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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleGDipCorpEnv&SusMgt
CRICOS code069371C
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Course coordinator

Dr Wendy Stubbs


This course is designed to meet the growing need for skilled professionals that have competencies in both business and environmental/sustainability and that understand the nexus between the two. Students will gain an understanding of key environment and sustainability management concepts, principles, issues and trends and be able to relate these to business management theory and practice. Students will be able to apply basic corporate environmental and sustainability management principles to real-world contexts, use business tools to achieve environmental and sustainability objectives, and gain an understanding of organisational barriers and change strategies to facilitate environment and sustainability improvement in businesses.


Students completing this course will have:

  • an understanding of diverse aspects of the academic discipline
  • an understanding of the world view of the field of study
  • a familiarity with the secondary literature in the field of study
  • a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study
  • advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • developed sound analytical skills
  • developed the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.


This course consists of four 6-point core units and 24 points of approved electives.


Core units

  • APG4425 Perspectives in environment and sustainability
  • APG4433 Corporate sustainability management
  • APG4434 Sustainability measurement
  • BTX9100 Sustainability regulation

Elective units

A list of suitable electives can be obtained from the School of Geography and Environmental Science.

Progression to further studies

Students who complete this course with a minimum credit average are eligible to apply for entry into course 3090 Master in Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management.

Alternative exit(s)

After successful completion of 24 points, students may apply to exit the program with course 2527 Graduate Certificate in Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management.


Graduate Diploma in Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management