Agricultural Science and Agribusiness (Extended Major)
Combine practical business skills with your interests in agriculture to tackle the global challenge of creating a sustainable food future.
Bachelor of Agribusiness and Master of Agricultural Economics
A globally relevant economics degree that focuses on analysis of production, consumption, and trade issues in the global food, fibre and energy sectors.
The learning experience
Study area - Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Sciences
Find out more about where Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Sciences can take you.
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Careers and further study
Graduates will thrive in:
- Banking and finance
- Commodity trading
Graduates may work as:
- Commodity trade analyst
- Business consultant
- Policy analyst
- Marketing coordinator
- Production supervisor
- Farm manager
- Financial analyst
On completion of the Bachelor of Agribusiness, graduates have the opportunity for further study in:
- Master of Agribusiness
- Master of Agricultural Economics
- PhD in Agricultural Economics
To be considered for this course you need to:
- Achieve the University’s minimum entry score
- Demonstrate English language competence
- Satisfy any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)
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Admission entry to UWA
We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Learn more about our admission entry pathways.
About the Bachelor of Agribusiness
The Bachelor of Agribusiness prepares you for employment in areas related to agriculture, including finance, marketing, policy formation, business management and rural development. Learn the business and economics skills needed to assume managerial and leadership roles. As part of the degree, take 12 core units with the opportunity to take electives to pursue your interests.
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- 3 years full time
- Specialised Bachelor's Degree
- UWA (Crawley campus)
About the course
Agribusiness refers to the collective business activities involved in production, financing, processing, and marketing of food and fibre to sustain humanity. With the need to feed the growing world population, the agribusiness sector is emerging to be one of the most important and dynamic in terms of production, consumer spending and employment.
Undertaking the Agribusiness major will provide you with the opportunity to be part of this growing sector. You will learn about the management of businesses operating from the farm gate to consumer plates, applying business and economic principles to address the managerial challenges in the food systems and value chains.
Why study Agribusiness at UWA?
- UWA is ranked 1st in Australia for Agricultural Sciences (ARWU 2021)
- Gain the professional skills, knowledge and expertise that shape global agricultural production
- With continued world population growth, job opportunities associated with the science, economics and business of agriculture continue to expand
Work Integrated Learning
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) helps bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing opportunities for students to gain hands-on, practical industry relevant experience and for employers to help shape the graduates of tomorrow.
Plant Growth Facility
The UWA Plant Growth Facility (PGF) provides a high-quality, functional and practical growing site for carrying out experiments under controlled conditions.