Bachelor of AgriCommerce (BAgriCommerce)

Key facts

  • Available at Manawatū
  • Some majors are available by distance mode or in combination with Manawatu campus internal courses
  • 3 years of full-time study
  • 3 years of full-time study
  • Available for international students studying in NZ
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You will be in demand

At Massey many of our AgriCommerce students have jobs before they even graduate.

What is it like?

From running large farm-based agribusinesses right through to international food trade, you will gain the skills and sound business knowledge to help progress the future of New Zealand’s primary production sector.

Practical experience

During your degree you will gain more than 300 hours of paid work experience. 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 $25 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. They have gone on to become leaders in the industry.

Join a world-leading university

Massey is world-ranked and New Zealand’s No 1 university in agriculture according to the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings. Our proud record dates back to 1927 when we offered New Zealand’s first degrees in agriculture and horticulture. We have the largest Young Farmer’s Club in New Zealand.

Our Massey Business School is also world-ranked - it is among the top five per cent of business schools globally and is AACSB accredited with internationally-acclaimed economics and finance specialists.

Relevant international knowledge

You will gain from the expertise of our world-leading lecturers and tutors. Our programmes in agribusiness combine our world-leading expertise in both business and agricultural-related areas. Massey graduates and staff are helping to define the future of our nation’s agriculture and food businesses.

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

What will you learn?

This three-year world-class programme will:

  • Teach you about farm production systems, supply chain management, marketing, food economies, and international agribusiness
  • Give you a strong understanding of what it takes to be sustainable and competitive along the food value chain and in global food and fibre markets.
  • Provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver in future workplaces
  • Give you a sound knowledge of land-based systems and agribusiness along with specialist knowledge in one area of agribusiness
  • Teach you to apply and integrate scientific, technological and business knowledge to meet marketplace demands
  • Ensure you will be a good analytical thinker able to synthesise information in development of sound and innovative solutions.
  • Give you an understanding of ethics, multi-cultural and international environments
  • Help you develop into an effective communicator and a self-directed, independent learner
  • Give you management skills applicable across the primary industries

You'll integrate new scientific, technological, and business knowledge to shape a brighter future for an area of enterprise that sustains us all.

A good fit if you:

  • Would like to have a career associated with agriculture or horticulture
  • Are interested in the business/commercial side of farming
  • Would like to be a leader of this productive and innovative industry
Hannah Goodwin
Bachelor of AgriCommerce
Mobile Consultant - FMG Advice and Insurance

“The agricommerce degree at Massey opens doors to many job opportunities so you can begin your agricultural career the moment you finish studying…”

During Year 13 I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in agriculture with the plan of one day owning my own sheep and beef farm. I completed a Bachelor of AgriCommerce as this course offered a wide range of skills that kept my options open for various job opportunities, as it included both agribusiness and science-based papers. In my final year, I applied for the FMG Graduate Programme and was given a role as a Mobile Rural Consultant.

This is an out-in-the-field role working with farmers and lifestylers alike, where I provide risk management advice and recommendations regarding their insurance requirements. FMG is a fantastic organisation and has a comprehensive Graduate Programme, which teaches you many skills which you can then go out and apply.


New Zealand’s agribusiness sector is flourishing, and there is strong demand for graduates, from running large farm-based businesses through to international trade. Our staff are active researchers. Therefore Massey's AgriCommerce programme integrates the most recent developments and thinking into your learning.

You will emerge with the knowledge and foundation skills for several career paths.

  • International marketing
  • Economics
  • Rural banking
  • Rural Valuation
  • Government
  • Business
  • Sales
  • Purchasing
  • Consultancy
  • Farm management
  • Farm ownership
  • Purchasing manager


There are a number of scholarships available for those planning to study AgriCommerce.

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