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Master of Agricultural Business Management

Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Business Management

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CSU's Master of Agricultural Business Management aims to provide students with a well-developed understanding of issues in agricultural business by concurrently developing advanced, comprehensive skills in business, management and finance.

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  • Why study this course?

    The Master of Agricultural Business Management provides students with a well developed understanding of agricultural business management by concurrently developing advanced comprehensive skills in business, management and finance. Graduates have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of specific interest areas, including agribusiness planning or agribusiness research. Graduates from the Master are industry ready to enter senior management careers.

    As a graduate of the Master of Agricultural Business Management, you will:

    • be able to critically analyse farming systems and the agricultural sector within national and global contexts
    • have a widely developed understanding of farming systems and be able to apply scientifically sound knowledge to the management of agricultural production systems
    • be able to apply scientific, economic and business principles to the sustainable management of an agribusiness using a rational decision making framework
    • be able to competently undertake the management and development of an agribusiness
    • be able to integrate the financial, human and biophysical resources of an agricultural business, and to plan and design viable, sustainable management systems and practices
    • be capable of completing tasks autonomously and as a member of a multi disciplinary team
    • be able to clearly define and implement a strategic vision as an agricultural business manager as well as observe and describe that of others
    • have well developed and effective communication skills.
    Graduate Diploma of Agricultural Business Management

    Students may choose to exit this course after successfully completing eight subjects, with the Graduate Diploma of Agricultural Business Management. The principal aim of the course is to provide students with a foundation in agricultural business management by concurrently developing skills in business, management and finance. In addition, students will have the opportunity to deepen understanding of specific interest areas and be ready to take up management positions.

    Articulation agreements

    The Master degree, the exit point only Graduate Diploma and the Graduate Certificate make up an articulated set of courses, and credit is awarded in the Master degree for the Graduate Certificate subjects.

    Students may elect to exit from the Master degree after completion of eight specified subjects and graduate with the Graduate Diploma of Agricultural Business Management.

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  • Career opportunities

    Graduates of this course will have opportunities to take on senior management positions in the agriculture and agribusiness industries.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Business Management
    4 subjects (32 points) 3 core Subjects and 1 Restricted Elective
    AGB450 Agricultural Business Risk and Investment
    AGB410 Agricultural Marketing
    MGT510 Strategic Management

    Plus 1 restricted elective from the following list:
    AGB440 Resource Economics
    AGR475 Sustainable Agriculture: Issues and Viewpoints
    AGB520 Supply Chain Management
    AGB533 Agribusiness Management
    AGB550 International Agriproduct Trade
    AGR520 Extension
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice

    Graduate Diploma of Agricultural Business Management
    8 subjects (64 points) 4 Core subjects (one of which is a 16 point subject) and 3 Restricted Electives
    AGB450 Agricultural Business Risk and Investment
    AGB410 Agricultural Marketing
    MGT510 Strategic Management
    AGB575 Agribusiness Planning (16 points)

    Plus 3 restricted electives from the following list:
    ACC501 Business Accounting & Finance
    AGB440 Resource Economics
    AGR475 Sustainable Agriculture: Issues and Viewpoints
    AGB520 Supply Chain Management
    AGB533 Agribusiness Management
    AGB550 International Agriproduct Trade
    AGR501 Special Topic 1
    AGR520 Extension
    AGR580 Research Methods*
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
    MGT553 Project Management
    MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
    STA401 Postgraduate Scientific Statistics*

    *Note: If students are planning on completing AGB583 Agricultural Business Management Dissertation for Masters qualification they must complete AGR580 Research Methods and STA401 Postgraduate Scientific Statistics prior to enrolling.

    Master of Agricultural Business Management
    12 subjects, (96 points) 7 core (two of which is are 16 point subjects) and 3 Restricted Electives
    AGB450 Agricultural Business Risk and Investment
    AGB410 Agricultural Marketing
    MGT510 Strategic Management
    AGR580 Research Methods
    STA401 Postgraduate Scientific Statistics
    AGB575 Agribusiness Planning (16 points)
    AGB583 Agricultural Business Management Dissertation (16)

    Note: If AGB583 is chosen students must complete AGR580 Research Methods and STA401 Postgraduate Scientific Statistics prior to enrolling.

    Plus 3 restricted electives from the following list:
    ACC501 Business Accounting & Finance
    AGB440 Resource Economics
    AGR475 Sustainable Agriculture: Issues and Viewpoints
    AGB520 Supply Chain Management
    AGB533 Agribusiness Management
    AGB550 International Agriproduct Trade
    AGR501 Special Topic 1
    AGR520 Extension
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
    MGT553 Project Management
    MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
    MGT584 Leadership in Teams
    MGT594 Leadership and Business Ethics

    Enrolment pattern

    A normal enrolment pattern would be as follows. Minor amendment to the order in which subjects are completed at the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma level may be negotiated with the Course Director.

    Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Business Management
    4 subjects (32 points) 3 core Subjects and 1 Restricted Elective

    Year 1 Session 1 (30)
    AGB450 Agricultural Business Risk and Investment
    AGB410 Agricultural Marketing

    Year 1 Session 2 (60)
    MGT510 Strategic Management
    Restricted Elective

    Plus 1 restricted elective from the following list:
    AGB440 Resource Economics
    AGR475 Sustainable Agriculture: Issues and Viewpoints
    AGB520 Supply Chain Management
    AGB533 Agribusiness Management
    AGB550 International Agriproduct Trade
    AGR520 Extension
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice

    Graduate Diploma of Agricultural Business Management
    8 subjects (64 points) 4 Core subjects (one of which is a 16 point subject) and 3 Restricted Electives

    Year 1 Session 1 (30)
    AGB450 Agricultural Business Risk and Investment
    AGB410 Agricultural Marketing

    Year 1 Session 2 (60)
    MGT510 Strategic Management
    *Restricted Elective

    Year 2 Session 1 (30)
    AGB575 Agribusiness Planning (Commenced) (16 points)
    *Restricted Elective

    Year 2 Session 2 (60)
    AGB575 Agribusiness Planning (Completed) (16 points)
    *Restricted Elective

    Plus 3 restricted electives from the following list:
    ACC501 Business Accounting & Finance
    AGB440 Resource Economics
    AGR475 Sustainable Agriculture: Issues and Viewpoints
    AGB520 Supply Chain Management
    AGB533 Agribusiness Management
    AGB550 International Agriproduct Trade
    AGR501 Special Topic 1
    AGR520 Extension
    AGR580 Research Methods*
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
    MGT553 Project Management
    MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
    STA401 Postgraduate Scientific Statistics*

    *Note: If students are planning on completing AGB583 Agricultural Business Management Dissertation for Masters qualification they must complete AGR580 Research Methods and STA401 Postgraduate Scientific Statistics prior to enrolling.

    Master of Agricultural Business Management
    12 subjects, (96 points) 7 core (two of which is are 16 point subjects) and 3 Restricted Electives

    Year 1 Session 1 (30)
    AGB450 Agricultural Business Risk and Investment
    AGB410 Agricultural Marketing

    Year 1 Session 2 (60)
    MGT510 Strategic Management
    Restricted Elective

    Year 2 Session 1 (30)
    AGB575 Agribusiness Planning (Commenced) (16 points)
    AGR580 Research Methods

    Year 2 Session 2 (60)
    AGB575 Agribusiness Planning (Completed) (16 points)
    STA401 Postgraduate Scientific Statistics

    Year 3 Session 1 (30)
    AGB583 Agricultural Business Management Dissertation (Commenced) (16 points)
    Restricted Elective

    Year 3 Session 2 (60)
    AGB583 Agricultural Business Management Dissertation (Completed) (16 points)
    Restricted Elective

    Plus 3 restricted electives from the following list:
    ACC501 Business Accounting & Finance
    AGB440 Resource Economics
    AGR475 Sustainable Agriculture: Issues and Viewpoints
    AGB520 Supply Chain Management
    AGB533 Agribusiness Management
    AGB550 International Agriproduct Trade
    AGR501 Special Topic 1
    AGR520 Extension
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
    MGT553 Project Management
    MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
    MGT584 Leadership in Teams
    MGT594 Leadership and Business Ethics

    The combination of restricted electives and agribusiness planning and research dissertation needs to be designed in consultation with the course director.

  • Studying by distance education

    Charles Sturt University is a leader in flexible delivery and offers an extensive range of course materials in a supported online environment. Interaction with teaching staff and other students is supported through online tools such as forums, as well as by phone and email.

    Studying by distance education offers students the flexibility to complete their degree while still working or meeting family and lifestyle commitments.

  • Residential schools

    The following subjects may have a residential school component:

    AGB575 Agribusiness Planning
    AGR520 Extension Post Graduate

  • Admission information

    A completed Bachelors Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline related to Agricultural Science or Agribusiness from a University or other tertiary education provider.
    OR
    A completed Honours degree in any field from a University or other tertiary education provider (or equivalent).
    OR
    Relevant Agribusiness industry experience of at least 3 years.
    AND
    Minimum CSU English Language Proficiency requirements apply.


     

    The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma provide a pathway for recent graduates of a business or non-business degree, in a field such as Agricultural Science, Equine Science, Horticulture or Viticulture.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

     
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  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectOnlineOrangeFPPGYYNOSAB
    DirectOnlineOrangeFPOSYYNJSAB

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points, including all core subjects.

  • How to apply
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  • About the School
    The School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

    The School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences is the largest and most successful provider of agricultural, horticultural and wine science education supporting rural industries in Australia. Operating out of the Orange and Wagga Wagga campuses, the School comprises of approximately 70 academics, research, technical and administration staff, offering courses and research focus in fields such as agriculture, horticulture, wine making and viticulture. Research is undertaken through key CSU Research Centres, and staff have major involvement in national Cooperative Research Centres – linking universities, government bodies and industry organisations across Australia to focus on national sector-wide issues. The School’s industry linkages ensure courses remain relevant and topical, and that we develop graduates who will make an impact within their profession.

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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