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Bachelor of AgriCommerce (Food Marketing and Retailing)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: Expected July-2020
Campus:
Massey University
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Course details

Summary

What is it Like?

In the Bachelor of AgriCommerce (Food Retail and Marketing) you will learn about key economics, retailing, management, marketing, branding and communication principles, with a specific focus on the effectiveness of these in relation to food industries.

Real-world experience

Your learning will focus on real-world case studies and will include field trips to provide the experience sought by employers.

This three-year world-class programme will teach you about farm production systems, supply chain management, marketing, food economies and international agribusiness.

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.

A growing, innovative industry

New Zealand’s economy is dominated by agriculture and food - it generates $37 billion in export earnings a year - and international demand is predicted to continue to grow rapidly. Join the large group of Massey students that have secured jobs before they graduate and have gone on to become leaders in the industry.

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, 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 include working with affiliated wholesale groups, chain store organisations , food brokerage firms and related organisations, food manufacturing, food service distributors, grocery product wholesalers and independent grocery firms.

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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