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Bachelor of AgriCommerce (Agricultural Economics)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: 25-February-2019
Campus:
Massey University
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Summary

Become a leader in the agrifood industry

Massey’s agricultural economics major will enable you to become a sought-after agribusiness professional who can analyse company and market behaviours, structures, the competition and regulatory issues.

What will you learn?

You will learn what works and what doesn’t in agribusiness and why. What influences consumer demand and how to predict it.

In the Bachelor of AgriCommerce (Agricultural Economics) you’ll gain the applied economics and agribusiness skills and competencies necessary to analyse markets and policy regulations. For example, you’ll find out how to price fresh milk, learn about the supply and demand of wine, international trade partnerships and incentives and the regulations required to protect New Zealand’s clean green image.

Agricultural economics is the study of applied economics in relation to optimising the production and distribution of food. This has applications for farmers, the industry and broader government.

Practical experience while you study

During your degree you will gain a huge amount of practical experience. This experience will include at least 26 weeks of paid employment undertaken in agriculture and related sectors. That will give you an advantage with potential employers.

Relevant international knowledge

Massey’s AgriCommerce programme aligns itself with agribusiness industries throughout the world - ensuring our graduates have the skills and industry knowledge employers want today, and in the future.

Careers

New Zealand’s agribusiness sector is flourishing, and there is strong demand for graduates. Careers range from running large farm-based businesses through to international trade. Massey's AgriCommerce programme brings in the most recent developments in both business and primary production, because we actively research in all our subjects. Therefore, you'll have the knowledge and foundation skills for several career paths.

Potential careers from the agricultural economics major include

  • Rural banking
  • Food processing expertise
  • Government policy advisor/maker
  • Bank economist
  • Banking
  • Working for a research institute

Structure

At Massey a credit system is used for our degrees. To complete a Bachelor of AgriCommerce the following is required.

  • Total of 360 credits completed. That’s 24 courses of 15 credits each
  • Up to 165 credits (11 courses) may be completed at 100-level
  • At least 195 credits (13 courses) completed above first year. Of these 75 credits or more must be from 300-level courses
  • 26 weeks of relevant practical work and two associated reports

This course is also offered by the School of Agriculture and Environment.

Entry criteria

Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

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