Discover the commercial world behind agriculture as you learn about the value chain that links producers with consumers in one of the leading agribusiness programs in the country.

  • The Bachelor of Agribusiness will teach you about the commercial side of agriculture, both in Australia and internationally, as you cover the growing, processing, trading and financing of food and fibres.
  • Study farming and agriculture, including management and sustainability of the agrifood value chain, which links producers with consumers. You will also sharpen your business acumen through courses in accounting, marketing and logistics.
  • Put theory into practice through site visits, case studies and research projects. In your final year, you will undertake a major project working collaboratively within an agribusiness organisation as a member of a small team.
  • Study at both St Lucia and Gatton. Courses at St Lucia are taught by the UQ Business School and courses at Gatton are taught by the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences. Both are ranked among the best in the world.

Globally the food and agribusiness industry is worth in excess of $5 trillion annually – and our graduates have the business skills and industry knowledge to develop a rewarding career that contributes to the world's largest industry.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ is ranked number one in Agriculture in Australia and number seven in Agriculture worldwide. (2016 Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities)

  • Fast Facts

    Join a growing profession

    Deloitte identified agribusiness as one of the "fantastic five" sectors tipped to take over from mining as the key drivers of growth within the Australian economy.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Learn about the world

    Agribusiness students have travelled to countries including China, Italy, United Arab Emirates, and Thailand as a part of a final-year overseas marketing project. Many of our students have also been offered jobs prior to graduation.

  • Alumni
    “I really enjoyed how 'real life' my degree was. We often went out of the classroom to farms, multiple different agribusinesses, the port, and workplaces. Applying what we were learning to real-life contexts and actual businesses made it not only more interesting, but I was able to see where I could apply my learnings." Stephanie Cook, Bachelor of Agribusiness (2012)
    Territory Manager, Australian Wheat Board

Career outcomes

You will be internationally oriented and job-ready for agribusiness management positions, with your keen market focus, commercial awareness, innovativeness, and relevant technical skills.

Agribusiness graduates find almost immediate employment in the food and fibre industries in managerial, administrative or research roles related to:

  • agribusiness management
  • agribusiness research
  • agri-politics
  • banking, finance, investment and insurance
  • commodity trading, sales and marketing
  • export marketing and management
  • policy development and analysis in agricultural and regional agencies
  • property management
  • roles within government departments in Australia and overseas
  • supply chain management
  • tourism.

  • Campus Life

    Live on campus

    Many students choose to live on Gatton campus in the Halls of Residence, which offers accommodation for over 400 students.

  • Campus Life

    Get the best of both worlds

    During the program, students get to experience life in both the city and the country, and learn from experts in business and agriculture. UQ's Gatton campus is home to 1068 hectares of farmland – that's nearly ten times the size of the entire St Lucia campus.

  • Campus Life

    Participate in a vibrant culture

    Student organisations like the Agribusiness Association, the UQ Business Association, and the Gatton Students' Association provide plenty of opportunities for you to network. socialise and build relationships outside of the classroom.

  • Why study

    Get to know Gatton campus

     

Summary

  • Program code
    2007
  • 766001
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    48
  • Delivery location
    Gatton, St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 7

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English and either Mathematics A or Mathematics B.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Agribusiness are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Agribusiness. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Dual programs

Dual programs let you study two degrees at the same time. Each dual program has a single set of Program Rules.

The following dual programs are available with the Bachelor of Agribusiness:

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

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