What will I learn?

With a competitive edge in a global marketplace, South Australia is the ideal location for you to study the business of food and agriculture. You’ll be based alongside world-class researchers, primary producers and agribusiness leaders, discovering the economic, policy, environmental and social issues affecting agribusinesses and global food systems.

What will you do?

Our one-year Graduate Diploma in Global Food and Agricultural Business will help you develop the conceptual and practical skills necessary for management decision-making, marketing, finance, policy analysis and problem-solving in an ever-expanding and increasingly complex global food and agricultural marketplace. You will:

understand how to evaluate domestic and international markets
study trends and issues in the world food system
pursue electives according to your interests—from value-chain management to marketing, natural resource issues or agricultural policy analysis.

Where could it take you?

Whether you are interested in the public or private sector, the program opens up a wide number of possible career paths, including in government departments, research centres, international funding agencies, food retailers, financial agencies, agricultural consultancy services, and non-government organisations. The graduate diploma can also lead into our advanced Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business.

Career Readiness

Students are well equipped for rewarding careers in the increasingly complex and diverse local, national, and global value-chain networks. Roles are most likely with:

food retailers
food processors
banks and financial agencies
agricultural consultancy services
research centres
input suppliers
government and non-government organisations.

Graduate Attributes

The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.

Deep discipline knowledge
Critical thinking and problem solving
Teamwork and communication skills
Career and leadership readiness
Intercultural and ethical competency
Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Potential careers

Food Industry Worker, Manager / Business Management, Market Researcher, Marketing - Agriculture, Food & Wine, Bioinformatics, Export / Import trade, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, International Trade or Business Analyst, Wine Marketing.

Degree Structure

The program involves three 3-unit foundation courses, three 3-unit core electives, and elective courses to the value of 6 units in total.

Successful students can apply to upgrade to the Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business with status for their studies in the Graduate Diploma.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Professions

CRICOS

068566M

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$44,500.00 (US$ 34,269) per year

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

Start date

1 February 2021, 24 May 2021, 6 September 2021

Venue

The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry to postgraduate coursework programs as a minimum requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from an approved institution as a qualification for entry. Some of the graduate certificates and graduate diplomas that are offered may be accepted as qualifying work for entry to a Master’s program, or as professional qualifications in their own right. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) Minimum Scores - Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Minimum Scores - Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) Minimum Scores - Overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

For international students

Relevant bachelor degree or equivalent eg: Economics, Business, Agriculture, Animal Science, Environmental Studies, Commerce, International Studies.

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

Application deadline: Nov 05.

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

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