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PGCert - Agribusiness as a subject

Postgraduate certificates and diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a master's degree.

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: 0.5
Start Dates: Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
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*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

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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.


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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.