The Global Food and Agricultural Business (GFAB) postgraduate programs enable students to develop the conceptual and practical skills necessary for careers in food businesses and agribusiness.
The selection of courses enable students to gain fundamental competencies, while at the same time providing the flexibility to tailor their program to their individual background and career objectives. For example, students may focus on specific interests from value chain management or marketing to natural resource issues or agricultural policy analysis.
Students are trained for careers in the increasingly complex and diverse local, national, and global value chain networks, including food retailers, food processors, banks and financial agencies, agricultural consultancy services, research centres, input suppliers and both government and non-government organizations.
Advertising / Wine Promoter, Management Consultant, Manager / Business Management, Market Researcher, Marketing - Agriculture, Food & Wine, Bioinformatics, Retail, Export / Import trade, Statistician, Government Officer, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, International Trade or Business Analyst
The Masters program includes 6, 3-unit foundation courses (3 courses in Global Food Studies and 3 courses in the School of Business/Commerce/Economics). The program also includes a 12 unit applied research project and 6 elective courses that make up the remaining course requirements.
Students can choose and complete specific courses which allow them to specialize in a major area (e.g. Marketing, Management, Trade Policy and Applied Finance) or choose a more general program.
Core courses to the value of 9 units
AGRIBUS 7055 Global Food and Agricultural Markets
AGRIBUS 7054 Global Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis
AGRIBUS 7057 Trends and Issues in the World Food System
Three courses to the value of 9 units selected among the following:
MARKETNG 7005 Fundamentals of Marketing
COMMERCE 7033 Quantitative Methods
COMMGMT 7008 Management Practice
CORPFIN 7005 Principles of Finance
INTBUS 7500 Fundamentals of International Business
TRADE 7005 Agriculture and Food in International Trade
Elective courses to the value of 18 units chosen from courses offered in the following postgraduate programs:
Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business
Master of Commerce
Master of Trade and Development
Master of Applied Economics
Candidates may include, within those courses presented to qualify for a coursework award, other graduate level courses, subject to the approval of the Program Adviser
Research project (12 units)
All candidates shall complete one of the following courses:
AGRIBUS 7050A/B Research Project in Agribusiness P/T
AGRIBUS 7058 Global Food & Agric Business Research Project