Credit points: 15
This subject knowledge and skills in agribusiness principles and practices in local and global contexts are developed. This will be undertaken through examination of national and international rural business environments, contextual factors impacting on agribusiness and risk management for agricultural commodities. The development of immature and mature agribusiness commodities and their markets will be investigated. Students will examine agribusiness case studies at the regional, national and international level and be able to describe key attributes of successful Australian agricultural enterprises. Through written work and presentations, students will develop communication skills appropriate for interacting with industry professionals.
SchoolSchool of Life Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Prerequisites Admission into SBATE
Special conditions This elective will only run subject to sufficient enrolments
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Agribusiness Association of Australia http://www.agribusiness.asn.au/||Recommended||tba||tba|
|Readings||Agribusiness management||Recommended||Barnard, F, Akridge, J, Dooley, F, Foltz, J 2012||4TH EDN, ROUTLEDGE, NEW YORK.|
|Readings||Agribusiness management: increasing food production with environmental, viewed 1 August 2013, http://www.grin.com/en/e-book/197810/agribusiness-management-increasing-food-production-with-environmental||Recommended||Darko, E 2012||tba|
|Readings||E issues in agribusiness: the what, why and how||Recommended||Bryceson, K 2006||CABI, OXFORDSHIRE.|
|Readings||The farming game: agricultural management and marketing||Recommended||Malcolm, B, Makeham, J & Wright, V 2005||2ND EDN, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, PORT MELBOURNE, VICTORIA.|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Describe and explain the structure and function of agribusinesses
- Students will give group presentations on the variety and purpose of different business structures and how they apply to wider agribusiness enterprises.
02. Compare agribusinesses in national and international context
- Essay, lectures and tutorials will examine the commonalities and differences between national and international agribusinesses
03. Describe and explain the developmental stages of immature and mature agribusinesses
- Using case studies, students will examine agribusinesses in various stages of development. These stages will then be applied to other business to validate this model.
04. List key attributes of successful Australian agribusinesses
- Using case studies, students will give group presentations to highlight the attibutes of successful agribusinesses and how these might be applied.
05. Communicate and present concepts of agribusiness using verbal and written academic and professional conventions
- Students will use a variety of presentation and communication techniques including electronic and print for different audiences to present agribusiness concepts.
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Epping, 2018, Week 29-43, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
|2 hour Exam (2000 words equivalent)||30||01, 02, 03|
|Essay (1500 words)||45||01, 02, 04, 05|
|Group Presentation (5 minutes/student, 500 words equivalent)||25||01, 04, 05|