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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Bachelor of AgriCommerce
BAgriCommerce

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Bachelor of AgriCommerce requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of AgriCommerce shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 360 credits, comprising:

(a) not more than 165 credits at 100 level;

(b) at least 75 credits at 300 level;

and including:

(c) the core courses as defined by Schedule A for the Qualification;

(d) completion of at least one major;

(e) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

3. Candidates who, in the opinion of the Academic Board, have passed with sufficient merit subjects for either a Diploma in Farm or Horticultural Management from a New Zealand university, or relevant subjects from some other recognised tertiary qualification, may be cross-credited with specified or unspecified courses not exceeding a total of 120 credits.

Specialisations

4. Candidates may complete a major by passing at least 90 credits in a major including 30 credits at 200 level and 45 credits at 300 level. The requirements for each major are set out in Schedule B for the Qualification.

5. No course may be credited to more than one major subject.

6. Majors available are Agricultural Economics, Farm Management, Food Marketing and Retailing, International Agribusiness, Māori Agribusiness, and Rural Valuation.

7. Candidates who complete the Rural Valuation major must additionally meet the non-academic requirements specified by the Valuers Registration Board for eligibility to apply for registration.

8. Candidates may include a minor in the Bachelor of AgriCommerce.

(a) A minor must include a minimum of 60 credits, including at least 45 credits above 100 level, of which at least 15 credits must be at 300 level.

(b) The requirements for each minor are set out in Schedule B for the Qualification.

(c) The minor must be in a different subject area from the major(s).

(d) Minors may be included from any undergraduate degree within the University for which recognised minors are specified.

(e) Where the minor is from another undergraduate degree the regulations of that programme for the minor will apply.

(f) No course may be credited to both a major and a minor.

(g) No course may be credited to more than one minor subject.

9. Minors available are: Agricultural Economics, Food Marketing and Retailing, International Agribusiness, Māori Agribusiness, and Rural Valuation.

Academic Requirements

10. Candidates must complete to the satisfaction of the Academic Board a period of not less than 26 weeks of approved practical work experience and associated reports in accordance with the requirements of 119.150 Practicum I, and 119.250 Practicum II.

Completion Requirements

11. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Qualifications will apply.

12. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Diploma in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

13. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

14. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who have completed at least 15 credits towards the Bachelor of AgriCommerce prior to 1 January 2017 may be permitted to substitute a core course or courses already completed for one or more of the following core courses: 115.112, 115.113, 115.114, 115.116, 115.211. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2020.

15. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who have passed at least 15 credits towards the Bachelor of AgriCommerce prior to 1 January 2020 will be permitted to substitute one or more of 117.152 Animals and Agriculture, 283.101 Plants in Agriculture, and 284.101 Production Horticulture for 117.153 Introduction to Animal Production in New Zealand, 119.120 Plants for Agriculture and Horticulture or 189.151 Principles of Soil Science.  In addition, students who have passed or been permitted substitution for 189.151 Principles of Soil Science will be permitted to substitute an elective course for 123.103 Chemistry for Modern Sciences or 123.104 Chemistry for Biological Systems.  These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2023. 

16. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who have passed at least 15 credits towards the Agricultural Economics major prior to 1 January 2020 will be permitted to include 178.242 Land Economics towards the major.  These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2023.

Schedule for the Bachelor of AgriCommerce

Schedule A: Core courses (225 credits from)

Part One (195 credits from)

Compulsory courses (165 credits from)

112.248 Food and Agribusiness Value Chains15 credits
P 119.180

115.112 Accounting for Business15 credits
R 115.102

115.113 Economics of Business15 credits
R 115.106

115.114 Finance Fundamentals15 credits
R 115.105

115.116 Introduction to Marketing15 credits
R 115.104

115.211 Business Law15 credits
P 90 credits at 100-level R 115.103, 155.110

117.153 Introduction to Animal Production in New Zealand15 credits
R 117.152 and 199.101

119.120 Plants for Agriculture and Horticulture15 credits
R 283.101, 284.101

119.150 Practicum I0 credits

119.180 Introduction to Agribusiness15 credits

119.250 Practicum II0 credits
P 119.150

161.140 Agri-Statistics15 credits
R 161.100, 161.101, 161.111, 161.120, 161.122, 161.130, 115.101, 195.101

189.151 Principles of Soil Science15 credits
P One of 119.153, 119.158, 123.101, 123.103 or 123.104

15 credits from

123.103 Chemistry for Modern Sciences15 credits
R 119.153, 119.158. 123.103 may not be taken after 123.101, 123.102, 123.104, 123.105, 123.171 or 123.172 have been passed.

123.104 Chemistry for Biological Systems15 credits
R 123.101, 123.171

15 credits from

119.373 Integrative Studies15 credits
P 119.250

239.373 AgriCommerce Capstone15 credits
C 112.302 R 112.301, 119.373

Part Two (30 credits from)

Option One: Core courses for Farm Management, Māori Agribusiness and Rural Valuation

Compulsory course (15 credits from)

119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries15 credits
P 119.180 and 161.140 and one of 117.152, 189.151, 283.101, 284.101, 286.101 R 111.231, 111.251, 111.252

15 credits from

119.231 Agricultural and Horticultural Infrastructure15 credits
R 138.382, 218.274, 138.331

127.242 Introduction to Property Valuation15 credits
R 127.255

138.255 Engineering Principles in Food and Fibre Production15 credits

152.261 International Business15 credits

Option Two: Core courses for Agricultural Economics, Food Marketing and Retail, International Agribusiness

Compulsory course (15 credits from)

152.261 International Business15 credits

15 credits from

119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries15 credits
P 119.180 and 161.140 and one of 117.152, 189.151, 283.101, 284.101, 286.101 R 111.231, 111.251, 111.252

127.242 Introduction to Property Valuation15 credits
R 127.255

138.255 Engineering Principles in Food and Fibre Production15 credits

Schedule B: Specialisations

Majors

Agricultural Economics (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

178.201 Intermediate Microeconomics15 credits
P 115.113 or 115.106

178.280 Introduction to Econometrics15 credits
P 115.101 or 161.101 or 178.111; and 115.106 or 115.113

178.360 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics15 credits

Subject courses (45 credits from)

112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies15 credits
P 112.248

178.301 Microeconomic Theory and Applications15 credits
P 178.201

178.352 Survey of International Economics15 credits
P 178.200, 178.201, and either 178.250 or 178.280; and either 178.300 or 178.301 C 178.300 or 178.301 R 178.350

178.358 International Trade in Agri-food Products15 credits
P Any 178.1xx course or 119.156 R 178.357

178.370 Development Economics15 credits

Farm Management (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

119.358 Agricultural Production Systems15 credits
C 119.381 R 119.357

119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry15 credits
P 1 of 119.281, 111.251, 111.231 R 111.351

119.382 Opportunity Analysis in Primary Industry15 credits
P 1 of 111.351 or 119.381 R 111.352, 127.355

No more than 15 credits from

117.201 Livestock Production Science 15 credits
P 117.152 or 117.153 or 117.155, 199.101 or 199.103

117.254 Principles of Animal Science and Production15 credits
P 194.101 or 199.101 or 119.154 or 117.152

285.201 Understanding Plant Protection15 credits
P 120.101 or 283.101 or 284.101 R 171.284

No more than 15 credits from

189.251 Soil Fertility and Fertilisers15 credits
P 189.151 or 189.142

189.252 Land, Soil and Water15 credits
P 1 of 189.151, 189.142, 233.101

No more than 15 credits from

283.201 Pasture and Crop Agronomy15 credits
P 283.101 or 120.101 or 119.120 R 171.202

284.201 Horticultural Production Systems15 credits
P 119.120 or 284.101

Food Economies and Society (90 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory course

146.209 Food and Eating15 credits

Compulsory course selection (45 credits from)

131.321 Strategies for Sustainable Development15 credits

145.311 Geographies of Globalisation15 credits

176.308 Sociology of the Environment15 credits

178.358 International Trade in Agri-food Products15 credits
P Any 178.1xx course or 119.156 R 178.357

Subject courses

112.248 Food and Agribusiness Value Chains15 credits
P 119.180

119.258 Agricultural Systems15 credits
P 119.281

131.121 Rich World, Poor World15 credits

145.213 Resource Conservation and Sustainability15 credits
R 145.313

Food Marketing and Retailing (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (75 credits from)

112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies15 credits
P 112.248

156.231 Strategic Marketing Management15 credits
P 115.116 or 156.200

156.232 Consumer Behaviour15 credits
P 115.116 or 156.200

156.334 Marketing Consultancy Project15 credits
P 156.231 and any 156.2xx course

156.339 Omni-Channel Retail Marketing15 credits
P 156.231 or 290.2xx

Subject courses (15 credits from)

156.338 International Marketing15 credits
P 156.231 plus either 156.232, or both 156.235 and 156.237

156.341 Branding15 credits
P 156.231 and plus either 156.232, or both 156.235 and 156.237

International Agribusiness (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

112.301 International Food and Agribusiness Strategies15 credits
P 112.248

112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies15 credits
P 112.248

178.358 International Trade in Agri-food Products15 credits
P Any 178.1xx course or 119.156 R 178.357

Compulsory course selection (45 credits from)

125.230 Business Finance15 credits
P 115.114

152.230 Entrepreneurship15 credits

156.231 Strategic Marketing Management15 credits
P 115.116 or 156.200

156.238 Marketing New Products15 credits
P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200

188.263 Introduction to Environmental Management 15 credits
P 121.103

Māori Agribusiness (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (75 credits from)

119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry15 credits
P 1 of 119.281, 111.251, 111.231 R 111.351

150.201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society15 credits
R 269.274

235.211 Māori Agribusiness Systems15 credits

235.311 Māori Policy and Agribusiness15 credits
P 150.201

235.312 Case Studies in Māori Agribusiness15 credits
P 235.211

15 credits from

150.301 Te Mana Te Kawanatanga: Māori Policy and the State15 credits
P 150.201; nil for GradDipArts

152.370 Te Whanaketanga o te Pakihi Māori - Advanced Māori Business Development and Management15 credits

Rural Valuation (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry15 credits
P 1 of 119.281, 111.251, 111.231 R 111.351

119.382 Opportunity Analysis in Primary Industry15 credits
P 1 of 111.351 or 119.381 R 111.352, 127.355

127.356 Rural Valuation15 credits
P 127.242 or 127.255

132.221 Planning Studies15 credits

155.201 Law of Property15 credits
P 115.211 or 115.103 or 155.202 R 155.216, 155.700

218.172 Construction Technology: Residential15 credits
R 138.254, 138.282, 138.281, 217.172

Minors

Agricultural Economics (60 credits)

Selection from

112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies15 credits
P 112.248

178.201 Intermediate Microeconomics15 credits
P 115.113 or 115.106

178.242 Land Economics15 credits
P Any 178.1xx course or 115.113 or 115.106

178.280 Introduction to Econometrics15 credits
P 115.101 or 161.101 or 178.111; and 115.106 or 115.113

178.301 Microeconomic Theory and Applications15 credits
P 178.201

178.352 Survey of International Economics15 credits
P 178.200, 178.201, and either 178.250 or 178.280; and either 178.300 or 178.301 C 178.300 or 178.301 R 178.350

178.358 International Trade in Agri-food Products15 credits
P Any 178.1xx course or 119.156 R 178.357

178.360 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics15 credits

178.370 Development Economics15 credits

Food Economies and Society (60 credits)

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

131.121 Rich World, Poor World15 credits

131.321 Strategies for Sustainable Development15 credits

146.209 Food and Eating15 credits

15 credits from

145.213 Resource Conservation and Sustainability15 credits
R 145.313

145.311 Geographies of Globalisation15 credits

176.308 Sociology of the Environment15 credits

Food Marketing and Retailing (60 credits)

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

156.231 Strategic Marketing Management15 credits
P 115.116 or 156.200

156.339 Omni-Channel Retail Marketing15 credits
P 156.231 or 290.2xx

30 credits from

112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies15 credits
P 112.248

156.232 Consumer Behaviour15 credits
P 115.116 or 156.200

156.334 Marketing Consultancy Project15 credits
P 156.231 and any 156.2xx course

156.338 International Marketing15 credits
P 156.231 plus either 156.232, or both 156.235 and 156.237

156.341 Branding15 credits
P 156.231 and plus either 156.232, or both 156.235 and 156.237

International Agribusiness (60 credits)

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

112.302 Food and Agribusiness Strategies15 credits
P 112.248

178.358 International Trade in Agri-food Products15 credits
P Any 178.1xx course or 119.156 R 178.357

30 credits from

112.301 International Food and Agribusiness Strategies15 credits
P 112.248

125.230 Business Finance15 credits
P 115.114

152.230 Entrepreneurship15 credits

156.231 Strategic Marketing Management15 credits
P 115.116 or 156.200

156.238 Marketing New Products15 credits
P 115.116 or 115.104 or 156.200

188.263 Introduction to Environmental Management 15 credits
P 121.103

Māori Agribusiness (60 credits)

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

235.211 Māori Agribusiness Systems15 credits

235.312 Case Studies in Māori Agribusiness15 credits
P 235.211

30 credits from

119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry15 credits
P 1 of 119.281, 111.251, 111.231 R 111.351

150.201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society15 credits
R 269.274

150.301 Te Mana Te Kawanatanga: Māori Policy and the State15 credits
P 150.201; nil for GradDipArts

152.370 Te Whanaketanga o te Pakihi Māori - Advanced Māori Business Development and Management15 credits

235.311 Māori Policy and Agribusiness15 credits
P 150.201

Rural Valuation (60 credits)

Compulsory course

127.356 Rural Valuation15 credits
P 127.242 or 127.255

45 credits from

119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry15 credits
P 1 of 119.281, 111.251, 111.231 R 111.351

119.382 Opportunity Analysis in Primary Industry15 credits
P 1 of 111.351 or 119.381 R 111.352, 127.355

132.221 Planning Studies15 credits

155.201 Law of Property15 credits
P 115.211 or 115.103 or 155.202 R 155.216, 155.700

218.172 Construction Technology: Residential15 credits
R 138.254, 138.282, 138.281, 217.172

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