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Master of Agribusiness

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  • Industry Input
  • Program Highlights

The Master of Agribusiness provides students the opportunity to develop the conceptual and practical skills necessary for agribusiness leadership, management decision making, policy analysis and problem solving in an ever-expanding and increasingly complex global food and agricultural marketplace. 

This nested program consists of a core set of courses necessary for the development of general agribusiness management skills and the understanding of the global agri-food sector. The capstone research project of the Master of Agribusiness enables students to utilise these skills to critically analyse real-world agribusiness problems, issues or strategic opportunities. Elective courses within the Faculty and across the University allow students the flexibility to tailor their program to their individual background and career objectives.

Why Study Postgraduate Agribusiness with us?

We are at a critical point.

Growing global populations and climate challenges impact our ability to sustainably feed the world. Where and how will our food be produced? How will it be traded?

As the global population heads towards 9 billion by 2050, food demand alone will increase by 50 percent, and water demand by 55 percent. Will our economic, public, and environmental health suffer as we struggle to cope? Producers, agribusinesses and those who manage natural resources face fundamental challenges. As food demand grows and the basic resources needed to produce it fall under threat, globalisation and economic development need to provide a solution.

Operating in this dynamic and complex new environment requires novel thinking. Solving the critical global issues facing our global food and resource systems requires a unique set of skills.

Why not be part of the solution and something bigger? Our programs at the University of Adelaide allow you to contribute to solving these important issues affecting the security of our food and resource systems. Base yourself in Australia’s agricultural hub, alongside world-class researchers, primary producers, and food and agribusiness leaders.

Students in our postgraduate programs develop critical skills to think laterally and help agribusiness, food and resource organisations evolve, innovate, problem-solve and prosper sustainably.

The agribusiness value chain is one of Australia's largest and most important industry sectors, with an estimated value of $436 billion, employing approximately 1.4 million people.*

Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness

The Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness provides students the opportunity to develop the conceptual and practical skills necessary for agribusiness leadership, management decision-making, policy analysis and problem solving in an ever-expanding and increasingly complex global food and agricultural marketplace.

The program consists of:

  • core courses, developing general agribusiness management skills and the understanding of the global agri-food sector
  • elective courses, allowing students the flexibility to tailor their program to their individual interests and career objectives.
  • The program is offered in trimester mode. There are three intakes in each academic year (January, May and September).

Master of Agribusiness

The Master of Agribusiness provides students the opportunity to develop the conceptual and practical skills necessary for agribusiness leadership, management decision-making, policy analysis and problem-solving in an ever-expanding and increasingly complex global food and agricultural marketplace.

The degree consists of:

  • core courses, developing general agribusiness management skills and the understanding of the global agri-food sector
  • a capstone research project, enabling the application of learned skills to critically analyse real-world agribusiness problems, issues or strategic opportunities
  • elective courses, both within the Faculty of the Professions and across the University of Adelaide, allowing students the flexibility to tailor their program to their individual interests and career objectives.
  • The program is offered in trimester mode. There are three intakes in each academic year (January, May and September).

  • Program Highlights
    • Quality lecturers with global experience and academic and industry clout
    • Real world learnings - in the classroom, paddock or boardroom
    • Networks that matter - globally connected to leaders across research, agribusiness, policy, food and resources and the broader supply chain
    • Programs are designed to have effective integration of academic knowledge and industry application
    • Industry internship opportunities to gain hands-on practical experience
    • International and industry guest lecturers
  • Industry Input

    The Centre for Global Food and Resources has conducted extensive research with some of Australia’s leading agribusiness firms to develop a program that has effective integration of academic knowledge and industry application. The program helps students to develop the practical research, advisory and business skills necessary for careers in food and agricultural related industries. The Centre continues to receive ongoing input from leaders in agribusiness who sit on our Agribusiness Advisory Board.

    The industry has an estimated value of $436 billion and employs approximately 1.4 million people (Source: Neil Clark and Associates). The labour market outlook for agribusiness graduates in Australia should remain strong in the coming years and there have been as many as six openings per graduate in the field in recent years (Source: “Educators Help Tackle the Agricultural Skills Shortage” Agribusiness View, National Australia Bank, July 24 2015).

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  • Specialise in Agribusiness

    Students develop the following skills: leadership and strategy, business and financial management, understanding global markets and food trends, innovation and global value chains and professional communication.

    Such training equips students 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.

  • Apply

    The application process for this program involves the following steps:

    • SATAC application form. Visit SATAC and complete your application, including submitting all relevant documentation. SATAC Code 3CM200. International applicants can apply via this form or through a registered education agent.
    • Short essay on why you want to study this program
    • Interview with the Program Director

    The entry requirements include:

    • Graduate entry only. Applicants must have a completed Bachelor degree in the field of Agriculture, Food or Business from a recognised University.
    • Work experience. Applicants must have a minimum of 1 years full time equivalent work experience supported by their CV, essay and interview.
    • English Language Requirements. International students are required to submit evidence of their proficiency in English. Domestic Students with a Bachelors degree that was not completed in English from an approved institution may be required to undertake an English language test.

    Applicants with a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in any field can apply with a minimum of three years' full time equivalent work experience supported by their CV, essay and interview.

    Applicants without a Bachelors 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.

    These entry requirements ensure your classmates have relevant experience and strong intellectual abilities. Our students are from a variety of backgrounds and industries, creating a diverse class profile that greatly enhances your classroom learning experience.

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"We have high expectations for this program — it will be to Australian agribusiness what Harvard currently is to world business management.

“That is, it’s the right place to go if you want to be recognised as a leader in the field "
John CrosbyChairman Free Eyre Ltd, C&F International, Agmanagement.  Chairman of the University’s Agricultural Advisory Board

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