The Bachelor of Business (Agriculture) Degree and Associate Degree courses are available to both Australian and International applicants.
|| 1st year
||8 units full time on-campus delivery (all compulsory)|
||2nd year||2 units to be completed by distance concurrently within the 11 month period of industry placement|
||3rd year||8 units full time on-campus delivery (all compulsory)|
||4th year||6 units offered by flexible delivery comprising 2 core (compulsory) units and 4 elective units taken from selected disciplines.|
Graduates of the Agriculture programs at Marcus Oldham are generally well sought after and have enjoyed a great range of employment opportunities.
Graduates have developed businesses or careers in plant and animal production systems including, cereals, oilseeds, coarse grains, fibres, seed production, orchards, vineyards, vegetable production, beef, wool, lamb, dairy, pigs, poultry and many other production systems. The course at Marcus Oldham provides both theoretical and practical application of content dealing with a systems based approach to the operation of a farming business .
In addition to managing their own agricultural production operations our graduates have established successful careers in the management of corporate farming business for both national and international entities.
The Bachelor of Business (Agriculture) provides the graduate with an in depth understanding of the key profit drivers of agricultural businesses and how to assist other businesses maximise their returns.
Chris Warrick, Farm Management 2008
2009 – Agricultural Consultant Pro-Advice
"I have a passion for agricultural but am well aware of the financial challenges the industry faces. Marcus Oldham College offered me the best balance of business management skills in the areas of finance, production and resources. I found the local and international tours included in the course to be a unique and valuable experience, which broadened my perception of the industry and equipped me with some very useful skills for my career."
Claire Bibby, Farm Management 2006
Apprenticeship Coordinator – Longerenong College
"Marcus Oldham is renowned for its quality staff, education, facilities and courses. This is part of the reason I chose Marcus. Furthermore its course structure with farm tours, international study tours, experienced lecturers and immense networking facility appealed to me. The Bachelor of Business studies provided me w ith a sound understanding of business and finance management which held me in good stead for my current vocation. The course allowed me to develop perspective in all aspects of agriculture which is fundamental basis of any Agricultural occupation. The skills that I developed whilst completing the course have assisted me in my current role and in my previous role delivering finance to the Agricultural Industry. I recommend Marcus Oldham to anyone looking to pursue a career in agriculture."
William Gurry, Farm Management 2005
Rural Valuer CBRE Agribusiness
"Completing the Marcus Oldham Farm Management Course was a fulfilling experience that enabled me to develop the skills I needed to pursue a career in agribusiness. The industry tours, practical year and guest lectures provided a great balance of classroom and practical learning and also introduced me to career options I had not previously considered. The Bachelor of Business (Agriculture) helped me secure employment at CBRE Agribusiness where I am now a Rural Analyst and Rural Valuer . CBRE is a financial advisor providing a wide range of services to predominantly agricultural clients. These services include investment and rural consulting to clients throughout Australia"
Jane Appleby, Farm Management 2004
Agricultural Consultant, PrincipleFocus
“Completing the Marcus Oldham Farm Management course has been imperative for my career as an agricultural consultant. The year of practical placement provided me with a terrific opportunity to test the water in the consulting industry and I still work for the same company now, six years on. The course topics and material covered are relevant to commercial industry conditions and I have drawn on my study notes from each unit (to varying degrees) during my career. If I hadn’t studied at Marcus I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
Tom Murphy, Farm Management 2003
Farm Manager of The Sustainable Agricultural Fund cropping properties north of Moree NSW
“I had always dreamt of being a farmer. I chose to study Farm Management at Marcus because I thought it would provide me with the skills needed to achieve my goal. My study paid off as I am now managing five large cropping properties near Moree and I love it! I also had a fantastic time at Marcus and made some great mates from all over Australia."
Tim Croagh, Farm Management 1982
Western Plains Pork, Mt Mercer, Vic
"The years spent at Marcus Oldham have proven to be invaluable to me. The business approach to the course and the different skills needed to run an agricultural business sets Marcus Oldham apart from other courses on offer. This knowledge learnt was critical in my approach to look at all different types of agriculture. Marcus has also created an enormous network of contacts for me since graduating and so has given me the advantage I was looking for."
The first year of this course is currently available full time on campus only.
Applicants must have completed at least one complete year (preferably two years) of industry placement after their secondary school education.
To apply, complete and sign the following application form, print, sign and post to: