Course Structure

Our Agriculture program has been designed specifically for those driven towards a management position within production agriculture. Students will develop skills and understanding associated with managing a farming operation from a business perspective. These skills include:

  • Farm business management
  • Agricultural production systems
  • Human resource management
  • Marketing management
  • Information management
  • Sustainable resource management
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Integrated management studies

The Degree program, Bachelor of Business (Agriculture) consists of 24 units of study, 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 units are offered on the following basis:

1st year 8 units full-time on-campus delivery (all compulsory)
2nd year 2 units to be completed by distance concurrently within the 11-month period of industry placement
3rd year 8 units full-time on-campus delivery (all compulsory)
4th year 6 units offered by flexible delivery comprising 2 core (compulsory) units and 4 elective units taken from selected disciplines
Exit Points

Students may choose to exit at the end of the 3rd year of study having completed a total of 18 units and be eligible to graduate with the Associate Degree of Farm Business Management. Graduates of the Associate Degree of Farm Business Management are eligible for admission to the final year of the Bachelor of Business (Agriculture) program.

Course Units

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


Study in both the first and third years of the course curriculum is supported by 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 undertaken internationally. International tours have in the past been conducted to New Zealand, China, Indonesia, and Argentina.

Study Experience

Marcus Oldham’s program delivery offers a unique opportunity to gain the most from your study experience. Students are able to study full-time on campus while living on campus in the residential facility. This collegiate environment provides an opportunity to draw upon the broad network of experiences and contacts with like-minded students 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.