Breadcrumbs

Map NZ Map World

BBA - Agribusiness as a major

Do you like numbers and enjoy looking for trends behind hard data to make better business decisions? This specialist degree will give you the sought-after analytical skills you need for a professional career in economics or the financial sector.

In a small country like New Zealand, successful agribusiness relies on understanding how to manage complex value chains within competitive global markets. Studying Agribusiness at Waikato University puts you in the heartland of New Zealand's leading agriculture-based export industries, learning from experts.

Key information

Years: 3.0
Points: 360
Study Locations: Hamilton
Start Dates: Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)
Fees (International): $27,165 per year
Entry Requirements: Undergraduate International
Faculty/s:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.
Apply now

Career opportunities

  • Dairy business manager
  • Agri-consultant
  • Agri-food business adviser
  • Agri-technician
  • Nutrient specialist
  • Agribusiness entrepreneur
  • Government  policy adviser
  • Rural banking adviser

Agribusiness incorporates all business and associated organisations that are part of the agricultural sector. In a small, remote economy such as New Zealand successful agribusiness relies on the ability to understand the operation of competitive global markets, sustainable farm systems, international marketing and the management of complex and extended supply chains. Agribusiness builds knowledge and skills in management and economics of particular relevance to the agribusiness sector.

Agribusiness is available as a minor.

To complete a minor in Agribusiness students must complete 60 points including at least 30 points above 100 level from AGBUS papers, including AGBUS101.

100 level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ACCTN101Accounting for Management18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
This paper explains that accounting is an important social practice; an integral aspect of organisational management and covers both the technical aspects of the provision and use of accounting information.
AGBUS101Agri-Food Business18A (Hamilton)
This paper focuses on the business of food in modern society. It covers the production, processing, trade, and consumption of food, while emphasising their economic, environmental, and social impacts.
ECONS101Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online) & 18B (Hamilton)
This paper offers insights into the behaviour of consumers, firms and the government within the economy, giving students skills in analysing and predicting the actions of individuals and businesses.
FINAN101Introduction to Finance18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
This paper introduces the three core areas of finance -- financial management, investments, and capital markets and institutions. The paper also examines applications of corporate finance concepts to personal finance.
MGSYS101Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
This paper explores the dual concepts of digital business and supply chain management. The interactive lectures help in developing critical thinking skills and highlight many topical case studies.

200 level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
AGBUS201Agriculture, Food and the Environment18A (Hamilton)
This paper focuses on the environmental impacts of food systems. Sustainable production, processing, trade, and consumption patterns are explored. Their links to the social context of food are reinforced.
AGBUS202Food and the Consumer18B (Hamilton)
Students will learn about food systems from the perspective of the consumer including: Demand analysis/product differentiation, preferences for non-taste attributes (e.g. organic/free-range) and analytical tools used to assess food preferences.
ECONS205Data Analytics with Business Applications18B (Hamilton), 18B (Tauranga), 18C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 18T (Hamilton)
This paper introduces various data analytical methods and illustrates their business and economics applications, showing how to use data to communicate more convincingly and to produce better-informed business decisions.

300 level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
AGRI304Advanced New Zealand Agribusiness18B (Hamilton)
An exploration of the governance and performance of agribusiness domestically and internationally.
AGRI306Financial Analysis for Agribusiness18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
An exploration of agribusiness financial management addressing issues associated with production, investment and valuation.
AGRI390Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18C (Hamilton), 18S (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)
This paper involves supervised study of a topic in Agribusiness. Typically the directed study involves critical review of the literature on the chosen topic, and writing a substantive paper, analysing the literature. Components of the paper should be in a style suitable for publication.
ECON306International Trade and Finance18A (Hamilton)
This paper considers theoretical and policy issues in relation to international trade and finance.
ECON308Managerial Economics and StrategyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
INMG311The International Business EnvironmentThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
INMG317Doing Business InternationallyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MKTG353International MarketingThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MSYS377Supply Chain Management18A (Hamilton)
This paper covers concepts important in the management of purchasing, operations, distribution and logistics. It addresses supply chain integration issues related to the production and delivery of products and services to the customer.

400 level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
AGRI404Advanced New Zealand Agribusiness18B (Hamilton)
An exploration of the governance and performance of agribusiness domestically and internationally.
AGRI406Financial Analysis for Agribusiness18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
An exploration of agribusiness financial management addressing issues associated with production, investment and valuation.
AGRI490Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18C (Hamilton), 18S (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)
This paper involves supervised study of a topic in Agribusiness. Typically the directed study involves critical review of the literature on the chosen topic, and writing a substantive paper, analysing the literature and producing insights. Components of the paper should be in a style suitable for publication.
AGRI495Industry Experience 4This paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
AGRI499Report of an Investigation18D (Hamilton), 18E (Hamilton), 18F (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton), 18H (Hamilton), 18I (Hamilton), 18J (Hamilton), 18K (Hamilton), 18L (Hamilton) & 18M (Hamilton)
Directed investigation of an approved topic, available only to students enrolled in the BMS degree.
ECON406International Trade and Finance18A (Hamilton)
This paper considers theoretical and policy issues in relation to international trade and finance.
ECON408Managerial Economics and StrategyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MKTG453International MarketingThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.

Scholarships and prizes

Visit our Scholarship Finder for information about possible scholarships

Agribusiness as a Minor

To complete a minor in Agribusiness, you must complete 60 points including at least 30 points above 100-level from AGBUS papers.

The specific requirements for a minor in Agribusiness are that you must include:

  • AGBUS101 Agri-Food Business

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Certificate, you must pass 60 points at 500-level from this subject area.

The specific requirements for Agribusiness are that you must include:

  • AGRI501 International Agribusiness

And choose 30 points from:

  • AGRI502 Agribusiness Case Studies
  • AGRI590 Directed Study
  • ECON539 Environmental and Economic Resources
  • ECON543 Applied Econometrics
  • MNGT501 Research Methods in Management Studies
  • MKTG553 International Marketing
  • MSYS576 21st Century Logistics

For full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/AGBUS

Note: You may need to meet any additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending on your programme of study.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Diploma, you must pass 120 points at 500-level, including at least 90 points from this subject area.

You will also need to submit a Portfolio of Achievement.

The specific requirements for Agribusiness are that you must include:

  • AGRI501 International Agribusiness
  • MKTG553 International Marketing
  • MSYS576 21st Century Logistics

And choose 30 points from:

  • AGRI502 Agribusiness Case Studies
  • AGRI590 Directed Study
  • ECON539 Environmental and Economic Resources
  • ECON543 Applied Econometrics
  • INMG501 E-Global Business: Strategic Management and Marketing
  • MNGT501 Research Methods in Management Studies

For full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/AGBUS

Note: You may need to meet any additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending on your programme of study.

Master of Management Studies (MMS)

The completion requirements for the MMS depend on your admission criteria; please see the MMS qualification information for further details.

However all students must:

  • Take MNGT501 Research Methods in Management Studies (unless passed previously)
  • Take a dissertation (591/592) or thesis (593/594) in your subject area
  • Submit a Portfolio of Achievement

The specific requirements for Agribusiness are that you must include:

  • AGRI501 International Agribusiness
  • AGRI502 Agribusiness Case Studies
  • MKTG553 International Marketing

Choose any remaining papers from:

  • AGRI590 Directed Study
  • ECON539 Environmental and Economic Resources
  • ECON543 Applied Econometrics
  • INMG501 E-Global Business: Strategic Management and Marketing
  • MSYS576 21st Century Logistics

For full details of available papers visit papers.waikato.ac.nz/subjects/AGBUS

Note: You may need to meet any additional paper prerequisites unless a waiver is obtained and depending on your programme of study.

Documents

Waikato Management School Student Handbook

Contacts

Management Student Centre (MSC)

Phone: +64 838 4303
Email: msc@waikato.ac.nz
Website: www.management.ac.nz/msc

Opening hours: 8.45am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday
Location: MSB.1.50, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton

One of the best times to pop into MSC is Open Advice Day, held every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.

Agribusiness subject convenors

Professor Frank Scrimgeour
Undergraduate/Postgraduate Convenor for Agribusiness
Email: scrim@waikato.ac.nz