Master of Agribusiness

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 1.5 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM200
CRICOS 097872E

Be a leader of agribusiness

Based in the heart of the Australian food, wine and agriculture industry, our Master of Agribusiness creates future food and agribusiness leaders through a unique mix of business fundamentals, practical experience and global connections.

With growing global populations and climate challenges impacting our ability to feed the world sustainably, our master degree prepares you to meet these challenges, and equips you for leadership and problem-solving in an ever-expanding and increasingly complex global marketplace.

What will you do?

Our Centre for Global Food and Resources has conducted extensive research with some of Australia’s leading agribusiness firms to develop a program that effectively integrates academic knowledge with industry application. This degree will help you refine the practical research, advisory, and business skills necessary for a successful career in food and agricultural related industries.

You will

  • complete a capstone research project that lets you showcase the skills you have learned across the program
  • have access to two elective options that give you the flexibility to tailor your degree to your interests and career objectives, these electives including a full range of internship options with leading agribusiness companies.

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 recent reports indicating there have been as many as five agri-business job openings per graduate in recent years, 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.

*Neil Clark and Associates

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3CM200
    Intake January, May and September
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate 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: craig.johns@adelaide.edu.au.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM200

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 097872E
    Intake January, May and September
    Selection Criteria
    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
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge 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 Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications
    1. 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
    2. Any Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum of three years full time equivalent work experience supported by their CV, essay and interview OR
    3. 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.
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $31,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $42,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    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
    • both 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.

    Potential careers

    Agriculture, Agricultural Service Industry, Business Management, Food Industry Worker

  • Degree Structure

    The degree consists of:
    • core courses, developing general agribusiness management skills and the understanding of the global agri-food sector
    • a capstone research project, enabling the application of learned skills to critically analyse real-world agribusiness problems, issues or strategic opportunities
    • elective courses, both within the Faculty of the Professions and across the University of Adelaide, allowing students the flexibility to tailor their program to their individual interests and career objectives.

    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 (M)
    COMMGMT 7006: People and Organisations (M)
    ACCTING 7025 Accounting Essentials for Decision Makers (M)
    ECON 7200: Economic Principles (M)

    Elective courses to the value of 6 units Courses offered by the University that are available to the student to the maximum value of 6 units.

    *A student who wishes to pursue higher degree by research studies in the future should complete the 9 unit research project and may only take courses to a value of 3 units as electives.

    Research project

    Courses to the value of 9 units:
    AGRIBUS 7061: Research Project Part 1 - Research Principles and Methods (3 units)
    AGRIBUS 7063: Research Project in Agribusiness (6 units)

    Or

    Courses to the value of 12 units to pursue higher degree by research studies in the future:
    AGRIBUS 7061: Research Project Part 1 - Research Principles and Methods (3 units)
    AGRIBUS 7062A: Research Project Part 2 - Theoretical Frameworks and Research Design (3 units)
    AGRIBUS 7062B: Research Project Part 3 - Data Gathering and Analysis (6 units) 

    Assessment

    Varies by course, including exams, written and oral assignments and investigative projects; includes both group and individual participation.
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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019