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Unit Overview


This unit translates generic business management and planning concepts in the field of marketing, finance, supply chain logistics and human resource management to the specific context of organisations in the agribusiness and agritech sectors, including farming enterprises. Through analyses of current agribusiness case studies, students are exposed to the real world issues faced by agribusiness managers, are provided with a deep understanding of the key concepts required to successfully manage an agribusiness. The overall objective of the unit is to provide key skills for the next generation of agribusiness managers.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Agribusiness and Agricultural Science; Agribusiness major sequences

Students are able to (1) describe and discuss the theoretical concepts and principles that underpin modern agribusiness planning and management; (2) critically evaluate current management challenges, and formulate strategies to overcome such challenges, in the specific context of agribusiness enterprises; and (3) explain and analyse the operating environment and key challenges for the agribusinesses sector.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) take home exam; (2) project report; and (3) written reports. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Fay Rola-Rubzen
Unit rules
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) AGRI1001 Feeding the World
and 48 points in your chosen degree
Advisable prior study
ACCT1101 Financial Accounting .
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
Contact hours
Lectures and practical classes: 3 hours per week
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.