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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Agribusiness
MAgribus

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Agribusiness requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and shall have been:

(b) awarded or qualified for an agricultural or business-related Bachelor's degree having achieved a B+ grade average or higher over the 300-level courses, or equivalent; or

(c) awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree or equivalent having achieved a B+ grade average or higher over the 300-level courses and have completed at least three years of relevant work experience; or

(d) awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of AgriCommerce with Honours having achieved Second Class Honours, Division I or higher or a Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness having achieved a B+ grade average or higher, or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Agribusiness shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:

(a) completion of Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule of the Degree;

and including:

(b) no more than a total of 30 credits of approved Special Topic or professional development courses.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, candidates admitted under Regulation 1(d) may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification in accordance with the limits specified in the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations.

Specialisations

4. The Degree of Master of Agribusiness is awarded without specialisations.

Student Progression

5. For progression from Part One to Part Two, candidates must have achieved a Grade Average of B+ or higher over the first 60 credits undertaken for Part One.

6. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Agribusiness may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

Completion Requirements

7. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

8. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

10. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled in the Master of AgriCommerce prior to 1 January 2020 may satisfy the admission requirements in place prior to this date and may be permitted to graduate under the name Master of AgriCommerce once they have completed the requirements of the degree. 

11. Such candidates undertaking study in conjunction with the Research Pathway, who have completed at least 90 credits towards the qualification, may substitute a course already passed for 112.702.

12. Such candidates who were undertaking study in conjunction with the Professional Pathway, who have completed at least 15 credits towards the qualification, may fulfil the professional pathway requirements as defined by Schedule B, including the progression criteria in place prior to 1 January 2020.

13. These transitional arrangements expire 31 December 2023.

Schedule for the Master of Agribusiness

Part One

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

112.702 International Agri-Food Marketing Strategies 15 credits

112.747 International Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits
R 112748

119.729 Research Methods 15 credits
R 119728, 162760, 162761, 162762

Elective courses (45 credits from)

112.743 Cooperative Governance and Management 15 credits

119.731 Topics in Agricultural Extension and Consultancy 15 credits
R 111755

119.752 Advanced Farm and Horticultural Management 15 credits
P 119381, 119382, 119358 R 111752, 119751

178.740 Global Food Markets and Trade 15 credits
R 178757

178.742 Environmental Economics for Non-Economists 15 credits
R 178360 and 178762

Part Two (90 credits from)

239.885 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

239.886 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 239885

239.888 Thesis 90 credits

Schedule B: Master of Agribusiness Available under Transition Arrangements

Part One

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

112.747 International Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits
R 112748

178.740 Global Food Markets and Trade 15 credits
R 178757

Elective courses (90 credits from)

112.701 Farm Management 30 credits

112.702 International Agri-Food Marketing Strategies 15 credits

112.743 Cooperative Governance and Management 15 credits

119.731 Topics in Agricultural Extension and Consultancy 15 credits
R 111755

119.752 Advanced Farm and Horticultural Management 15 credits
P 119381, 119382, 119358 R 111752, 119751

119.791 Special Topic 15 credits

119.792 Special Topic 15 credits

152.752 Project Management 30 credits

178.742 Environmental Economics for Non-Economists 15 credits
R 178360 and 178762

178.755 Economic Growth, International and Development Economics 30 credits

247.791 Special Topic in Data Analysis 15 credits

284.703 Vegetable Production Science 15 credits
R 171722; 171724; 284701; 284702

284.704 Fruit Production Science 15 credits
R 171722; 171724; 284701; 284702

Part Two (60 credits from)

112.896 Professional Practice 60 credits