University of New England
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4 years full-time; up to 10 years part-time
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This combined Bachelor of Agriculture/ Bachelor of Business course provides you with the practical skills and scientific knowledge to effectively manage the business, economic and technical aspects of agriculture.
Offered online or on campus at the University of New England (UNE), this course paves the way for a fulfilling career in a varied range of agriculture and business-related disciplines.
You'll learn about key agricultural management issues, such as animal production systems, crop protection, pasture management and animal health and welfare, as well as gaining a crucial understanding of the financial aspects of farm and resource management, from micro and macroeconomics to commodity markets, economic perspectives of environment and food and business information technology.
This combined degree will provide you with the tools you need to fulfil your potential as a leader in the modern agricultural science and business economics field.
This course includes a mandatory work placement component to ensure that you graduate with a strong mix of practical industry experience that complements your learning. You will be required to complete 12 weeks of placement, in consultation with the School.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
Assumed knowledge is any two units of English and mathematics; studies in biology and/or chemistry are recommended (the School offers introductory units in chemistry and mathematics for students without the recommended background knowledge).
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this agriculture finance course, the subjects you may study include:
Plus three of the following listed units:
Plus three of the following listed units:
Plus two of the following listed units:
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.
With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.
To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of Business from the University of New England.
Giving you the professional skills to succeed in a diverse range of agricultural and business endeavours, graduate will have the capability to problem solve the business and technical aspects of farm and resource management. These skills stand graduates in good stead for a diverse range of career options, including the following:
Rural lending and borrowing; Merchandising of farm inputs and outputs; Management positions; Private consultancy; Horticultural or animal industries; Rural politics and advocacy and Property management
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Wondering where a career in agriculture could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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