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Course Structure

Our Agribusiness program has been designed specifically for those driven towards management positions within businesses that deal with the products of primary production. Students will learn business management over a wide range of business sizes and structures with particular emphasis on agricultural and horticultural output with skills in the following key areas:

  • Business management systems
  • Agricultural production and sustainable resource systems
  • Human resource management
  • Marketing
  • Information management
  • Accounting, finance and planning
  • Tax and law

The Degree program, Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness) consists of 24 units, each unit has equal weighting and students will be required to complete all 24 units prior to being eligible to graduate at the degree level. The Diploma of Agribusiness (1 year) and the Associate Degree in Agribusiness (2 years) are programs nested within the degree program.

Graduates of the Diploma of Agribusiness are eligible for admission to the second year of the Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness) and graduates of the Associate Degree in Agribusiness are eligible for admission to the final year of the Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness).

The units are offered on the following basis:

Diploma of Agribusiness
First Year
8 units full-time on campus delivery (all compulsory)

This will give graduates:

  • Farm business administration business planning skills
  • Ability to produce and understand farm financial reports
  • Strong understanding of information technology and its uses in agriculture
Associate Degree of Agribusiness
Second Year
7 units full-time on campus delivery (all compulsory)
1 unit to be completed by distance concurrently with the 10week  approved industry placementThis will give graduates:

  • Advanced agribusiness administration skills
  • An understanding of the whole industry and its supply chains
  • Greater depth of business planning and making decisions
Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness)
Third Year
8 units offered by flexible delivery comprising 2 core (compulsory) units and 6 elective units taken from selected disciplines

This will give graduates:

  • Ability to specialise in areas of interest
  • Advanced business planning and its application
Course Units

For further details on what each unit covers see Course Units.

Tours

Both 1st year and 2nd years of the course curriculum are underpinned by two major study tours, the first each year taking in many parts of Victoria, New South Wales or South Australia and the second at the end of August often internationally. International tours have in the past been conducted to New Zealand, China, Indonesia, and Singapore and Malaysia.

Study Experience

Marcus Oldham’s program delivery offers a unique opportunity to gain the most from your study experience. Students are able to stay full-time on campus. The collegiate environment provides an opportunity to draw upon the broad network of experiences and contacts to enhance the learning outcomes. The course is delivered using case studies, industry visits, practical demonstrations and experiential learning along with a strong systems thinking based curriculum.

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