Appreciating the business and economic framework in which the resources sector operates requires knowledge of economic, financial, managerial, legal, regulatory, political and social environments.
Our teaching programs are offered in a flexible way to cater for fly-in-fly-out workers and busy mid-career resource sector professionals wanting to balance work and study. They are designed to help these professionals move into senior management or decision-making roles.
Business-oriented students are immersed in the workings of the energy and mining sectors, while those with a technical background learn business tactics and terminology. Both groups graduate with a deeper understanding of the sector, and the tools to put new knowledge into action.
This course will provide you with a thorough foundation in resource sector management and general business theories. You will complete coursework units on economic, financial and management issues.
You can choose the Mineral Economics major or the Energy Economics major.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What you'll learn
- examine and evaluate economic and financial models and trends that affect the minerals and energy sector
- analyse problems and issues that pertain to the mineral and energy sector and incorporate evidenced based solutions
- access appropriate database sources, using appropriate software packages to manipulate, evaluate and synthesise information to make valid and supported judgments about issues, also developing communication skills, recognising different approaches required to communicate to different audiences especially in decision making in business settings.
- develop skills in gathering and organising information from several sources and recognise and rectify known gaps in knowledge, analysing issues and impacts made by minerals and energy regulators and other stakeholders on international, regional, local and cross-jurisdictional policies, procedures and industry outcomes
- explore and analyse how minerals and energy developments impact local and regional communities and other stakeholders, including Indigenous Australian communities, highlighting the relationship between these natural resources and the land and their inhabitants
- recognise and respond appropriately to the needs of different groups in terms of professional behaviour; work successfully in collaborative teams to achieve stated outcomes