Bachelor of Business (Agriculture)

Marcus Oldham College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 067447D

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Designed in consultation with industry leaders and educational professionals within agriculture, the Agriculture program offers the most relevant, up-to-date information to keep students at the forefront of the agricultural production industry.

Based on best management practice, the Agriculture program is designed to produce a graduate who can operate in the full range of agricultural and horticultural production systems. By aligning both theory and application through our focus on real-world case studies our graduates walk away professionally prepared for their role in either a domestic or global agricultural production system or related industry.

To compete in a changing production environment the new generation of agricultural business managers will need to set clear and specific goals for their business. To achieve these goals, they will need advanced financial management and marketing skills. They will also be able to access and use information productively to support management decisions. Good managers will adopt current technology and be able to manage both people and risk in a changing production environment. Above all, successful managers will be required to have a thorough understanding of their business and the factors that impact on the performance and viability of that business at both a national and international level.

A continual rise in world demand for food protein and energy means that future opportunities for graduates who are leading performers in primary production systems will be highly sought after by all sectors of the industry. A Marcus Oldham graduate with an understanding or both business and agricultural production has always been in demand for placements within all sectors of the agricultural industry.

This is created through pre-entry experience requirements, close consultation with industry, farm visits, an 11-month industry placement covering a full production cycle, case studies and innovative national and international study tours to ensure that students at Marcus Oldham are professionally prepared for the workforce.

The Bachelor of Business (Agriculture) course is available to both Australian and international applicants.

Course Structure

Our Agriculture program has been designed specifically for those driven towards a management position within production agriculture. Students will develop skills and understanding associated with managing a farming operation from a business perspective. These skills include:

  • Farm business management
  • Agricultural production systems
  • Human resource management
  • Marketing management
  • Information management
  • Sustainable resource management
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Integrated management studies

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Unit fee: 3,785 05 Sep 2022 3 years
Full time
Marcus Oldham College
145 Pigdons Road
Geelong Victoria 3216
Australia

Entry criteria

Applicants must have completed at least one complete year (preferably two years) of industry placement after their secondary school education.

Marcus Oldham maintains a flexible policy in relation to entrance criteria and judges each applicant on their individual merits. Ideally, applicants will:

  • Be at least 18 years of age by day 1 of the academic year (generally the beginning of February)
  • Have successfully completed secondary education (mature age applicants accepted on merit)
  • Have completed at least 12 months in an industry placement following secondary school
  • Have a strong desire to pursue a career in the agricultural industries

All applicants are required to have a VCE or equivalent qualification. Applicants that have not completed VCE or equivalent will have to demonstrate significant post-secondary school experience.

Address

Marcus Oldham College
145 Pigdons Road
Geelong Victoria 3216
Australia
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