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The number of jobs in the agribusiness sector are growing and those with both agriculture and management skills will be sought-after.
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Agribusiness is about understanding the different disciplines, issues and solutions across the whole of the food and fibre value chain. It is about the interdependence of the huge variety of companies and institutions that work in, or influence the agricultural sector.
The Master of Management (Agribusiness) is a relevant, contemporary qualification, with a unique core of courses that focus on the key business skills of communication, understanding current issues in business and on the fundamentals of agribusiness.
New Zealand’s primary industries are growing rapidly, leaving major talent shortfalls at all levels, including industry executives. Current estimates expect upwards of 50,000 additional employees will be needed in New Zealand by 2030 across all levels. Many of these will be at managerial level, expected to both understand agriculture and have the business and management skills to help it operate effectively.
Industry have been consulted widely to develop this major, so you will be studying something that contains learning the industry are looking for.
Management involves both being able to work independently and make management decisions, but also being able to work with and direct teams of people. Those people could be within your organisation, or external clients and stakeholders.
As well as gaining in-depth insights into the discipline that you choose, this qualification will also teach you transferable communication and investigative skills.
When you graduate, you will have learnt how to understand and be able to apply investigative and professional attributes to the business environment. You will develop an international perspective and be able to clearly and concisely communicate investigative findings in oral and written form.
You will also learn how to work independently and in teams and to interact effectively with colleagues, clients and other professionals in the field.
The Massey Business School is one of the country’s leading and largest business schools and is AACSB accredited.
Massey University’s business and management studies rank in the top 250 (by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings). We are also ranked No.1 in New Zealand and in the top 150 universities worldwide for our agriculture, business administration, finance and communication programmes by ShanghaiRanking.
Our proud record in agriculture dates back to 1927 when we offered New Zealand’s first degrees in agriculture and horticulture.
You will learn from our business experts – Massey University has the largest and one of the most highly respected management schools in New Zealand.
At Massey you can choose from a broad range of specialisations to suit your interest, including sustainability, communication, international business, organisational technology development and more.
The Master of Management is a rigorous programme, where students are expected to achieve at a high level. This is reflected in the quality of our graduates, and contributes to the reputation of the qualification. It is a professional qualification.
Note, if you wish to progress to a PhD upon completion, Massey’s research-based Master of AgriCommerce or Master of Business Studies is a better pathway to a doctorate.
Postgraduate study is hard work but hugely rewarding and empowering. The workload of the Master of Management replicates the high-pressure environment of senior workplace roles. Our experts are there to guide but if you have come from undergraduate study, you will find that postgraduate study demands more in-depth and independent study.
If you would like to progress into a management role, or are interested in progressing into a higher level of management, the Master of Management can facilitate this progression.
International trends are for employers to reward postgraduate study well, especially in larger enterprises. The skills you learn are increasingly recognised as setting you apart from other potential employees.
A 2017 Ministry of Education publication The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates found that in New Zealand:
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