Master of Agribusiness

At the University of Adelaide, we are the innovators and creators who share a vision for the global agri-food sector.

Craig John

Based in the heart of the Australian food, wine and agriculture industry, we understand the capacity and drivers of the success for producers, agri-food businesses and value chain participants. Through a unique mix of business fundamentals, practical experience and global connections, we are cultivating the next generation of food and agribusiness leaders.

With growing global populations and climate challenges impacting our ability to feed the world sustainably, The Master of Agribusiness prepares you to meet these challenges, and equips you for leadership and problem-solving in an ever-expanding and increasingly complex global marketplace.

Who is it for?

As a graduate program, the Master of Agribusiness has been created to fulfil the needs of individuals who have industry experience and are seeking further knowledge of the global agri-food sector and are interested in focusing their careers on the business and management side of the agri-industry.

While a bachelor degree is typically required for entry into most post-graduate programs, it is possible to enter the Master of Agribusiness on the basis of relevant work experience, providing an option for alternate entry into post-graduate education and further study.

For individuals who are interested in easing their way into post-graduate study, there is also the option to complete a Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness. Alternately, this qualification can act as an exit point for students who face unexpected circumstances that may require them to leave the program early; providing further security and flexibility to ensure you receive value from your studies.


Where will this take you?

The agribusiness value chain is one of Australia’s largest and most important industry sectors. When considering the whole chain from production through to retailing, the agribusiness industry currently employs approximately 1.4 million people across Australia and is forecasted to continue providing positive labour outlooks for years to come.

With recent reports indicating that there have been as many as five agri-business job openings per graduate in recent years, favourable employability outcomes exist in the local, national, and global value chain networks, including key areas such as: food retailers, processors, traders, producers as well as a full range of service providers including financial agencies, agricultural consultancies and input and support suppliers.

What will you learn?

The Centre for Global Food and Resources has conducted extensive research with some of Australia’s leading agribusiness firms to develop a program that has effective integration of academic knowledge and industry application. This program will help you to refine the practical research, advisory, and business skills necessary for a successful career in food and agricultural related industries.

You will also be given the opportunity to complete a capstone research project that provides you with the opportunity to apply the skills you have learned throughout the program in addition to having access to two elective options, providing you with the flexibility to tailor your degree to your interests and career objectives. These elective options can also be fulfilled through a full range of internship options with leading Agribusiness companies, requiring you to solve practical business problems by utilising the knowledge and skillsets you have developed.

A full list of the courses you will study can be found on the Master of Agribusiness Degree Finder Page.


2019 Entry requirements & pathways

To be eligible for entry, you must meet one of the following pathway combinations:

Bachelor degree in the field of Agriculture, Food or Business one years’ full time equivalent work experience
Bachelor's degree three years' full time equivalent work experience 
Without a bachelor’s degree seven years' full time equivalent work experience

Work experience is to be supported by your CV, essay, and interview. These entry requirements ensure your classmates have relevant experience and strong intellectual abilities, creating a diverse class profile that greatly enhances your classroom learning experience through interaction with students from a variety of backgrounds and industries.

English Language Proficiency - International applicants for the program must have a minimum IELTS of 6.5 overall, and no less than 6.0 in any band. Further admissions information for International students including English Language Requirements can be found at the University's International Admissions


2019 program fees
  Masters Degree Graduate Diploma
Domestic A$44,250 A$29,500
International A$60,750 A$40,500

Eligible domestic candidates may have the option of deferring the cost of their tuition to FEE-HELP.  

* Fees for courses completed in subsequent years may be subject to change.


Both domestic and international candidates are required to submit their applications through SATAC. This process takes an average of 4 weeks to complete, but may require additional time.

 SATAC code 3CM200
Intakes Courses are offered in trimester mode. Intakes for this degree will be in January, May and September.
International applicants

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