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Diploma in Horticultural Management

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Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


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Expand your opportunities in modern-day horticulture with a study programme that combines business management with the latest cultivation and production knowledge.

New Zealand is a world-leader in horticultural production. Besides being a major export industry, you’re playing an important part in helping the global land-based food sector evolve and meet the growing needs whilst also applying the principles of sustainable production and land care. This is usually a 12-month, full time study programme.

How you’ll grow

  • Grow your knowledge and understanding of modern horticultural production and management systems.
  • Build a firm understanding of business management and the principles of commercial enterprise success.
  • Put your learnings into practice with hands-on Practical work as a necessary component of your study.
  • Be immediately employable as soon as you’ve competed your study.

Practical work

  • A period of Practical work is a requirement for this qualification:
  • Minimum of 44 weeks of hands-on practical experience (preferably full-time)
  • On at least two different horticultural units.

Entry criteria

If you’ve successfully completed Lincoln University’s Diploma in Horticulture, you’re eligible for admission to the Diploma in Horticultural Management. Equivalent qualifications will be assessed for admission on a case-by-case basis.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

  • Diploma in University Studies (two-semester - DUS2) - On application. Minimum diploma score 22
  • Diploma in University Studies (three-semester - DUS3) - On application. Minimum diploma score 20

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS academic score of 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 60 (with at least 18 in writing)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 169, with no individual component less than 162
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 50 with no communicative skills score less than 42
  • Lincoln University English Language LU EL 65%.
  • NZ Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) - Level 4 (Academic Endorsement)

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