Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness (GDipAgBus)

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The agribusiness value chain is one of Australia's largest and most important industry sectors. When considering the whole chain from production through to retailing the industry has an estimated value of $436 billion and employs approximately 1.4 million people (Source; Neil Clark and Associates). The Graduate Diploma of Agribusiness would provide students the opportunity to develop the conceptual skills necessary for agribusiness leadership, management decision making, policy analysis and problem solving in an ever-expanding and increasingly complex global food and agricultural marketplace. The program would consist of a core set of courses necessary for the development of general agribusiness management skills and the understanding of the global agri-food sector. The elective course allows some flexibility to tailor their program to their individual background and career objectives, including a wide range of individuals whose undergraduate education is not in agricultural business.

The Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 21 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 3 units
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 21 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ACCTING 7025 Accounting Essentials for Decision Makers (M) 3
AGRIBUS 7055 Global Food and Agricultural Markets 3
AGRIBUS 7065 Agricultural Decision Making 3
AGRIBUS 7056 Management and Performance of Global Food Chains 3
COMMGMT 7006 People and Organisations (M) 3
ECON 7200 Economic Principles (M) 3
INTBUS 7015 Cross-Cultural Management and Negotiation (M) 3