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MMS - Agribusiness as a main subject

Set yourself up as a future business leader and rise to the top of your profession with specialist management expertise. Get the edge over other graduates with a Master of Management Studies from Waikato's Triple Crown Accredited business school.

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.


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Key information

Years: 1 to 1.5
Points: 120 or 180
Start Dates: February (Semester A) and July (Semester B)
Fees (Domestic): $7,744 (120 pts) or $11,616 (180 pts) - 2019 fees
Fees (International): $29,370 (120 pts); $44,055 (180 points)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Faculty:
*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.

Career opportunities

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

Degree Planner

Degree planner — MMS in Agribusiness - 180 points total

Your MMS must include at least 120 points in your specialist subject. You may take up to 60 points outside the field of the degree.

Outside field of degree (30 to 60 points)

ELECTIVE PAPERS
in any subject at 500 Level (up to 30 points)

  • Field of degree
  • Compulsory papers
  • Explanatory note
  • Elective papers

Please note: Admission to each paper requires the approval of the Subject Convenor. In some cases, you may be asked to complete some prerequisite papers.

This information is provisional and subject to change.

Prescriptions for the PGCert(AgBus), PGDip(AgBus) and MMS.

The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the PGCert(AgBus), PGDip(AgBus) and MMS.

The specified subject papers that must be completed for these programmes are below.

PGCert(AgBus) students must complete AGBUS501 and select the remaining 30 points from the papers listed for the subject.

PGDip(AgBus) students must complete AGBUS501, and select at least 60 points from the papers listed for the subject.

MMS students must complete MNMGT581 and one of AGBUS590, AGBUS591, AGBUS592, AGBUS593 or AGBUS594. Students taking the 120 point MMS must complete at least 60 points from the papers listed for the subject, including AGBUS501. Students taking the 180 point MMS must complete at least 120 points from the papers listed for the subject, including AGBUS501.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
AGBUS501International Agribusiness20A (Hamilton)
Analysis of international agribusiness examining firm and country strategies, including analysis of specific commodities.
AGBUS502Agribusiness Case Studies20B (Hamilton)
Analysis of agribusiness decisions pertaining to production and trade.
AGBUS590Directed Study20X (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
AGBUS591Agribusiness Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
AGBUS592Agribusiness Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
AGBUS593Agribusiness Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
AGBUS594Agribusiness Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
ECONS543Applied Econometrics20A (Hamilton)
A postgraduate paper in econometrics for students who have not included an advanced paper in econometrics in their undergraduate degree.
MRKTG553International Marketing20B (Hamilton)
This advanced level paper aims to find solutions to potential problems that firms entering a global market may face. The paper investigates managerially relevant topics (e.g. country-of origin effects, branding and pricing strategies, etc.) using the latest theories.

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Qualifications available

Agribusiness as a Minor (Bachelor's degree)

Postgraduate qualifications


Agribusiness as a Minor (60 points)

To complete a minor in Agribusiness, you must complete 60 points (4 papers), including at least 30 points (2 papers) above 100-level from papers in the subject of Agribusiness.

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

  • AGBUS101 Agri-Food Business

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) - 60 points

To complete the requirements for a Postgraduate Certificate, you must pass 60 points at 500-level from papers in the subject of Agribusiness.

Please refer to the University of Waikato Calendar to see the full regulations for the PGCert. Here is a simplified version.

The specific requirements for Agribusiness are that you must include:

  • AGBUS501 International Agribusiness (30 points)

And choose 30 points from any of the following papers:

  • AGBUS502 Agribusiness Case Studies (30 points)
  • AGBUS590 Directed Study (30 points)
  • ECONS543 Applied Econometrics (30 points)
  • INMGT501 E-Global Business: Strategic Management and Marketing (30 points)
  • MRKTG553 International Marketing (30 points)

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) - 120 points

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

Please refer to the University of Waikato Calendar to see the full regulations for the PGDip. Here is a simplified version.

The specific requirements for Agribusiness are that you must include both of the following papers:

  • AGBUS501 International Agribusiness (30 points)
  • MRKTG553 International Marketing (30 points)

And choose one paper (30 points) from:

  • AGBUS502 Agribusiness Case Studies (30 points)
  • AGBUS590 Directed Study (30 points)
  • ECONS543 Applied Econometrics (30 points)
  • INMGT501 E-Global Business: Strategic Management and Marketing (30 points)

To complete your 120 points of study for the PGDip, you should choose one elective 500-level paper from any subject.

  • Note: You must meet any prerequisites to be admitted to this elective paper, unless you can obtain a waiver.

Master of Management Studies (MMS) - 120 or 180 pts

The completion requirements for the MMS depend on your admission criteria; please refer to the MMS regulations in the University of Waikato Calendar for further details. Here is a simplified version:

The specific requirements for Agribusiness are that you must include:

  • Directed Study, Dissertation (591/592) or Thesis (593/594) in your subject area - (at least 30 points)
  • AGBUS501 International Agribusiness (30 points)
  • AGBUS502 Agribusiness Case Studies (30 points)
  • MRKTG553 International Marketing (30 points)

Depending on your programme of study, you may also be required to include:

  • MNMGT581 Research Methods in Management Studies (30 points)
  • Elective paper/s (30 points)

For full details of Agribusiness papers see here.

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


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.