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Agricultural Economics

MajorYear: 2019

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Overview

This major will provide graduates with a depth and breadth of understanding of economics in the context of agricultural production systems. Students will study subjects in economics, resource and farm management, and value chain analysis. Graduates of this major will be well equipped to analyse agricultural systems from an economic perspective, and provide advice on management decision making.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this major, students will have

  • A strong understanding of the principles of agricultural economics and enterprise management
  • A 'systems-thinking' approach to agricultural production chains
  • The ability to critically evaluate options, and formulate plans that will ensure the long term financial and economic sustainability of production systems
  • Skills to effectively analyse agricultural problems from an economic perspective and reach appropriate solutions;
  • An understanding of current issues facing agricultural production systems
  • The ability to communicate and discuss industry and economic information with relevant stakeholders
  • The capacity for initiating and maintaining cooperative relationships with colleagues
  • The ability to analyse and interpret agricultural financial data for appropriate decision making

Subject Options

Core subject for this major

Code Name Study period Credit Points
AGRI30033 Farm Management Economics
Semester 1
12.5

Plus two of

Code Name Study period Credit Points
AGRI30039 Applied Farm Economic Analysis
July
12.5
AGRI30043 Resource Management Economics
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI30040 Agribusiness Marketing & Value Chains
September
12.5

(N.B. AGRI30039 is a quota restricted subject)

Last updated: 9 July 2019