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Bachelor of Applied Management (Agribusiness Management major)
Bachelor of Applied Management (Agribusiness Management major)

Bachelor of Applied Management (Agribusiness Management major)

Bachelor of Applied Management (Agribusiness Management major)

The Bachelor of Applied Management (Agribusiness Management major) programme aims to produce graduates with the personal and professional skills necessary to be successful in demanding and evolving business environments with a focus on the Agribusiness sector.

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Key Details
SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Qualification:
Degree
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Duration:
Three years full-time
Up to 10 years part-time
Intakes are 17 weeks long

Three years full-time
Up to 10 years part-time
Intakes are 17 weeks long

Study Modes:
Distance Learning
Dates:

2022 Intake 1: 7 February to 3 June - Applications Close 26 January 2022

2022 Intake 2: 28 March to 22 July - Applications Close 16 March 2022

2022 Intake 3: 13 June to 7 October - Applications Close 1 June 2022

2022 Intake 4: 1 August to 25 November - Applications Close 20 July 2022

Fees:

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • No Tuition Fees
  • Direct Material Costs: $7.50 per credit (incl GST) (e.g. $750.00 for 100 credit course)

International Students

  • $100 per credit

The Bachelor of Applied Management (Agribusiness Management major) programme aims to produce graduates with the personal and professional skills necessary to be successful in demanding and evolving business environments with a focus on the Agribusiness sector.

The programme offers a blend of theoretical and practical learning, with an emphasis on applied knowledge and skill. High importance is placed on the development of the soft skills for management (such as communication, business writing, presentation, interpersonal, and problem solving skills) in addition to the development of specific business knowledge and skills.

The programme offers a blend of theoretical and practical learning, with an emphasis on applied knowledge and skill. High importance is placed on the development of the soft skills for management (such as communication, business writing, presentation, interpersonal, and problem solving skills) in addition to the development of specific business knowledge and skills.

Majors available for the Bachelor of Applied Management programme:

The Agribusiness major will equip students to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills relevant to agribusiness management, including key ideas, principles and concepts associated with the theory and application of the papers.
  • Be confident, capable and professional practitioners and learners.
  • Gather and assess agribusiness management information from a variety of sources, undertake analysis of this data, and use this to solve problems.
  • Be able to think critically, analyse relevant issues, and discuss these within the context of agribusiness management in a logical and competent manner.
  • Understand, apply, and communicate principles and concepts within the agribusiness management sector.
  • Developed professional knowledge and applied skills appropriate for the needs of clients within the agribusiness management sector.

Click here for detailed course descriptions.

The Bachelor of Applied Management has recently changed the programme codes to align to other degrees offered at SIT. The new codes reflect the level of the paper rather than the year of the degree. Any papers previously completed are still valid and will not require any cross credits or credit transfers.

 

Year 1 Compulsory Papers (all majors)

MGT501 (MGT103) Introduction to Applied Management (15 credits)

MGT502 (MGT101) Introduction to Human Resource Management (15 credits)

MGT503 (MGT104) Introduction to Applied Marketing (15 credits)

MGT504 (MGT100) Introduction to Accounting (15 credits)

MGT505 (MGT105) Business Communications (15 credits)

 

Year 1 Elective Paper List (choose three papers from the following list) (45 credits)

MGT506 (MGT102) Introduction to Business Operations (15 credits)

MGT507 (MGT106) Introduction to Quality Management (15 credits)

MGT508 (MGT110) Workplace Relationships (15 credits)

MGT509 (MGT111) Administration Systems (15 credits)

MGT510 (MGT112) Introduction to Leadership (15 credits)

MGT511 (MGT113) Introduction to Project Management (15 credits)

MGT512 (MGT114) Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (15 credits)

MGT513 (MGT115) Occupational Health and Safety Strategies (15 credits)

MGT514 Organisational Context of Project Management (15 credits)

MGT515 Introduction to Project Management Methodologies and Frameworks (15 credits)

Elective 1 Elective Paper - to be approved by Programme Manager (15 credits)

 

Year 2 Compulsory Papers for Agribusiness Management major

MGT611 (MGT222) Health and Safety in Employment (15 credits)

MGT618 (MGT235) Agribusiness Economics (15 credits)

MGT619 (MGT236) Agribusiness Strategy and Competitiveness (15 credits)

MGT620 (MGT237) Crop Industries (15 credits)

MGT621 (MGT238) Livestock Industries (15 credits)

 

Year 2 Elective Papers for Agribusiness Management major

Any three electives from Year 2 list below not already taken (45 credits)

MGT601 (MGT200) Management Accounting and Finance (15 credits)

MGT602 (MGT201) Marketing Operations (15 credits)

MGT603 (MGT203) Operations Management (15 credits)

MGT604 (MGT205) Introduction to Strategic Management (15 credits)

MGT605 (MGT206) Risk Management and Quality (15 credits)

MGT606 (MGT209) Managing Human Resources (15 credits)

MGT607 (MGT202) Employment Relations (15 credits)

MGT608 (MGT215) Organisational Behaviour (15 credits)

MGT609 (MGT219) Change Management (15 credits)

MGT610 (MGT221) Strategic Planning (15 credits)

MGT611 (MGT222) Health and Safety in Employment (15 credits)

MGT612 (MGT224) Administration Systems II (15 credits)

MGT613 (MGT225) Occupational Health and Safety Strategies and Organisational Systems (15 credits)

MGT614 (MGT226) Occupational Health and Occupational Safety Training Strategies and Evaluation (15 credits)

MGT615 (MGT227) Occupational Health and Safety Management Practice Leadership (15 credits)

MGT616 (MGT228) Occupational Health and Safety Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement (15 credits)

MGT617 (MGT229) Occupational Health and Safety Intervention Programme Design and Evaluation (15 credits)

MGT618 (MGT235) Agribusiness Economics (15 credits)

MGT619 (MGT236) Agribusiness Strategy and Competitiveness (15 credits)

MGT620 (MGT237) Crop Industries (15 credits)

MGT621 (MGT238) Livestock Industries (15 credits)

MGT622 Fundamentals of Project Management (15 credits)

MGT623 Fundamentals of Project Planning (15 credits)

MGT624 Fundamentals of Monitoring, Controlling and Evaluating the Project (15 credits)

MGT625 Fundamentals of Project Closure (15 credits)

MGT626 Leadership and the Project Manager (15 credits)

Elective 2 Elective Paper - to be approved by Programme Manager (15 credits)

 

Year 3 Compulsory Papers for Agribusiness Management major

MGT701 (MGT301) Business Ethics (15 credits)

MGT702 Research Methodology (15 credits)

MGT715 (MGT315) Agricultural and Resource Policy (15 credits)

MGT716 (MGT316) Sustainable Agribusiness Practice (15 credits)

Choose either 729 or 730

MGT729 (MGT307) Agribusiness Futures Project (30 credits)

AGB730 (MGT310) Management Research Project (Applied Management) (30 credits)

 

Year 3 Elective Papers for Agribusiness Management major

Any two electives from either the Year 2 or year 3 lists not already taken (30 credits)

MGT703 (MGT303) Strategic Management (15 credits)

MGT704 (MGT304) Strategic Marketing Management (15 credits)

MGT705 (MGT305) Advanced Event Management (15 credits)

MGT706 (MGT306) Reputation and Brand Management (15 credits)

MGT707 Digital Marketing Strategy and Analysis (15 credits)

MGT708 (MGT308) Advanced Digital Marketing (15 credits)

MGT709 (MGT309) Relationships, Influence and Leadership (15 credits)

MGT710 (MGT312) Advanced Human Resource Management (15 credits)

MGT711 Occupational Health and Safety Sustainability Practices (15 credits)

MGT712 Workplace Health and Wellbeing Strategies (15 credits)

MGT713 (MGT313) Occupational Health Strategic Management (15 credits)

MGT714 (MGT314) Occupational Safety Strategic Management (15 credits)

MGT715 (MGT315) Agricultural and Resource Policy (15 credits)

MGT716 (MGT316) Sustainable Agribusiness Practice (15 credits)

MGT717 Organisational Project Management (15 credits)

MGT718 Project Management in Practice (15 credits)

MGT719 Advanced Project Management Methodologies and Frameworks (15 credits)

MGT720 Consumer Behaviour and Market Trends (15 credits)

MGT721 Event Planning, Finance and Budgeting (15 credits)

MGT722 Event Planning Marketing and Promotion (15 credits)

MGT723 The Dynamics of Employment Relations (15 credits)

MGT724 Management Skills for a Diverse Workforce (15 credits)

MGT725 Role of Professional Coaching (15 credits)

MGT726 Professional Coaching Relationships and Environment (15 credits)

MGT727 Professional Coaching Tools (15 credits)

Elective 3 Elective Paper - to be approved by Programme Manager (15 credits)

Graduates from the Bachelor of Applied Management with an Agribusiness Management major will critically analyse strategic issues facing agricultural industries and develop and implement policies and procedures in the areas of operations, management, and financial management for agribusiness organisations.  They will employ reflective practices to solve problems, both independently and as part of a team and collect, critically analyse and communicate information effectively.

School Leavers

University Entrance - NCEA Level 3. Three subjects at Level 3, made up of 14 credits each, in three NZQA University Entrance approved subjects, and

Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing, and


Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of specified achievement standards through a range of subjects, or package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 - all three required).

Mature Applicants

Be at least 20 years of age when the programme begins and provide evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other experience, or

Completion of an external or overseas qualification, which is considered to be the equivalent of any of the above qualifications, as approved by the Head of Faculty.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following: 

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A¬ level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or

Trinity College  London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in  either New Zealand, Australia­, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor ‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and  with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years  preceding the proposed date of enrolment

Degree at Level 7

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination -B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169.  No less than 162 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring: Level 4 (Academic)   b) Current: Level 4 (Academic) 
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42 
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill 
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

All SIT2LRN courses require you to have a computer and Internet access. Students are required to use their SIT webmail only for all SIT2LRN communications.

All course materials and information, including assessments and due dates, are located on the online Blackboard system.

Once you have been accepted into a programme you will receive an Important Information Booklet that includes information that you can use to familiarise yourself with our online Blackboard learning environment.

From the intake start date you will have access to the online course materials to work through.

Facilitator Assistance: During the enrolled intake period, students have email access to Facilitators, who endeavour to respond to emails within 48 hours (week days only).

All students are required, within the first two weeks of an intake, to send an email to their Facilitator confirming their start on the programme of study. Students who have not emailed their facilitator or embarked upon their course of study by the end of the 2nd week of an intake, will be Faculty Withdrawn from the programme.

Such withdrawals may impact on future access to SIT Zero Fees Scheme and Student Direct Material Costs are still liable for payment.

Progress reports are sent out 6-8 weeks after the end of each intake. We recommend students new to SIT2LRN read through the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website for further study and enrolment information.

Please use the following checklist to ensure that all relevant information and documentation has been included. Remember, your application will be assessed based on the information that you provide us with.  Processing of your application will be delayed if we need to come back to you for missing information.
I have read all sections of the Programme Information on this page
I have read the SIT2LRN Frequently Asked Questions section
I have met all admission criteria for the programme (found under Application Criteria)
I have met all the criteria for individual papers (found under Course Content)
I have selected the paper(s) I wish to study
I have selected intake(s) (I have selected alternate intakes rather than overlapping intakes)
Year one papers must be completed before commencing year two papers and year two papers must be completed before commencing year three papers
I know my intended payment method
If my organisation/company is paying for my studies, I have a completed and approved purchase order to attach to my online application.  I am aware that should my organisation or company not pay my fees, these will become my responsibility.
I have completed and will attach a cross credit form (if applying for a cross credit)
New students – I have provided an active NSN in the name I am enrolling in or I have verified ID and will attach it to my online application.
New students – I will attach academic documentation (NZQA record of achievement/academic transcripts/certificates).  These do not need to be verified. (If you do not have any academic documentation to support your application, please attach a comprehensive CV outlining your education and work experience).
I have computer access,  an Internet connection and access to software to create electronic documents e.g. Microsoft Word or Open Office
What Is The Zero Fees Scheme?
The Zero Fees Scheme means we do not charge tuition fees. However, there is a Student Direct Material Cost that you need to pay and a non-refundable administration fee. The administration fee is for processing your application and the Student Direct Material Cost gives you secure access to Blackboard® our online learning environment and to student support services throughout your study with us.
Who Qualifies For The Zero Fees Scheme?
A New Zealand citizen completing the full qualification or 
An Australian citizen/New Zealand Resident or Permanent Resident who will be residing in New Zealand for the duration of your enrolment.
Instructions to Help You with Your Application:
Read the Programme Information on this page and the SIT2LRN Frequently Asked Questions and find out if you meet the application criteria for both the programme and the unit/s you wish to study.
Check your eligibility for Zero Fees. If you are not eligible to study under this scheme, please call 
0800 748 257 for further options.
Complete your online enrolment checking that:
If you are a new student …
Provide an active NSN number in the name you are enrolling in (contact NZQA on 0800 697 296 to get your NSN number if you do not know it);
If you do not have an active NSN, then attach a copy of your verified ID in the name you are enrolling in.
If you are a Resident or Permanent resident of NZ, please provide a copy of proof of residency;
Attach all academic documentation to support your application including copies of any certificates of courses you have undertaken / NZQA record of achievement / transcripts / CV;
Attach supporting documents as required and outlined on the previous page.
Please check that you have included all the required information and supporting documents.  Your application will be assessed based on the information that you provide.  Missing information will delay the processing of your application.
Please scan and email all additional documentation to sit2lrn@sit.ac.nz.
What Happens Next?
You will receive an automatic email confirmation when we receive your online application. Processing may take up to three weeks. However, we will get in touch with you sooner if we require further documentation.
Once your application has been accepted you will be sent a conditional offer of acceptance with an invoice and instructions on how to make payment.
Once we have received your payment (or if you have opted to pay by Credit Card, Student Loan or Purchase Order) you will be sent an Enrolment Confirmation Letter and Important Information Booklet. Closer to the start of the intake you will receive a Time To Get Started Letter which will give you all the necessary information, tools and guidance to start your study with us.

Please use the following checklist to ensure that all relevant information and documentation has been included. Remember, your application will be assessed based on the information that you provide us with.  Processing of your application will be delayed if we need to come back to you for missing information.

 

  • I have read all sections of the Programme Information on this page
  • I have read the SIT2LRN Frequently Asked Questions section.
  • I have met all admission criteria for the programme (found under Application Criteria)
  • I have met all the criteria for individual papers (found under Course Content)
  • I have selected the paper(s) I wish to study.
  • I have selected intake(s) (I have selected alternate intakes rather than overlapping intakes)

 

Year one papers must be completed before commencing year two papers and year two papers must be completed before commencing year three papers

 

  • I know my intended payment method
  • If my organisation/company is paying for my studies, I have a completed and approved purchase order to attach to my online application.  
  • I am aware that should my organisation or company not pay my fees, these will become my responsibility.
  • I have completed and will attach a cross credit form (if applying for a cross credit)
  • New students – I have provided an active NSN in the name I am enrolling in or I have verified ID and will attach it to my online application.
  • New students – I will attach academic documentation (NZQA record of achievement/academic transcripts/certificates).  These do not need to be verified. (If you do not have any academic documentation to support your application, please attach a comprehensive CV outlining your education and work experience).
  • I have computer access,  an Internet connection and access to software to create electronic documents e.g. Microsoft Word or Open Office

What Is The Zero Fees Scheme? 
The Zero Fees Scheme means we do not charge tuition fees. However, there is a Student Direct Material Cost that you need to pay.

The Student Direct Material Cost gives you secure access to Blackboard® our online learning environment and to student support services throughout your study with us.

Who Qualifies For The Zero Fees Scheme?
A New Zealand citizen completing the full qualification or An Australian citizen/New Zealand Resident or Permanent Resident who will be residing in New Zealand for the duration of your enrolment.

Instructions to Help You with Your Application:
Read the Programme Information on this page and the SIT2LRN Frequently Asked Questions and find out if you meet the application criteria for both the programme and the unit/s you wish to study.Check your eligibility for Zero Fees.

If you are not eligible to study under this scheme, please call 0800 748 257 for further options.

Complete your online enrolment checking that:

 If you are a new student …

 

  • Provide an active NSN number in the name you are enrolling in (contact NZQA on 0800 697 296 to get your NSN number if you do not know it); If you do not have an active NSN, then attach a copy of your verified ID in the name you are enrolling in.
  • If you are a Resident or Permanent resident of NZ, please provide a copy of proof of residency;
  • Attach all academic documentation to support your application including copies of any certificates of courses you have undertaken / NZQA record of achievement / transcripts / CV;
  • Attach supporting documents as required and outlined on the previous page.

 

Please check that you have included all the required information and supporting documents.  Your application will be assessed based on the information that you provide.  Missing information will delay the processing of your application.

Please scan and email all additional documentation to sit2lrn@sit.ac.nz.

What Happens Next?

  • You will receive an automatic email confirmation when we receive your online application. Processing may take up to three weeks. However, we will get in touch with you sooner if we require further documentation.
  • Once your application has been accepted you will be sent a conditional offer of acceptance with an invoice and instructions on how to make payment.
  • Once we have received your payment (or if you have opted to pay by Credit Card, Student Loan or Purchase Order) you will be sent an Enrolment Confirmation Letter and Important Information Booklet.
  • Closer to the start of the intake you will receive a Time To Get Started Letter which will give you all the necessary information, tools and guidance to start your study with us.

 

To be awarded the Bachelor of Applied Management, students will have been credited with all required papers and electives as specified in the schedule of papers. The total credit value of the Bachelor of Applied Management is 360 credits.

 

Please note: Students failing to engage in study as per programme requirements may forfeit Zero Fees entitlement.

Assessments for this programme may include, but are not limited to:
Tests
Assignments
Case studies
Presentations
Reports
Final examinations
Third year students may also be required to complete a research proposal, literature review, research report, and/ or presentation as part of their Dissertation or Internship.
All requirements for assessment must be submitted by the advised time and date. Late assignments will not be accepted unless an extension has been requested by the student and granted by the facilitator, in writing, before the due date.

Assessments for this programme may include, but are not limited to:

  • Tests
  • Assignments
  • Case studies
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Final examinations

Third year students may also be required to complete a research proposal, literature review, research report, and/or presentation as part of their Futures Project or Research Project.

All requirements for assessment must be submitted by the advised time and date. Late assignments will not be accepted unless an extension has been requested by the student and granted by the facilitator, in writing, before the due date.

For more information on required and recommended textbooks for this course please refer to the textbook list here

Please note that textbooks need to be ordered at least 3-4 weeks prior to the commencement of your study

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