Agribusiness links agricultural producers with consumers, encompassing the entire food production system from paddock to plate. Agribusiness also has a key role in addressing global challenges such as food security and farming systems under fluctuating markets, changing climates and shifting consumer demands.
During your studies you'll be introduced to the scientific knowledge and business principles of agriculture and production systems – including soil, crop and livestock management technologies.
Working individually and in teams, you'll learn how to apply problem-solving techniques to management strategies and develop agribusiness risk and farm management skills. At Curtin's field-trial site and glasshouse facilities, you'll engage in research-led activities and self-directed experiments.
During the course you'll have opportunities to develop links with industry experts and undertake field trips to research centres, agronomic field sites and farms. You'll also complete a work placement with an agriculture research, production or business organisation in Australia or internationally.
This course contains approximately 38 hours of field work and/or work placements.
See our handbook for more course information.
How this course will make you industry ready
- You'll engage in self-directed experiments at Curtin's dedicated field-trial site and glasshouse facilities.
- During the course you can participate in work experience and field tours that enable you to develop networks across the agricultural sectors, engaging with people working in agricultural research, production and management in government and industry.
- You'll engage with the Centre for Crop and Disease Management; CSIRO; government departments of agriculture; agribusiness, agronomy and financial advisors; research-trial operators; farmers and grain traders.
- Agricultural and resource economist
- Agricultural scientist
- Farm management and farm consultant
- Grain trader
- Research trials manager
- Soil scientist.
- Agriculture marketing and supply-chain logistics
- Agricultural product supply
- Agronomy services
- Banking and finance
- Farmer grower groups
What you'll learn
- apply agribusiness systems management principles and concepts in a range of theoretical and practical situations through research and practical application
- employ logical and rational process, think creatively and reflectively to generate innovative solutions to complex agribusiness systems problems
- access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from a range of sources appropriate to the agribusiness and agricultural science disciplines
- communicate effectively by demonstrating the capacity to listen and respond (using both written and spoken language) to clients, staff, professionals, management and industry and conform to discipline standards in presentations and publications
- consider profitability, sustainability and impact of the environment, health and society when using new and established technologies in agribusiness related industries
- continue to acquire new knowledge and expertise in the field of agribusiness and agricultural science
- describe and evaluate the impacts of agribusiness in a global system; apply international standards and practices within the field of agribusiness
- value professional and community partnerships through integrating socio cultural contexts and ethics with in agribusiness practice
- work professionally and ethically both independently and in teams, complying with appropriate legislation in the field of agribusiness and agricultural science