Professional Certificate in Global Food and Agricultural Business New

A perfect starter for food and agribusiness

Food and agricultural products were among humanity’s earliest traded commodities. And they remain among our largest and most valuable industries today—with South Australia home to some of the world’s most respected producers.

Our new Professional Certificate in Global Food and Agricultural Business provides a high-impact, rapidly completed first step towards a rewarding career in these vital fields.

What will you do?

Conducted over just six months part-time, the program includes an engaging blend of online and face-to-face learning. You will graduate with the skills and confidence to:

  • describe and evaluate complex global food markets’ dynamics—economic, policy, environmental and social
  • identify international trends and institutional changes affecting agri-food systems.

What’s more, you’ll gain priceless insight from some of South Australia’s most successful primary producers and agribusiness leaders, not to mention the University of Adelaide’s world-class researchers.

Where could it take you?

You’ll emerge ready to step up and play your part in the global food or agribusiness setting of your choosing—from government departments, research centres and funding agencies, to food retailers, agricultural consultancy services, and non-government organisations. You could also go on to further study, with our graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master’s in global food and agricultural business.

  • Strong links to industry leaders
  • Mix of blended online and face-to-face learning
  • 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 3PC011
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Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

How to Apply
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Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $8,750


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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Potential careers

Manager / Business Management, Food Industry Worker, Food Standards Officer, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, International Trade or Business Analyst

Degree Structure

The program involves one 3-unit foundation courses and one 3-unit core elective from global food studies (6 units in total).

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

Core courses Courses to the value of 3 units:

AGRIBUS 7055: Global Food and Agricultural Markets (3 units)
Electives One course to the value of 3 units selected from the following:

AGRIBUS 7060: Innovation Systems and Policy Transformation
AGRIBUS 7056: Management and Performance of Global Food Chains
AGRIBUS 7054: Global Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis or
AGRIBUS 7057: Trends and Issues in the World Food System


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