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Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Manawatu Campus


Study a Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness – PGDipAgribus

This qualification will help you join this rapidly-growing industry at a senior level. It is worth tens of billions in export earnings a year. International demand is predicted to continue to grow rapidly for New Zealand’s agricultural produce and services.

This postgraduate diploma is most suitable for those who wish to gain a postgraduate qualification, without a research component. You can complete it in a year full-time.

Join a world-leading university

When you study agribusiness at Massey you’ll gain from our expertise across relevant agribusiness-related skills.

Our proud record dates back to 1927 when we offered New Zealand’s first degrees in agriculture and horticulture. Our expertise in agricultural and environmental systems is supported by the Centre for Farm Business Excellence.

Why postgraduate study?

Postgraduate study is hard work but rewarding and empowering. The Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness will push you to produce your best creative, strategic and theoretical ideas. The workload replicates the high-pressure environment of senior workplace roles.

Not just more of the same

Postgraduate study is not just ‘more of the same’ undergraduate study. Our experts are there to guide you but, if you have come from undergraduate study, you will find that postgraduate study demands more in-depth and independent study. It takes you to a new level in knowledge and expertise, especially in planning and undertaking research.

A PGDipAgribus is a good fit if you:

have an undergraduate degree in a related area, or are near completion

are interested in postgraduate agribusiness study

would like to undertake a predominantly taught postgraduate qualification.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness you will have been awarded or qualified for:

an agricultural or business-related bachelor's degree, or equivalent, at an appropriate level of academic achievement (normally minimum B- average over 300-level majoring courses), or

a bachelor's degree or equivalent and have completed at least three years of relevant work experience.

If you are applying with work experience please supply a curriculum vitae (CV) to support your application.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT – Overall score 90, minimum 20 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 5
  • PTE - 58 overall and minimum 50 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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