Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Agribusiness describes the food and fibre production and marketing system, which is made up of thousands of businesses ranging from small farms to large multinational companies.  In this subject you will be introduced to managers and the management of food, fibre and agribusiness firms. In doing so you will explore the concepts, processes, ideas, issues and experiences of managers and management that will enhance your effectiveness in performing the functions and tasks of an agribusiness manager.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTimothy Clune

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in course LBBAB, or obtain coordinator approval.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAgribusiness: Principles of ManagementPrescribedD.Fleet, E. Fleet & G. Seperich (2014)Cengage

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain, critically evaluate and apply the core concepts/theories underlying the effective management of agribusiness enterprises.

Major Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Describe the different Agribusiness environments (eg. Competitive environment, global environment)

Pre-subject Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

03. Engage professionally with agribusiness practitioners in a workshop setting and reflect on individual participation

Case Study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Shepparton, 2017, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTimothy Clune

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 40 - 40
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 40 to week 40 and delivered via blended.
"Block mode over 5 days (6 hours face to face per day)"


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Major Assignment (2,000 words) equivalent) This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline Specific Knowledge and Skills50 01, 02
Case Study (1,500 words) equivalent).This task will draw on discussions conducted in a workshop setting and will include individual reflection.30 03
Pre-subject Assignment (1,000 words) total equivalent)Assessment to be handed in at beginning of the 1st class.20 02