The agribusiness industry plays a vital role in the global economy. It creates innovative, value-added food and fibre products, and manages inputs such as agricultural chemicals, fertiliser, machinery, human resources, and financial and advisory services for businesses in the supply chain. It also contributes to the commercialisation of new products, services, biotechnologies and information technologies to improve the production and marketing of commodities.

By studying agribusiness, you'll discover the commercial world behind agriculture and the value chain that links producers and consumers. You'll study a broad range of topics in an agricultural context, which will enable you to market, finance and manage people and technology after you graduate.

As an undergraduate, you'll learn at both our St Lucia and Gatton campuses to ensure you have access to UQ’s best teachers and facilities. 

You can opt to study the Bachelor of Agribusiness as a four-year dual degree, which allows you to combine practical business skills with your interests in equine science, sustainable agriculture (agronomy, horticulture or livestock and poultry science), veterinary technology or wildlife science.

As a postgraduate, you'll explore all aspects of the supply chain to confidently work with small- and large-scale producers, processors, transporters, financial institutions and domestic and international retailers to deliver high-quality and affordable products.

Why choose agribusiness at UQ?

We offer one of the leading agribusiness programs in Australia, and UQ is among the world's top 20 universities for agriculture.

Our programs are developed in close consultation with global industry. Our hands-on approach to learning ensures you'll be regularly exposed to practising managers and their businesses, and contemporary agribusiness issues such as sustainability, globalisation, food security and international trade.

You'll graduate with a keen market focus, commercial awareness, an innovative and international outlook, and the required technical skills to work in agribusiness management roles. Expect to find almost immediate work in the food and fibre industries in managerial, administrative or research roles related to:

  • agribusiness management
  • agribusiness research
  • agri-politics
  • government
  • banking, finance, investment and insurance
  • commodity trading, sales and marketing
  • export marketing and management
  • policy development and analysis in agricultural and regional agencies
  • property management
  • supply chain management
  • tourism.

What our graduates say

stephanie cook

"I really enjoyed how 'real-life' my degree was. We often went out of the classroom to farms, multiple different agribusinesses, the port, and workplaces. Applying what we were learning to real-life contexts and actual businesses made it not only more interesting, but I was able to see where I could apply my learnings."

Stephanie Cook, Bachelor of Agribusiness

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