Horticultural Management

Course overview

You’ll get an insight into the horticultural industry, looking at analysis and planning in horticultural businesses as well as reviews of industry organisations, labour management, employment relations and aspects of 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
  • restriction Horticultural Management, MGMT-71
  • restriction Horticultural Industry Studies, MGMT-78
  • restriction Horticultural Enterprise Development, MGMT-79



  • Horticultural Management Systems A, MGMT-26 MGMT-26R



  • Horticultural Management Systems B, MGMT-27 MGMT-27R
Available semesters Semester 1 2024 Semester 2 2024
Credits 60
Domestic fees $1,932.00

What you will learn

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of horticulture’s role in the Aotearoa-New Zealand economy in relation to differing land uses, production systems and legislation.
  2. Understanding of New Zealand’s agribusiness and financial systems, and the process of investment analysis, enterprise purchase and financing, and the development, expansion and diversification of a horticultural enterprise.
  3. Show an understanding of equity and debt capital, risk management and labour management.
  4. Be aware of the politics and global environment in which New Zealand horticulture operates.
  5. Collate and analyse information in order to make well-informed decisions.
  6. Compile management reports, including enterprise analysis.
  7. Interpret the ‘whole business’ approach to horticultural management, incorporating related disciplines and husbandries.
  8. Prepare a ‘Business Plan’ for a horticultural enterprise, incorporating a horticultural report, investment analysis, budgets and cash flows, risk and budget analysis.
  9. Outline aspects of horticultural law as they relate to horticulture and resource management, environmental sustainability and employment.
  10. Apply ‘best practice’ and ‘good husbandry’ in horticulture and systems management, especially in relation to people, plants, and the sustainable use of resources. 

Course examiners

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Campbell Kerr

Lecturer, Horticultural Systems Management

Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce