MGMT 025

Farm Management Systems B

Course overview

Cultivate your knowledge of the principles of financial management in agriculture, looking at investment analysis, land purchase, debt servicing and accounting, with an introduction to specific pastoral and arable systems in New Zealand agriculture.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum average grade of C across the course(s) specified below
  • restriction Farming Systems, MGMT-21
  • restriction Farming Systems, MGMT-21A
  • restriction Farming Systems, MGMT-21B
  • restriction Management A (Regional), MGMT-21R
  • restriction Principles of Management, MGMT-23
  • restriction Principles of Management, MGMT-23A
  • restriction Principles of Management, MGMT-23B
Available semesters Semester 2 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $960.00

What you will learn

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

  • Understand hill country and light land, beef, goat, deer, dairy, arable and forestry systems involved in Aotearoa New Zealand agriculture, as well as the products produced and the marketing options for these
  • Show an understanding of budgeting, investment analysis, recording and financial accounting systems used in agriculture, and have the ability to analyse this management
  • Know the processes involved, and determine the best options for purchasing (or developing/diversifying) and financing an agricultural business
  • Observe, record, interpret and analyse physical and financial data for a farm or similar
  • Prepare and analyse basic cash budgets and cash flow statements for agricultural enterprises, taking into account the management system, physical resources and production, and prepare an investment analysis to determine the viability
  • Present written reports describing various enterprises and management systems, their funding arrangements, and financial management.

Course examiners

craig trotter

Dr Craig Trotter


Department of Land Management and Systems