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Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM121

CRICOS 068572B

The Global Food and Agricultural Business (GFAB) postgraduate program enables students to develop the conceptual and practical skills necessary for careers in food and agriculture related industries. Students are trained for careers in the increasingly complex and diverse local, national and global value chain networks, including food retailers, food processors, banks and financial agencies, agricultural consultancy services, research centres, input suppliers and both government and non-government organisations.

The core courses provide students with fundamental competencies, while allowing the flexibility to tailor the degree to their individual backgrounds and career objectives. For example, students may focus on specific interests from value-chain management or marketing, to natural resource issues or agricultural policy analysis.

The Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard full-time duration of two years, 48 units. The maximum duration of this program is six years. The program is offered in trimester mode. There are three intakes in each academic year (January, May and September).
  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3CM121
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake January, May and September
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry A completed three-year Bachelors degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM121

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 068572B
    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 Relevant Bachelor degree or equivalent with high level of academic achievement eg: Economics, Business, Agriculture, Animal Science, Environmental Studies, International Studies.
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $28,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $38,500


    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 are trained for careers in the increasingly complex and diverse local, national and global value-chain networks, including:

    • 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 Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Advertising / Wine Promoter, Management Consultant, Manager / Business Management, Market Researcher, Marketing - Agriculture, Food & Wine, Bioinformatics, Retail, Export / Import trade, Statistician, Government Officer, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, International Trade or Business Analyst

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    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.


    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

    Students may include other postgraduate level courses offered in trimester format, subject to the approval of the Program Adviser.
    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.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017