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.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
|Available semesters||Semester 2 2021|
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of horticulture’s role in the Aotearoa-New Zealand economy in relation to differing land uses, production systems and legislation.
- 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.
- Show an understanding of equity and debt capital, risk management and labour management.
- Be aware of the politics and global environment in which New Zealand horticulture operates.
- Collate and analyse information in order to make well-informed decisions.
- Compile management reports, including enterprise analysis.
- Interpret the ‘whole business’ approach to horticultural management, incorporating related disciplines and husbandries.
- Prepare a ‘Business Plan’ for a horticultural enterprise, incorporating a horticultural report, investment analysis, budgets and cash flows, risk and budget analysis.
- Outline aspects of horticultural law as they relate to horticulture and resource management, environmental sustainability and employment.
- Apply ‘best practice’ and ‘good husbandry’ in horticulture and systems management, especially in relation to people, plants, and the sustainable use of resources.
Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce[email protected]