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Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness Management

This course is available


Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Southern Institute of Technology


Course Outline

In today’s world agriculture has become more than just the practical, hands-on practice of farming, it is now regarded as big business. The Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness Management will help learners critically analyse strategic issues facing agricultural industries, develop and implement appropriate policies in the areas of operations and general management, understanding agribusiness economics, as well as identify future trends and potential issues within the industry.

Understand the economics and learn the management skills to become a leader in the Agribusiness sector. Develop strategies to ensure a competitive business, and understand the influences shaping the future of the industry.

Gain in-depth knowledge of agribusiness industries, including livestock and crop sectors, health and safety, and sustainable practices. Learn about policy and regulatory requirements and impacts, and undertake research into a topics of special interest.

The programme offers a blend of theoretical and practical learning, with an emphasis on applied knowledge and skill. High importance is placed on the development of agribusiness management skills (such as communication, presentation, interpersonal and problem solving skills) in addition to the development of specific agribusiness knowledge.

Career Opportunities

The aim of the Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness Management is to provide students who already have a degree, or extensive applicable experience, with advanced theoretical and applied knowledge in a specialised field, which can be used in professional practice or further advanced study in this area.

Satisfactory Completion

In order to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness Management, students will have been credited with all required papers and electives as specified in the schedule of papers. The total credit value of the Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness Management is 120 credits.

Entry criteria

Applicants must have obtained at least an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Mature Applicants

Applicants must supply at least three years relevant work experience. Each mature applicant must provide their curriculum vitae detailing any relevant work experience and academic achievements. The Programme Manager will use this information to assess whether the applicant is likely to successfully complete the Graduate Diploma programme.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

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