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
- 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
|8 units full-time on campus delivery (all compulsory)
This will give graduates:
|Associate Degree of Agribusiness
|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:
|Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness)
|8 units offered by flexible delivery comprising 2 core (compulsory) units and 6 elective units taken from selected disciplines
This will give graduates:
For further details on what each unit covers see Course Units.
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.
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.