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University of New England Bachelor of Agribusiness
University of New England

Bachelor of Agribusiness


3 Years


Full time, Part time

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Jun 2024

AUD 30,200 / per year *

Distance Learning, On-Campus

* international students fees. contact the university for domestic students tuition fees


Demand for agribusiness professionals continues to grow as the world faces the evolving challenges of climate change, sustainability, food safety and security, and the increasing globalisation and integration of agricultural and food networks.

UNE’s Bachelor of Agribusiness provides you with the skills and knowledge you’ll need to anticipate and respond to the demands of agricultural businesses in a changing global environment. Hone your skills in problem solving and analysis to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Why study the Bachelor of Agribusiness with UNE?

Our specialised agribusiness degree focuses on agricultural and food networks and prepares you for employment anywhere in the supply chain from the farm level to government or multi-national corporations.

The UNE Business School is home to the research-focussed Centre for Agribusiness and the Smart Region Incubator that connects regional businesses with academic business research, business mentors, and corporate and community partners. Together, these hubs contribute to agribusiness best practice through research and collaboration.

We’re highly rated – year after year, students award UNE 5-star ratings in The Good Universities Guide for Overall Experience and Student Support, so when you study with us, you know you are in good hands.

What makes our course different?

When studying UNE’s Bachelor of Agribusiness, you will develop a broad range of skills and knowledge across areas including economics, marketing and management, applied finance and rural science. Our course offers the freedom to choose where you take your career in the food and agribusiness industries. You will have the opportunity to:

Develop skills to manage the uncertainties that impact on agricultural and food producing businesses, such as droughts affecting the timing of planting and harvest, and the quality of harvested crops.

  • Learn how to use land sustainably.
  • Develop innovative solutions to minimise the volatility of supply and fluctuations in the price of agricultural products.
  • Undertake practical work experience.
  • Interact with the Smart Region Incubator and connect with regional businesses and business mentors.
  • Participate in overseas study tours and study exchange programs, including the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) symposium, to add value and practical experience to your degree.
  • Study flexibly — choose between studying online or on-campus in Armidale where you’ll be living in a regional community in an environment relevant to your learning.
  • Streamline your study if you have completed a Diploma of Agriculture, a Diploma of Rural Business Management or an Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management offered by TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation.

By choosing UNE, you’ll be positioned at the forefront of change and innovation with the support you need to achieve your goals.


  • Accounting (covering financial accounting, accounting information systems and auditing)
  • Finance (covering financial management, markets and analysis)
  • Economics (covering commodity markets, policy and natural resource economics)
  • Marketing and Management (covering consumer behaviour, strategic marketing and marketing communications)
  • Rural Science (covering crop, plant and animal management, production and sustainability)
  • Technology and Data Analytics (covering precision agriculture, database management and operating systems, and data analysis)

Study online

Most of our students choose to study online across three study periods with 24/7 tutor support* and fit study around work and family commitments. Uniquely, our online students are mostly over 30 and bring valuable experience with them. They form a community of adults juggling the same challenges and priorities and who bring their life and work experience together at UNE in order to become future-fit and better respond to a rapidly changing world.

Study on campus

Many of our students choose to take advantage of the on-campus lifestyle in Armidale, in the beautiful New England region, with access to unparalleled support, accommodation and sporting facilities. These students are often starting their first degree and have left school recently. Through access to academic and career support they get a fantastic start to their careers.

24/7 tutor support includes: essay feedback (within 24 hours); live chat 24/7 for generic feedback on academic writing; and subject-specific help at a foundation or first-year level for subjects including mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, business, accounting, microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics. There are also a wide range of workshops, resources and courses available in academic skills support to assist you and help you to succeed.

Course aims

The Bachelor of Agribusiness aims to produce professional graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to participate in today's diverse and globally integrated agribusiness sectors. This degree provides students with a solid foundation in business and agricultural knowledge and qualifications that allow them to specialise in agribusiness careers or to develop careers in the general field of business.


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