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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Agribusiness (Farm Management) prepares you for the demands of the farming business. From strategic to organisational skills, you’ll learn how to build and deliver profitable businesses on a sustainable basis.

You’ll be able to draw from business-related disciplines such as, industrial economics, marketing, supply chain management and finance.

You’ll also gain knowledge in: natural sciences; environmental sciences; life sciences; food security and safety; primary production technologies; systems and biotechnology.

Put agribusiness into perspective

The discipline of farm management provides the ability to interpret and put into perspective issues affecting farm and agribusiness managers. It offers an understanding of how and why managers make decisions and what impact those decisions have on their business and the wider industry.

Practical experience while you study

Your learning will focus on real-world case studies and will include field trips to provide the experiential learning from talking to and observing farmers. You’ll gain a huge amount of practical experience. This will include at least 26 weeks of paid employment undertaken in agriculture and related sectors.


The Bachelor of Agribusiness (Farm Management) will prepare you for agribusiness careers anywhere in the world.

Potential careers are in:

  • management of agricultural and horticultural businesses
  • farm consultancy
  • farm extension
  • rural banking and insurance
  • regional/national government
  • farm input suppliers
  • processors and exporters.
  • You can use the critical skills you gain through this programme to take on a wide variety of careers. You could become a supplier of milk products to the world through Fonterra. You could grow kiwifruit for Zespri to market or produce superfine wool. You could also be a farm or horticultural consultant. Or you could become an agent with Beef + Lamb NZ or DairyNZ helping farmers to better understand agribusiness.

    Your understanding of farmers and farming systems will be invaluable to firms selling products and services to farmers and those purchasing product from farmers. So you could be working as a rural banker, a procurement agent or for a regional council.

    Which department am I in?

    School of Agriculture and Environment

    Study options

    Full Time (3 years)

    Tuition fees
    NZ$34,790.00 (17,54,413) per year

    *Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

    Application deadline

    1 May 2022

    More details

    Start date

    28 February 2022, 18 July 2022


    Manawatū Campus

    Massey University,

    Tennent Drive,

    Palmerston North,


    4474, New Zealand

    Entry requirements

    For students from United States

    The minimum academic entry requirement is successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International Baccalaureate (IB) with successful completion of a minimum 24 points. English Language Requirements: IELTS - 6.0 (no band less than 5.5); TOEFL iBT- 80 overall (min 19 in Writing); PTE Academic - 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills); Cambridge English - 170.

    For international students

    Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.

    Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

    • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
    • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
    • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
    • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

    *There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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    About Massey University

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