Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business
Get a competitive edge in the food and agriculture industries
Base yourself in Australia’s agricultural hub and be alongside world-class researchers, primary producers and agribusiness leaders, discovering the economic, policy, environmental and social issues affecting agribusinesses and global food systems.
What will you do?
Our Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business will help you develop the conceptual and practical skills necessary for management decision-making, marketing, finance, policy analysis and problem-solving in an ever-expanding and increasingly complex global food and agricultural marketplace.
To complement the fundamental competencies developed through the core courses, you will have the opportunity to:
- customise the program to an area of your interest and career objectives through the available elective units
- develop practical skill sets by completing a full range of internship options with leading agribusiness companies
- undertake a research project that will analyse real-world food and agricultural business problems, issues, or strategic opportunities.
Where could it take you?
The Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business provides you with the necessary conceptual and practical skills to solve global challenges and start a rich career in food and agriculture-related industries.
Whether you are interested in the public or private sector, the program opens up a wide number of possible career paths, including government departments, research centres, international funding agencies, food retailers, financial agencies, agricultural consultancy services, and non-government organisations.
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 3CM121 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake January, May and September Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study A completed three-year Bachelors degree or equivalent.SATAC Code: 3CM121
CRICOS 068572B Intake January, May and September
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
Tertiary Qualifications Relevant Bachelor degree or equivalent with high level of academic achievement eg: Economics, Business, Agriculture, Animal Science, Environmental Studies, International Studies.
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $33,000
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $44,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Global Food and Agricultural Business ScholarshipStudy Global Food and Agricultural Business in 2021 with new Scholarships available to eligible students*. The Centre for Global Food and Resources is funding a Scholarship for Australian Full-fee paying (Australian citizen and permanent resident) students commencing the following programs in years 2021 (inclusive of all intakes):
- Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business
- Graduate Diploma in Global Food and Agricultural Business
- Graduate Certificate in Global Food and Agricultural Business
Students are well equipped for rewarding careers in the increasingly complex and diverse local, national and global value-chain networks. Roles are most likely 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.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Wine Marketing, Food Industry Worker, Manager / Business Management, Market Researcher, Marketing - Agriculture, Food & Wine, Bioinformatics, Retail, Export / Import trade, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, International Trade or Business Analyst, Agriculture, Agricultural Service Industry
The Masters program includes:
- three (9 units) core foundation courses
- three (9 units) core electives.
The program also includes a 12 unit applied research project and six (18 units) electives that make up the remaining course requirements.
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 9 units AGRIBUS 7055: Global Food and Agricultural Markets
AGRIBUS 7054: Global Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis
AGRIBUS 7057: Trends and Issues in the World Food System
Three courses to the value of 9 units AGRIBUS 7053: Globalisation and Agriculture in Emerging Economies
AGRIBUS 7060: Innovation Systems and Policy Transformation
AGRIBUS 7056: Management and Performance of Global Food Chains
AGRIBUS 7059: Experiences and Insights in Agri-food Systems
AGRIBUS 7064: Water Security and Governance
TRADE 7005: Agriculture and Food in International Trade
Elective courses to the value of 18 units, chosen from courses offered in the following postgraduate programs:
- Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business
- Master of Marketing
- Master of International Business
- Master of International Trade and Development
- Exchange, Study Tours and Internships
Research projects to the value of 12 units
Students must complete the following research projects to a total of 12 units:
AGRIBUS 7061: Research Project Part 1 - Research Principles and Methods
AGRIBUS 7062A: Research Project Part 2 - Theoretical Frameworks and Research Design
AGRIBUS 7062B: Research Project Part 3 - Data Gathering and Analysis
Exams, written and oral assignments and investigative projects; includes both group and individual participation.
Please direct enquiries to the Ask Adelaide
Phone: +61 8 8313 7335 (toll free 1800 061 459)
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- Centre for Global Food and Resources Twitter
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- Centre for Global Food and Resources Instagram
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Last updated: Friday, 2 Oct 2020