Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness

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Pathway to master's

A postgraduate diploma is the stepping stone to a research-based degree such as a master's degree.

What is it like?

This qualification will help you join this rapidly-growing industry at a senior level. Worth tens of billions in export earnings a year - international demand is predicted to continue to grow rapidly for New Zealand’s agricultural produce and services.

This postgraduate diploma is most suitable for those who wish to gain a postgraduate qualification, without a research component. It is able to be completed in a year full time.

Join a world-leading university

When you study agribusiness at Massey you’ll gain from our expertise across relevant agribusiness-related skills.

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

Our proud record dates back to 1927 when we offered New Zealand’s first degrees in agriculture and horticulture. Our expertise in agricultural and environmental systems is supported by the Centre for Farm Business Excellence.

We are also 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.

Why postgraduate study?

Postgraduate study is hard work but hugely rewarding and empowering. The Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness will push you to produce your best creative, strategic and theoretical ideas. The workload replicates the high-pressure environment of senior workplace roles.

Not just more of the same

Postgraduate study is not just ‘more of the same’ undergraduate study. 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. It takes you to a new level in knowledge and expertise especially in planning and undertaking research.

A good fit if you:

  • Have an undergraduate degree in a related area, or are near completion (one or two courses to go)
  • Are interested in postgraduate agribusiness study, but do not have a research background, or
  • Would like to undertake a predominantly taught postgraduate programme

Careers

There is growing demand for professional skills in the primary industries.

Earn more

A 2017 Ministry of Education publication The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that in New Zealand earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed.

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