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Bachelor of Agribusiness

Overview

Prepare yourself for a successful business career in the rapidly changing agricultural industry.

The Bachelor of Agribusiness will teach you about the commercial side of agriculture, both in Australia and internationally. You'll cover all aspects of the growing, processing, trading and financing of food and fibres, and gain valuable transferable business skills.

Learn to market, finance and manage people and technology along the agrifood value chain linking producers with consumers. You'll acquire knowledge of agricultural value chains and all the business disciplines that apply in agribusinesses, including domestic and international marketing, commodity trading, human resource management, finance, supply chain management, sustainability and the e-technologies increasingly being used to drive efficiency in agriculture.

Experience city and rural living while you study at two campuses in your first year, in business courses at UQ St Lucia in the award-winning UQ Business School, and agriculture courses at UQ's specialist rural Gatton campus.

The Agribusiness program has been developed in close and ongoing collaboration with the Australian and overseas agricultural sectors. You'll learn from internationally respected business experts and graduate with the confidence that you'll find almost immediate employment within the food and fibre industries in managerial, administrative or research roles.

Location
Gatton, St Lucia
Duration
3 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
QTAC Code
766001
Program Code
2007
AQF
Level 7
Location
Gatton, St Lucia
Fees
A$43504 (indicative per year)
Duration
3 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
QTAC Code
766001
Program Code
2007
CRICOS Code
037367G
AQF
Level 7

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Join one of Australia's leading agribusiness programs and learn from internationally respected business experts.
  • Enhance your studies with practical experiences including case studies, research projects and agribusiness site visits.
  • Benefit from a program developed in close collaboration with the agricultural sector, both here and internationally.

1 in Australia for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2020

25 in the world for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Agrifood Strategy and Competitiveness
  • Agribusiness Planning and Management
  • Food and Fibre Case Studies I, II and III

Dual programs

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Agribusiness analyst
  • Agribusiness banker
  • Export trader
  • Farm management consultant
  • Farm supplies sales representative
  • Commercial manager, grain and commodities
  • Horticultural produce sales manager
  • Farm operations manager

Graduate salary

Business and management (undergraduate)

$55K–$57K

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Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)

$53K–$57K

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Next steps after graduation

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

You'll find employment in roles related to:

  • agribusiness management
  • agribusiness research
  • agripolitics
  • 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.

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Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C).

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C).

Entry score threshold

OPRankIB
117727

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

ATAR scores: See QTAC's OP to ATAR conversions (PDF) for a rough guide to equivalent ATARs.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Agribusiness for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest2 / 972 / 97
Median9 / 829 / 82
Lowest11 / 7711 / 77

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

1132.35%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

00%

(C) Work and life experience

<5<5
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
1132.35%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
<5<5

International students

926.47%

Total

34100%

"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Agribusiness are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,504

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Agribusiness for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Agribusiness are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $10,566

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Agribusiness for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Additional costs

  • Students undertaking the overseas marketing project will be expected to fund their own travel etc.

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian Year 12 (either in Australia or offshore) or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate in Australia.

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Agribusiness is 766001.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to QTAC

All other international applicants

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelor of Agribusiness is 2007.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to UQ

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Admissions schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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