Professional Certificate in Global Food and Agricultural Business

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

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
From 30 June 2023, in accordance with Australian government requirements, the University will be returning to face-to-face teaching for all students where it is safe and practical to do so. For students with circumstances where it would not be practical or safe to travel to Australia, exemptions may apply. Students are encouraged to regularly check Study in 2023 and International Student Covid-19 FAQ for information and updates.

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SATAC Code 3PC011
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Selection Criteria
Graduate entry


Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $9,250

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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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Global Food and Agricultural Business Scholarship

Study Global Food and Agricultural Business in 2022 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 2022 (inclusive of all intakes):

*Find out more about scholarship rules, terms and conditions.

Careers

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).

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

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Last updated: Thursday, 19 Jan 2023