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Master of Management in Agricultural Systems

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


1.5 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


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Our approach to managing agriculture and land-based industry is evolving to create healthier and more sustainable outcomes. This postgraduate programme delivers an understanding of innovation, design and management of future-focused land-based production systems.

Lincoln University’s Master of Management in Agricultural Systems is an advanced postgraduate programme that will grow your understanding of resilient and sustainable systems. The programme will grow your knowledge and advanced understanding of the bio-economic factors involved in managing modern agricultural systems.

This programme can be completed in 12 months if you start in Semester 1.

How you’ll grow

  • Plant the skills to evaluate and generalise innovative concepts and solutions that address challenges and opportunities in agricultural and food production system.
  • Expand your communication skills to convey and apply complex planning details.
  • Develop your knowledge of the bio-economic issues in managing modern agricultural systems requiring resilience and a sustainable approach.

Career opportunities

This postgraduate degree will support you in establishing a career or consultancy role in agribusiness or farm management requiring specialist understanding of technical agricultural systems.

Programme Structure

You’ll complete nine postgraduate courses totalling 180 credits. You can also include a research placement.

Compulsory courses

MGMT 634 - Research for Agricultural Systems Managers


Plus four elective postgraduate courses in Animal Science, Engineering, Forestry, Horticulture, Plant Science, Soil Science, Viticulture and Oenology, Economics, Management or Marketing or other courses with the permission of the academic coordinator.

Entry criteria

A relevant New Zealand level 7 bachelor’s degree or recognised equivalent with a B average or better in the 300 level and final year (full-time equivalent) courses

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS academic score of 6.5 overall, with no individual component less than 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 80 (with at least 21 in writing and 18 in Speaking)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 176, with no individual component less than 169
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 with no communicative score of less than 50
  • Lincoln University English Language GCAE or LU EL 70%.
  • NZ Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) - Level 5 (Academic or Professional Endorsement)

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