The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)

Introduction

The University of Newcastle is a progressive, dynamic institution recognised for research achievement, teaching innovation and access to higher education for disadvantaged groups. Our reputation as a higher education institution of distinction is built on the achievements of many members of the University's community.

Since 2000,GradSchool has been offering graduate students around Australia and internationally, convenient access to a comprehensive range of online University of Newcastle postgraduate degree programs and courses. GradSchool is Australia's No.1 graduate school for online postgraduate coursework studies.

Our comprehensive range of online postgraduate courses – which represent every faculty in the University – offers you the freedom to study when and where you want, allowing you to achieve your personal goals and advance your professional career while juggling a busy lifestyle.

We realise your time is better spent studying than downloading and printing, so we provide you with all the essential course materials you’ll need in hardcopy form. Our course facilitators lead discussions in virtual classrooms, enabling all students to contribute whenever they are available.

The University of NewcastleRecent Highlights

-- A strongly positive report from the Australian Universities Quality Agency that recognised the University as a vibrant and well-managed institution with enthusiastic students and staff


-- Growing demand to study at the University with a record enrolment in 2008 of 30,340 students


-- Recognition for our academic staff with seven Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, three Quality Teaching Awards from the State of New South Wales, eight externally funded research fellowships and the appointment of an additional Laureate Professor


-- Continued research funding success with almost $25 million in new project funding from the Australian Research Council and National Health and Medical Research Council


-- Expanded work-based learning opportunities for our students, including sending 40 Bachelor of Communication students for work experience at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Paralympics


-- Greater collaboration and engagement with our communities through a wide range of public lectures, conferences and community-based projects particularly relating to Indigenous and environmental issues


-- Establishment of the University Committee on Environmental Sustainability and confirmation of the University as a leader in the Australian higher education sector in sustainable development

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Master of Applied Finance

Online & Campus Combined Full time May 2017 Australia Newcastle Sydney

The Master of Applied Finance focuses on developing a deeper knowledge and skills relating to the operation of financial markets, financial risk management and corporate treasury strategies. You will gain an understanding of derivative instruments, develop analytical skills for the evaluation of investment opportunities, and acquire knowledge of key institutions within the finance industry.This postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success. [+]

Pursuing a career in Finance can be a challenging yet rewarding career. A Master of Applied Finance from the University of Newcastle will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a leader in the global business environment. This program will provide graduates with superior financial knowledge opening up a range of career opportunities. The Master of Applied Finance program offered by the University of Newcastle is suitable for professionals looking to add a finance specialisation to their qualifications or employment experience. The program of study is focused on developing high-level analytical skills that are relevant across the finance sector, and can also be used to inform decision making across other areas of business. Master of Applied Finance students are armed with the technical knowledge and practical skills required to succeed in finance. The Master of Applied Finance is one of the few programs that recognises relevant professional experience and may result in credit being granted for up to four courses. This means you could reduce your study by up to a third! To learn more about what your professional experience can provide you with please visit the Professional Development tab. The University of Newcastle provides flexible study options. Courses are run in trimesters and students are provided with an opportunity to study at a pace which suits their personal and professional lives. Is it for you? Are you looking to establish or further your career in finance? In the competitive and fast paced world of finance, employers are looking for highly qualified candidates. Achieving a Master of Applied Finance will demonstrate your ability and dedication, and increase your employability for financial management positions. The Master of Applied Finance focuses on developing a deeper knowledge and skills relating to the operation of financial markets, financial risk management and corporate treasury strategies. You will acquire knowledge of key institutions within the finance industry, develop analytical skills for the evaluation of investment opportunities, and gain an understanding of derivative instruments.This postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success. The Master of Applied Finance has been strategically developed to build a conceptual understanding of key issues in finance, while providing students with the opportunity to develop practical skills by applying their knowledge to real-world problems. This program will improve your career potential, while providing you with the flexibility to study at a pace that suits the demands of your life. Upon graduation you will have a comprehensive understanding and ability to analyse financial data and operate in the world of finance - a key to business success in both the public and private sectors. Career Pathways The Master of Applied Finance is a thorough qualification that provides graduates with the fundamental understanding and practical skills to operate in the financial services sector. With your enhanced knowledge and capabilities, you will be able to produce high quality financial analysis; a commodity in demand in the current business environment. The theory and financial management skills you have acquired through the Master of Applied Finance will equip you with the ability to handle complex situations. This knowledge can increase your value as an employee and see you fast-track to senior positions, increase your salary potential and advance your career. The Master of Applied Finance is accredited by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and prepares graduates for a challenging but highly rewarding career in financial services and managerial finance. The program equips students with essential analytical skills and financial management expertise to pursue a career in financial planning, securities analysis, stock brokering, funds management, banking and foreign exchange management just to name a few. This knowledge and skills underpin roles including: Business Analyst Business Relationship Manager Finance Manager Financial Analyst Financial Planner Investment Banker Management Consultant Portfolio Analyst Stockbroker Admission Requirements There are two pathways into the Master of Applied Finance. Direct entry into the Masters Program (120 units) will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelors Degree in the discipline; or 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or At least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position. Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course prerequisites. Applicants with an Honours degree in the cognate area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning. The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or At least 5 years business experience. Students entering via this pathway will be required to: Complete the Graduate Certificate over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and Successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate. Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Aviation Management

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time May 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Aviation Management is a unique program that can be adapted to accommodate your specific areas of interest. This degree will give you a distinctive insight into contemporary issues in aviation by combining human factors and management skills for application to the demands of management in the aviation industry. This applied program will provide you with industry-relevant skills and knowledge that can open up further management career options within the aeronautical industry. [+]

In response to an identified need in the aviation industry the University of Newcastle has developed the Master of Aviation Management. Offered online, the program combines study of aviation human factors and management, and can be adapted to accommodate your specific areas of interest. The program is designed to develop your knowledge, skill and ability to adapt to the changing management practices within the aviation industry. Applicants are encouraged from all areas of the industry, especially if you currently work in flight crew, cabin crew, maintenance crew, ground crew, administration, military and government authorities. The competitive international aviation industry requires highly qualified aviation managers. The Master of Aviation Management will provide you with industry-relevant skills and knowledge that can open up further management career opportunities within the aeronautical industry, whether that be to transition between specialties or moving between commercial aviation organisations. 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 Master of Aviation Management at a time that suits you. Is it for you? Are you already working in the aviation industry and are interested in advancing your management skills to step into more challenging positions? The Master of Aviation Management offers an advanced program combining courses from the Master of Business Administration (MBA) with specialised aviation courses. This combination allows you to deepen and broaden your experience in aviation while you achieve an advanced postgraduate qualification. Throughout the Master of Aviation you will be provided with highly relevant knowledge and you will walk away with a qualification that can take your career to new heights. It will enable you to easily transition between specialities or to shift from one commercial aviation organisation to another. With your Master of Aviation Management you will acquire complimentary skills in business management and aviation to enhance or diversify your career opportunities in the aviation industry. Career Pathways The Master of Aviation Management at the University of Newcastle is an industry relevant program, designed to further your career in the aviation industry, with the potential to take on more senior management roles. As a graduate you can take your newly acquired skills and knowledge and transition from aviation operations or engineering into management, transfer your management experience to the aviation sector or redirect your existing degree into operational or strategic managerial positions. Further to this, you'll find this qualification eases the transition between specialties, for example in moving from the military to government or consultation activities, or moving between commercial aviation organisations. Specialisations The aviation industry requires expertly training aviation professionals with exceptional management and leadership skills. The University of Newcastle’s Master of Aviation Management offers a program which combines courses from the Master of Business Administration and aviation studies delivered via GradSchool’s flexible online learning platform. These management skills will prepare you with a distinctive insight into the contemporary issues in aviation and the critical thinking and analytical skills to approach these issues effectively. You will be required to study human factors in aviation systems where you will obtain an advanced understanding of: basic human factors principles effects of stress and fatigue implications of automation for human performance implications for aviation management. You will also study crew resource management where you will: be provided with the theoretical knowledge base to facilitate design and evaluation of crew resource management programs explore the scientific research in key concept areas, including communication, leadership, decision making and group situational awareness discover issues in crew resource management program development, implementation, evaluation and regulation. Further to this you will study four other aviation courses and six selected from lists of prescribed MBA courses. Depending on your preference, you can complete the Master of Aviation Management over three trimesters of full-time study or longer if preferred. Admission Requirements Students with an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a different discipline area to Aviation (also called a non-cognate area) who also have a minimum of two years demonstrable RPL in the aeronautical industry will study the 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time study. Students with an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in an Aviation discipline (also called a cognate area) who also have a minimum of one year demonstrable RPL in the aeronautical industry will study the 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time study. Students with an AQF Level 8 Bachelor degree in a different discipline area to Aviation who also have a minimum of one year demonstrable RPL in the aeronautical industry will study the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time study. Students with an AQF Level 8 Bachelor degree in an Aviation discipline, or a combination of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a non-cognate area and a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in an Aviation discipline will study the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time study. Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Aviation Management (Program Code 11234 or Program Code 12377) at the University of Newcastle will receive 40 units of credit upon admission to the Master degree program and study a further 80 units which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time study. Students must apply to the Program Convenor for recognition of relevant RPL. RPL applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Co-operatives Management and Organisation

Campus or Online Full time September 2017 Australia Newcastle Sydney

The Master of Co-operative Management and Organisation at the University of Newcastle has been designed to offer extended education to co-operatives professionals enhancing career opportunities in this field. [+]

The Master of Co-operative Management and Organisation at the University of Newcastle has been designed to offer extended education to co-operatives professionals enhancing career opportunities in this field. The program will teach you fundamental management skills and knowledge from traditional disciplines as well as how such skill and knowledge can be adapted to suit co-operative, mutual, club and registered association business models. You will graduate from this program with a comprehensive understanding of the history and roles of co-operative type organisations and sector specific management issues. Is it for you? Are you looking for a unique and targeted business education that will expand your professional expertise and career prospects? The Master of Co-operative Management and Organisation give you a comprehensive understanding of management within the context of a co-operative business model. This program will provide fundamental skills allowing you to manage profits to benefit members of co-operatives, mutual societies, clubs and registered associations. You will gain a vital understand of both profit and non-for-profit organisations and develop the necessary skillset to manage and lead in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Career Pathways You will graduate with the ability to critically analyse various co-operative constructs and their applicability in a rapidly evolving, global economy. The program incorporates practical components designed to provide you with the skills, information and capabilities to be a visionary leader within the co-operative movement. Graduates will be equipped to work at an advanced level in cooperatives, credit unions, mutual societies, clubs and registered associations. You will be differentiated by your ability to critically analyse and implement a co-operative framework and have deep knowledge of the altruistic principles, social innovation and social entrepreneurship skills that are paramount within co-operatives. The theoretical knowledge and practical experience you acquire through the Master Co-operative Management and Organisation will equip you for diverse real-word situations. This knowledge will increase your value in the workplace and help you to fast-track your career. Admission Requirements There are two pathways into the Master of Co-operatives Management and Organisation. Direct entry into the Masters program (120 units) will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelor Degree in a related field such as economics, business, accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, management; or 3 year Bachelor Degree not in a related field + 1 year relevant economics or business experience; or At least 7 years of appropriate business experience. Students entering via the Master’s pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, as long as it is consistent with assumed knowledge requirements and course requisites. Applicants with an Honours degree in the discipline area or equivalent qualification with at least an AQF Level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning before enrolling in the Master of Co-operatives Management and Organisation degree program. The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelor’s Degree not in a related field; or 3 year Diploma in a related field such as economics, business, accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, management; or 3 year Diploma not in a related field + 1 year relevant economics or business experience; or 2 year Diploma in a related field as above + 2 years relevant economics or business experience; or 2 year Diploma not in a related field + 3 years relevant economics or business experience; or At least 5 years appropriate business experience. Students entering via the Graduate Certificate pathway will be required to: Complete the Graduate Certificate in Co-operatives Management and Organisation over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and Successfully complete a “Business Academic Skills Program” (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate. The relevant co-operatives or business experience (RPL) will be assessed through the Faculty’s approved process. See the Professional Credit tab at the top of the page for more details. 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Digital Media

Campus or Online Full time Part time May 2017 Australia Newcastle

What sets this program apart is the opportunity to study across both the technical and design aspects of Digital Media. With the opportunity to explore, develop and learn multiple skills, the innovative teaching and unique approach means you’ll be able to critically analyse digital media design. Drawing on the creative approach that you learn, you’ll have the knowledge and flexibility to apply your study to technologies or programs used across various work environments. [+]

More and more, society is experiencing the continued advancement of technology, permeating our environments and affecting how we interact with the world. As society relies on and expects ongoing advancement, the demand for technical experts continues to grow. The Master of Digital Media has been designed to develop the digital media skills and knowledge of professionals in almost any field, providing a stepping stone to a new career or to enhance your current one. You will explore this field through a range of progressive subjects including digital video, computer games design, internet communications, software engineering and much more. You will learn the latest techniques and information in digital design and production. It will enhance your knowledge and encourage and embrace your creativity, whist providing you with the practical skills to translate ideas to reality. At the completion of your studies you will be able to offer more in your current role or seek new positions in the areas of website design, animation, digital post-production, digital visual effects production and post-production supervision. 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 Master of Digital Media at a time that suits you. Is it for you? Would you like to understand and have the ability to develop new and innovative digital media technology? This program has been designed to educate any graduate in developing their digital media skills and knowledge as well as providing a comprehensive portfolio of work in your chosen speciality. The University of Newcastle’s Masters in Digital Media will see you explore courses such as design, project planning and management, 3D modelling animation, digital video, narrative and interactive design. Requiring the successful completion of 80 to 160 units depending on your entry level qualifications, this program is suited to people who are not only looking to build their skills in digital media production but deepen their understanding of the production and distribution of effective and innovative content in the digital space. The University of Newcastle is the only University to provide this degree entirely online, offering you complete flexibility. Career Pathways Digital media is a rapidly changing environment, continuously evolving to meet increasing expectations of continual improvement and enhancement. The ever evolving existing and emerging technologies shape the way we communicate. The Master of Digital Media will introduce you to new areas of digital media or will help to expand your existing knowledge, giving you an advantage in this competitive job market, enabling you to pursue careers in website design animation digital post production digital visual effects production post-production supervision. Specialisations The University of Newcastle has worked to develop a contemporary and unique program that is highly regarded both nationally and internationally. Geared around the theoretical and practical application of the technical and design aspects of digital media, the Master of Digital Media will provide you with expertise using the most current software tools to enhance your learning experience. You will develop and learn new skills, sharpen your ability to critically analyse digital media design and engage in modern teaching techniques with the end goal of being able to apply your newly acquired knowledge across a range of work environments. With the ability to tailor your program to suit your individual interests, you can undertake courses in: eCulture and audiences internet communications marketing management and planning customer decision making and behaviour computer games production music and the internet introduction to software engineering. Throughout your studies you will develop a comprehensive portfolio or show-reel of your works. This means you will finish your postgraduate studies with an impressive snapshot of works which can be used to promote yourself and your newly developed skills and qualifications. Admission Requirements Admission to the Master of Digital Media (Program Code 12388) will be based on student’s academic qualifications as follows: Students will have an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a discipline not related to Digital Media and also have a minimum of two (2) years demonstrable RPL in a Digital Media related area: students will study the 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time study, or; Students will have an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in Digital Media or related discipline: students will study the 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time study, or; Students will have an AQF Level 8 Bachelor degree in a discipline different to Digital Media: students will study the 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time study, or; Students will have an AQF Level 8 Bachelor degree in Digital Media or related discipline: students will study the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time study. Students must apply to the Program Convenor for recognition of relevant RPL. RPL applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction

Campus or Online Full time Part time May 2017 Australia Newcastle

The program will involve presenters who are current practitioners in the industry as well as presenters from the University. The program will provide a case based approach to the study of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction. The focus of the program is case based drawing on the expertise and experiences of current practitioners. [+]

In recent years, an increase in natural and human created disasters have adversely impacted the local communities and nations as a whole. Some disasters have international impacts requiring international intervention. Constructing a disaster resilient system involves interventions in the preparedness, emergency response and redevelopment phases of the disaster management cycle. Effective management of disasters involves numerous stakeholders including governments (local, state and federal), non-governmental organisations (not for profit and for profit) and communities (local, national and international) working together. This program applies recognised disaster management practices, providing graduates with the unique ability to work on approaches to building disaster resilience in context specific situations. The professional application of disaster management skills and techniques for preparing and responding to post disaster situations will develop graduates who are a valuable resource for local government bodies, non-governmental organisations, and national and international organisations/business involved or seeking to be involved in disaster management. Throughout this program you will develop unique and specialised strategic and operational disaster management skills that can be applied in the event of a disaster. As one of the only universities to offer this disaster management degree accommodating multiple discipline backgrounds, the University of Newcastle educates graduates to be immediately valuable to multiple disaster management stakeholder groups. 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 Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction at a time that suits you. Is it for you? Hazards, natural or man-made, can create disaster events that leave communities in distress. Preparing for disasters require multiple stakeholder engagement and effective management of the goals. The pressure to urgently address complex and difficult disaster management decisions can result in reactive policies that may increase long-term risks and vulnerability of affected populations. Regardless of cause or blame, rebuilding the communities and infrastructure promptly and strategically with appropriately devised short-term and long term planning is paramount. Disaster preparedness and reconstruction involves primarily disaster risk reduction and building a resilient system, from a technical, economic, socio cultural and policy perspectives. Therefore, the management of situations resulting from disasters requires diverse knowledge, skills and approaches but it will essentially draw on fundamental theories and practices form multiple disciplines. In the Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction you will learn the theory and practice of disaster management, from both disaster preparedness and post disaster reconstruction perspectives. This program, created by experienced professionals, will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to engage in the appropriate disaster management practices accommodating short and long term considerations aimed at building a resilient system. You will engage in practice and form the policies based on informed situational/critical analysis. If you would gain satisfaction from playing a key role in protecting and rebuilding communities from and after traumatic disasters, then the Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction could be for you. Career Pathways The current trend in disaster events and created a significant domestic and international interest in the disaster management trained professionals. This program specifically address the niche and relatively new market encompassing professionals in government, for profit and not for profit sectors, who engage in or planning to engage in disaster management without a formal qualification in disaster management. With a Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction you will have unique and specialised disaster management skills to be applied in the disaster management process. As one of the only universities to offer this disaster management degree accommodating multiple discipline backgrounds, the University of Newcastle educates graduates to be immediately valuable to multiple disaster management stakeholder groups including: State, federal and local government non-governmental organisations (NGOs); and private contracting organisations. As a newly developed program, the University of Newcastle will be seeking endorsement by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors in 2016. With this accreditation graduates will have an industry recognised qualification, supporting the relevance of the program’s content. Specialisations The Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction is distinctive in its purpose and content. The key focus of your learning will be disaster preparedness (i.e disaster risk mitigation) and post disaster redevelopment. You will explore and understand the conceptual approaches and operational processes in the context of building disaster resilience. Advancing on the fundamental principles of disaster management, the program will develop necessary skills and knowledge for you to engage in diverse disaster situations. The course is comprised of six core courses and one elective (direct entry into the Masters): Post-disaster Project Management Disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Re-development Professional Practice for Disaster Management Economics of and for Disaster Management Social and Policy Considerations for Disaster Management and Disaster Management Research Project (on a topic of your choice to support your career goals). You need to choose one electives from an comprehensive list of directed courses that focus on construction project management, business management, environmental management and social change and capacity building. Throughout the program you will learn to critically analyse and apply relevant theories and practices to multiple disaster management scenarios. Managing disaster requires a certain level of sensitivity that is unique to the circumstances. The sense of social responsibility and ethical decision-making is critical in disaster management. Admission Requirements AQF Level 8 ‘Cognate’ entry into this program is possible through the following ‘Cognate’ qualifications: Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, and Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction with 5 years’ experience. AQF Level 7 ‘Cognate’ entry into the program is possible through the following ‘Cognate’ qualifications: Bachelor Degree with 5 years’ experience, Bachelor Degree with NO experience AQF Level 8 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry into this program is possible through following ‘Non-Cognate’ qualifications: Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate with 5 years’ experience Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate with NO experience AQF Level 7 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry into the program is possible through the following ‘Non-Cognate’ qualifications: Bachelor Degree with 5 years’ experience Bachelor Degree with NO experience ‘Cognate’for the purposes of admission are considered to be in the following areas: Social services/Humanitarian Medial/Nursing Land Economics / Real Estate / Property / Valuation Architecture / Building / Construction Management Surveying / Quantity Surveying Engineering in Civil / Structural / Mechanical / Electrical/Computer Natural Environment Town Planning / Urban Planning Commerce / Economics / Finance Business / Marketing / Technology Management/Government Administration Emergency management services (fire, ambulance, security, civil-military etc.) Law AQF ‘Non-Cognate’ areas are those that fall outside the above list. Relevant work experience will be assessed from the information provided below: Applicant statement outlining the relevant work experience that applies to the program learning outcomes of the program. Applicants must demonstrate experience against all learning outcomes. Evidence of employment and experience including start and end dates from employer(s): Offer of employment letter; Certificate of experience/employment Detailed resume/CV setting out work experience Interview (where necessary) 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Educational Studies

Campus or Online Full time Part time July 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Educational Studies from the University of Newcastle is focused on combining both theory and practice to help you apply your knowledge in modern educational environments. Within this advanced program you will develop an advanced understanding of the broader issues which affect the learning environment. [+]

Are you interested or involved in learning and education with a desire to continue your professional development? Or are you looking to specialise your teaching skills in a key area such as personalised learning or information and communications technology (ICT) and digital learning? The Master of Educational Studies from the University of Newcastle is focused on combining both theory and practice to help you apply your knowledge in modern educational environments. Within this advanced program you will develop an advanced understanding of the broader issues which affect the learning environment. Specialisations within the program include: General specialisation Educational Research Specialisation Engineering Education Specialisation ICT and Digital Learning Specialisation International Comparative and Curriculum Studies Specialisation Mathematics Education Specialisation Pedagogy Specialisation TESOL/L2 Specialisation Whichever path you choose, this comprehensive program offers you the opportunity to broaden your career opportunities in the education profession. Choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your needs as well as at one of our many locations including our Callaghan campus or study 100% online. Is it for you? If you are a professional educator, interested in developing your skills and career opportunities in the field, the Master of Educational Studies could be the program for you. Supported by flexible learning and the ability to tailor the program to suit you individual requirements, the Master of Educational Studies at the University of Newcastle offered a convenient and highly regarded education, providing you with an optimal educational experience. Depending on your area of interest, you will be able to choose from the specialisations offered by the University. Some of these specialisations include: General Specialisation Educational Research Specialisation Engineering Education Specialisation ICT and Digital Learning Specialisation International Comparative and Curriculum Studies Specialisation Mathematics Education Specialisation Pedagogy Specialisation TESOL/L2 Specialisation Career Pathways Developed for educators, educational administrators, managers, policy makers and others interested or involved in learning and education, the Master of Educational Studies has been designed to provide a platform to enhance and specialise your career opportunities and professional needs. The University of Newcastle’s reputable postgraduate program will prepare you for senior roles in public or private schools, or even take you out of the classroom and into consultancy or advisory positions. Admission Requirements Bachelor Degree in education/teaching plus 2 years experience OR Bachelor Honours Degree in education/teaching OR Graduate Certificate in education/teaching OR Diploma in education/teaching with a minimum of 10 years teaching experience 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability

Online Part time July 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability equips professionals with the capability to constructively engage with the complete environmental concerns that confront contemporary societies. The emphasis of this degree is the integration of theory and practice with an interdisciplinary grounding in sustainability, environmental management, impact assessment and policy. [+]

The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability equips professionals with the capability to constructively engage with the complete environmental concerns that confront contemporary societies. The emphasis of this degree is the integration of theory and practice with an interdisciplinary grounding in sustainability, environmental management, impact assessment and policy. You will develop specialist knowledge regarding issues of global consequence including sustainability and ecosystem health, water management, environmental legislation and planning, environmental impact assessment, social change and development, climate change policy and conservation biology. By developing an advanced understanding of the key approaches in environmental management and decision making, you’ll expand your critical appreciation of sustainability, ethics, governance and cultural difference in relation to environmental practice and management. With the flexibility to study your areas of interest, the program has been developed to prepare you with a solid understanding of environmental management and sustainability with focus on practical application of theoretical concepts. With a number of emerging industries on the radar, including climate change, sustainable energy, infrastructure, water management and land use, demand for qualified and experienced environmental professionals is expected to grow by 40%. At the completion of your master studies, you will be able to apply your high-level practical and theoretical knowledge across a variety of fields, including research, consultancy, advocacy and private practice. 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 Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability at a time that suits you. Is it for you? Are you looking to expand your knowledge and enhance your career opportunities managing the increasingly complex environmental issues that concern today’s society? With sustainability as one of the key drivers of current economic policy, understanding how sound environmental practices intersect with business, government and the community is essential for the successful environmental management professional. Developing sophisticated frameworks for environmental management and balancing the needs of both business and environmental best practice can be challenging. The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability from the University of Newcastle will provide you with the skills and knowledge to effectively and professionally approach these challenges. The program is geared towards individuals with undergraduate qualifications (or majors) in the following areas: Conservation studies Environmental rehabilitation studies Forestry Geography (human and physical) Marine Resource and environmental management Policy studies Social ecology Environment studies Urban and regional planning By pursuing a career in this field, you will apply your passion for the environment and the practical skills and knowledge acquired during your studies to prepare proposals, design and implement environmental studies and monitoring programs; prepare environmental management plans and approvals; engage business development and team management; conduct field investigations and monitoring programs; develop policies and provide consultation. Career Pathways The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability provides you with a unique combination of advanced skills that are useful for enhancing access to promotion, building a new set of saleable techniques, or for changing career paths. The growing importance of business management skills at all levels of employment will continue to make this degree attractive whether you are working for non-governmental organisations, government, or the private sector. Specialisations The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability at the University of Newcastle blends core units, directed courses and electives that will provide you with fundamental concepts and focused training in the specialisation areas of natural systems management or sustainability. Throughout the program, you will learn about contemporary environmental issues while developing a sound understanding of the key approaches to environmental management and decision-making from practical and theoretical perspectives. You will also expand your critical appreciation of sustainability, ethics, governance and cultural difference in relation to environmental practice and management. You will develop a high-level understanding of environmental issues and social context by examining issues including industrial, domestic and rural environmental technologies and their impact. You will also gain an understanding of indigenous environmental issues, environmental problems in developing countries and their social roots and radical social change proposals for dealing with environmental issues. Admission Requirements Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a different discipline area (also called non-cognate discipline) to Environmental Science and Management are eligible to undertake the 160 unit program which can be completed in 2 years full time or 4 years part time. Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a non-cognate discipline who also hold a minimum of two years demonstrable Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) in an area related to Environmental Science and Management (also called cognate discipline) will study between 120 and 160 units. These students must apply to the Program Convenor or Head of School for advanced standing in the Masters, in recognition of relevant RPL. These applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in an Environmental Science and Management discipline (or cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time. Students with a four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in a non-cognate discipline or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) also in a non-cognate discipline are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time. Students with a four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in an Environmental Science and Management discipline (cognate discipline) or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline and a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in an Environmental Science and Management discipline (cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Family Studies

Campus or Online Full time January 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Family Studies draws on the research and practice expertise of the University’s internationally renowned Family Action Centre, Discipline of Family Studies, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine. As a Centre engaged in the provision of family programs, research and policy advocacy, the Family Action Centre is well positioned to provide theoretical and practical education that will equip graduates for leading roles in family work positions or for the application of Family Studies in other professional roles in fields where understandings of families are important. [+]

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Family Studies is a newly developed program designed for students looking to advance their career opportunities in family study fields. The program has been designed to enhance your theoretical and practical knowledge in core areas including family studies and cultural diversity, equipping you with the necessary expertise to pursue leading roles in family work based positions. The Master of Family Studies can be either structured as a general program or with a specialisation in one of the following areas: Intensive Family Practice International Family Studies Working with Men and Fathers As a graduate, you will be qualified to effectively support families in areas such as intensive family support and counselling, working with men and fathers, disability and drug and alcohol abuse. Skilled and highly educated workers in these areas of expertise are essential. The Master of Family Studies will prepare you with these skills, ensuring you are equipped to deal with the complex issues that arise in varied cultural, social and political contexts. Our advanced online and blended delivery learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. Is it for you? Are you looking for a career that enables you to make a real difference in people’s lives? Do you have a bachelor degree in a related field? The Master of Family Studies could be the advanced program that gives your career the meaning you’ve been seeking. You may be looking to this program for a career change or to enhance your career potential in family studies. Either way the Master of Family Studies will provide you with an advanced educational foundation, preparing you with the required knowledge and skills to succeed in your chosen setting. Throughout the program you will be provided with opportunities to apply your acquired learnings in a practical setting to better prepare you for professional roles in family service management, family program coordination or research and policy development in government, non-government, community and corporate sectors, just to name a few. The expertise of academics within the course will provide you with invaluable guidance and advice, contributing significantly to your learning and development. You will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the University of Newcastle’s national and international partnerships and accessibility to the Family Action Centre. You will have access to professionals that are actively engaged in the provision of family programs, research and policy advocacy helping you to gain a true understanding of possible career paths. Career Pathways Using your interdisciplinary knowledge acquired from the University of Newcastle’s Master of Family Studies, you will be able to focus on preventing as well as remediating problems whilst maintaining a commitment to improving overall quality of family life. You will promote improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but by also seeking to improve accessibility, accountability and coordination among professionals and agencies. Your advanced skills and knowledge will increase your employment potential in the social and human services in universities, schools, non-profit organisations, hospitals, home health and long-term care agencies and in government. You will be able to leverage your career by taking on roles including: family service manager family program coordinator research and policy officer international development worker specialising in family policy or programs family and relationship services practitioner specialist family work roles in nursing, allied health, youth work, drug and alcohol, mental health, early childhood, education, law. With your internationally recognised Master of Family Studies under your belt, you will be able to pursue a career that enables you to make a real difference in people’s lives no matter where you are in the world. Specialisations The Master of Family Studies is a newly developed program designed to enhance your theoretical and practical knowledge in core areas including family studies and cultural diversity, equipping you with the necessary expertise to pursue leading roles in family work based positions. The program has been designed to offer maximum flexibility, depending on your career objectives. You can choose to complete the general Master of Family Studies program (80 or 120 units) or take on a specialisation from the following professional areas: Intensive Family Practice International Family Studies Working with Men and Fathers Note: Students completing the Intensive Family Practice Specialisation must attend compulsory workshops at Newcastle. Please review the timetable information for specific courses (subjects). The flexibility of its structure and diversity of its offerings makes this program unique. You will have control over what you study to best achieve your career goals. There are core and compulsory courses in each specialisation in the program. In addition, the general Master of Family Studies allows you to select courses from a prescribed list of directed courses enabling you to tailor your program and best align with preferred disciplines including ageing, disability services, drug and alcohol studies, children and families or working with men and fathers. If you prefer to specialise your qualification in one of the three areas identified above you will also be offered flexibility in selecting courses from a prescribed list of directed courses. The program also offers valuable practical components, providing you with opportunities to apply your learned theories and practices, further developing your advanced skills and expertise and better preparing you for real world settings through intensive face to face workshops held in Newcastle. Admission Requirements Minimum of a three year degree in any area related to Family Studies or extended by a related postgraduate qualification. Applicants with a four year undergraduate degree in a related filed or with other postgraduate qualifications or related experience, as demonstrated by a CV and statement of service, are welcome to seek credit in the Master degree. 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Human Resource Management

Campus or Online Full time Part time May 2017 Australia Newcastle

A Master of Human Resource Management through the University of Newcastle offers a strategically developed program that will challenge your approach to human resource management, enhance your ability to think and act analytically as well as master your strategic capabilities. [+]

A Master of Human Resource Management (HRM) degree from the University of Newcastle develops in graduates the knowledge and practical skills to become an effective, ethical and successful practitioner in human resource management (HRM) and/or employment relations (ER), working in business, government, consulting or community sector organisations. The Master of Human Resource Management can be studied face-to-face at the Newcastle City Precinct, online or a combination of the two. This allows you to achieve a postgraduate qualification whilst balancing your professional and personal commitments through study designed for life. MHRM students at Newcastle are highly diverse in life and work experience, and come from many countries. We value and draw upon this diversity to make it a genuine source of learning for you, whether you are studying in the classroom or on-line. We expect the highest standards from our students. If you would like to undertake a rigorous but practical program that builds your skills and well as your knowledge, and challenges you to do your best, this Program is for you. The Master of Human Resource Management is one of the few programs that recognises relevant professional experience and may result in credit being granted for up to four courses. This means you could reduce your study by up to a third! Is it for you? The Master of HRM program at the University of Newcastle carefully balances theory and practice. HRM and ER professionals work in roles as advisors to and advocates for, as well as managers of, people. In these roles, they are frequently required to find a solution to organisational challenges in the face of plural, often conflicting, interests and strongly held views. HRM and ER professionals must be able to put a strong and reasoned argument for a particular way forward, based on a deep understanding of relevant theory as well as a practical understanding of the problem and its context. In many ways, this will be their most critical role at work. The approach you will take to learning in this program builds mastery in this role, developing your confidence and competence and preparing you well for a career in HRM. A Master of Human Resource Management through the University of Newcastle is designed to meet the diverse needs of students through: a research-led curriculum, taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers, supported by the Professor of Employment Studies strong engagement with the profession, driven by an active Industry Advisory Committee comprising representatives from business, unions, the public sector and government; use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and other active learning techniques to build collaborative, research, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and developing students’ confidence and competence; practical, ‘real-world’ exercises and assessments, drawn from a range of sectors, industries and countries, to better prepare graduates for their future workplaces; and on-line, blending learning and intensively taught course formats to optimise flexibility for students. Surveys seeking student and graduate feedback on post-graduate programs have found that overall student satisfaction with the on-campus MHRM Program was 95% in 2011, and 92% in 2013. Staff members teaching in the MHRM program have received National, University and Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards, and use their strong relationships with government and industry to organise ‘real-world’ assessments, guest lectures, sites visits and research projects. Career Pathways The Master of Human Resource Management program is comprehensive, contemporary and practical. It will develop your professional expertise in the processes and application of human resource management and employment relations. The program will provide you with depth of knowledge in the field and simultaneously build your skills in addressing workplace challenges, and developing and managing people. Once having completed the Master of Human Resource Management at the University of Newcastle, you will be differentiated by your practical approach and problem-solving ability. You will be able to apply relevant, rigorous HRM and ER theory to a variety of contexts; and develop and implement evidence-based strategies to address individual, group and organisational challenges. You will be confident in your ability to know and apply the ‘rules’ of HRM and ER, and be able to deal with conflict constructively. You will be able to make a genuinely strategic contribution to the success of any organisation in which you work. If you are looking to enter a management role, the Master of Human Resource Management program will give you the edge you need. Our graduates have gone on to work successfully in local, national and multinational organisations; in Australia, China, the Philippines, Botswana, Saudi Arabia, Germany and elsewhere; as HR or ER managers, consultants, policy-makers, and employee or employee representatives; and in sectors including mining, local and national government, banking/insurance, professional services, education, and manufacturing. If you have not worked in HRM or ER before, this degree will provide a springboard for appointment to roles such as: Human Resources Officer or Adviser Union official or Employer Organisation Advisor Change Management Consultant Graduate Recruitment Consultant Human Resources Manager If you have more prior work experience, especially in HRM or ER roles, this degree will prepare you to lead others in a position such as: Human Resources Manager for large organisation Organisation Development or Effectiveness Manager Employment Relations (ER) or Industrial Relations Manager Senior Consultant in an HR-related business Human Resources Director Senior Union official or Senior Employer Organisation Advisor Policy Advisor to government. Admission Requirements There are two pathways into the Master of Human Resource Management. Direct entry into the Masters Program (120 units) will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelors Degree in the discipline; or 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or At least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position. Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course prerequisites. Applicants with an Honours degree in the cognate area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning. The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or At least 5 years business experience. Students entering via this pathway will be required to: Complete the Graduate Certificate over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and Successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate. Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Information Technolgy

Campus or Online Full time Part time May 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Information Technology is designed to develop and expand existing skills and knowledge in the technical aspects of IT. With hands on practical work in purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities, this is a chance to test yourself on real world technology projects, exploring and developing multiple skills in a range of IT fundamentals. [+]

With abundant employment opportunities in the field of information technology and the growing integration of IT with other disciplines, the Master of Information Technology at the University of Newcastle offers exciting and diverse career opportunities and challenges. This degree covers both the IT and business fields to meet the professional needs of industry. Differential level of entry is available based on the previous experience of individual students. As well as providing foundation IT skills for entrants with limited IT experience, the program provides opportunities for experienced IT professionals to enhance and apply their skills within emerging technology driven growth areas including: IT (Design, Cloud Computing, Games Design Project Management and Business Intelligence); Communications (Digital Video, eCultures, Narrative and Interactive Design) and Business (Marketing, Globalisation, Entrepeneurship and Innovation, the Digital Economy and Business Analysis). The Master of Information Technology at Newcastle also provides opportunities for students to study research methods and develop advanced research and analytical skills that are essential to organisations adopting new technologies or processes. With the flexibility to select courses which appeal to your area of speciality, the program can be completed in one and a half years full time. Of course for those who prefer part-time and on-line learning options are also available. 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 Master of Information Technology at a time that suits you. Is it for you? The Master of Information Technology has been designed to provide a foundation in IT, expand your skills and knowledge in emerging and advanced IT areas and provide a foundation for research skills. The program, featuring differential levels of entry and courses from a wide range of areas is easily tailorable to meet the specific needs of individual students. Are you are a graduate from an IT related course looking to upgrade your skills, currently working in the IT industry but have no formal qualifications, or even if your qualifications are in a different discipline and you would like pursue a career in information technology (IT)? If any of these descriptions sounds like you, then the Master of Information Technology at the University of Newcastle program could be for you. With the program delivered online or on campus in the University’s state-of-the-art facilities, you will be provided the opportunity to apply your knowledge and new-found skills practically. This experience will have you walking away with advanced technical skills and knowledge that will help to leverage your career in its desired direction. Career Pathways With the flexibility to tailor your Master of Information Technology to best suit your career development needs, you will be able to hit the ground running with your newly attained specialist expertise. Upon graduation, you will be capable of approaching complex problems with a level head, able to manage IT projects effectively and professionally, and have the technical expertise required to take on positions in electronic commerce, information systems, games development, technology management, health informatics or business systems. Your career opportunities are quite diverse with possible career paths as a: Business Analyst Database Analyst Project Manager System Manager Systems Analyst Web Developer Specialisations The Master of Information Technology will have you study Internet communications, strategic business systems, database management, systems analysis and information systems implementation. This program has been developed to offer a solid foundation in a breadth of traditional IT technical areas and, depending on your career goals, specialist training in emerging areas of IT and the integrated disciplines of Business and Communication. Depending on your career goals, you can tailor your qualification by selecting seven of the following courses: 3D Modelling Animation and Rendering Big Data Business Intelligence for the Enterprise Computer Games Design Computer Games Production Database Management 2 Digital Marketing Digital Video Distribution Computing Technologies eCulture and Audiences Entrepreneurship and Innovation Foundations of Business Analysis Globalisation Marketing Management and Planning Narrative and Interactive Design The Digital Economy Usability and Interaction Design To round out your study, you will also select from a range of professional studies, such as engineering project management and project planning and management. Admission Requirements Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a different discipline area (also called non-cognate discipline) to Information Technology are eligible to undertake the 160 unit program which can be completed in 2 years full time or 4 years part time. Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in a non-cognate discipline who also hold a minimum of two years demonstrable Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) in an area related to Information Technology (also called cognate discipline) will study between 120 and 160 units. These students must apply to the Program Convenor or Head of School for advanced standing in the Masters, in recognition of relevant RPL. These applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students with a three year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in an Information Technology discipline (or cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time. Students with a four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in a non-cognate discipline or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) also in a non-cognate discipline are eligible to undertake a 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time. Students with a four year Bachelor degree (AQF Level 8) in an Information Technology discipline (cognate discipline) or a combination of a three year Bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline and a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in an Information Technology discipline (cognate discipline) are eligible to undertake the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of International Business

Campus Full time May 2017 Australia Newcastle Mexico several campuses + 1 more

A Master of International Business through the University of Newcastle offers a strategically developed program that will enrich your approach to international leadership, enhance your ability to think and act analytically as well as master strategic capabilities. You will be a communicator, with the skills to operate effectively in the international business community, with cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness. [+]

The context of the business environment is becoming increasingly global. To reflect this organisations are looking for people with an international perspective to their qualifications. A Master of International Business will provide graduates with superior knowledge and skills to operate in the global business environment. The international business environment changes constantly, as such the study of international business is a dynamic and evolving field. This program will provide you with a global mindset to apply to business management and practice. The Master of International Business is one of the few programs that recognises relevant professional experience and may result in credit being granted for up to four courses. This means you could reduce your study by up to a third! Is it for you? Are you looking to enhance your understanding of International Business to further or facilitate a change in your career? The ever increasing integration and interdependence between countries means increasingly business require international expertise. Achieving a Master of International Business will position you to take advantage of this as well as demonstrate your ability and dedication, and increase your employability in professional management positions across many areas of business. The Master of International Business focuses on developing skills and understanding required to be a successful manager for organisations with an international focus by enriching student’s knowledge on various areas of a global business including international strategy, marketing across countries, international human resources management and cross cultural negotiation. This postgraduate qualification can be a key to your future career success. Upon graduation you will have a comprehensive understanding and ability to operate in the global business environment. Career Pathways All business is international. Graduates of the Master of International Business understand the complex dynamics of multinational firms and the global economic environment in which they operate. Our students will be able to conduct strategic analysis of business opportunities in an international context. Graduates will also be able to comprehend how national and international economic, political, legal and commercial organisations and institutions impact upon multinational and domestic enterprises. The relevant knowledge and skills underlie many senior roles including but not limited to: Business Analyst/Consultant Management Consultant International Manager Business Relationship Manager General Manager Business Development Manager The University of Newcastle’s approach to the study of international business ensures that you can aspire to careers in wide variety of organisations including multinational firms, domestic firms, non-government and not-for-profit organisations, educational institutes and international bodies, such as the World Bank and UN. Admission Requirements There are two pathways into the Master of International Business. Direct entry into the Masters Program (120 units) will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelors Degree in the discipline; or 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or At least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position. Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course prerequisites. Applicants with an Honours degree in the cognate area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning. The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or At least 5 years business experience. Students entering via this pathway will be required to: Complete the Graduate Certificate over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and Successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate. Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Leadership and Management in Education

Campus or Online Full time July 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Leadership and Management in Education offers you the opportunity to join a community of leaders using world-class research to improve the lives and learning of all children. You will advance your skills as a leader including development and management of people, strategy and policy. [+]

The Master of Leadership and Management in Education offers you the opportunity to join a community of leaders using world-class research to improve the lives and learning of all children. You will advance your skills as a leader including development and management of people, strategy and policy. Learning from world-class researchers and exemplary practitioners, you will develop knowledge and relevant skills in areas such as instructional leadership, educational change, strategic management and policy. An authentic learning experience, you will apply your coursework to your own work, whether that be in school or higher education leadership, TAFE leadership, or another learning organisation. The Master of Leadership and Management in Education fits into your life and can be completed entirely online. The program will develop your skills and knowledge at an advanced level to expand your career opportunities as a leader and manager in education. Choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your needs as well as either face-to-face at the Newcastle Callaghan Campus or completly online. Is it for you? Are you an educational manager, leader or teacher looking to take your career to new horizons as a leader or manager in an educational setting? The Master of Leadership and Management in Education at the University of Newcastle has been the postgraduate program of choice. The flexible nature of the program, being offered online, enables people to study anywhere, anytime, encouraging its international popularity and success. Developed and is taught by experienced practitioners and active researchers in the field of educational management, the Master of Leadership and Management in Education from the University of Newcastle will teach you about the theory and practices of the leadership, management and administration in educational institutions. The program provides specific expertise in research-based and data driven decision making, an international perspective, and a commitment to providing leadership that meets the global imperative to understand and provide educational equity. As a graduate you will be empowered to improve the practices within your own educational setting. This acquired knowledge will prepare you to successfully take on leadership roles upon graduation or if you desire, gain admission to doctoral study. Career Pathways Upon completion of The University of Newcastle’s Master of Leadership and Management in Education, you will graduate with advanced skills, knowledge and practical experience to best prepare you to successfully further your career in the educational field. Depending on your experience and career goals, you may find opportunities in the education system such as: head or leading teacher assistant or deputy principal school principal educational administrators curriculum leaders. Admission Requirements The Master of Leadership and Management in Education is an 80 unit postgraduate qualification. Discipline areas include: degree level teaching and education qualifications. All applicants must possess a minimum of 2 years experience as a teacher, educational manager or comparable experience AND Bachelor Degree in education/teaching OR Graduate Certificate in education/teaching OR Diploma in education/teaching with a minimum of 10 years teaching 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Marketing

Campus or Online Full time Part time May 2017 Australia Newcastle Sydney + 1 more

A Master of Marketing through the University of Newcastle offers a strategically developed program that will challenge your approach to marketing, enhance your ability to think and act analytically as well as master your strategic capabilities. [+]

Marketing is a dynamic, challenging and fast paced business function focused on the customer. Marketing professionals must be prepared to apply analytical and problem solving skills to make informed marketing decisions in order to address complex business situations. A Master of Marketing from the University of Newcastle equips graduates with marketing knowledge and skills to plan and execute marketing strategies and tactics for organisations in the not-for-profit, government and private sectors. A Master of Marketing through the University of Newcastle is for professionals aiming to further expand their knowledge in marketing or for people looking to change career into the marketing profession. Marketing is a dynamic field with organisations of all types becoming increasingly market-oriented requiring marketing-qualified professionals , the University of Newcastle’s Master of Marketing program will keep you at the cutting edge of the industry. The Master of Marketing is one of the few programs that recognises relevant professional experience and may result in credit being granted for up to four courses. This means you could reduce your study by up to a third! To learn more about what your professional experience can provide you with, please visit the Professional Development tab. The Master of Marketing can be studied face-to-face at the Newcastle City Precinct, online or a combination of the two. This allows you to achieve a post grad qualification whilst balancing your professional and personal commitments, through study designed for life. Explore this page and find out if the Master of Marketing is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you. Is it for you? Are you searching for a qualification that will enhance your knowledge and capability as a marketer? Due to the dynamic and competitive nature of today’s industry, it is important to be highly skilled in order to be an effective marketer but also for constant professional growth and to improve career opportunities and promotions prospects. The Master of Marketing focuses on developing greater understanding of marketing principles, consumer decision making and strategic marketing decision making. Specialisation in particular aspects of marketing is also offered which draw upon the research strengths of the faculty, with focus placed on marketing communications, brand management, services and relationship marketing, global marketing, digital marketing and marketing research. This postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success and can provide you with the know how to efficiently and effectively capture, communicate and deliver value to your target consumers. The program offers students the opportunity to learn from a blend of cutting-edge academic research with the latest insights from industry. With learning delivered via face to face or an integrated online learning platform to suit busy work schedules and/or personal commitments, the University of Newcastle’s Master of Marketing will enhance your knowledge of marketing, at a time and place that suits the demands of your life. Upon graduation you will have a comprehensive understanding of a number of aspects of marketing and the ability to plan and implement successful marketing campaigns. Career Pathways The Master of Marketing program is comprehensive, contemporary and practical. It will develop your professional expertise in the processes and application of modern marketing. The program will provide you with depth of knowledge of contemporary marketing issues and simultaneously build your skills in analysing situations, marketing opportunities and developing and managing marketing strategy. These outcomes will facilitate you in meeting employment challenges with confidence and conviction. If you are looking to enter a marketing management role, the Master of Marketing program will give you the edge you need. Marketing career opportunities exist across all industries which span exciting and challenging areas such as marketing strategy and planning, brand management, marketing communications, marketing research, social marketing, digital marketing and sustainability. By completing the Master of Marketing, you will differentiate yourself from other marketers in that you will possess a broad range of marketing knowledge and skills, and you will understand how these skills inter-relate with other organisational functions, in both local and global contexts. The relevant knowledge and skills underlie many senior roles including: Marketing manager Brand manager Marketing communications specialist Market research analyst Media analyst Marketing operations specialist Admission Requirements There are two pathways into the Master of Marketing. Direct entry into the Masters Program (120 units) will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelors Degree in the discipline; or 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or At least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position. Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course prerequisites. Applicants with an Honours degree in the cognate area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning. The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or At least 5 years business experience. Students entering via this pathway will be required to: Complete the Graduate Certificate over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and Successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate. Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

Campus Full time July 2017 Australia Sydney

The Master of Professional Accounting through the University of Newcastle is for people with an educational background other than accounting and seeking entry into the professional accounting bodies’ membership program. The program has a focus on the understanding of the fundamentals of accounting as well finance, taxation and auditing. The skills are not only prerequisites for a career in accounting but highly transferable in the banking and finance industry. [+]

A career in accounting provides challenging, rewarding and versatile opportunities in the current business environment. Increasingly businesses are looking for people with superior analytical skills which accounting can provide. A Master of Professional Accounting is a qualification which equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to succeed in accounting and aid career progression to senior management level. The Master of Professional Accounting through the University of Newcastle is for people with an educational background other than accounting and seeking entry into the professional accounting bodies’ membership program. The program has a focus on the understanding of the fundamentals of accounting as well finance, taxation and auditing. The skills are not only prerequisites for a career in accounting but highly transferable in the banking and finance industry. Is it for you? Are you seeking a fulfilling and rewarding career in accounting? The Masters of Professional Accounting is designed for students who have qualifications in an area other than accounting and will equip you with knowledge of accounting concepts and theory, and provide a pathway for a career in accounting. Achieving the requirements of the Master of Professional Accounting means you meet the eligibility requirement for entry into CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. The Masters of Professional Accounting focuses on developing fundamental skills in the principles of accounting, whilst also developing knowledge in management accounting, taxation, auditing, finance and law. This postgraduate qualification is the key to a successful career in accounting or can provide a solid understanding of business principles which can be applied to various related industries such as banking and management consulting. Career Pathways The Masters of Professional Accounting is the gateway to accreditation with CPA and ICAA, two internationally recognised professional bodies. A thorough understanding of accounting principles and membership of internationally recognised professional accounting bodies makes for a versatile and highly employable graduate. Knowledge, skills and confidence in accounting are important attributes of any senior managers. Accounting skills are transferrable across all industries and are required for sound financial decision making. The insights you will gain as a graduate of the Master of Professional Accounting will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to seek employment in fields including: financial and management accounting taxation auditing superannuation investment financial advising banking stockbroking The theory and accounting principles you have acquired through the Master of Professional Accounting will equip you for diverse real-world business situations. This knowledge will increase your value and see you fast-track to leadership, and career advancement. Admission Requirements Entry into the Master of Professional Accounting will be through two pathways. Direct entry into the Masters Programs (120 units) will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelors Degree in the discipline; or 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or At least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position. Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course requisites. Applicants with an Honours degree in the discipline area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning. Entry into the Graduate Certificate (40 units) will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or At least 5 years business experience. Students entering via this pathway will be required to: Complete the Graduate Certificate over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and Successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate. Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters Program. They will, however, receive 40 units credit by virtue of the studies they will have already completed. Therefore they will be required to do an additional 80 units to complete their Masters Degree 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 The program’s content focuses on accounting skills and these skills are transferrable to organisations of all sizes, whether they are in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors, and arming you with high-level accounting skills and "know-how" to successfully manage business matters. [-]

Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced)

Campus Full time Part time May 2017 Australia Sydney

The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) offered through the University of Newcastle is for people with an educational background other than accounting, and seeking an entry into the professional accounting bodies’ membership program. The skills gained from this program are not only prerequisites for a career in accounting but highly transferable in the banking and finance industry globally. [+]

A career in accounting provides challenging, rewarding and versatile opportunities in the current business environment. Increasingly businesses are looking for people with superior analytical skills which accounting can provide. A Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) is a qualification which equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to succeed in accounting as well as a specialisation in International Business or Applied Finance. The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) offered through the University of Newcastle is for people with an educational background other than accounting, and seeking an entry into the professional accounting bodies’ membership program. The skills gained from this program are not only prerequisites for a career in accounting but highly transferable in the banking and finance industry globally. Due to the increasing integration and interdependence of the global economy, an understanding of the principles of International Business such as cross-cultural management and global business management will complement studies in Professional Accounting, allowing the graduates to position themselves for senior management roles in global firms. Is it for you? Are you seeking to advance your career in accounting? The Masters of Professional Accounting (Advanced) is designed for students who have qualifications in an area other than accounting, who wish to qualify for admittance to the professional accounting bodies and are looking at gaining a career edge by completing a specialisation in International Business or Applied Finance. The degree will equip you with knowledge of accounting concepts and theory and provide a pathway for a career in accounting, as well as a fundamental understanding of International Business or Applied Finance principles. Achieving the requirement of the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) means you meet the eligibility requirement for entry into CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia. The program focuses on developing fundamental skills in the principles of accounting, whilst also developing knowledge in management accounting, taxation, auditing, finance and law. A specialisation in International Business or Applied Finance will equip graduates with business skills in a global context. This postgraduate qualification is the key to a successful career in accounting and it also provides admission into CPA and ICAA. Career Pathways The Masters of Professional Accounting (Advanced) is the gateway to membership with CPA and ICAA, two internationally recognised professional qualifications. A thorough understanding of accounting principles and membership of internationally recognised professional accounting bodies make for a versatile and highly employable graduate. Knowledge, skills and confidence in accounting are important attributes of senior managers. Accounting skills are transferrable across all industries and are required for sound financial decision making. The insights you will gain as a graduate of the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to seek employment in fields, globally in areas such as: financial accounting management accounting taxation auditing superannuation investment financial advising banking stockbroking The theory and accounting principles you have acquired through the Master of Professional Accounting will equip you for diverse real-world business situations. This knowledge will increase your value and see you fast-track to leadership and career advancement. The program’s content focuses on accounting skills in a global context and these skills are transferrable to organisations of all sizes whether they are in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors,domestic or international, and arming you with high-level accounting skills and "know-how" to successfully manage business matters. Admission Requirements There are two pathways into the Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced). Direct entry into the Masters Program (160 units) will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelors Degree in the discipline; or 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or At least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position. Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course prerequisites. Applicants with an Honours degree in the cognate area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning. The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or At least 5 years business experience. Students entering via this pathway will be required to: Complete the Graduate Certificate over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and Successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate. Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Professional Accounting / Master of Business Administration

Campus Full time Part time July 2017 Australia Sydney

A Combined Master of Professional Accounting/MBA through the University of Newcastle offers a strategically developed program that will develop your theoretical understanding of key concepts in accounting and develop your understanding to solve complex financial problems as well as developing broad skills and understanding of a wide range of business functions, enhanced analytical thinking and challenging your approach to leadership. [+]

Are you passionate about accounting and want a strong foundation in business? To extend your business capabilities as well as obtain specialised accounting knowledge, the combined Master’s program in Professional Accounting and Business Administration is the program for you. A combined Masters will set you apart in the increasingly competitive global labour market. In order to reach senior management positions, a high level of technical expertise and broad organisational understanding is required. The combined Master’s program in Professional Accounting and Business Administration aims to equip graduates with the technical expertise to work in the rigorous world of accounting as well as an extended understanding in the whole of business practice, providing the knowledge required to excel in senior management. A combined Master of Professional Accounting (MPAC)/ Master of Business Administration (MBA) through the University of Newcastle has been designed for professionals aiming to further expand their career opportunities, readying themselves for senior management positions. With a focus on high level management capabilities as well as developing technical expertise and eligibility for the professional accounting bodies, the combined the MPAC/MBA arms you with the high-level skills and "know-how" to succeed in accounting or senior management roles. These skills are transferrable to organizations of all sizes in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. Is it for you? Are you seeking a fulfilling and rewarding career in accounting and are working up the corporate ladder? In the dynamic world of professional accounting and business, employers are looking for highly qualified candidates with demonstrated high level financial analysis. A combined master’s degree in professional accounting and business administration will demonstrate your ability and dedication, as well as increasing your employability in professional management positions across many areas of business, particularly accounting. The advantage of undertaking a combined Masters is you will achieve two qualifications in less time to complete them separately. The combined MPAC/ MBA focuses on building accounting knowledge to be eligible for admission to the professional accounting bodies as well as furthering understanding of broader business functions including marketing, organization design, project management, strategic management and finance. This postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success or can provide you with the know how to leverage your business to new heights. With a strategically based focus on meeting the requirements for admission into the professional accounting bodies as well as developing business management capabilities the combined MPAC/ MBA will leverage your career potential. Upon graduation you will be eligible to join the CPA and the ICA as well as having developed a comprehensive understanding of extended business functions. This program provides students with the opportunity to develop practical skills by applying their knowledge to real-world problems. This postgraduate qualification will improve your career potential, while providing you with the flexibility to study at a pace that suits the demands of your life. Career Pathways Studying a combined Masters will open opportunities in a wide variety of industries with organisations looking to tap into your wealth of knowledge and expertise in a number of areas. A qualification that provides professional accounting credentials and develops management skills in a variety of business functions will be highly relevant to organisations of all sizes in the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The program content focuses on developing an understanding of accounting and is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and CPA Australia, preparing graduates for challenging but highly rewarding careers in financial services and accounting. The program also develops a deeper understanding of developing and implementing business strategy and various business functions, which means graduates can pursue their career ambitions and increase their earning potential. The MPAC/MBA qualification will equip you will the skills and knowledge to approach management problems with confidence and conviction leading to highly rewarding careers in senior management. Admission Requirements There are two pathways into the Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business Administration. Direct entry into the Masters Program (210 units) will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelors Degree in the discipline; or 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or At least 7 years business experience, including 2 years in a management position. Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course prerequisites. Applicants with an Honours degree in the cognate area or equivalent relevant qualifications at level 8 or above will be given appropriate recognition of prior learning. The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or At least 5 years business experience. Students entering via this pathway will be required to: Complete the Graduate Certificate over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and Successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate. Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Professional Economics

Campus or Online Full time September 2017 Singapore Australia Newcastle Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Professional Economics will equip you with the economic principles needed to be an effective and influential policy advisor in a changing global environment. [+]

The Master of Professional Economics will equip you with the economic principles needed to be an effective and influential policy advisor in a changing global environment. The program focuses on analysing the dynamics of change globally, with particular focus on developing and emerging economies. Graduates will attain an intuitive understanding of economic theories and econometrics. The program provides fundamental training enabling professionals to assess potential impact of policy changes, facilitating employment in both the public and private sector. Graduates will be able to communicate economic theories and applied research to a broad range of stakeholders in a professional and practical context. Graduates will adopt both domestic and international economic perspective and will be able apply the skills and knowledge acquired to real-world scenarios. Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anywhere, anytime to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Professional Economics at a time that suits you. Is it for you? Do you want to expand your career opportunities and further develop your knowledge of how the economy should influence your business decisions? The Master of Professional Economics is designed for professionals whose ability to interpret economic principles would improve their business management. Those who hold a bachelor degree can complete this program as a pathway to progress careers in management teams across all industries. The Master of Professional economics incorporates practical experience through hands-on-lab experiments of real business cases. Graduates will apply economic concepts to critically and effectively address business and regulatory, ethical and global perspectives in diverse economies. Career Pathways Once having completed the Master of Professional Economics at the University of Newcastle, you will be differentiated by your practical approach and problem-solving ability. You will acquire rigorous skills allowing you to comprehend contemporary issues facing policymakers and businesses in the ever-changing and volatile global economy. Graduates will be confident in their ability to know and apply economic theories to analyse business change. The relevant knowledge and skills underlie many senior roles including but not limited to, market analysts, planning/policy analysts and financial analysts. Graduates will be equipped to work at an advanced level in government agencies, central banks, international organisations and financial institutions. Admission Requirements There are two entry pathways into the Master of Professional Economics Program. Direct entry will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as economics, business, accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, management; or 3 year Bachelor’s Degree not in a related field + 1 year appropriate business experience; or At least 7 years of appropriate business experience. Students entering via the Masters pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, as long as it is consistent with assumed knowledge requirements and course requisites. While students are enrolled in the master’s program, they will be able to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Professional Economics once they have completed the four (40 units) specified courses. Applicants with an Honours degree in a related area or equivalent qualification at Level 8 or above will be given recognition of appropriate prior learning prior to enrolling in the MPE degree program. The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which will be available for applicants who have: 3 year Bachelor’s Degree not in a related field; or 3 year Diploma in a related field such as economics, business, accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, management; or 3 year Diploma not in a related field + 1 year appropriate business experience; or 2 year Diploma in a related field as above + 2 years appropriate business experience; or 2 year Diploma not in a related field + 3 years appropriate business experience; or At least 5 years appropriate business experience. Students entering via the graduate certificate pathway will be required to: Complete the Graduate Certificate in Professional Economics over a minimum of two trimesters (typically 20 units per trimester); and Successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which is of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate. Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters Program. The relevant economics or business experience (RPL) will be assessed through the Faculty’s approved process which can be accessed through the Professional Credit tab above. 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Social Change and Development

Campus or Online Full time Part time July 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Social Change and Development covers all aspects of social change, from the macro global issues to their impact on regional and local communities. This is achieved through a balance of theoretical and practical coursework which can be delivered online or face-to-face via a blended learning approach to accommodate your needs. Once armed with these skills, you will be able to work effectively as an administrator, field officer, researcher, development planner, educator or manager. [+]

If a career in not-for-profit or government aid appeals to your sense of adventure or you already have the desire and passion to pursue a career in the professional service of others, then the Master of Social Change and Development will provide you with the foundational knowledge you need to begin that journey. With growing demand for qualified professionals to undertake roles in community development and policy analysis, the University of Newcastle’s program will enable you to take on positions within funded development projects, aid organisations and government departments. It could also take you outside of Australia to developing countries, which are supported through government departments. The Master of Social Change and Development covers all aspects of social change, from the macro global issues to their impact on regional and local communities. This is achieved through a balance of theoretical and practical coursework which can be delivered online or face-to-face via a blended learning approach to accommodate your needs. Once armed with these skills, you will be able to work effectively as an administrator, field officer, researcher, development planner, educator or manager. 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 Master of Social Change and Development at a time that suits you. Is it for you? If you are looking for an opportunity to improve your contribution and effectiveness in the area of social change and development, the Master of Social Change and Development will prepare you with the required knowledge and skills to achieve this goal. With an increasing need for qualified professionals, you will graduate with the necessary credentials to work in key areas including Aboriginal studies, organisational leadership and capacity building, trade and development, and sustainable agriculture and food security for rural development - in Australia as well as developing countries. The Master of Social Change and Development will prepare you to understand the implications of wider social and political changes at a global level which affect local conditions and capacities. This knowledge is essential when working in international development. With advanced theoretical and applicable knowledge you will be prepared to meet the challenges of development work in a rapidly changing global environment. What distinguishes this program from others in this field is the opportunity it offers to create your own research work as part of a research project. Not only does this give scope to individuals already working within the field to further pursue their specific areas of interest, but it enables those new to the field to explore many paths to shape their career's future. This program is ideally suited to those who have completed undergraduate degrees in social sciences, human resources, politics, health, environmental studies, indigenous studies or agriculture. Career Pathways At the completion of your Master of Social Change and Development you will have the relevant theoretical and practical knowledge to take on meaningful roles in government agencies, non-government organisations and private firms. You will have the necessary knowledge and skills to understand the processes of social change and development and to improve your effectiveness as an administrator, researcher, development planner, educator or manager. As Australia engages more and more with developing countries, there is a growing need for qualified professionals to work in the community development and policy analysis sectors of funded development projects and aid organisations. The University of Newcastle’s Master of Social Change and Development can be the program to make your career goals a reality. Admission Requirements The Master of Social Change and Development is an 80 - 120 unit postgraduate qualification. Discipline areas include: sociology, geography, anthropology and development studies, agriculture, environmental studies, education, municipal community or social work/welfare, Indigenous Studies and economics. Bachelor degree in a discipline area with 2 years relevant work experience (80 units) OR Bachelor degree in a discipline area with no relevant work experience (120 units) OR Bachelor degree in a non-discipline area (120 units) OR Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline area (80 units) OR Bachelor Honours degree in a relevant discipline area (80 units) Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://gradschool.edu.au/future-students/how-to-apply 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

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