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Study Agribusiness Management

Do you wish to blend agricultural science with business management education? Agribusiness management helps you achieve just that.  

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84,000 openings every year for agribusiness managers in the US.

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28% of the world’s population is engaged in agriculture.

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USD 108,000: average salary of an agriculture marketing manager.

2020

USD 145.7 billion: total size of US agri-exports in 2020.

Agribusiness management refers to the study of business skills and topics for people interested in running their own farms or agribusinesses. It encompasses a wide range of topics, including supply chain management, value-addition, marketing, distribution entrepreneurship, microfinance, among other things. Agricultural producers, firms that provide goods and services to farmers, businesses that add value to agricultural commodities, and businesses that make it simpler to sell agricultural products to an ever-growing market are all included in agribusiness management.
If you are good with managing finances and are a team player, you have a solid base to become an agribusiness manager. Agribusiness management studies are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to run an agri-business successfully. Therefore, if you possess a passion and aptitude for farming or food production, studying agribusiness management might be a good option for you.
Typically universities offer three-year undergraduate programs in agribusiness management Students are trained on enterprise and innovation in agriculture and agricultural product marketing. Master’s degrees are usually two-year programs. In Australia, the average cost of a four-year undergraduate program in Agribusiness is between AUD 13,200 per year, while in the US, it is USD 12,000-14000 per year on average.
Agribusiness professionals are in great demand. The agriculture sector has a gaping void due to trends such as an ageing workforce, fewer young individuals with agricultural experience, and increasing urbanisation. Consequently, agribusiness management is largely unsaturated, and agribusiness graduates can quickly work up to managerial roles. A lot of exciting development has happened in precision agriculture, urban agriculture, sustainable agriculture, and agricultural technology. Employment of agribusiness management roles is predicted to grow by 9% between 2020 and 2030.
Agribusiness is a diverse field where you have an opportunity to choose from a variety of different occupations such as: 

Grain Merchandiser


Grain merchandisers are those who buy and sell grain. They decide when to acquire grain according to market conditions, which fluctuate depending on supply and demand, and then store or process it until it’s time to sell it. They buy crops from farmers at a harvest price and set the futures price of the procurement, which is the amount a buyer agrees to pay in the future. Merchandisers are employed by grain elevators, processors, and companies that store grain for resale.

Agricultural Bank Manager


Agricultural bank managers are in charge of everyday activities on farm estates, including planning, organising, supervising, and administering them. Budgeting and keeping correct financial records are among their key responsibilities. 

Agricultural Advisor


Agriculture advisors are problem solvers who work in the agricultural industry. They provide business and technical advice to farmers, landowners, and conservation organisations. They can focus on offering agricultural consulting services to individuals, businesses, and organisations. Farmers, growers, landowners, conservation organisations, and government agencies are among their clients. 

Commodity Trader


Commodity traders invest in tangible commodities such as oil, gold, and agricultural products. Economic trends that are expected to emerge, as well as opportunities for arbitrage in the commodities markets, have an influence on day-to-day purchasing and selling. Commodity markets are commonly used in the major economic sector, which includes enterprises that profit from natural resource exploitation. Most commodities trading involves buying and selling futures contracts, although physical trading and derivatives are also common. 

Farm Management Specialist


Farm Management Specialists are known for devising the most profitable crop-growing and livestock-raising methods. They calculate the cost of each acre and quintal, as well as the link between farm size, land usage, cropping patterns, capital investment, and labour employment in dry regions.

Top Farm and Agribusiness courses

  • At Lincoln University
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    Nelson , New Zealand

    THE world university rank: 501

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    Course qualification

    Masters Degree (Taught)

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    Entry score

    6.5

    Fees

    Total course fee

    MUR 1,655,051 ? NZD  67,200 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

  • At Lincoln University
    uni-location

    Nelson , New Zealand

    THE world university rank: 501

    school-outline-white

    Course qualification

    Masters Degree (Taught)

    turn-around

    Entry score

    6.5

    Fees

    Total course fee

    MUR 1,081,202 ? NZD  43,900 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

  • At The University of Adelaide
    uni-location

    Melbourne , Australia

    THE world university rank: 111

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    Course qualification

    Masters Degree (Coursework)

    turn-around

    Entry score

    6.5

    Fees

    Total course fee

    MUR 2,503,316 ? AUD  95,000 Program fees are indicative only. Speak to your IDP study counsellor to get up-to-date course prices.

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