Undergraduate

Bachelor of Agribusiness

Address global food security challenges with an agribusiness degree at UWA

80
Minimum ATAR
3
Years Full-Time

Careers and further study

Bachelor of Agribusiness

Career opportunities

Graduates will thrive in:

  • Agriculture
  • Banking and finance
  • Commodity trading
  • Consultancy
  • Government/policy

Graduates may work as:

  • Commodity trade analyst
  • Business consultant
  • Policy analyst
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Production supervisor
  • Farm manager
  • Financial analyst
Bachelor of Agribusiness

Further Study

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

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

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)

View our admission requirements for specific information, depending on your education history.

Assured Pathway information

If you have a professional career in mind, take advantage of one of our Assured Pathways. An Assured Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our postgraduate professional courses (such as Law, Engineering or Medicine) from the start of your studies with us. The pathways combine a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice.

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.

Bachelor of Agribusiness

Quick details

Degree specific majors
  • 1
STATUS
  • Available 2022
MINIMUM ATAR
  • 80
COURSE INTAKE
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
FULL TIME COMPLETION
  • 3 years full time
COURSE CODE
  • BP020
DEGREE TYPE
  • Specialised Bachelor's Degree
CAMPUS LOCATION
  • 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.

The Bachelor of Agribusiness is designed to prepare you for employment in a variety of fields related to agriculture, including finance, marketing, international trade, policy formation, business management, and rural development. You will learn to understand the unique nature of businesses related to agriculture, and develop the business and economics skills needed to assume managerial and leadership roles in agriculture and related industries. The knowledge and skills taught in the degree can be directly applied to address challenges agribusinesses face today.

Along with the 12 core units you will take in the business and economics of agriculture, you also have the opportunity to take electives to pursue your interest in other areas related to agriculture and business, or something completely different.

The Bachelor of Agribusiness prepares you for a challenging and rewarding career in food production, food wholesaling and retailing, financial services, agricultural supply logistics, procurement, and input suppliers.

Graduates may take on positions such as policy analyst, commodity trade analyst, financial analyst, production supervisor, and marketing coordinator. Graduates can also further their studies by taking a master’s degree in agribusiness economics, agricultural economics or economics.

Bachelor of Agribusiness

Why study Agribusiness at UWA?

  1. UWA is ranked 1st in Australia for Agricultural Sciences (ARWU 2020) 

  2. Gain the professional skills, knowledge and expertise that shape global agricultural production

  3. With continued world population growth, job opportunities associated with the science, economics and business of agriculture continue to expand

Bachelor of Agribusiness

Why study Agribusiness at UWA?

  1. UWA is ranked 1st in Australia for Agricultural Sciences (ARWU 2020)
  2. Gain the professional skills, knowledge and expertise that shape global agricultural production
  3. With continued world population growth, job opportunities associated with the science, economics and business of agriculture continue to expand
Student story

Ming Chua

Student story
Ming Chua

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.

Develop your employability skills through a science work placement. The following units are available to all science undergraduate students who are looking to gain practical hands-on industry relevant experience:

West Australia
Ranked 1st in Australia and 17th in the world for Agricultural sciences (ARWU 2020)

Fieldwork in Science

Students on a boat in Elizabeth Quay
Facility

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.

Facility

The UWA Plant Growth Facility (PGF) provides a high-quality, functional and practical growing site for carrying out experiments under controlled conditions. Users are able control light quality, temperature, water, nutrients and soil composition while eliminating the variability found in nature. The facility has the capacity for a wide range of research projects and is available to all staff and students while also supporting national and international collaborative research.

The PGF consists of 19 greenhouses, 8 phytotrons, 29 plant growth rooms and 8 plant growth cabinets. Other facilities include an autoclave, soil storage areas and sterilisation equipment, ancillary equipment storage spaces and a deionised water production facility.

 

Visit the PGF website