Bachelor of AgriCommerce (BAgriCommerce)

Key facts

  • Available at Manawatū
  • Most papers available via Distance Learning
  • 3 years of full-time study
  • Available for international students studying in NZ only
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A job before you graduate

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 while you study

During your degree you will gain a huge amount of practical experience. Over 300 hours of paid work over summer are attributed to your degree. That will give you an advantage with potential employers.

You’ll join 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

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 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. 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

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.

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.
  • Teach you to apply and integrate scientific, technological and business knowledge to meet marketplace demands.
  • 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.
  • Ensure you will be a good analytical thinker able to synthesise information in development of sound and innovative solutions. Alongside an understanding of ethics, multi-cultural and international environments, you'll 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. Massey's AgriCommerce programme is cognisant of 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.

  • 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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