Diploma in Business (Advanced) Level 7 — Agribusiness Management

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One year full time


Armin Wartanian
Business Lecturer
Aimi Wood
Business Lecturer


Business Department

This Diploma is based on 120 credits selected from a wide range of available topics. It covers advanced application of skills required for good business understanding. The Diploma of Business (Advanced) Level 7 is degree comparable and approved by the NZ Qualifications Authority.

Intakes: January, March, June, August, October

On completion of the level 7 qualification graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and apply generic business skills in communicating, thinking creatively, designing business models, recommending organisation structures and leading people.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Have the ability to apply the economic and business principles involved in the organisation, operation and management agricultural businesses including farm enterprises
  • Have the ability to apply the principle of commercial management, production economics and enterprise budgeting for Agribusiness in New Zealand.
  • Have the ability to identify and apply a range of Agribusiness enterprise systems. Identification of the major components in different Agribusiness enterprise systems and their relationships.
  • Have the ability to apply to the principles of financial management in agribusiness, including investment analysis, land purchase, debt servicing and accounting systems. The study of regulation, rule, and policy that applies to agribusiness in New Zealand.

Possible Study Opportunities

A graduate of this programme will be able to undertake a postgraduate study at Level 8 or Level 9 in the related field.

Possible Career Opportunities

  • Farm & Horticultural Management
  • Rural Banking & Finance
  • Export Marketing & Sales
  • Agri-Tourism

More employment pathways’ information is available from www.careers.govt.nz.

Occupation Outlook

The latest occupation outlook information released by New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment. It is a great tool for exploring study and career options, with extensive information on labour supply and demand in over 100 occupations in New Zealand. The app outlines how to enter each role, how many are studying in related fields, how many are employed, and what the average incomes are. It also outlines what are the prospects of getting a job in that occupation once you have completed the qualifications required.

Please use the individual learning intention to determine what you want to be, to match with the qualification of enrolment to determine what you need to learn, further match with the occupation information in New Zealand supports your understand what employment opportunity may available to you after qualification completion.

More detailed information is available from occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz.

While studying in the programme, students can work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. Upon graduation, students will be eligible for a 12 month Post Study Work Visa.

To be admitted to the programme, you need to meet the following requirement:

  • Have completed at least a Diploma Level 6 in a related of study or equivalent; or
  • Have at least two years of relevant work experience at a managerial position.

International students whose English is not their first language must provide evidence of competency in English language equivalent to:

  • An overall score of IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5; or
  • An overall score of Pearson Test (Academic) 50; or
  • Have successfully completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4).

*Strands subject to sufficient number of students enrolled.


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