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Diploma in Farm Management Lincoln University

New Zealand



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Course info


Lincoln University's Diploma in Farm Management leads on from the Diploma in Agriculture and is designed for students who are seeking a management career in Agribusiness, or as a professional Farm Manager. Students will study all aspects of agribusiness management, including land purchase and ownership, financial and taxation management, investment analysis, agricultural law, labour management and law, and machinery ownership.

Practical Work

A period of Practical Work is a requirement of this qualification

A summary of requirements is provided:

  • 44 weeks in total on at least two different types of farms

It is important that students in this programme have the following attributes to ensure successful completion of the practicum:

  • Competence in driving vehicles (previous tractor or truck driving experience is an advantage)
  • Previous farming experience is preferred, though not essential
  • Physical ability for working on farms without endangering yourself or others.

Summary of Regulations

All of the following:

• Pass 120 credits: Farm Management (60 credits) plus 60 credits from elective schedule of courses.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Diploma in Farm Management.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

NZ$29,100.00 (14,34,906) per year

Tuition fee per 120 credits

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




Lincoln University

Ellesmere Junction Road / Springs Road,



7647, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

In order to qualify for a Diploma in Farm Management, students must have successfully completed Lincoln University's Diploma in Agriculture.

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that your English is good enough to study successfully at university. Lincoln University recognises achievement through a limited number of recognised tests of English Language. Below are the minimum standards for entry to the programme:

IELTS academic score of 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5
TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 60 (with at least 18 in writing)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 169, with no individual component less than 162
Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 50 with no communicative skills score less than 42
Lincoln University English Language LU EL 65%.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.