Agricultural Economics

Major/Minor/Specialisation !B-AGR-MAJ+1002 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016


Ms Ros Gall


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This major will provide graduates with a depth and breadth of understanding of economics the context of agricultural production systems. Students will study subjects in economics, resource and farm management, and value chain analysis. Graduates of this major will be well equipped to analyse agricultural systems from an economic perspective, and provide advice on management decision making in this context.

This major will be available to students enrolling in first year of the B Ag in 2016. The subjects comprising this new major are subject to review in 2016, and may be altered for 2017.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this major, students will have:

  • a strong understanding of the principles of agricultural economics and enterprise management
  • a 'systems-thinking' approach to agricultural production chains
  • the ability to critically evaluate options, and formulate plans that will ensure the long term financial and economic sustainability of production systems
  • skills to effectively analyse agricultural problems from an economic perspective and reach appropriate solutions;
  • an understanding of current issues facing agricultural production systems
  • the ability to communicate and discuss industry and economic information with relevant stakeholders
  • the capacity for initiating and maintaining cooperative relationships with colleagues
  • the ability to analyse and interpret agricultural financial data for appropriate decision making
Structure & Available Subjects:

If studying the entire year at Parkville students in the Agriciultural Economics major will study three core subjects and choose five elective subjects. If students choose to study the second semester at the Dookie Campus they will have eight core subjects to study.

Subject Options:

Core Subjects - Year Two

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Optional Core Subjects - Year Two

Students should select one of the following subjects as their third core subject:

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Year Two - Elective Subjects

Students should select five of the following elective subjects:

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Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2

Dookie Option

Students will also have the option of studying Semester 2 of Year 2 at the Dookie Campus. A core program will be available for this option incorporating subjects from the core and elective subjects above.

Year Three - Core Subjects

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Not offered in 2016

Year Three - Elective Subjects

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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Agriculture

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