Agribusiness (2018)

If you'd like to work alongside farmers, growers, scientists and other businesses focused on agriculture/horticulture, this subject will equip you with the skills for a dynamic global business career. In an export-based economy such as New Zealand, successful agribusiness relies on the ability to understand competitive global markets, sustainable farm systems and environmental impacts, technological innovations, free trade agreements, international marketing, and managing complex supply chains.

Agribusiness is available as a minor.

To complete a minor in Agribusiness, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for Agribusiness, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete AGBUS101.

Note: There will be no new enrolments in the Agribusiness major in 2019. Students enrolled previously should consult the Waikato Management School for programme advice.


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  • Prescriptions for the PGCert(AgBus), PGDip(AgBus) and MMS.

    The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the PGCert(AgBus), PGDip(AgBus) and MMS.

    The specified subject papers that must be completed for these programmes are below.

    PGCert(AgBus) students must complete AGBUS501 and 30 points from AGBUS502, AGBUS590, INMGT501, MRKTG553, ECONS543.

    PGDip(AgBus) students must complete AGBUS501, MRKTG553 and 30 points from AGBUS502, AGUBS590, INMGT501, ECONS543.

    MMS students must complete one of AGBUS590, AGBUS591, AGBUS592, AGBUS593 or AGBUS594, and AGBUS501, AGBUS502, MRKTG553.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ACCTN101Accounting for Management18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper explains that accounting is an important social practice; an integral aspect of organisational management and covers both the technical aspects of the provision and use of accounting information.
    AGBUS101Agri-Food Business18A (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the business of food in modern society. It covers the production, processing, trade, and consumption of food, while emphasising their economic, environmental, and social impacts.
    ECONS101Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper offers insights into the behaviour of consumers, firms and the government within the economy, giving students skills in analysing and predicting the actions of individuals and businesses.
    FINAN101Introduction to Finance18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the three core areas of finance -- financial management, investments, and capital markets and institutions. The paper also examines applications of corporate finance concepts to personal finance.
    MGSYS101Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper explores the dual concepts of digital business and supply chain management. The interactive lectures help in developing critical thinking skills and highlight many topical case studies.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    AGBUS201Agriculture, Food and the Environment18A (Hamilton)
    This paper focuses on the environmental impacts of food systems. Sustainable production, processing, trade, and consumption patterns are explored. Their links to the social context of food are reinforced.
    AGBUS202Food and the Consumer18B (Hamilton)
    Students will learn about food systems from the perspective of the consumer including: Demand analysis/product differentiation, preferences for non-taste attributes (e.g. organic/free-range) and analytical tools used to assess food preferences.
    ECONS205Data Analytics with Business Applications18B (Hamilton), 18B (Tauranga), 18C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 18T (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces various data analytical methods and illustrates their business and economics applications, showing how to use data to communicate more convincingly and to produce better-informed business decisions.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    AGRI304Advanced New Zealand Agribusiness18B (Hamilton)
    An exploration of the governance and performance of agribusiness domestically and internationally.
    AGRI306Financial Analysis for Agribusiness18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    An exploration of agribusiness financial management addressing issues associated with production, investment and valuation.
    AGRI390Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18C (Hamilton), 18S (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)
    This paper involves supervised study of a topic in Agribusiness. Typically the directed study involves critical review of the literature on the chosen topic, and writing a substantive paper, analysing the literature. Components of the paper should be in a style suitable for publication.
    ECON306International Trade and Finance18A (Hamilton)
    This paper considers theoretical and policy issues in relation to international trade and finance.
    MSYS377Supply Chain Management18A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers concepts important in the management of purchasing, operations, distribution and logistics. It addresses supply chain integration issues related to the production and delivery of products and services to the customer.
  • 400 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    AGRI404Advanced New Zealand Agribusiness18B (Hamilton)
    An exploration of the governance and performance of agribusiness domestically and internationally.
    AGRI406Financial Analysis for Agribusiness18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    An exploration of agribusiness financial management addressing issues associated with production, investment and valuation.
    AGRI490Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18C (Hamilton), 18S (Hamilton) & 18Y (Hamilton)
    This paper involves supervised study of a topic in Agribusiness. Typically the directed study involves critical review of the literature on the chosen topic, and writing a substantive paper, analysing the literature and producing insights. Components of the paper should be in a style suitable for publication.
    AGRI499Report of an Investigation18D (Hamilton), 18E (Hamilton), 18F (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton), 18H (Hamilton), 18I (Hamilton), 18J (Hamilton), 18K (Hamilton), 18L (Hamilton) & 18M (Hamilton)
    Directed investigation of an approved topic, available only to students enrolled in the BMS degree.
    ECON406International Trade and Finance18A (Hamilton)
    This paper considers theoretical and policy issues in relation to international trade and finance.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    AGRI501International Agribusiness18A (Hamilton)
    Analysis of international agribusiness examining firm and country strategies, including analysis of specific commodities.
    AGRI502Agribusiness Case Studies18B (Hamilton)
    Analysis of agribusiness decisions pertaining to production and trade.
    AGRI590Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    AGRI591Agribusiness Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    AGRI592Agribusiness Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    AGRI593Agribusiness Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    AGRI594Agribusiness Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    AGRI599Report of an Investigation18D (Hamilton), 18E (Hamilton), 18F (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton), 18H (Hamilton), 18I (Hamilton), 18J (Hamilton), 18K (Hamilton), 18L (Hamilton) & 18M (Hamilton)
    Directed investigation of an approved topic, available only to students enrolled in the BMS degree.
    ECON506Economics for Business18T (Hamilton)
    An advanced analysis of the economics of business from production through processing to markets and the consumer.
    ECON507Quantitative Skills for Finance and Economics18B (Hamilton) & 18T (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students with a thorough grounding in the applied quantitative techniques required for professional practice in business, finance and economics. The main emphasis is on recognising which techniques are appropriate for particular types of problems, using the techniques and interpreting the results.
    ECON543Applied Econometrics18A (Hamilton)
    A postgraduate paper in econometrics for students who have not included an advanced paper in econometrics in their undergraduate degree.
    INMG501E-Global Business: Strategic Management and Marketing18S (Online)
    Rapid expansion of global communications has changed the environment of international commerce resulting in the re-evaluation of the way firms conduct their transactions internationally.
    MKTG553International Marketing18A (Hamilton)
    This advanced level paper aims to find solutions to potential problems that firms entering a global market may face. The paper investigates managerially relevant topics (e.g. country-of origin effects, branding and pricing strategies, etc.) using the latest theories.
    MNGT501Research Methods in Management Studies18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18T (Hamilton)
    This paper aims to introduce students to the assumptions underlying the different methodologies and methods for performing research in the social sciences.The focus is on interpretive, positivist, critical, and mixed methods. The paper attempts to give students the conceptual and methodological resources needed to think and convers...

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 4 December 2019 8:42am

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