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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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Potential careers

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

  • or

  • AGRIBUS 7058 Global Food & Agric Business Research Project

Australia requirements for international students

In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 

University requirements

Program requirements

Domestic applicantsGraduate entry only. A completed three-year Bachelors degree or equivalent.International applicantsGraduate entry only Prerequisites Relevant Bachelor degree or equivalent with high level of academic achievement eg: Economics, Business, Agriculture, Animal Science, Environmental Studies, International Studies. Equivalent Scores IELTS Overall 6Reading 5,5Listening 5,5Speaking 6Writing 6 English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6
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  • Winifred E Preedy Postgraduate Bursary
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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Domestic students: $ 14.9k / 1 year
  • International students: $ 15.7k / 1 year
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  • Duration:
  • 6 years
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