Bachelor of Commerce (Ag and Prof Accounting)

  • Upcoming start dates

    November Summer School - 11 Nov 2024

    Semester 1 - 17 Feb 2025

    Semester 2 - 14 Jul 2025

  • Qualification


  • Duration

    4 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

As land-based industries become even more important in feeding growing populations, there will be increasing need for future-focused leadership. This four-year degree blends farm management and agricultural production with modern business and accounting. You’ll grow your worth as someone who can shape a commercially and environmentally sustainable future for farming.

As the world changes, new skills are needed to evolve and improve primary industries. If you’re hungry to expand your opportunities along with your passion for the landing and farming, this is your degree.

How you’ll grow

As well as growing your knowledge of primary industry and plant production systems, you’ll meet the academic requirements for recognised Professional Accounting bodies and leading professional business and finance associations in Australasia and beyond:

  • Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA)
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a global network of finance professionals. 

Career opportunities

Graduates of Lincoln University’s Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture and Professional Accounting) are in-demand for leadership roles in accounting and management firms across agribusiness and farming  in New Zealand and Australia.

Practical work requirements

During your study, you’re expected to complete:

  • At least 30 weeks of hands-on practical experience
  • This can be two farm placements of 15 weeks each
  • OR two farm placements plus a further allied placement of 10 weeks
  • The minimum placement period is 10 weeks per workplace, with a maximum term of 15 weeks.
  • Two reports are required.

To complete the practical requirements successfully, you’ll need:

  • Competence in driving vehicles (experience driving tractors or trucks is an advantage).
  • Some previous farming experience is preferred but not essential.
  • The physical ability to work on farms without endangering yourself or others.

Download the Practical Work Handbook (PDF 1600 KB) for this degree. 

For more information on the practical aspects of study, contact the Practical Work Co-ordinator at or phone +64 3 423 0061.

This bachelor degree gives you a different skill set that makes you stand out from the crowd. It leads to loads of opportunities in the changing agri sector.

Fiona Pahl

Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture and Professional Accounting)

Programme information

Programme Structure

  • Compulsory courses
  • Elective courses
  • Refer to the lists below

This degree structure is indicative only.  A course advisor will help you to select your electives and plan your degree. You can check out our courses to see what electives might interest you.


Here are your next steps

Programme contacts

Claire Beattie

Dr Claire Beattie

Senior Lecturer
Alison Bailey

Professor Alison Bailey

Head of Department

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