Scan the QR code using the  NZ COVID Tracer app when you enter campus.

Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness

Key facts

  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not all listed subject course options are on offer every year
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

Fees calculator

Get an estimation of the fees payable for your chosen study programme.

Estimate fees

Workload tool

Determine how much time you will need each week to complete your studies.

Estimate workload


Details you need to know about the structure, courses and requirements for this programme.

View regulations

Entry requirements

Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness requires you to have:

  1. an agricultural or business-related bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, at an appropriate level of academic achievement (normally minimum B- average over 300-level majoring courses)


  1. a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and have completed at least three years of relevant work experience.

If you are applying under 2 above please supply a curriculum vitae (CV) to support your application.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness structure

Qualification Requirements

You will follow a flexible programme of study, consisting of courses totalling at least 120 credits at 700-level from the Schedule, including compulsory courses and must not include more than 30 credits of approved Special Topic or professional development courses.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness is awarded without specialisation.

Time limits for completion for eligibility for Distinction or Merit

Your 120 credit postgraduate diploma will carry the award of Distinction, if completed at a superior standard (equivalent to First Class Honours), or Merit (equivalent to Second Class Honours, Division One) if completed within one year of first enrolling in full-time study or within three years of first enrolling in part-time study.

Maximum time to completion

All requirements must be completed within four years of enrolling in the Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates


Compulsory courses (45 credits) – all courses are worth 15 credits:

112.702 International Agri-food Marketing Strategies
112.747 International Food and Agribusiness Strategies
119.729 Research Methods

Elective courses (75 credits) – all courses are worth 15 credits:

112.743 Cooperative Governance and Management
119.731 Topics in Agricultural Extension and Consultancy
119.752 Advanced Farm and Horticultural Management
178.740 Global Food Markets and Trade
178.742 Environmental Economics for Non-Economists
119.791 Special Topic
119.792 Special Topic

To find out more about the programme and courses, please check the regulations. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.

If you would like to find out more about individual courses requirements, please use our Course search.

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

Already know which courses you're going to choose?

If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

Massey Contact Centre Mon - Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm 0800 MASSEY (+64 6 350 5701) TXT 5222 Web chat Staff Alumni News Māori @ Massey