Postgraduate Studies

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WHY STUDY AT MARCUS OLDHAM?

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UNIQUE AGRIBUSINESS-ONLY FOCUS. Our dedicated agribusiness focus exposes you to highly skilled and specialised staff that leads to better learning outcomes. ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Our teaching program emphasises and fosters innovation, creativity, idea generation.
12-UNIT PROGRAM: Our 12 unit Master of Agribusiness means you are qualified sooner and at less cost than some other longer programs. CAREER ADVANCEMENT AND NETWORKING: For many people postgraduate study offers the prospects to network with experts and other managers that can lead to boosting your career. At Marcus Oldham we place significant emphasis on student interaction and opportunities to network. We believe that your classmate today might be the right person to help or collaborate with you tomorrow. Marcus Alumni are proud and passionate. As an alumnus you are in unique company with Australia’s most remarkable thought leaders in agriculture, agribusiness and equine management.
INDIVIDUALISED STUDY PLANS: We work with students individually to design a tailored study plan which can include a combination of part-time and full-time study and the flexibility to choose the order in which units are taken.

course structure

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The Postgraduate program is offered online with study guides, text books, tutorial support from lecturers, library access, administrative assistance and discussion groups. Students can design a tailored study plan which can include a combination of part-time and full-time study and the flexibility to choose the order in which units are taken.

Units are delivered over 12 weeks with approximately 10hours per week study for each unit. Students have the choice of part-time or full-time study. Full-time study is equivalent to 4 units at 40 hours study per week.

An intensive workshop may be offered during the course for certain units so as to provide an opportunity to meet Marcus Oldham staff, industry and business people and network with other postgraduate students.

Postgraduate course Units Duration Guide
Graduate Certificate of Agribusiness 4 total 2 years part-time
(12 weeks full-time)
Graduate Diploma of Agribusiness 8 total 4 years part-time
(1 year full-time)
Master of Agribusiness 12 total 6 years part-time
(1.5 year full-time)

Postgraduate Units

Theme Unit Code Unit Title Core or Elective
Industry &
Markets

CMI502

Contemporary Managerial Issues in Agribusiness – Australian Perspective

Compulsory Core

ASA501

Agribusiness Systems Analysis

Compulsory Core

ABM603

Agribusiness Marketing

Elective

IAB703

International Agribusiness

Core

Business
Management

AFA601

Agribusiness Financial Analysis

Core

SMA602

Strategic Management for Agribusiness

Core

ARM503

Agribusiness Risk Management

Elective

SML604

Strategic Human Resource Management

Elective

LDP605

Leadership

Elective

Development &
Entrepreneurship

REC701

The Rural Entrepreneur in Context

Core

DNV702

Developing the New Venture

Elective

TLR504

Thought Leadership through Research

Elective

SGA704

Case Studies in Global Agribusiness

Elective

NOTE

  • The Compulsory Core units (CMI502 and ASA501) must be completed in the Graduate Certificate of Agribusiness before progressing to the Graduate Diploma or Master of Agribusiness.

  • ARM503 is only offered as an intensive 5-day workshop at Marcus Oldham College, in Trimester 2 (near end of September)

  • Occasionally the timing of unit offerings will change. If you are unsure, please contact the Director of Postgraduate studies before you select your Trimester units.  Information is correct at time of printing.

Contact Details:

Dr. Yasmin Chalmers (Director Postgraduate Studies)

P: +61 3 5247 2904

postgrad@marcusoldham.vic.edu.au

 

Student Services

P: +61 3 5243 3533

 

Career Opportunities

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The Agribusiness industry forms a large part of the Australian business landscape. The program meets the needs of those working in agribusiness who are aiming to upgrade their management skills, those who are planning to redirect careers into agribusiness and new graduates in either business or agricultural/rural science wanting to value add to employment opportunities.

  • Possible employment opportunities include;
  • Farm and Agribusiness Management,
  • Export and Trade,
  • Rural and Global Business development,
  • Banking,
  • Marketing,
  • Agri-Politics

Criteria

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Entry Levels

Applicants will be selected on the basis of their ability to successfully undertake the course. Academic qualifications and relevant management and/or technical experience are assessed.

Entry to the Program is on the basis of:

  • A Bachelor Degree
  • An approved Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma, Diploma or higher level vocational Certificate
  • An approved postgraduate qualification

    Or:
  • Portfolio of professional development courses and
  • Relevant industry experience

ADVANCED STANDING AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

Candidates with appropriate qualifications may be eligible for advanced standing (credit) in the Program. Those with significant relevant industry experience and associated learning outcomes may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.

FEES, SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Fees are reviewed annually. Fees charged by other universities are set by them and are available from those Universities’ handbooks or websites.

The College has a range of merit based competitive scholarships and other forms of financial support to assist with fees.

FEE-HELP is available and information can be obtained from the studyassist.gov.au website or by contacting the College’s Finance Officer, via email at finance@marcusoldham.vic.edu.au or by phone on 03 5247 2905. FEE-HELP loans for postgraduate studies do not incur the Federal Government’s loan fee. All FEE-HELP applications are administered through the College by the Finance Officer.

apply

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To apply, please complete the online Enquiry or Contact:

Dr. Yasmin Chalmers (Director Postgraduate Studies)

P: +61 3 5247 2904

postgrad@marcusoldham.vic.edu.au

 

Student Services

P: +61 3 5243 3533

courses@marcusoldham.vic.edu.au

Or Fax to: 03 52441263 marked Attention: Student Services