MGMT 316

Analysis and Planning in Agricultural Systems

Course overview

You’ll undertake an analysis of farm business, management and production systems and how to apply strategic management, as well as analysis for efficient, sustainable and profitable resource use.

Please note: You will need to pay for your travel to the start of the compulsory New Zealand based field tour associated with this course, but all other travel, accommodation and subsistence costs are covered by course fees.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):


  • Analysis of Agricultural Systems, MGMT-202



  • Horticultural Management Analysis, MGMT-216

Available semesters Semester 1 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $966.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Determine the complex interrelationships between business, financial, family, environmental and technical factors shaping production and management decisions.
  2. Interpret the factors affecting the design of production and management systems in a variety of environments and the principles and skills needed for the evaluation, control and improvement of such systems.
  3. Use appropriate analysis techniques to measure a farm systems performance and to evaluate options for improving that performance.
  4. Identify and evaluate risks to a farm business, quantify their significance in the context of the farmers risk profile and make appropriate recommendations for risk management.
  5. Communicate appropriately with farmers and rural professionals to make recommendations and express opinions on management improvements.

Course examiners

Bruce Greig

Bruce Greig


Department of Land Management and Systems