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.

  • Strong links to industry leaders
  • ISO 9001 Certification
  • AACSB accredited

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. 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. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3GD097
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake January, May and September
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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:
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3GD097

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $35,000


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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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
  • 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 Manager, Food Industry Worker

Degree Structure

The 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.


Varies by course, including exams, written and oral assignments and investigative projects; includes both group and individual participation.

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Studying has broadened my understanding of the importance and complexity of the global food system and the implications increasing food demand will have on us all.

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Last updated: Thursday, 21 Oct 2021