Master of Agribusiness

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Entry requirements

Master of Agribusiness 180 credits

Admission to the Master of Agribusiness (180 credits) requires you to have:

  1. a bachelor's degree in Agriculture or a Business-related subject with a B+ grade average or higher over the qualifying 300-level courses, or equivalent;
    OR
  2. a bachelor's degree, or equivalent, with a B+ grade average or higher over the qualifying 300-level courses and at least three years of relevant work experience.

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

Master of Agribusiness 120 credits

Admission to the Master of Agribusiness (120 credits) requires you to have:

  • a Bachelor of AgriCommerce with Honours with Second Class Honours, Division I or higher or equivalent, or
  • a Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness with a B+ grade average or higher, or equivalent.

This qualification includes a 90 credit thesis. Please provide a short summary of your research interests (200 words or less) when you apply for this qualification.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Transition

Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled in the Master of AgriCommerce prior to 1 January 2020 may satisfy the admission requirements in place prior to this date and may be permitted to graduate under the name Master of AgriCommerce once they have completed the requirements of the degree. Such candidates who were undertaking study in conjunction with the Professional Pathway, who have completed at least 15 credits, may also fulfil the professional pathway requirements, as defined by Schedule B, including the progression criteria in place prior to 1 January 2020. Please click on the Regulations button to see Schedule B.

These transitional arrangements expire 31 December 2023.

Master of Agribusiness structure

Qualification Requirements

Master of Agribusiness 180 credits

The MAgribusiness is a parts-based programme of study, consisting of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule and including no more than a total of 30 credits of approved Special Topic or professional development courses.

For progression from Part One to Part Two students must achieve a grade average of B+ or higher over the first 60 credits undertaken for Part One.

Master of Agribusiness 120 credits

The Master of Agribusiness for students admitted with a BAgriCommerce (Hons) or PGDipAgribusiness consists of at least 120 credits, including at least 90 credits from Part Two.

Time limits for completion for eligibility for Distinction or Merit

180 credits

Your 180-credit master’s degree 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 within eighteen months of first enrolling in full-time study or within four years of first enrolling in part-time study.

120 credits

Your 120-credit master's degree 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 limits for completion

  • 120 credit masterates must be completed within a maximum of four years.
  • 180 credit masterates must be completed within a maximum of five years.

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

Courses

Master of Agribusiness

Part One (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (45 credits)

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

Elective courses (45 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

Part Two (90 Credits Research)

239.885 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1
239.886 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2

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