Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness
Improve your standing in agribusiness
Based in the heart of the Australian food, wine and agriculture industry, our agribusiness degrees create future food and agribusiness leaders through a unique mix of business fundamentals, practical experience and global connections.
What will you do?
The Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness gives you the conceptual and practical skills to navigate the complex and ever-expanding global food and agriculture marketplace. You will:
- understand all aspects of the global agri-food sector
- develop general agribusiness management skills such as decision-making, problem-solving and policy analysis
- pursue electives according to your interests and career goals.
Where could it take you?
The agribusiness value chain is one of Australia’s largest and most important industry sectors. When considering the whole chain from production through to retailing, the agribusiness industry currently employs approximately 1.4 million people across Australia and is forecast to continue providing positive labour outlooks for years to come.
With reports indicating there have been as many as six agri-business job openings per graduate, favourable employability outcomes exist for you in the local, national, and global value chain networks, including key areas such as: food retailers, processors, traders, producers, as well as a full range of service providers including financial agencies, agricultural consultancies and input and support suppliers.
The program can also lead into our advanced Master of Agribusiness.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3GD097 Intake January, May and September Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study a) Any relevant Agriculture, Food or Business Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum of one year full time equivalent work experience supported by their CV, essay and interview. OR b) Any Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum of three years full time equivalent work experience supported by their CV, essay and interview OR c) Applicants without a Bachelor degree or equivalent will be considered on the basis of a minimum of seven years full time equivalent work experience supported by their CV, essay and interview. For further information, please contact Craig Johns: firstname.lastname@example.org.SATAC Code: 3GD097
CRICOS 093943E Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
- Any relevant Agriculture, Food or Business bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum of one year full time equivalent work experience supported by their CV, essay and interview, OR
- Any bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum of three years full time equivalent work experience supported by their CV, essay and interview, OR
- Applicants without a bachelor degree or equivalent will be considered on the basis of a minimum of seven years full time equivalent work experience supported by their CV, essay and interview.
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $31,000
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $42,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Students develop advanced skills and understanding in leadership and strategy, business and financial management, global markets and food trends, innovation and global value chains, and professional communication.
This equips them for careers in local, national, and global value-chain networks. A wide variety of roles will be possible with:
- food retailers
- food processors
- banks and financial agencies
- agricultural consultancy services
- research centres
- input suppliers
- government and non-government organisations.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Agriculture, Agricultural Service Industry, Business Manager, Food Industry Worker
Degree StructureThe Graduate Diploma program is a 24-unit program of coursework including seven (21 units) core courses and one (3 units) elective.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.
Example Study Plan
Indicative Study Plan
Core courses to the value of 21 units AGRIBUS 7055: Global Food and Agricultural Markets
AGRIBUS 7056: Management and Performance of Global Food Chains
AGRIBUS 7060: Innovation Systems and Policy Transformation
INTBUS 7015: Cross-Cultural Management and Negotiation
COMMGMT 7006: People and Organisations
ACCTING 7025: Accounting Essentials for Decision Makers
ECON 7200: Economic Principles
Elective courses to the value of 3 units Courses offered by the University that are available to the student to the value of 3 units.
AssessmentVaries by course, including exams, written and oral assignments and investigative projects; includes both group and individual participation.
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Last updated: Friday, 22 May 2020