Bachelor of AgriCommerce (Farm Management)

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Entry requirements

A university entrance qualification is required. It is desirable to have credit for NCEA Level 3 in Agriculture / Horticulture / Biology / Chemistry / Geography, Economics / Modelling and Statistics, plus literacy and numeracy. Study in at least some of these subjects will help your transition to University study.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Bachelor of AgriCommerce (Farm Management) structure

At Massey a credit system is used for our degrees. To complete a Bachelor of AgriCommerce the following is required.

  • Total of 360 credits completed. That’s 24 courses of 15 credits each
  • Up to 165 credits (11 courses) may be completed at 100-level
  • At least 195 credits (13 courses) completed above first year. Of these 75 credits or more must be from 300-level courses
  • 26 weeks of relevant practical work and two associated reports

Courses

Agriculture pathway

Year One

Two courses from:
115.112 Accounting for Business
115.113 Economics of Business
115.114 Finance Fundamentals
115.116 Introduction to Marketing

And all of:
117.153 Introduction to Animal Production in New Zealand
119.120 Plants for Agriculture and Horticulture
119.180 Introduction to Agribusiness
161.140 Agri-Statistics
189.151 Principles of Soil Science
123.103 Chemistry for Modern Sciences or 123.104 Chemistry for Biological Sciences

Year Two

112.248 Food and Agribusiness Value Chains
115.211 Business Law
117.254 Principle of Animal Science and Production or 117.201 Livestock Production Science
119.150 Practicum I *
119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries
283.201 Pasture and Crop Agronomy

One course from:
115.112 Accounting for Business
115.113 Economics of Business
115.114 Finance Fundamentals
115.116 Introduction to Marketing

One course from:
127.242 Introduction to Property Valuation
138.255 Engineering Principles in Food and Fibre Production
152.261 International Business

One course from:
189.251 Soil Fertility and Fertilisers
189.252 Land Soil and Water (would need to do in Year Three - so pick elective in place)

Year Three

119.250 Practicum II*
119.358 Agricultural Production Systems
119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry
119.382 Opportunity Analysis

One course from:
115.112 Accounting for Business
115.113 Economics of Business
115.114 Finance Fundamentals
115.116 Introduction to Marketing

One course from:
119.373 Integrative Studies
239.373 AgriCommerce Capstone

Three elective courses (two courses must be 200-level or higher of which one course must be 300-level).

*26 weeks of relevant practical work (2 x 13 week blocks of full time work). Work to be completed the summer prior to writing the reports.

Horticulture Pathway

Year One

Two courses from:
115.112 Accounting for Business
115.113 Economics of Business
115.114 Finance Fundamentals
115.116 Introduction to Marketing

And all of:
117.153 Introduction to Animal Production in New Zealand
119.180 Introduction to Agribusiness
161.140 Agri-Statistics
119.120 Plants for Agriculture and Horticulture
189.151 Principles of Soil Science
123.103 Chemistry for Modern Sciences or 123.104 Chemistry for Biological Sciences

Year Two

112.248 Food and Agribusiness Value Chains
115.211 Business Law
285.201 Understanding Plant Protection
119.150 Practicum I *
119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries
284.201 Horticultural Production Systems

One course from:
115.112 Accounting for Business
115.113 Economics of Business
115.114 Finance Fundamentals
115.116 Introduction to Marketing

One course from:
119.231 Agricultural and Horticultural Infrastructure
127.242 Introduction to Property Valuation
138.255 Engineering Principles in Food and Fibre Production
152.261 International Business

One course from:
189.251 Soil Fertility and Fertilisers
189.252 Land Soil and Water (would need to do in Year Three - so pick elective in place)

Year Three

119.250 Practicum II*
119.358 Agricultural Production Systems
119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry
119.382 Opportunity Analysis

One course from:
115.112 Accounting for Business
115.113 Economics of Business
115.114 Finance Fundamentals
115.116 Introduction to Marketing

One course from:
119.373 Integrative Studies
239.373 AgriCommerce Capstone

Three elective courses (two courses must be 200-level or higher of which one course must be 300-level).

*26 weeks of relevant practical work (2 x 13 week blocks of full time work). Work to be completed the summer prior to writing the reports.

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