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 2020. 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 select the remaining 30 points from the papers listed for the subject.
PGDip(AgBus) students must complete AGBUS501, and select at least 60 points from the papers listed for the subject.
MMS students must complete MNMGT581 and one of AGBUS590, AGBUS591, AGBUS592, AGBUS593 or AGBUS594. Students taking the 120 point MMS must complete at least 60 points from the papers listed for the subject, including AGBUS501. Students taking the 180 point MMS must complete at least 120 points from the papers listed for the subject, including AGBUS501.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ACCTN101 Accounting for Management 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga) & 19C (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. AGBUS101 Agri-Food Business 19A (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. ECONS101 Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Secondary School - Unistart), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga), 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 19S (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. FINAN101 Introduction to Finance 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga), 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 19S (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. MGSYS101 Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga) & 19B (Hamilton) 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.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location AGBUS201 Agriculture, Food and the Environment 19A (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. AGBUS202 Food and the Consumer 19B (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. ECONS205 Data Analytics with Business Applications 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga), 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China), 19T (Hamilton) & 19T (Tauranga) 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.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location AGBUS304 Agri-food Policy 19B (Hamilton) Students will learn about industry and government policy-making and critical analysis of current and proposed policies in the context of Agri-Food industries drawing on concepts learnt in AGBUS202 and AGBUS201. AGBUS306 Agri-food Business Analytics 19A (Hamilton) This paper focuses on agri-food industry analytics. It incorporates biophysical and economic financial tools associated with budgeting, cash flow and analysis, investment analysis and the analysis of environmental footprints and agri-food value-chains. AGBUS308 Global Agri-food Systems 19A (Hamilton) This paper focuses on the theory and practice of international agribusiness and trade in food products. It includes applied analysis of trade policies, agri-food value chains and food consumption and production institutions. ECONS304 International Economics Issues 19B (Hamilton) This paper covers in-depth analysis of the global economic environment, including international trade, access to markets and cross-border movement of factors of production including capital and labour. ECONS307 Economics of Land, Water and Environment 19A (Hamilton) This paper provides students with a detailed understanding of the role of economic analysis in solving real world environmental problems including pollution, sustainable development, resource scarcity, and climate change. SCMGT303 Supply Chain Management 19A (Hamilton) Every company is part of a supply network for producing products and services that satisfy customer needs. This paper introduces basic concepts of supply chain management. STMGT305 Doing Business Internationally 19B (Hamilton) Explores the international dimensions of business that enable growth and provide new markets, but increase the complexities involved (e.g. scale, different regulations, cultures).
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location AGBUS501 International Agribusiness 19A (Hamilton) Analysis of international agribusiness examining firm and country strategies, including analysis of specific commodities. AGBUS502 Agribusiness Case Studies 19B (Hamilton) Analysis of agribusiness decisions pertaining to production and trade. AGBUS590 Directed Study 19C (Hamilton) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. AGBUS591 Agribusiness Dissertation 19C (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. AGBUS592 Agribusiness Dissertation 19C (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. AGBUS593 Agribusiness Thesis 19C (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. AGBUS594 Agribusiness Thesis 19C (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. ECONS543 Applied Econometrics 19A (Hamilton) A postgraduate paper in econometrics for students who have not included an advanced paper in econometrics in their undergraduate degree. INMGT501 E-Global Business: Strategic Management and Marketing 19S (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. MRKTG553 International Marketing 19B (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.
2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 31 March 2020 10:22am