Agribusiness [not available in 2020] major

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 students the opportunity to be part of this growing sector. The major prepares students to apply business and economic principles to address the managerial challenges in the food systems and value chains. Students learn about the management of businesses operating from the farm gate to consumer plates.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) critically review agribusiness markets in Australia and globally; (2) demonstrate skills and knowledge to assess agricultural value chains and markets using experimental, modelling and statistical methods; (3) explain fundamental agricultural policy, economic, and management tools for agribusiness applications; (4) demonstrate capacity to solve agribusiness-related problems using data analysis, business strategy and modeling methods; (5) integrate agricultural, scientific and market data with farming systems information to guide agribusiness decision making for improved efficiency, profitability and/or environmental outcomes; (6) demonstrate networking, communication and leadership skills; and (7) apply relevant employability skills for agribusiness.

Degree-specific major

Agribusiness [not available in 2020] can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

Agribusiness [not available in 2020] is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • five Level 1 units
  • four Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2020

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2021 or 2022.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (30 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A ACCT1100 Business Reporting and Analysis
Incompatibility:
ACCT1101 Financial Accounting; FINA1221 Introduction to Finance
S1 AGRI1001 Feeding the World
N/A ECON1000 Economics for Business
Incompatibility:
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets; ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy
S1, S2, SS MKTG1203 Introduction to Marketing
Incompatibility:
MKTG2203 Marketing Management
S2 SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
Co-requisites:
MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods (only required if students haven't completed ATAR Mathematics Methods; WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3A/3B;
or
equivalent
or
higher.
Incompatibility:
STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (24 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 AGRI2201 Pasture and Livestock Systems
Prerequisites:
BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology
or
BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
or
AGRI1101 Feeding the World (SCIE1104 Science Society and Data Analysis
or
STAT1400 Statistics for Science
or
STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics )
S2 ECON2245 Business Economics
Prerequisites:
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
S2 MKTG2301 Small Business Management
Prerequisites:
MKTG1203 Introduction to Marketing;
for pre-2012 courses: none
Incompatibility:
MGMT3301 Small Business Management
S1, S2 SCIE2205 Science Work Placement
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (BP004)
or
the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BP006)
or
the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005) and completion of 60 points of study at UWA and approval of the unit coordinator.

Level 3

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A AGRI3004 Agribusiness Planning and Management
Prerequisites:
AGRI1001 Feeding the World and completion of 48 points
S2 ANIM3306 Clean, Green and Ethical Animal Production
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 ANIM unit
or
AGRI2201 Pasture and Livestock Systems
S1 ECON3300 Agricultural Economics and Marketing
Prerequisites:
completion of 48 points

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the Agribusiness [not available in 2020] degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Science course.

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design Only available to re-enrolling students. or Bachelor of Science course, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the Agribusiness [not available in 2020] degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Science course.

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Agribusiness [not available in 2020] can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

Agribusiness [not available in 2020] can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:

Overview of unit sequence

The Agribusiness [not available in 2020] second major is a single major comprising:

  • five Level 1 units
  • four Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2020

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2021 or 2022.

Level 1

Second major units
Take all units (30 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A ACCT1100 Business Reporting and Analysis
Incompatibility:
ACCT1101 Financial Accounting; FINA1221 Introduction to Finance
S1 AGRI1001 Feeding the World
N/A ECON1000 Economics for Business
Incompatibility:
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets; ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy
S1, S2, SS MKTG1203 Introduction to Marketing
Incompatibility:
MKTG2203 Marketing Management
S2 SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
Co-requisites:
MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods (only required if students haven't completed ATAR Mathematics Methods; WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3A/3B;
or
equivalent
or
higher.
Incompatibility:
STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics

Level 2

Second major units
Take all units (24 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 AGRI2201 Pasture and Livestock Systems
Prerequisites:
BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology
or
BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
or
AGRI1101 Feeding the World (SCIE1104 Science Society and Data Analysis
or
STAT1400 Statistics for Science
or
STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics )
S2 ECON2245 Business Economics
Prerequisites:
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
S2 MKTG2301 Small Business Management
Prerequisites:
MKTG1203 Introduction to Marketing;
for pre-2012 courses: none
Incompatibility:
MGMT3301 Small Business Management
S1, S2 SCIE2205 Science Work Placement
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (BP004)
or
the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BP006)
or
the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005) and completion of 60 points of study at UWA and approval of the unit coordinator.

Level 3

Second major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A AGRI3004 Agribusiness Planning and Management
Prerequisites:
AGRI1001 Feeding the World and completion of 48 points
S2 ANIM3306 Clean, Green and Ethical Animal Production
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 ANIM unit
or
AGRI2201 Pasture and Livestock Systems
S1 ECON3300 Agricultural Economics and Marketing
Prerequisites:
completion of 48 points

Choosing a second major

The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you the option of including a second major. You have the choice to either nominate your second major when you first enrol in the course or delay it until your second year. For a major to be recorded on your academic record it must be nominated before the requirements of the course are completed.

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how Agribusiness [not available in 2020] can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Agribusiness [not available in 2020] can also be taken as a degree-specific major.