Agribusiness Management

New Zealand Diploma in Agribusiness Management Level 5

Suitable for people who currently manage or own a business, or who are aspiring to.

Course summary




30 months

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At the end of this programme you will be able to:

  • Learn how to effectively manage and operate an agribusiness in today’s unpredictable climate.
  • Understand the market forces at play in the agri-industry, identify opportunities to grow your business and recognise threats and risk.
  • Learn how to assess the extent to which new techniques, trends, and technologies will enhance your agribusiness.
  • Develop budgets, identify and set business and financial goals
  • Increase the likelihood of obtaining finance from your bank manager.
  • Develop your human resource management skills, learn your legal responsibilities, increase employee satisfaction and improve staff retention
  • Benchmark your business and learn from high performers in your industry section.

Topics covered

Human Resource Management

  • Covers recruitment principles, staff management, induction of staff, performance assessment and training.

Financial Management and Planning

  • Learn to develop financial forecasts - including budgets and cash flow forecasts; critically analyse your finances; and present credible information to lenders and other financial stakeholders. Also gain knowledge to make more informed tax and investment decisions and ensure you get value from your financial statements.

Business management

  • Learn about ownership structures that will future proof your business. Make decisions to manage business risks, such as volatility in market prices and unplanned weather events. Develop a business plan, monitor your performance against objectives and improve your business performance.

Resource Management and Sustainability

  • Learn about resource management regulations, how to get the most out of your current physical and environmental resources and how to plan for sustainable management. 

Entry requirements 

There aren't any entry requirements for this course. However access to financial, HR and production information is required and staff management responsibilities preferred. Some prior knowledge of budgeting and finance is recommended.  

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