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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Bachelor of AgriCommerce
BAgriCommerce

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Bachelor of AgriCommerce requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of AgriCommerce shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 360 credits, comprising:

(a) not more than 165 credits at 100 level;

(b) at least 75 credits at 300 level;

And including:

(c) the core courses listed in Schedule A for the Qualification, including either Option I or Option II or Option III from Part Two depending on the major selected;

(d) completion of at least one major;

(e) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

3. Candidates who, in the opinion of the Academic Board, have passed with sufficient merit subjects for either a Diploma in Farm or Horticultural Management from a New Zealand university, or relevant subjects from some other recognised tertiary qualification, may be cross-credited with specified or unspecified courses not exceeding a total of 120 credits.

Specialisations

4. Candidates may complete a major by passing at least 90 credits in a major including 30 credits at 200 level and 45 credits at 300 level. The requirements for each major are set out in Schedule B for the Qualification.

5. No course may be credited to more than one major subject.

6. Majors available are Agricultural Economics, Farm Management, International Agribusiness, Food Marketing and Retailing, Māori Agribusiness, and Rural Valuation.

7. Candidates who complete the Rural Valuation major must additionally meet the non-academic requirements specified by the Valuers Registration Board for eligibility to apply for registration.

8. Candidates may include a minor in the Bachelor of AgriCommerce.

(a) A minor must include a minimum of 60 credits, including at least 45 credits above 100 level, of which at least 15 credits must be at 300 level.

(b) The requirements for each minor are set out in Schedule B for the Qualification.

(c) The minor must be in a different subject area from the major(s).

(d) Minors may be included from any undergraduate degree within the University for which recognised minors are specified.

(e) Where the minor is from another undergraduate degree the regulations of that programme for the minor will apply.

(f) No course may be credited to both a major and a minor.

(g) No course may be credited to more than one minor subject.

9. Minors available are: Agricultural Economics, International Agribusiness, Food Marketing and Retailing, Māori Agribusiness, and Rural Valuation.

Academic Requirements

10. Candidates must complete to the satisfaction of the Academic Board a period of not less than 26 weeks of approved practical work experience and associated reports in accordance with the requirements of 119.150 Practicum I, and 119.250 Practicum II.

Completion Requirements

11. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Qualifications will apply.

12. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Diploma in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

13. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

14. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who have completed at least 15 credits towards the Bachelor of AgriCommerce prior to 1 January 2017 may be permitted to substitute a core course or courses already completed for one or more of the following core courses: 115.112, 115.113, 115.114, 115.116, 115.211. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2020.

Schedule for the Bachelor of AgriCommerce

Schedule A: Core courses (210 credits from)

Part One (135 credits from)

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

112.248 Food and Agribusiness Value Chains 15 credits P 119.180
115.112 Accounting for Business 15 credits R 115.102
115.113 Economics of Business 15 credits R 115.106
115.114 Finance Fundamentals 15 credits R 115.105
115.116 Introduction to Marketing 15 credits R 115.104
115.211 Business Law 15 credits P 90 credits at 100-level R 115.103, 155.110
119.150 Practicum I 0 credits  
119.180 Introduction to Agribusiness 15 credits R 119.156
119.250 Practicum II 0 credits P 119.150
161.140 Agri-Statistics 15 credits R 161.100, 161.101, 161.120, 161.130, 115.101

15 credits from

119.373 Integrative Studies 15 credits  
239.373 AgriCommerce Capstone 15 credits C 112.302 R 112.301, 119.373

Part Two (75 credits from)

Option One: Core courses for Farm Management and Rural Valuation

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits P 119.180 and 161.140 and one of 117.152, 189.151, 283.101, 284.101, 286.101 R 111.231, 111.251, 111.252
189.151 Soil Properties and Processes 15 credits P 119.153 or 119.158 or 123.101 or 60 credits R 189.142
283.101 Plants in Agriculture 15 credits R 171.102

15 credits from

117.152 Animals and Agriculture 15 credits R 117.151 and 199.101
284.101 Production Horticulture 15 credits R 171.127, 171.128

15 credits from

119.231 Agricultural and Horticultural Infrastructure 15 credits R 138.382, 218.274, 138.331
127.242 Introduction to Property Valuation 15 credits R 127.255
138.255 Engineering Principles in Food and Fibre Production 15 credits  
152.261 International Business 15 credits  

Option Two: Core courses for Agricultural Economics, International Agribusiness, Food Marketing and Retail

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

117.152 Animals and Agriculture 15 credits R 117.151 and 199.101
152.261 International Business 15 credits  
284.101 Production Horticulture 15 credits R 171.127, 171.128

15 credits from

189.151 Soil Properties and Processes 15 credits P 119.153 or 119.158 or 123.101 or 60 credits R 189.142
283.101 Plants in Agriculture 15 credits R 171.102

15 credits from

119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits P 119.180 and 161.140 and one of 117.152, 189.151, 283.101, 284.101, 286.101 R 111.231, 111.251, 111.252
127.242 Introduction to Property Valuation 15 credits R 127.255
138.255 Engineering Principles in Food and Fibre Production 15 credits  

Option Three: Core courses for Māori Agribusiness

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits P 119.180 and 161.140 and one of 117.152, 189.151, 283.101, 284.101, 286.101 R 111.231, 111.251, 111.252
189.151 Soil Properties and Processes 15 credits P 119.153 or 119.158 or 123.101 or 60 credits R 189.142

30 credits from

117.152 Animals and Agriculture 15 credits R 117.151 and 199.101
283.101 Plants in Agriculture 15 credits R 171.102
284.101 Production Horticulture 15 credits R 171.127, 171.128

15 credits from

127.242 Introduction to Property Valuation 15 credits R 127.255
138.255 Engineering Principles in Food and Fibre Production 15 credits  
152.261 International Business 15 credits  

Schedule B: Specialisations

Majors

Agricultural Economics (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

178.201 Intermediate Microeconomics 15 credits P 115.113 or 115.106
178.242 Land Economics 15 credits P Any 178.1xx course or 115.113 or 115.106
178.280 Introduction to Econometrics 15 credits P 115.101 or 161.101 or 178.111; and 115.106 or 115.113

Subject courses

112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits P 112.248
178.301 Advanced Microeconomics 15 credits P 178.201
178.352 Survey of International Economics 15 credits P 178.200, 178.201, and either 178.250 or 178.280; and either 178.300 or 178.301 C 178.300 or 178.301 R 178.350
178.358 International Trade in Agri-food Products 15 credits P Any 178.1xx course or 119.156 R 178.357
178.360 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 15 credits  
178.370 Development Economics 15 credits  

Farm Management (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

119.358 Agricultural Production Systems 15 credits C 119.381 R 119.357
119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry 15 credits P 1 of 119.281, 111.251, 111.231 R 111.351
119.382 Opportunity Analysis in Primary Industry 15 credits P 1 of 111.351 or 119.381 R 111.352, 127.355

No more than 15 credits from

117.254 Principles of Animal Science and Production 15 credits P 194.101 or 199.101 or 119.154 or 117.152
285.201 Understanding Plant Protection 15 credits P 120.101 or 283.101 or 284.101 R 171.284

No more than 15 credits from

189.251 Soil Fertility and Fertilisers 15 credits P 189.151 or 189.142
189.252 Land, Soil and Water 15 credits P 1 of 189.151, 189.142, 233.101

No more than 15 credits from

283.201 Pasture and Crop Agronomy 15 credits P 283.101 or 120.101 R 171.202
284.201 Horticultural Production Systems 15 credits P 284.101 R 171.227

Food Economies and Society (90 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory course

146.209 Food and Eating 15 credits  

Compulsory course selection (45 credits from)

131.321 Strategies for Sustainable Development 15 credits  
145.311 Geographies of Globalisation 15 credits  
176.308 Sociology of the Environment 15 credits  
178.358 International Trade in Agri-food Products 15 credits P Any 178.1xx course or 119.156 R 178.357

Subject courses

112.248 Food and Agribusiness Value Chains 15 credits P 119.180
119.258 Agricultural Systems 15 credits P 119.281
131.121 Rich World, Poor World 15 credits  
145.213 Resource Conservation and Sustainability 15 credits R 145.313

Food Marketing and Retailing (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (75 credits from)

112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits P 112.248
156.231 Strategic Marketing Management 15 credits P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200
156.232 Consumer Behaviour 15 credits P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200 or 75 credits for non Business students
156.334 Marketing Consultancy Project 15 credits P 156.231 and any 156.2xx course
156.339 Omni-Channel Retail Marketing 15 credits P 156.231 or 290.2xx

Subject courses (15 credits from)

156.338 International Marketing 15 credits P 156.231 and 156.232
156.341 Branding 15 credits P 156.231 and 156.232

International Agribusiness (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

112.301 International Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits P 112.248
112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits P 112.248
178.358 International Trade in Agri-food Products 15 credits P Any 178.1xx course or 119.156 R 178.357

Compulsory course selection (45 credits from)

125.230 Business Finance 15 credits P 115.114 or 115.105
152.230 Entrepreneurship 15 credits  
156.231 Strategic Marketing Management 15 credits P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200
156.238 Marketing New Products 15 credits P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200
188.263 Introduction to Environmental Management 15 credits P 121.103

Māori Agribusiness (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry 15 credits P 1 of 119.281, 111.251, 111.231 R 111.351
150.201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society 15 credits R 269.274
152.370 Te Whanaketanga o te Pakihi Māori - Advanced Māori Business Development and Management 15 credits  
235.211 Māori Agribusiness Systems 15 credits  
235.311 Māori Policy and Agribusiness 15 credits P 150.201
235.312 Case Studies in Māori Agribusiness 15 credits P 235.211

Rural Valuation (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry 15 credits P 1 of 119.281, 111.251, 111.231 R 111.351
119.382 Opportunity Analysis in Primary Industry 15 credits P 1 of 111.351 or 119.381 R 111.352, 127.355
127.356 Rural Valuation 15 credits P 127.242 or 127.255
132.221 Planning Studies 15 credits  
155.201 Law of Property 15 credits P 115.211 or 115.103 or 155.202 R 155.216, 155.700
218.172 Construction Technology: Residential 15 credits R 138.254, 138.282, 138.281, 217.172

Minors

Agricultural Economics (60 credits)

Selection from

112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits P 112.248
178.201 Intermediate Microeconomics 15 credits P 115.113 or 115.106
178.242 Land Economics 15 credits P Any 178.1xx course or 115.113 or 115.106
178.280 Introduction to Econometrics 15 credits P 115.101 or 161.101 or 178.111; and 115.106 or 115.113
178.301 Advanced Microeconomics 15 credits P 178.201
178.352 Survey of International Economics 15 credits P 178.200, 178.201, and either 178.250 or 178.280; and either 178.300 or 178.301 C 178.300 or 178.301 R 178.350
178.358 International Trade in Agri-food Products 15 credits P Any 178.1xx course or 119.156 R 178.357
178.360 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 15 credits  
178.370 Development Economics 15 credits  

Food Economies and Society (60 credits)

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

131.121 Rich World, Poor World 15 credits  
131.321 Strategies for Sustainable Development 15 credits  
146.209 Food and Eating 15 credits  

15 credits from

145.213 Resource Conservation and Sustainability 15 credits R 145.313
145.311 Geographies of Globalisation 15 credits  
176.308 Sociology of the Environment 15 credits  

Food Marketing and Retailing (60 credits)

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

156.231 Strategic Marketing Management 15 credits P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200
156.339 Omni-Channel Retail Marketing 15 credits P 156.231 or 290.2xx

30 credits from

112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits P 112.248
156.232 Consumer Behaviour 15 credits P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200 or 75 credits for non Business students
156.334 Marketing Consultancy Project 15 credits P 156.231 and any 156.2xx course
156.338 International Marketing 15 credits P 156.231 and 156.232
156.341 Branding 15 credits P 156.231 and 156.232

International Agribusiness (60 credits)

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits P 112.248
178.358 International Trade in Agri-food Products 15 credits P Any 178.1xx course or 119.156 R 178.357

30 credits from

112.301 International Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits P 112.248
125.230 Business Finance 15 credits P 115.114 or 115.105
152.230 Entrepreneurship 15 credits  
156.231 Strategic Marketing Management 15 credits P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200
156.238 Marketing New Products 15 credits P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200
188.263 Introduction to Environmental Management 15 credits P 121.103

Māori Agribusiness (60 credits)

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

235.211 Māori Agribusiness Systems 15 credits  
235.312 Case Studies in Māori Agribusiness 15 credits P 235.211

30 credits from

119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry 15 credits P 1 of 119.281, 111.251, 111.231 R 111.351
150.201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society 15 credits R 269.274
152.370 Te Whanaketanga o te Pakihi Māori - Advanced Māori Business Development and Management 15 credits  
235.311 Māori Policy and Agribusiness 15 credits P 150.201

Rural Valuation (60 credits)

Compulsory course

127.356 Rural Valuation 15 credits P 127.242 or 127.255

45 credits from

119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry 15 credits P 1 of 119.281, 111.251, 111.231 R 111.351
119.382 Opportunity Analysis in Primary Industry 15 credits P 1 of 111.351 or 119.381 R 111.352, 127.355
132.221 Planning Studies 15 credits  
155.201 Law of Property 15 credits P 115.211 or 115.103 or 155.202 R 155.216, 155.700
218.172 Construction Technology: Residential 15 credits R 138.254, 138.282, 138.281, 217.172

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