Bachelor of Agribusiness

Program rules and requirements

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Agribusiness are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Agribusiness. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page.

If you require assistance at any time please contact the Faculty of Science at or phone 3365 1888.

Study Planner Information

Year 1 to 3 Study Planners

Program Rules Course List

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory – all students must complete this course
  • Elective – an elective course from the course list, or as permitted by the program rules
Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC1012 Food and Fibre Case Studies I (Gatton) Compulsory
MKTG1501 Foundations of Marketing (St Lucia) Compulsory
MGTS1301 Introduction toManagement (St Lucia) Compulsory
MGTS1601 Organisational Behavior (St Lucia) Compulsory
Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
ACCT1101 Accounting for Decision Making (St Lucia) Compulsory
AGRC1016 Food & Fibre in the E-Landscape (Gatton) Compulsory
MGTS2604 Introduction to Human Resource Management (St Lucia) Compulsory
MGTS2606 Managerial Skills & Communication (St Lucia) Elective


Year 2 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC2023 Agribusiness Planning and Management (Gatton) Compulsory
AGRC1040 Food for Healthy Planet (Gatton/St Lucia) Elective
Elective Elective
Elective Elective


Year 2 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC2000 Food & Fibre Case Studies II (Gatton) Compulsory
AGRC2030 Agricultural Economics (Gatton) Compulsory
MKTG3960 Applied Market Research (Gatton) Compulsory
IBUS3960 Export Practise & Procedures (Gatton) Elective
Year 3 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
FINM3960 Investment Project Appraisal (Gatton) Compulsory
MGTS3968 Sustainable Food Supply Chains (Gatton) Compulsory
MKTG3961 Commodities Futures and Options (Gatton) Elective
Elective Elective
Year 3 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC3000 Food and Fibre Case Studies III (Gatton) Compulsory
AGRC3023 Agrifood Strategy and Competitiveness (Gatton) Compulsory
Elective Elective

What will I study?

The Bachelor of Agribusiness has been redeveloped for 2015 to ensure students have access to the best courses and facilities at UQ. Students will now complete courses at both the St Lucia (Brisbane) and Gatton campuses. Courses at St Lucia will be taught by the UQ Business School and courses at Gatton will be taught by the School of Agriculture and Food Science. Both of these Schools are ranked number one in Australia.

The BAgribus program will prepare you for a business career in the growing number of food and fibre industries. It is ideal preparation for business management positions in industries which demand graduates who are consumer focused, commercially aware, innovative, internationally orientated and technically competent.

You will learn about marketing, finance and managing people and technology along the agrifood value chain that links producers with consumers, as well as studying business courses in accounting, economics, and market research in an agribusiness context.

First year of the program is based at Gatton and St Lucia campuses. Students will complete 3 courses at St Lucia and 1 course at Gatton each semester in first year. The subsequent years are based at Gatton campus.