Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)

Program Description

Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)

If you’re looking to improve your environmental science or business skills so that you can professionally influence business decisions as they relate to the environment, the Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management is the perfect way for you to achieve this goal.

With an increasing demand for environmental management as part of business requirements, improving your ‘green’ credentials can potentially give your career a leading edge. You’ll learn key management approaches associated with environmental concerns, and you’ll learn from the best.

This program is geared toward the emerging requirements 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.

As a graduate you will possess a unique combination of environmental and business skills preparing you to pursue your passion for environmental science or to gain a deeper understanding of the environmental issues directly influencing your workplace.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management at a time that suits you.

Is it for you?

Business is continuing to advance its focus on ‘being green’ and applying green business practices. The Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management prepares you to specialise as an environmental business expert.

You will have the opportunity to grow your skill-set by combining the study of business and environmental science.

At the completion of the program you will be able to play an active role in shaping the way businesses consider the environment and determining their environmental impact.

Responding to society's current move towards green based practices, the program offers studies with practical course work designed to assist you grow your skill set and develop your business acumen.

This online program is designed and delivered by some of the best in the field, to challenge you and assist you in building your skills in environmental and business management. At the end of your studies you will be prepared to take on more senior roles developing environmental management plans and strategies.

The University welcomes applicants from a range of science, engineering, natural resource and business backgrounds. You may have qualifications or experience in conservation planning, forestry, marine science or urban and regional planning, just to name a few.

Career Pathways

The Graduate Certificate in 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.

In many ways this program, offered online, 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 move into policy development, natural resource management, environmental and social impact assessment or systems modelling.


To successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management, you will study core courses in environmental management and business and the natural environment and two directed courses of your choice.

You will develop a broader understanding of current environmental issues influencing the decisions you make as a manager. Your corporate environmental decision making will be further supported by your improved understanding of the business-environment interface.

Further to this, you will learn the theory, philosophy and practice of environmental management within a policy and problem solving framework.

Via two additional directed courses, you will 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.

You will emerge with a well-developed understanding of how environmental issues can be integrated into broader corporate strategies.

Admission Requirements

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.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language 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 at

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May 2018
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Australia - Newcastle, New South Wales
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