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New Zealand’s primary industry is a multi-billion dollar business. It is the backbone of our economy. The industry is not what it used to be, and it is changing every day. New technologies and innovation help produce more products to satisfy an ever-increasing population however, the level of scrutiny over the management of our natural resources intensifies. Today’s agribusinesses are sophisticated multi-million dollar businesses with people who have many skills that are required to run these enterprises. 

Why study Agribusiness?

Through the focused learning of Agribusiness, students engage in future and innovative thinking and develop problem-solving strategies and lifelong skills. They build knowledge of the whole operation, and are encouraged to find innovative solutions to challenging operational issues. Agribusiness is the understanding that the ability to produce primary products is not sufficient to make primary producers succeed and that there are many other external factors, which are also important.  

Students will learn the economic, physical/climatic, political, environmental, technological, historical, social, ethical, and cultural influences on agribusinesses and the interrelationships of science, business, technology, society, and the environment, such as human resources, strategic management, marketing, policy, financial planning, economics, and natural resources.

Last updated December 15, 2017