Farm Management

Course overview

You’ll gain a complete insight into every aspect of farm management, from budgeting and credit control to taxation management, machinery ownership, financing and agribusiness law.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 30 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below


  • Farm Management, MGMT-73A



  • Farm Management Systems A, MGMT-24 MGMT-24R



  • Farm Management Systems B, MGMT-25 MGMT-25R
Available semesters Semester 2 2023
Credits 60
Domestic fees $1,884.00

What you will learn

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of agriculture’s role in the Aotearoa-New Zealand economy in relation to differing land uses, production systems and legislation.

  2. Demonstrate an understanding of New Zealand’s agribusiness and financial systems, and the processes for investment analysis, enterprise purchase and financing, and the development, expansion and diversification of an agricultural enterprise.

  3. Demonstrate an understanding of equity and debt capital, risk management and labour management and demonstrate an understanding of the politics and global environment in which New Zealand agriculture operates.

  4. Demonstrate an understanding of environmental issues and legislations and the requirements for ‘best management practices’ in relation to environmental sustainability, welfare and water quality.

Course examiners

Dan Smith

Dan Smith


Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce