The Master of Agribusiness is designed to build on your professional experience in the food and fibre industries, broadening your understanding of the sector and enhancing your analytical skills.

You will benefit from an improved capacity to make important decisions within the context of the industry, connections with industry mentors, and the broad range of local and international working experiences and contacts of our academics and students.

You will also have the opportunity to connect with industry mentors and local and international networks through our academics and students.

Australia’s primary industries have a strong tradition of being innovative and adaptive to new challenges. They have proven to be highly efficient and competitive in international markets. The outlook for the Australian primary industries sector is strong, with the world’s demand for food rising, driven by population growth and calls for higher quality and greater variety of food, and biofuels.

- Australian Government
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestries

Graduates find themselves in high demand with the ability to successfully negotiate this international, competitive, consumer-directed market. Careers range from management of companies in the agriculture and food industries, farm management, rural and global business development, marketing, banking, agronomist, planning and policy in all levels of Government and agrifood business sectors, business management, and agribusiness consultancy.

If you are interested in a shorter course, MSLE also offers a Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness.

“I chose the Melbourne School of Land and Environment because of its global recognition in economics and agricultural business. My favourite subjects are Agricultural Politics & Trade and Supply Chain Management. The former addresses the study of duties, taxes and international trade agreements from a very broad point of view – the experienced lecturer makes the subject interesting and very useful. The latter subject provides an excellent approach to understanding of integrated effective supply chains. After graduation I hope to apply my past experience and all new knowledge acquired in Melbourne to address the challenges and grasp the opportunities that the Chilean agricultural sector.”

Pedro Pablo Pinochet Infante, Chile
Master of Agribusiness


Course Structure

  • Our courses give you the flexibility to benefit from the convenience and independence of distance study through our online structure learning from Australian agribusiness experts; or our on-campus course is available if you prefer studying face-to-face.
  • Our course provides a solid grounding in the central issues of agribusiness, building on the experience you will have gained working in the agribusiness field.
  • Delivered primarily online and/or at Parkville campus, all the benefits of our expert teaching staff and the renowned resources of the University of Melbourne are available to you.

  Masters Graduate Certificate
DURATION 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent 1 year part-time

1) Online delivery through four intensive 8-week study periods per year including a 6-day intensive residential block at Parkville campus in February of year 1 and year 2.

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2) On campus full-time. Three extended semesters per year including one intensive residential block at Parkville campus in February of year 1 and year 2.

  • Subjects in this course fall outside of the standard enrolment and start dates
  • International Students have visa requirements around study load. More Information.

Local Students have 4 entry dates per year - January, March, June and September. Subject to demand Commonwealth Supported Places may not be available for June and September commencements.


704CC Agribusiness Online

75 Points Core

75 Points Electives

Course Structure

Research Project Topics

4 Subjects
  • 50 points of core subjects
POINTS 150 credit points 50 credit points
PLACE TYPES Local students
  • Commonwealth Supported Places awarded on academic merit; or equity assessed through Graduate Access Melbourne
  • Australian Fee
International Students
  • International Fee Place
Local students
  • Australian Fee Place
International Students
  • International Fee Place
  • any of an undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least H3 (65%) average in the final year, or
  • a graduate or postgraduate certificate in any discipline with at least H3 (65%) average, or
  • a graduate or postgraduate diploma in any discipline, with at least H3 (65%) average, together with at least two years of documented relevant professional or management experience, or
  • an honours degree in any discipline, or equivalent; and
  • a curriculum vitae or resume; and
  • two academic referee reports; and
  • a personal statement of up to 500 words.


  • Undergraduate degree, or equivalent qualification and at least two years documented, relevant professional / management experience, or
  • Documented, demonstrated understanding of complex systems in business, and at least five years documented, relevant professional / management experience.
  • The Selection Committee may conduct interviews and tests and call for referee reports and employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS A minimum of 2 years full-time documented relevant professional/managerial experience
ALTERNATE ENTRY PATH Students may also apply to enter the Graduate Certificate with:
  • Demonstrated understanding of complex systems in business, and at least five years relevant professional/management experience
CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS STUDY Completion of an Honours program or a Graduate Diploma in a related discipline may give an advanced standing of up to 50 points into the Master of Agribusiness. On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate with grades averaging 65%students can apply to articulate into the Masters with 50 points credit.
  • Mid-November for study in following year
International Students
  • 31 October for study in following year
HANDBOOK DETAILS 704-CC Master of Agribusiness (online)
704-BB Master of Agribusiness (F/T on campus)
079-AA Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness
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