Bachelor of Commerce - Food and Resource Economics Major

  • 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

Grow your future as an expert in two areas that affect the whole world: the global food and resource industries. Food production is a global need. But much is governed by the economics of natural resources. This Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Food and Resource Economics degree focuses on the importance of food production to New Zealand and the world’s economy.

Plant the seeds of a rewarding career based on understanding global value chains, food economics and policy, market structures and performance alongside the economics of natural resources, development and trade. This might sound like a complex mix now. But you’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge to navigate the future of industries that are vitally important to humanity. 

How you’ll grow

  • Nurture in-depth analytical skills alongside the knowledge of markets, natural resources and value chains.
  • Develop your potential into becoming a professional economist in the global food and resource industries.
  • Have an unforgettable experience and expand your expertise still further by studying part of your degree abroad through our LincOE exchange programme. 

Career opportunities

Graduates of Lincoln University’s Bachelor of Commerce (Food and Resource Economics major) are in demand by both government and industry. Your career opportunities will include Economist, Economic / Business Analyst, Trade and Enterprise Policy Analyst and Advisor, Researcher and more.

As well as the breadth of academic content that actually leads to a job, what I really enjoyed about at Lincoln is the lecturer to student ratio. Because it’s a smaller university, it’s far easier to access your lecturers.

Chloe Balderstone

Bachelor of Commerce

Upon successful completion of this degree programme, you will be awarded a Bachelor of Commerce with a Food and Resource Economics major.

Programme information

Programme Structure

  • Compulsory courses
  • Elective courses
  • Refer to the list 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

Puneet Vatsa

Dr Puneet Vatsa

Senior Lecturer

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