental and Business Management provides you 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 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.