New information following the change in COVID-19 alert levels.

Bachelor of AgriCommerce

Key facts

  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • 3 years of full-time study
  • Available for international students studying in NZ
  • Some distance courses contain compulsory contact workshops.

You will be in demand

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

What is it like?

Find out more about entry requirements, fees and courses in the planning section.

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.

Join industry at a senior level

New Zealand’s economy is dominated by agriculture and food - it generates close to $37 billion in export earnings a year and international demand is predicted to continue to grow. 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

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.

Massey is world-ranked and New Zealand’s No 1 university in agriculture according to the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings and ShanghaiRankings.

We are ranked No.1 in New Zealand and in the top 150 universities worldwide for our business administration programmes by ShanghaiRanking and in the top 250 by QS.

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 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 interpret information to develop 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.

Earn more

A 2017 Ministry of Education publication The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates showed that those who complete a qualification in a science, agriculture, technology, computer science, engineering or mathematics field of study have high relative earnings after they complete their study compared to the national median. Earnings can be substantially more than other graduates.


  • Agricultural Economics
  • Food Economies and Society
  • Food Marketing and Retailing
  • International Agribusiness
  • Māori Agribusiness
  • Rural Valuation

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
Lauren Woolerton
Bachelor of AgriCommerce
Graduate Mobile Rural Consultant, FMG

“My study at Massey has given me a really good broad understanding of the agricommerce sector and has taught me how to socialise and network with people on a professional level…”

Growing up on a dairy farm gave me a strong enthusiasm for the agriculture industry. I also favoured business and math subjects at high school, so it made sense for me to study agricommerce. I knew that Massey had a strong reputation as one of New Zealand’s leading agriculture schools. Because of this, I knew Massey would be a great choice for my studies.

I really enjoyed studying at Massey. I found that the content in my courses was diversified and relevant. I enjoyed the ability to self-learn and work independently and there was always support when I needed it. My study at Massey has given me a really good broad understanding of the agricommerce sector and has taught me how to socialise and network with people on a professional level.

I am currently a Graduate Mobile Rural Consultant with FMG. This is a client facing role, where I get out and about in my region to help grow strong and prosperous rural communities. I love that my job allows me to build relationships with others in the agricultural industry and give back to my local community.


New Zealand’s agribusiness sector is flourishing, and there is strong demand for graduates, from running large farm-based businesses through to international trade. 

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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