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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 Agribusiness
BAgribusiness

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 Agribusiness requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Agribusiness 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 as defined by Schedule A for the Qualification;

(d) completion of 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 must complete a major by completing the requirements for a major set out in Schedule B for the Qualification.

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

6. Majors available are Farm Management, International 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. Notwithstanding Regulation 6, the following majors are available in accordance with transitional provisions outlined in Regulation 21: Agricultural Economics, Food Marketing and Retailing and Māori Agribusiness. 

9. Candidates may include a minor in the Bachelor of Agribusiness.

(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.

(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.

10. Minors available are: International Agribusiness, Māori Agribusiness and Rural Valuation.

11. Notwithstanding Regulation 10, the following minors are available in accordance with transitional provisions outlined in Regulation 21: Agricultural Economics, and Food Marketing and Retailing.

Academic Requirements

12. 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

13. Any timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Qualifications will apply.

14. 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

15. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

16. Subject to any Maximum Time to Completion regulations and the Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who have passed at least 15 credits towards the Bachelor of AgriCommerce prior to 1 January 2020 will be permitted to substitute one or more of 117152 Animals and Agriculture, 283101 Plants in Agriculture, and 284101 Production Horticulture for 117153 Introduction to Animal Production in New Zealand, 119120 Plants for Agriculture and Horticulture or 189151 Principles of Soil Science.  In addition, students who have passed or been permitted substitution for 189151 Principles of Soil Science will be permitted to substitute an elective course for 123103 Chemistry for Modern Sciences or 123104 Chemistry for Biological Systems.  These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2023. 

17. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who have passed at least 15 credits towards the Agricultural Economics major prior to 1 January 2020 will be permitted to include 178242 Land Economics towards the major.  These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2023.

18. Subject to any Maximum Time to Completion regulations and the Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of AgriCommerce prior to 1 January 2021 may substitute a course or courses already passed towards the qualification for a course or courses at the same level from the Schedule for the degree. Such candidates may be permitted to graduate under the title Bachelor of AgriCommerce.

19. Candidates enrolled in the Farm Management, International Agribusiness or Rural Valuation majors prior to 1 January 2021, who have completed at least 135 credits towards the Bachelor of AgriCommerce, may satisfy the credit requirements for the major as specified in the 2020 Calendar. Such candidates may substitute a course or courses already passed for a course or courses at the same level from the schedule for the major.

20. Candidates enrolled in the Māori Agribusiness, International Agribusiness or Rural Valuation minors prior to 1 January 2021 may substitute a course or courses already passed for a course or courses at the same level in order to complete the requirements of the minor.

21. Candidates enrolled in any majors and/or minors listed in Regulations 8 and 11 prior to 1 January 2021 will be permitted to complete the majors and/or minors by completing the requirement of Schedule C for the degree.

22. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2024.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Agribusiness

Schedule A: Core courses (135 credits from)

112.248 Food and Agribusiness Value Chains 15 credits
P 119180

115.112 Accounting for Business 15 credits
R 115102

115.113 Economics for Business 15 credits
R 115106

115.114 Finance Fundamentals 15 credits
R 115105

115.211 Business Law 15 credits
P 90 credits at 100-level R 115103, 155110

117.153 Introduction to Animal Production in New Zealand 15 credits
R 117152, 117155, 199101

119.120 Plants for Agriculture and Horticulture 15 credits
R 283101, 284101

119.150 Practicum I 0 credits

119.180 Introduction to Agribusiness 15 credits

119.250 Practicum II 0 credits
P 119150

119.373 Integrative Studies 15 credits
P 119250

Schedule B: Specialisations

Majors

Farm Management (165 credits)

Compulsory courses (105 credits from)

119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits
P 119180 or 117155

119.358 Farm Production Systems 15 credits
P 119381

119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry 15 credits
P 119281

119.382 Opportunity Analysis in Primary Industry 15 credits
P 119381

161.140 Agri-Statistics 15 credits
R 161100, 161101, 161111, 161120, 161122, 161130, 115101, 195101

189.151 Principles of Soil Science 15 credits
P One of 119153, 119158, 123101, 123103 or 123104

189.251 Soil Fertility and Fertilisers 15 credits
P 189151 or 189142

15 credits from

123.103 Chemistry for Modern Sciences 15 credits
R 119153, 119158 123103 may not be taken after 123101, 123102, 123104, 123105, 123171 or 123172 have been passed

123.104 Chemistry for Biological Systems 15 credits
R 123101, 123171

15 credits from

119.231 Agricultural and Horticultural Infrastructure 15 credits
R 138382, 218274, 138331

127.242 Introduction to Property Valuation 15 credits
R 127255

138.255 Applied Engineering in Agriculture and Horticulture Systems 15 credits

152.261 International Business 15 credits

15 credits from

117.201 Livestock Production Science 15 credits
P One of 117152, 117153, 117155, 194101, 199101, or 199103

117.254 Principles of Animal Science and Production 15 credits
P 194101 or 199101 or 119154 or 117152

285.201 Understanding Plant Protection 15 credits
P 119120 or 120101 or 283101 or 284101 R 171284

15 credits from

283.201 Pasture and Crop Agronomy 15 credits
P 283101 or 120101 or 119120 R 171202

284.201 Horticultural Production Systems 15 credits
P 119120 or 284101

International Agribusiness (165 credits)

Compulsory courses (105 credits from)

112.301 International Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits
P 112248

112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits
P 112248

115.116 Introduction to Marketing 15 credits
R 115104

152.261 International Business 15 credits

156.231 Strategic Marketing Management 15 credits
P 115116 or 156200

161.140 Agri-Statistics 15 credits
R 161100, 161101, 161111, 161120, 161122, 161130, 115101, 195101

178.358 International Trade in Agri-food Products 15 credits
P Any 1781xx course or 119156 R 178357

Compulsory course selection (45 credits from)

125.230 Business Finance 15 credits
P 115114

152.233 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 15 credits
R 152230

152.355 Sustainability Issues, Challenges and Responses 15 credits
P Any 200 level course from the 152 course prefix series R 152392

156.232 Consumer Behaviour 15 credits
P 115116 or 156200

178.360 Environmental Economics 15 credits

15 credits from

119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits
P 119180 or 117155

127.242 Introduction to Property Valuation 15 credits
R 127255

138.255 Applied Engineering in Agriculture and Horticulture Systems 15 credits

Rural Valuation (165 credits)

Compulsory courses (135 credits from)

119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits
P 119180 or 117155

119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry 15 credits
P 119281

119.382 Opportunity Analysis in Primary Industry 15 credits
P 119381

127.100 Introduction to Property and Real Estate 15 credits

127.242 Introduction to Property Valuation 15 credits
R 127255

127.356 Rural Valuation 15 credits
P 127242 or 127255

155.201 Law of Property 15 credits
P 115211 or 115103 or 155202 R 155216, 155700

189.151 Principles of Soil Science 15 credits
P One of 119153, 119158, 123101, 123103 or 123104

218.102 Construction Technology and Services I 15 credits
R 218172

15 credits from

123.103 Chemistry for Modern Sciences 15 credits
R 119153, 119158 123103 may not be taken after 123101, 123102, 123104, 123105, 123171 or 123172 have been passed

123.104 Chemistry for Biological Systems 15 credits
R 123101, 123171

15 credits from

127.378 Property Economics and Planning 15 credits

132.221 Planning Studies 15 credits

Minors

International Agribusiness (60 credits)

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

112.301 International Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits
P 112248

112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits
P 112248

178.358 International Trade in Agri-food Products 15 credits
P Any 1781xx course or 119156 R 178357

15 credits from

125.230 Business Finance 15 credits
P 115114

152.233 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 15 credits
R 152230

156.232 Consumer Behaviour 15 credits
P 115116 or 156200

178.360 Environmental Economics 15 credits

Māori Agribusiness (60 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

150.201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society 15 credits
R 269274

235.211 Māori Agribusiness Systems 15 credits

235.311 Māori Policy and Agribusiness 15 credits
P 150201

235.312 Case Studies in Māori Agribusiness 15 credits
P 235211

Rural Valuation (60 credits)

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

127.356 Rural Valuation 15 credits
P 127242 or 127255

155.201 Law of Property 15 credits
P 115211 or 115103 or 155202 R 155216, 155700

218.102 Construction Technology and Services I 15 credits
R 218172

15 credits from

127.378 Property Economics and Planning 15 credits

132.221 Planning Studies 15 credits

Schedule C: Specialisations available under Transitional Provisions

Core Courses (30 credits from)

Option One: Core Courses for Māori Agribusiness (30 credits from)

Compulsory Course (15 credits from)

119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits
P 119180 or 117155

15 credits from

119.231 Agricultural and Horticultural Infrastructure 15 credits
R 138382, 218274, 138331

127.242 Introduction to Property Valuation 15 credits
R 127255

138.255 Applied Engineering in Agriculture and Horticulture Systems 15 credits

152.261 International Business 15 credits

Option Two: Core Courses for Agricultural Economics and Food Marketing and Retail

Compulsory Course (15 credits from)

152.261 International Business 15 credits

15 credits from

119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries 15 credits
P 119180 or 117155

127.242 Introduction to Property Valuation 15 credits
R 127255

138.255 Applied Engineering in Agriculture and Horticulture Systems 15 credits

Majors

Agricultural Economics (90 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

178.201 Microeconomics 15 credits
P 115113 or 115106

178.280 Economic Analysis and Applications 15 credits
P 115113

178.360 Environmental Economics 15 credits

Subject courses (45 credits from)

112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits
P 112248

178.301 Microeconomic Theory and Applications 15 credits
P 178201

178.352 Survey of International Economics 15 credits
P 178200, 178201, and either 178250 or 178280; and either 178300 or 178301 C 178300 or 178301 R 178350

178.358 International Trade in Agri-food Products 15 credits
P Any 1781xx course or 119156 R 178357

178.370 Development Economics 15 credits

Food Marketing and Retailing (90 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (75 credits from)

112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits
P 112248

156.231 Strategic Marketing Management 15 credits
P 115116 or 156200

156.232 Consumer Behaviour 15 credits
P 115116 or 156200

156.334 Marketing Consultancy Project 15 credits
P 156231 and any 1562xx course

156.339 Omni-Channel Retail Marketing 15 credits
P 156231 or 2902xx

Subject courses (15 credits from)

156.338 International Marketing 15 credits
P 156231 plus either 156232, or both 156235 and 156237

156.341 Branding 15 credits
P 156231 and plus either 156232, or both 156235 and 156237

Māori Agribusiness (90 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (75 credits from)

119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry 15 credits
P 119281

150.201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society 15 credits
R 269274

235.211 Māori Agribusiness Systems 15 credits

235.311 Māori Policy and Agribusiness 15 credits
P 150201

235.312 Case Studies in Māori Agribusiness 15 credits
P 235211

15 credits from

150.301 Te Mana Te Kawanatanga: Māori Policy and the State 15 credits
P 150201; nil for GradDipArts

152.370 Te Whanaketanga o te Pakihi Māori - Advanced Māori Business Development and Management 15 credits

Minors

Agricultural Economics (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Selection from

112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits
P 112248

178.201 Microeconomics 15 credits
P 115113 or 115106

178.242 Land Economics 15 credits
P Any 1781xx course or 115113 or 115106

178.280 Economic Analysis and Applications 15 credits
P 115113

178.301 Microeconomic Theory and Applications 15 credits
P 178201

178.352 Survey of International Economics 15 credits
P 178200, 178201, and either 178250 or 178280; and either 178300 or 178301 C 178300 or 178301 R 178350

178.358 International Trade in Agri-food Products 15 credits
P Any 1781xx course or 119156 R 178357

178.360 Environmental Economics 15 credits

178.370 Development Economics 15 credits

Food Marketing and Retailing (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

156.231 Strategic Marketing Management 15 credits
P 115116 or 156200

156.339 Omni-Channel Retail Marketing 15 credits
P 156231 or 2902xx

30 credits from

112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies 15 credits
P 112248

156.232 Consumer Behaviour 15 credits
P 115116 or 156200

156.334 Marketing Consultancy Project 15 credits
P 156231 and any 1562xx course

156.338 International Marketing 15 credits
P 156231 plus either 156232, or both 156235 and 156237

156.341 Branding 15 credits
P 156231 and plus either 156232, or both 156235 and 156237