Campus welcome for first horticultural business students

15 February 2021 | Students News

The first group of students enrolled in the new online Diploma in Horticultural Business visited campus last week for a face-to-face workshop.

The diploma, developed with strong industry endorsement, is a response to demand for horticultural employees with both production and business skills.

The students are industry professionals who balance full-time employment with study, and the 12-month diploma will prepare them to become business leaders in strategic management, consultancy or sustainable growing.

The workshop included an introduction to online learning and literature searching, a campus tour, three visits to horticultural properties in Canterbury, a teaching case seminar and a wine tasting.

Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Bruce McKenzie joined the campus tour to officially welcome the students to the Lincoln whānau and emphasised the importance of horticulture to New Zealand and the university.

As one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, it offers a broad range of opportunities and huge potential for innovation.

The Diploma in Horticultural Business is part of the Government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund, which means course costs are covered until December 2022. 

For further details on studying horticulture (as well as agriculture and viticulture) at Lincoln, see our Areas of Specialisation webpage.