Career Opportunities

You need to be passionate about your career in agribusiness and the challenges and opportunities facing the world in this sector, and be driven to succeed.

Australian agriculture employs approximately 270,000 people which produce enough food to feed about 61 million people. Australian farmers export about 60% of what they grow and produce which is valued at more than $48 billion per annum.

The Agribusiness sector has a rapidly increasing requirement for professionals who are not only capable of generating success within their industries but are also equipped with the creativity, expertise and thought leadership to drive agribusiness growth into the rest of this century.

Graduates of the Marcus Oldham Master of Agribusiness are highly sought in:

  • Commodity Trading
  • Corporate Agriculture
  • Food Processing Industries
  • International Market Development
  • Finance Industry
  • Advisory Services to Agriculture
  • Equity Markets
  • Business Development Units of Multinational companies
  • Export and Trade Organisations
  • Agri-policy/Politics


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Here's some frequently asked questions

The postgraduate units are delivered online via a Learning Management System called D2L. Majority of the units are offered at each enrolment except for those with a workshop component (LDP605 and ARM503). You can individually tailor a study plan to include a combination of part-time and full-time study, and the flexibility to choose the order in which units are taken.

Full details on the courses and units offered can be found on the website. New students will be requested to complete the compulsory core units (CMI502 and ASA501) in the first four units of study, regardless of whether they are enrolled in the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master course.

The postgraduate program has several enrolment intakes that align with the Trimesters.

For the 2020 Academic year, the dates are as follows:

Trimester 2 – 2020

Application closing date: 30/03/2020 Extended to 3/4/2020

Enrolment closing date: 14/04/2020

Census & Fees due: 19/06/2020

Trimester 3 – 2020

Application closing date: 20/07/2020

Enrolment closing date: 31/07/2020

Census & Fees due: 09/10/2020

Trimester 1 – 2021

Application closing date: 11/12/2020

Enrolment closing date: 18/12/2020

Census & Fees due: 26/02/2021

Please email [email protected] or call +61 3 5247 2911 to discuss any of the above

The enrolment process requires you to submit a copy of your curriculum vitae and certified transcript of results to the Director Postgraduate studies. To complete the eligibility process you will also need to answer some questions and do a brief phone interview.

Whilst eligibility for the postgraduate program is preferably a bachelor degree level, it is not mandatory to have previous study in agriculture or agribusiness. However, an understanding of Australian agriculture/ finance /business is beneficial.

The fees charged for postgraduate units are based on the distance delivery model. Marcus Oldham is committed to finding ways to better engage students with the College, with other students and with industry. Workshops, where offered, help achieve some of that richer learning but usually incur some additional cost. That cost is passed on to the relevant students. Marcus Oldham is committed to providing these opportunities in a cost-effective manner.

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