Master of Agribusiness (MAgBus)

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Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


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 Master of Agribusiness would provide students the opportunity to develop the conceptual and practical 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 capstone research project will enable students to utilise these skills to critically analyse real-world agribusiness problems, issues or strategic opportunities. Elective courses within the Faculty and across the University will allow students the 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 Master of Agribusiness is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1.5 years.


Condition of Enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Agribusiness

There shall be a Master of Agribusiness.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Master of Agribusiness, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 36 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 21 units
  2. Research equivalent courses in the form of a Research Project to the value of 9 units. Students wanting to pursue HDR studies must complete courses to the value of 12 units.
  3. Elective courses to the value of 6 units. Students wanting to pursue HDR studies must complete courses to the value of 3 units.