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|Year and Campus:||2009|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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The Master of Agribusiness is designed for professionals working in areas such as food and fibre production; risk analysis and management; banking and insurance; chemical, fertilisers and other input industries; domestic and international marketing, and forest industries.
This course is distinctive because it integrates business management and marketing with science and technology.
The objectives of the course are to allow candidates to:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||The Master of Agribusiness is research based, however, candidates are able to undertake up to 33% of their workload as coursework (ie two subjects).|
A person will normally be admitted into the course if they:
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to tak all steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to laboratory activities and field trips. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Disability Liaison Unit.|
The Master of Agribusiness was developed specifically for the agribusiness professional. The course will broaden students' understanding of the industry in which they operate and enhance analytical skills required in the day-to-day work environment. To maximise rewards from undertaking the course, students should have two to five years experience in the agribusiness field. Students do not need an academic background in business or economics, however some understanding of the complex systems involved in agribusiness is assumed.
The University expects its research Masters graduates to have the following qualities and skills:
|Links to further information:||http://agribusiness.unimelb.edu.au/|
Candidates are normally assessed by examination of a research thesis submitted at the conclusion of their studies. Assessment is in accordance with the procedures documented in the Masters (by Research) Generic Guidelines published by the Melbourne School of Graduate Studies. www.gradstudies.unimelb.edu.au/pgstudy/MastersGenericGuidelines.pdf
In the Melbourne School of Land and Environment, the Masters degree is awarded simply as a 'Pass' once all requirements of the examination process have been met. In addition, examiners are asked to select a numeric grade for the thesis for the purposes of assisting subsequent scholarship applications that MSLE Masters graduates may submit to support their study toward the degree of PhD. The numeric grade does not appear on the University testamur or on the student's official record. It is held in the School's Graduate Studies Office and students may request that this information is removed from the faculty file if they so wish.
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