If you'd like to work alongside farmers, growers, scientists and other businesses focused on agriculture/horticulture, this subject will equip you with the skills for a dynamic global business career. In an export-based economy such as New Zealand, successful agribusiness relies on the ability to understand competitive global markets, sustainable farm systems and environmental impacts, technological innovations, free trade agreements, international marketing, and managing complex supply chains.

Agribusiness is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Business (BBus) and the Bachelor of Management Studies (Honours) (BMS(Hons))[1]. Agribusiness may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Agribusiness as a single major for the BBus, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Agribusiness, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete AGBUS101, ECONS101, AGBUS201, AGBUS202, ECONS200, AGBUS304, AGBUS306, AGBUS308 and one of WSAFE396 or WSAFE399.

To complete Agribusiness as part of a double major for the BBus, or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Agribusiness, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete AGBUS101, ECONS101, AGBUS201, AGBUS202, ECONS200, AGBUS304, AGBUS306 and AGBUS308.

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

NOTES:

[1] There will be no new enrolments into the BMS(Hons) from 2024. Students who commenced a BMS(Hons) in 2023 or prior should contact the Waikato Management School for programme advice.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Agribusiness papers

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Code and paper title Points
AGBUS101 Agri-Food Business right arrow

This paper focuses on the business of food in modern society. It covers the production, processing, trade, and consumption of food, while emphasising...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ECONS101 Economics for Business and Management right arrow

This paper offers insights into the behaviour of consumers, firms and the government within the economy, giving students skills in analysing and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
AGBUS201 Agriculture, Food and the Environment right arrow

This paper focuses on the environmental impacts of food systems. Sustainable production, processing, trade, and consumption patterns are explored...

15 24A (Hamilton)
AGBUS202 Food and the Consumer right arrow

This paper develops student understanding and analytical skills pertaining to food marketing and consumer perceptions, choice motives, segmentation...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ECONS200 Understanding the Global Economy right arrow

This paper focuses on developing understanding of contemporary global issues, including economic well-being, sustainable growth, emerging economies...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24X (Hangzhou City University, Hangzhou China)
Code and paper title Points
AGBUS304 Agri-food Policy right arrow

Students will learn about industry and government policy-making and critical analysis of current and proposed policies in the context of Agri-Food...

15 24B (Hamilton)
AGBUS306 Agri-food Business Analytics right arrow

This paper focuses on agri-food industry analytics. It incorporates biophysical and economic financial tools associated with budgeting, cash flow...

15 24B (Hamilton)
AGBUS308 Agri-food Systems right arrow

This paper introduces students to the analysis of agri-food systems including the mapping and evaluation of local and international agri-food systems...

15 24A (Hamilton)
WSAFE396 Management Internship right arrow

The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24C (Hamilton) & 24C (Tauranga)
WSAFE399 Report of an Investigation right arrow

This paper offers students the opportunity to complete a directed investigation of an approved topic relevant to an organisation or industry and in...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24C (Hamilton) & 24C (Tauranga)
Code and paper title Points
AGBUS501 International Agribusiness right arrow

This paper will cover the evolution of international agribusiness and will develop skills in the analysis of international agribusiness from the...

30 24A (Hamilton)
AGBUS502 Agribusiness Case Studies right arrow

Analysis of agribusiness decisions pertaining to production and trade.

30 24B (Hamilton)
AGBUS590 Directed Study right arrow

Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.

30 24X (Hamilton)
AGBUS591 Agribusiness Dissertation right arrow

A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.

30 24X (Hamilton)
AGBUS592 Agribusiness Dissertation right arrow

A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.

60 24X (Hamilton)
AGBUS593 Agribusiness Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

90 24X (Hamilton)
AGBUS594 Agribusiness Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

120 24X (Hamilton)
ECONS524 Topics in Economic Policy Analysis right arrow

This paper focuses on selected topics in the economics of policy analysis.

15 24A (Hamilton)
ECONS533 Topics in Trade and Development right arrow

This paper focuses on selected topics in trade and development. These will include aspects of trade policy and evidence in the world economy and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 24 May 2024 01:00am