Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture)

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 1 - 19 Feb 2024

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

    November Summer School - 11 Nov 2024

  • Qualification


  • Duration

    3 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Stand out with a highly specialised qualification that prepares you for leadership roles in areas where farm business, agribusiness, science and commerce meet. This is one of our most rewarding degrees.

As farming and related industries evolve and innovate, there will be an  increasing need for highly educated managers who understand how land-based and primary production sector businesses interact and trade.

This degree is made up of academic study, real-world case examples, industry interactions, field trips and regional study tours.

How you’ll grow

  • Study for a degree that has close links to our primary industries. 
  • Develop a broad, immediately applicable knowledge base in farm systems and farm management, agribusiness, animal, plant and soil production. 
  • Gain hands-on experience in the expanding business and entrepreneurial sides of land-based food production. 

Career opportunities

Graduates in this programme are ready to flourish in a variety of professional roles right across the agricultural industry. These include farm management, farm services, agricultural consulting, rural finance or rural accounting.

Practical work 

In addition to your study, you’re required 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)
  • The physical ability to work on farms without endangering yourself or others. 

Some previous farming experience is preferred but not essential. 

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

For more information on the practical aspects of study, email the Practical Work Coordinator or phone +64 3 423 0061.

Lincoln was the obvious choice for me because of  its great reputation across the agricultural sector.

Anna Paget

Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture)

Programme information

Programme Structure

Year 2

Semester 1 Courses

  • MGMT201 OR MGMT214*
  • Semester 1 Suggested Electives BCom(Ag)*
  • Elective

  • Elective

  • 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

Bruce Greig

Bruce Greig

Elizabeth Burtt

Elizabeth Burtt

Senior Tutor
Victoria Westbrooke

Dr Victoria Westbrooke

Senior Lecturer

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