Agribusiness (2018)

Agribusiness incorporates all business and associated organisations that are part of the agricultural sector. In a small, remote economy such as New Zealand successful agribusiness relies on the ability to understand the operation of competitive global markets, sustainable farm systems, international marketing and the management of complex and extended supply chains. Agribusiness builds knowledge and skills in management and economics of particular relevance to the agribusiness sector.

Agribusiness is available as a minor.

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

Note: There will be no new enrolments in the Agribusiness major in 2018. Students enrolled in 2017 or previously should consult the Waikato Management School for programme advice.


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  • Prescriptions for the GradDip(AgBus)

    A Graduate Diploma is available to graduates who have not included Agribusiness at an advanced level in their first degree. The requirements for the Graduate Diploma are prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.

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

    Agribusiness may be taken as a major for students enrolled in the BMS(Hons) prior to 2018, and as a subject for the MMS. A Postgraduate Certificate and a Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness are also available. The requirements for the major and subject are prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.

    All students should discuss their programme with the Management Student Centre before enrolling.

  • 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.
    AGRI101Agribusiness - Making Dirt PayThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    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
    ACCT209Accounting and Managerial Decision MakingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    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.
    AGRI201New Zealand AgribusinessThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    AGRI202Sustainable AgricultureThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    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.
    MKTG209Principles of MarketingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    AGBUS304Agri-food PolicyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    AGBUS306Agri-food Business AnalyticsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    AGBUS308Global Agri-food SystemsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    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.
    ECON308Managerial Economics and StrategyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    INMG311The International Business EnvironmentThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    INMG317Doing Business InternationallyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MKTG353International MarketingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    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.
    AGRI495Industry Experience 4This paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    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.
    ECON408Managerial Economics and StrategyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MKTG453International MarketingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    AGBUS501International AgribusinessThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    AGBUS502Agribusiness Case StudiesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    AGBUS590Directed StudyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    AGBUS591Agribusiness DissertationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    AGBUS592Agribusiness DissertationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    AGBUS593Agribusiness ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    AGBUS594Agribusiness ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    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.
    AGRI503Competitive International AgribusinessThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    AGRI504Farm Processes and Management for AgribusinessThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    AGRI505Finance and Investment Analysis for AgribusinessThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    AGRI506Management, Governance and Leadership in AgribusinessThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    AGRI507Agribusiness Value Chain Innovation and StrategyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    AGRI508Food Systems Trade and PolicyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    AGRI509Agricultural Systems: Risk and ResilienceThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    AGRI510Applied Agribusiness Research ProjectThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    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.
    ECON539Environmental and Resource EconomicsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    ECON543Applied Econometrics18A (Hamilton)
    A postgraduate paper in econometrics for students who have not included an advanced paper in econometrics in their undergraduate degree.
    ECONS506Economics for BusinessThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    ECONS507Quantitative Skills for Finance and EconomicsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    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.
    INMGT501E-Global Business: Strategic Management and MarketingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    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...
    MNGT597Internship and Action ResearchThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MNMGT581Research Methods in Management StudiesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MRKTG553International MarketingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MSYS57621st Century LogisticsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 19 July 2018 11:44am

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