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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesRegional case study, individual reflection, major assignment

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LBBAB, LMBBP or LBBCS, or obtain coordinator approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents enrolled at Shepparton Campus are eligible to enrol in this subject as an elective.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Agribusiness Management

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorBarnard, F.L., Akridge, J.t., Dooley, F.J., Foltz, J.C. and Yeager, E.A.





Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe the key elements of the agribusiness environment.
02. Reflect on how industry engagement has informed your understanding of the current and future challenges facing agribusiness managers.
03. Explain, critically evaluate and apply the core concepts/theories underlying the effective management of agribusinesses

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Shepparton, 2021, Week 31-45, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTimothy Clune

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 40 - 40
Four 8.00 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 40 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
This intensive component will be held during the mid-semester break. Students will also be expected to undertake between 1-3 hours per week of online learning and assessment activities.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Individual case study (1,000 words) This assessment is to be completed and feedback returned to students prior to attending the block-mode component of the subject.

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1

Individual reflection (1,500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2

Major Assignment (2,000 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO3