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Entry requirements

Master of AgriCommerce 180 credits

Admission to the Master of AgriCommerce (180 credits) requires you to have

  • a Bachelor of AgriCommerce having achieved a B grade average or higher over the qualifying 300-level courses, or equivalent.

If you hold an equivalent qualification to the Bachelor of AgriCommerce please supply an curriculum vitae (CV) to support your application.

Master of AgriCommerce 120 credits

Admission to the Master of AgriCommerce (120 credits) requires you to have

  • a Bachelor of AgriCommerce with Honours having achieved Second Class Honours, Division I or higher; or
  • a Postgraduate Diploma in AgriCommerce having achieved a B+ grade average or higher, or equivalent.

Your qualification includes either a Research Pathway (90 credit thesis) or a Professional Pathway (60 credit research report). When applying for the Master of AgriCommerce you will be asked to indicate the number of credits of research you intend to complete. If you apply to do the 90 credits of research please provide a short summary of your research interests (200 words or less) when you apply for this qualification.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Transition

  1. All students commencing study towards the Master of AgriCommerce on or after 1 January 2016 must satisfy the requirements as specified in these regulations.
  2. Students who commenced study towards the Master of AgriCommerce prior to 2016, and who have successfully completed at least 30 credits toward the Masterate may be permitted variation in excess of the stated limits in order to meet the requirements of these regulations.
  3. Students who commenced study towards the Master of AgriCommerce prior to 2016, and who have successfully completed at least 30 credits toward the Masterate, may complete under the regulations as specified in the 2015 University Calendar or earlier regulations.

These transition regulations expire in 2017, and candidates who have not completed by the end of 2017 must satisfy the requirements as specified in these regulations.

Master of AgriCommerce structure

Qualification Requirements

Master of AgriCommerce 180 credits

You will follow a parts-based course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising Part One and Part Two as defined by the Courses Schedule below.

Progression requirements for 180 credit Master of AgriCommerce

  • For progression from Part One to Part Two (Research Pathway), students must have achieved a Grade Average of B+ or higher over the first 60 credits undertaken for Part One.
  • For progression from Part One to Part Two (Professional Pathway), students must have achieved a Grade Average of B- or higher over the first 60 credits undertaken for Part One.

Master of AgriCommerce 120 credits

You will follow a course of study of at least 120 credits, comprising 90 credits at 800-level from the Part Two schedule and 30 credits from the Part One schedule.

Time limits for completion for eligibility for Distinction or Merit

120 credits

Your 120 credit master's degree will carry the award of Distinction, if completed at a superior standard (equivalent to First Class Honours), or Merit (equivalent to Second Class Honours, Division One) if completed within one year of first enrolling in full-time study or within three years of first enrolling in part-time study.

180 credits

If completed within eighteen months of first enrolling in full-time study or within four years of first enrolling in part-time study, your 180 credit master's degree will carry the award of Distinction or Merit.

Maximum time to completion

  • 120 credit masterates must be completed within a maximum of four years.
  • 180 credit masterates must be completed within a maximum of five years.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

Courses

Master of AgriCommerce 180 credits

Research Pathway 180 credits

Part One (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (45 credits)

112.747 International Food and Agribusiness Strategies
178.740 Global Food Markets and Trade
119.729 Research Methods

Elective courses (45 credits)

112.701 Farm Management
112.702 International Agri-food Marketing Strategies
112.743 Cooperative Governance and Management
119.752 Advanced Farm and Horticultural Management
152.752 Project Management
178.742 Environmental Economics for Non-Economists
178.755 Economic Growth, International and Development Economics
284.703 Vegetable Production Science
247.791 Special Topic in Data Analysis
284.704 Fruit Production Science
119.791Special Topic
119.792 Special Topic

Part Two (90 Credits Research)

239.885 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1
239.886 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2

Professional Pathway 180 credits

Part One (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (30 credits)

112.747 International Food and Agribusiness Strategies
178.740 Global Food Markets and Trade

Elective courses (90 credits)

112.701 Farm Management
112.702 International Agri-food Marketing Strategies
112.743 Cooperative Governance and Management
119.752 Advanced Farm and Horticultural Management
119.731 Topics in Agricultural Extension and Consultancy
152.752 Project Management
178.742 Environmental Economics for Non-Economists
178.755 Economic Growth, International and Development Economics
247.791 Special Topic in Data Analysis
284.703 Vegetable Production Science
284.704 Fruit Production Science
119.791 Special Topic
119.792 Special Topic

Part Two (60 Credits)

112.896 Professional Practice

Master of AgriCommerce 120 credits Research

30 credits from

112.747 International Food and Agribusiness Strategies
178.740 Global Food Markets and Trade
112.701 Farm Management
112.702 International Agri-food Marketing Strategies
112.743 Cooperative Governance and Management
119.752 Advanced Farm and Horticultural Management
119.729 Research Methods
119.731 Topics in Agricultural Extension and Consultancy
152.752 Project Management
178.742 Environmental Economics for Non-Economists
178.755 Economic Growth, International and Development Economics
247.791 Special Topic in Data Analysis
284.703 Vegetable Production Science
284.704 Fruit Production Science
119.791 Special Topic
119.792 Special Topic

90 Credits Research

239.885 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1
239.886 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2

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