Agribusiness

Agribusiness is about managing and operating businesses in the agriculture sector.

Studying in this area involves learning about sales and marketing, finance, economics and management – applied to the agriculture sector.

Agribusiness is also usually about food systems, biotechnology and natural resource management.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Farmer
  • Farm manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Rural sector banker
  • Sales representative
  • International marketer
  • Stock and station agent
  • Agribusiness consultant
  • Business studies teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

158% of national
median earnings


Employment

75%
Employed
1%
Unemployed
15%
Further study
9%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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