Agribusiness at Massey University

When you join Massey, you join one of the top twenty leading agricultural universities in the world.

New Zealand agribusiness is international agribusiness by default. Over 90% of our production is exported, from bulk commodities to refined, branded products. Massey University delivers research and education across the broad spectrum of skills and knowledge that this global focus requires.

Massey University and agribusiness

Massey has been known for its expertise in agriculture since it was founded as an agricultural college ninety years ago - our campus near the city of Palmerston North still includes extensive farms.

Today we are a leader in worldwide farm and agribusiness strategy. Our close connection and understanding of global players in the food and fibre markets enhances our applied management research, case study development and teaching.

Massey maintains strong international connections with other universities in the top 20 and regularly contributes to the International Food & Agribusiness Association journal – the top agribusiness journal in the world. Our case study was chosen for the student case study competition in Shanghai in 2012. Published research by the Massey agribusiness team is global in its focus - for example Chinese farmer co-operativessmallholders and the agrifood chain in Zambiathe wine supply chain in America and risk in the global food market.

Our teaching is research-informed, using multiple forms of teaching media to enable students to learn both via distance learning and on-campus.

What can I study?

Our broad expertise means you will be able to add to your core agribusiness paper with learning in your particular area of interest.

Study offerings include science, food technology and agricultural production papers; applied management areas (farm management, agribusiness, supply chain & logistics, quality management, life cycle management) and generic business papers.

 This breadth of choice enables you to find the mix of papers that best meets your background and future needs. We offer the following postgraduate programmes:

  • Master of AgriCommerce
  • PhD
  • Postgraduate Diploma in AgriCommerce

For both the diploma and the masters programme you take the core paper, Advanced Food and Agribusiness Strategies (112748) and for masters you also take a research methods paper. The other agribusiness papers include 112702 and 112743.

Contact us to find out more. 

Examples of papers available at Massey University


  • 112.743 Cooperative Governance and Management
  • 112.748 Advanced Food and Agribusiness Strategies
  • 112.702 International Agri-Food Marketing Strategies


  • 112.701 Farm Management
  • 119.731 Topics in Agricultural Extension and Consultancy
  • 119.751 Advanced Farm and Horticultural Management


  • 152.761 Advanced International Business 
  • 178.757 Global Agri-food Markets, Trade and Policy Analysis


  • 238.700 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Footprinting Principles
  • 238.712 Advanced Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Theory



  • 125.700 Managerial Finance 
  • 152.702 Advanced Strategic Management 
  • 152.731 Innovation and New Ventures 
  • 152.752 Project Management 




156.700 Essentials of Marketing

156.742 Advanced Consumer Behaviour

156.743 Advanced Marketing Planning and Strategy

International students

Each year, around 4000 international students from more than 100 countries find a warm and welcoming environment at Massey's three campuses.

Find out more about entry requirements, services available to international students and how to apply.

Student support

Massey University is committed to providing a high level of care and support to all international students.

We provide all international students with a range of services to ensure they get the help and assistance they require as easily as possible.

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