Postgraduate coursework in Agribusiness

Agribusiness is the study of consumers, retailers, marketers, and primary producers - and the business of keeping the chain working profitably.

The postgraduate coursework programs in Agribusiness meets the needs of three groups of professionals:

  • those working in agribusiness who wish to upgrade their management skills;
  • those wishing to redirect their careers into agribusiness;
  • new graduates in either business or agricultural/rural science wishing to add to their employment prospects.

Students have opportunities to enhance their knowledge, skills and practice; to develop their careers; and to deliver better and more profitable outcomes for Australian agribusiness. Students learn to locate, interpret, synthesize and apply information from a variety of sources. Graduates demonstrate a high level of specialised knowledge of agribusiness management, and business and communication skills associated with selected areas of study.

Study Planner Information

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Part A - Foundation courses
  • Part B - Compulsory courses
  • Part C - Research courses
  • Part D - choose an elective from the GCAgribus course list

 

Program Rules

The standard teaching periods are:

  • Semester 1: Generally late February to June
  • Semester 2: Generally late July to November

 

Semester 1 Commencement

Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC7046 Leadership in Rural Industries and Communities Part A
MKTG7961 Agribusiness Marketing Part A
AGRC7123 Agribusiness Planning and Management Part A
Elective Part A, B or D

 

Semester 2 Commencement

Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC7047 Global Challenges in Agriculture Part A
MKTG7966 Applied Market Research Part A
MGTS7976 Effective Stakeholder Engagement Part A
Elective Part A, B or D

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Part A - Foundation courses
  • Part B - Compulsory courses
  • Part C - Research courses
  • Part D - choose an elective from the MAgribus course list

Program Rules

The standard teaching periods are:

  • Semester 1: Generally late February to June
  • Semester 2: Generally late July to November
Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC7045 Agricultural Research Methodologies Part B
AGRC7050 Agribusiness Value Chain Management Part B
Elective Part D
Elective Part D
Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC7043 Agrifood Strategies and Competitiveness Part B

#4 from

2 Electives

AGRC7619 Graduate Research Project III 1

 

Part D

Part C

Elective Part D
Year 2 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
FINM7960 Agribusiness Project Appraisal Part B

#4 from

Continue AGRC7619 Graduate Research Project III

AGRC7611 Graduate Research Project I

 

Part C

Elective Part D

 

1 Please note:

  1. AGRC7618 Graduate Research Project III or AGRC7619 Graduate Research Project III may be enrolled into instead of AGRC7611 and two electives.  To enrol in these, students are required to maintain a minimum Grade Point Average of 5.5 on the 7-point UQ scale and prior approval is required to enrol in a #8 Graduate Research Project.
  2. Those who wish to enrol in #8 Graduate Research Project should complete the project over two semesters
  3. Students cannot enrol in more than one course from Part C.

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Part A - Foundation courses
  • Part B - Compulsory courses
  • Part C - Research courses
  • Part D - choose an elective from the MAgribus course list

Program Rules

The standard teaching periods are:

  • Semester 1: Generally late February to June
  • Semester 2: Generally late July to November
Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC7123 Agribusiness Planning and Management Part A
MKTG7961 Agribusiness Marketing Part A
AGRC7045 Agricultural Research Methodologies Part B
AGRC7050 Agribusiness Value Chain Management Part B
Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
MKTG7966 Applied Market Research Part A

Either

#6 units of Electives

#2 units of Electives plus AGRC7619 Graduate Research Project III1

 

Part A, C or D

Part A, C or D

Year 2 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC7046 Leadership in Rural Industries and Communities Part A
FINM7960 Agribusiness Project Appraisal Part B

Either

#4 units of Electives

Continue AGRC7619 Graduate Research Project III1

AGRC7611 Graduate Research Project I1

 

Part A, C or D

Part C

Part C

Year 2 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC7043 Agrifood Strategies and Competitiveness Part B

Either

#6 units of Electives

#2 units of Electives plus AGRC7611 Graduate Research Project I1

 

Part A, C or D

Part A, C or D

 

1 Please note:

  1. AGRC7618 Graduate Research Project III or AGRC7619 Graduate Research Project III may be enrolled into instead of AGRC7611 and two electives.  To enrol in these, students are required to maintain a minimum Grade Point Average of 5.5 on the 7-point UQ scale and prior approval is required to enrol in a #8 Graduate Research Project.
  2. Those who wish to enrol in #8 Graduate Research Project should complete the project over two semesters.
  3. Students cannot enrol in more than one course from Part C

Careers

Agribusiness professionals find employment with commodity traders, financial institutions, agribusiness companies and company run farms, government instrumentalities and regional and community development agencies.

 

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Agribusiness Association of Australia Limited
  • Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

 

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