MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (AGRIBUSINESS)

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (AGRIBUSINESS)

Australia is a world leader in sustainable agriculture and production of food and fibre. Inadequate production and uneven distribution of food has lately become a high priority global concern regarding food security. This, coupled with changing global norms reflected in World Trade Organisation (WTO) rulings, increased global competitiveness, and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic invites a tremendous need for professional courses in Agribusiness, and makes it one of the most challenging and exciting sectors to be in.

Globally, there is a severe a shortage of agribusiness professionals. The Leaders lnstitute’s MBA (Agribusiness) isideally placed to prepare professionals in the field of Agribusiness. A field as vast and important as agribusiness has wide range of career prospects.

The LeadersInstitute MBA in Agribusiness will help studentsto reap satisfying employment outcomes and make valuable contributions to the sector, given its challenges and opportunities. This course emphasises participating in advancements and management of agribusiness. The focus is on the sustainability and the knowledge acquired by the graduate revolves around the business of agriculture 'from farm to fork'. The topics involved explore the innovative strategies that can be employed to achieve the objective of sustainable food and fibre production, processing and distribution.

The objective of the course is to transform the students into graduates who are competent professional agribusiness managers across the value chain that spans from 'farm to fork', across scales from the local community to global market.

Unit Name

Communication & Media marketing
BC400
Agribusiness Economics & Finance
EC400
Agribusiness Marketing
MK400
Elective (Only for Graduate Certificate in Management ) I
Elective
Leadership in Agribusiness
MG401
Introduction to Agroinformatics
IM401
Food, Fibre & Protein production
AP501
Elective (Only for Graduate Diploma of Agribusiness )
Elective
Elective (Only for Graduate Diploma of Agribusiness )
Elective
International Economic Development
EC501
Agribusiness Accounting
AC400

Unit Name

Agribusiness Strategic Management
MG502
Research methodology
RS501
Elective 1
Elective
Elective - 2
Elective
Agroinformatics Capstone
IM500
Value Chain Management in Agribusiness
MG501
Elective 3
Elective
Elective 4
Elective

Unit Name (Year 2 trimester 1)

Organisational Behavior
OB400
Agribusiness Risk and investment
AC501
Sustainable Agriculture: Climate and Environmental Issue
AP502
Blockchain in Agribusiness
IM511

Unit Name (Year 2 trimester 2)

Global Food Security
AB502
Agricultural technology and innovation
APS03
Agribusiness Project
AB512

Prof Harvinder Singh

Agribusiness (Program Director)

Professor Harvinder Singh has been an academic for nearly two decades with strong teaching and research expertise in informatics, traditional and molecular plant breeding approaches for the improvement and management of cereal crops, and medicinal plants. He has published over 50 research articles in peer reviewed journals, books and conference proceedings. He also presented his research at national and international conferences. He has successfully secured and completed many research grants. Additionally, in his current role as Program Director, he has demonstrated strong academic management and higher education compliance knowledge and capability. Prof Singh also has a strong Research and Higher Degree supervision experience.

Fees For 2023

International Students Fee Domestic Students Fee
Graduate Certificate in Management
Total Course fee: AU $12,500
Graduate Certificate in Management
Total Course fee: AU $10,000
Graduate Diploma of Agribusiness:
Total Course fee: AU $25,000
(AU $12,500 per trimester**);
Graduate Diploma of Agribusiness:
Total Course fee: AU $20,000
(AU $10,000 per trimester**);
Master of Agricultural Information Management:
Total Course fee: AU $50,000
(AU $12,500 per trimester**);
Master of Agricultural Information Management:
Total Course fee: AU $40,000
(AU $10,000 per trimester**);

*Fees are subject to annual review

**Leaders offers two mandatory trimesters in an academic year. Third trimester is optional.

***Only applicable to full fee paying domestic students

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Agribusiness degree will be able to:

  • Farm management.
  • Agribusiness management.
  • Agriculture and resource economy.
  • Sales and marketing of agribusiness input and outputs.
  • Rural and Rural finance.
  • Agricultural consultancy service.
  • Research centers.
  • Government and non-government organisations including government departments and research establishments, universities, industry marketing and research organisations, representative and peak bodies and multilateral agencies.

Admission requirements:

General

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. These are specified

In addition, all applicants must meet either: relevant standard minimum entry requirements as specified below or alternative relevant standard minimum entry requirements.

Applicants who apply for admission to a course on the basis of an approved guaranteed pathway, will be offered a place in that course provided they meet the requirements specified for entry.

Domestic students

Admission to undergraduate courses is based on successful completion of one of the following:

  • The Queensland Higher School Certificate or an interstate equivalent HigherSchool Certificate. OP 17 / ATAR 60
  • Completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
  • Completion of an approved course at the level of Diploma or Advanced Diploma at a TAFE or registered training organisation (RTO).
  • Possession of qualifications deemed equivalent to any of the above qualifications.

International students

International students who have not completed an Australian qualification must have appropriate educational qualifications, deemed equivalent to the Australian Higher School Certificate under the NOOSR guidelines

International candidates may also be considered for admission by:

  • Satisfactorily completing vocational and or tertiary studies in Australia oroverseas, accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), or
  • Satisfactorily completing equivalent overseas studies

Students enrolling from non-English speaking countries are required to undertake an English language test and demonstrate English proficiency with a minimum score of:

  • IELTS (Academic): Minimum overall 6.5 bands with no module less than 6.0 bands
  • PTE: Minimum overall score of 59 with no module less than 51
  • TOEFL (paper based) Minimum overall score of 79 with no module less than 60

It is expected that students can demonstrate that the English language test was successfully completed within two years of the date of application for admission.

Note: International students must hold a valid student visa. There are numerous conditions that apply to a student visa. In particular, a holder of a student visa may not work, paid or unpaid, for more than 40 hours in any fortnight during semester time. Where Work Integrated Learning is integrated into a course, it does not count towards the 40 hours. Current information on student visa conditions may be found at https://homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/stud/more/Visa-conditions/visaconditions-students


Alternative entry

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for entry to a course of study, may be considered for alternative entry on the basis of higher education study equivalent to at least two units of study successfully completed at a registered Australian higher education institution or an overseas educational institution assessed as being equivalent by LeadersInstitute.

A person may also be considered for entry on the basis of recognition of prior learning, prior employment in a relevant field or the acquisition of a non-award qualification in a relevant field.

Applicants seeking alternative entry must also fulfil the English language entry requirements.

Course Info

  • Faculty:Prof Harvinder Singh
  • Trimesters:6
  • Course ID :CRS1400577
  • CRICOS Course ID :111900G
  • Duration:2 Years