Master of Commerce (Agricultural)

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 1 - 19 Feb 2024

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

  • Qualification

    Research Master's

    Taught and Research Master's

  • Duration

    2 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Over 50% of New Zealand ‘s export income is earned by agriculture, agribusiness and other primary production industries. This specialised, industry-based research degree is designed to grow future leaders so that our land-based sector continues to compete successfully in challenging and protected world markets.

Agriculture, agribusiness and the primary production sector are important to both New Zealand’s international success and providing food for a growing world population. Those working and leading in these industries need to combine advanced knowledge with sound practical application and a professional approach. Students of the Master of Commerce (Agriculture) learn to successfully operate a farm business, as well as understand the range of national and international issues that challenge agribusiness managers.

Programme information

Programme Structure

You’re required to complete 240 credits.  This is normally made up of 120 credits of taught courses (from the regulation schedules for the relevant Master’s degree) and a thesis worth 120 credits. Students enrolling in a thesis-only Master’s only need complete a minimum of 120 credits. 

The first year’s study provides preliminary research preparation. You can check out our courses to see what might interest you.

You can find a list of available supervisors here.


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Programme contacts

Victoria Westbrooke

Dr Victoria Westbrooke

Senior Lecturer

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