Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness
Start your journey into agricultural management
Consider this course your introduction to the world of agribusiness. You will upskill in eight business, finance and agriculture subjects of your choice, which will prepare you for further study in the Master of Agribusiness.
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What you'll learn
- Take advantage of one of the leading agribusiness programs in Australia at one of the world’s top 20 universities for agriculture.
- Benefit from regular exposure to practising managers and their businesses through a hands-on approach to learning.
- Explore all aspects of the value chain to confidently work with small-scale and large-scale producers, processors, transporters, financial institutions and domestic and international retailers to deliver high-quality and affordable products.
- Position yourself as a future business leader through the selection of electives in entrepreneurship, corporate law, finance and effective stakeholder engagement.
- Agribusiness manager
- Agribusiness researcher
- Agribusiness banker
- Commodity trader
- Sales and marketing professional
- Supply chain manager
- Property manager
To be eligible for entry, you'll need:
- A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or
- 2 years full-time equivalent, relevant work experience (see below). Applications based on work experience will be assessed individually.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
Relevant work experience means work:
- in any agribusiness firm along the agrifood supply chain, or
- in any other profession where you’ve built a portfolio demonstrating your agribusiness expertise.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must satisfy the UQ English language proficiency requirements for admission.
Credit for previous study or work
If you've completed previous study, you may be eligible to receive credit for – or exemption from – certain subjects in a UQ program.
Agribusiness is the study of consumers, retailers, marketers, and primary producers - and the business of keeping the chain working profitably.
This program meets the needs of three groups of professionals: those working in agribusiness who wish to upgrade their management skills; those wishing to redirect their careers into agribusiness; and new graduates in either business or agricultural/rural science wishing to add to their employment prospects.
Students have opportunities to enhance their knowledge, skills and practice; to develop their careers; and to deliver better and more profitable outcomes for Australian agribusiness. Students learn to locate, interpret, synthesise and apply information from a variety of sources. Graduates demonstrate a high level of specialised knowledge of agribusiness management, and business and communication skills associated with selected areas of study.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
The Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness is a 1 year course for a part-time student. Each year consists of 2 Study Periods, also known as semesters. The recommended study pattern consists of 3 core subjects and 1 elective subject, with 2 to be completed in your first study period and 2 in your second.
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness, students must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting of 4 subjects.