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Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management

Graduation requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management produces graduates who are skilled in agricultural practice and ready to take up management positions.

With a critical shortage of skilled managers in the agricultural sector, agribusiness companies and major banks are looking for employees skilled in business, management and finance, and
who have technical agricultural training. There is also increasing demand for better trained managers of agricultural production enterprises.

CSU's Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management provides students with a strong foundation in agribusiness and the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in a variety of agricultural industries.The subjects provide balanced learning about agricultural production systems and managing agribusiness.

With a flexible approach to learning, the course allows students to choose to study full-time for three years on Orange Campus, six years part-time by distance education, or a mixture of both.

What will I learn?

Students learn skills in business, management and finance as well the technical aspects of managing agricultural production systems. In addition, students are expected to develop a strong capacity for critical thinking, communication, leadership and personal autonomy.

In the area of agricultural production, students study subjects in crop and pasture production and management, soil science, livestock production systems, property planning and development, and livestock management. There are also two electives available, enabling students to further extend themselves in either the fields of agricultural production or agribusiness management.

In the area of agribusiness management, students study Introduction to Rural Management, Business Economics, Agribusiness Supply Chain, Financial Planning for Agriculture, Marketing Principles, Business Law, Commodity Pricing and Risk Management and Human Resource Management.

How will I study?

On campus students learn through a combination of lectures, tutorials, practical classes and business tours.

Distance education students receive study guides in the post or can access them online, and are guided through the subject with online assessments in addition to written assignments and exams. Distance education students may be able to attend on campus classes.

Through CSU Global, participation in international tours and projects provide opportunities for students to gain experience overseas. Students may be eligible to receive financial assistance from CSU to support their travels.

Credit

Students who have studied and successfully completed relevant subjects at other universities or TAFE may apply for credit for those subjects when applying to CSU's Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management. Credit will be granted for subjects which are equivalent in content and standard at the discretion of the Course Coordinator.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

Careers in agribusiness are not necessarily just involved in production agriculture. CSU's Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management is designed to provide career opportunities at any point in the supply chain, from the farm gate through to export and marketing of agri-products, as well as within the industries that service agriculture. Employment opportunities range from the rural service industries of regional Australia to international trade and finance activities undertaken by multinational corporations.

Students will have many career options as they acquire expertise in marketing, accounting, finance, people management, international business, agricultural production systems and enterprise management, and sustainable resource management.

Careers available include:

  • professional farm management
  • commodity trading
  • international marketing
  • exporting
  • financial management
  • agronomic and livestock sales
  • management
  • business consulting
  • agribusiness management
  • agribusiness banking.

Course structure

Course structure

The course consists of 22 core subjects and 2 restricted electives:

AGR175 Introduction to Rural Management
ECO130 Business Economics
AGR156 Plants in Agriculture
AGB165 Agribusiness Systems
AGB125 Financial Planning for Agriculture
MKT110 Marketing and Society
AGS100 Livestock Production Systems
PSC104 Soil Science
LAW110 Business Law
AHT231 Agricultural Finance
AGR237 Property Planning and Development
MGT245 Managing Yourself and Others
PSC270 Annual Crop management
HRM210 Human Resource Management
PSC236 Pasture Production and Management
AHT274 Industry Practice
MGT360 Risk Management
AGS300 Livestock Management
AGR375 Agribusiness Planning (16 points)
MGT362 Commodity Pricing Management
MKT260 International Marketing

Restricted Elective List

AGR347 Rural Project
STA201 Scientific Statistics
AGB320 Supply Chain Management
AGS204 Livestock Breeding and Selection
AGB340 Rural resource Economics
FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets
MGT320 Managing Change
AGB250 International Agriproduct Trade
AGB450 Agribusiness Decision Analysis
AGR356 Grazing Management
AGB362 Managing Sustainable Development
AGS301 Weed and Pesticide Sciences
FIN320 Financial Institutions Lending
FIN340 International Finance
MGT330 Business Strategy

Enrolment pattern

By full-time study

Session 1 (S1)

AGR175 Introduction to Rural Management
MKT110 Marketing and Society
AGR156 Plants in Agriculture
AGB165 Agribusiness Systems
AHT274 Industry Practice

Session 2 (S2)

AGB125 Financial Planning for Agriculture
ECO130 Business Economics
AGS100 Livestock Production Systems
PSC104 Soil Science

Session 3 (S1)

LAW110 Business Law
AGR237 Property Planning and Development
AHT231 Agricultural Finance
HRM210 Human Resource Management

Session 4 (S2)

PSC270 Annual Crop Management
PSC236 Pasture Producation and Management
MKT260 International Marketing
MGT245 Managing Yourself and Others

Session 5 (S1)

MGT360 Risk Management
AGR375 Agribusiness Planning (Commenced)
[ ] Restricted Elective

Session 6 (S2)

MGT362 Commodity Pricing Management
AGS300 Livestock Management
AGB375 Agribusiness Planning (Completed)
Restricted Elective

By Part Time Distance Education Study

Session 1 (S1)

AGR175 Introduction to Rural Management
MKT110 Marketing Principles
AHT274 Industry Practice

Session 2 (S2)

AGB125 Financial Planning for Agriculture
ECO130 Business Economics

Session 3 (S1)

AGR156 Plants in Agriculture
AGB165 Agribusiness Systems

Session 4 (S2)

AGS100 Livestock Production Systems
PSC104 Soil Science

Session 5 (S1)

LAW110 Business Law
AHT231 Agricultural Finance

Session 6 (S2)

PSC270 Annual Crop Management
PSC236 Pasture Production and Management

Session 7 (S1)

AGR237 Property Planning and Development
HRM210 Human Resource Management

Session 8 (S2)

MKT260 International Marketing
MGT245 managing Yourself and Others

Session 9 (S1)

MGT360 Risk Management

Session 10 (S2)

MGT362 Commodity Pricing Management
AGS300 Livestock Management

Session 11 (S1)

AGR375 Agribusiness Planning (commenced)
[ ] Restricted Elective

Session 12 (S2)

AGR375 Agribusiness Planning (completed)
[ ]Restricted Elective

Restricted Elective List

AGR347 Rural Project
STA201 Scientific Statistics
AGB320 Supply Chain Management
AGS204 Livestock Breeding and Selection
AGB340 Rural Resource Economics
FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets
MGT320 Managing Change
AGB250 International Agriproduct Trade
AGB450 Agribusiness Decision Analysis
AGR356 Grazing Management
AGB362 Managing Sustainable Development
AGS301 Weed and Pesticide Sciences
FIN320 Financial Institutions Lending
FIN340 International Finance
MGT330 Business Strategy
 

At a glance

Study Mode

On campus; Distance education

Where

Orange

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Undergraduate

Duration

3 years full-time on campus
6 years part-time by distance education

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

70

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