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Bachelor of Applied Management (Major in Agribusiness Management) - SIT2LRN Distance Learning

Qualification: Degree
Level: 7
Dates:

To be advised

Duration:

Three years full-time

Up to 10 years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks long

Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Credits: 360

This qualification 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

 

Year 1

Compulsory Papers

MGT100 Introduction to Accounting (15 credits)

MGT101 Introduction to Human Resource Management (15 credits)

MGT103 Introduction to Applied Management (15 credits)

MGT104 Introduction to Applied Marketing (15 credits)

MGT105 Business Communications (15 credits)

 

Electives - choose three from the following:

MGT102 Introduction to Business Operations (15 credits)

MGT106 Introduction to Quality Management (15 credits)

MGT107 International Marketing (15 credits)

MGT108 Principles of Tourism (15 credits)

MGT109 Quality Assurance and Compliance (15 credits)

MGT110 Workplace Relationships (15 credits)

MGT111 Administration Systems (15 credits)

MGT112 Introduction to Leadership (15 credits)

MGT113 Introduction to Project Management (15 credits)

MGT114 Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (15 credits)

MGT115 Occupational Health and Safety Strategies (15 credits)

Elective 1 - Elective Paper to be approved by Programme Manager

 

Year 2

Compulsory papers for Agribusiness Management Major

MGT222 Health and Safety in Employment (15 credits)

MGT235 Agribusiness Economics (15 credits)

MGT236 Agribusiness Strategy and Competitiveness (15 credits)

MGT237 Crop Industries (15 credits)

MGT238 Livestock Industries (15 credits)

 

Year 2 elective papers for Agribusiness Management major - any three electives from Year 2 list below not already taken.

 

Electives (to select from as allowed in each major)

MGT207 Tourism Industry Management (15 credits)

MGT200 Management Accounting and Finance (15 credits)

MGT209 Managing Human Resources (15 credits)

MGT215 Organisational Behaviour (15 credits)

MGT202 Employment Relations (15 credits)

MGT201 Marketing Operations (15 credits)

MGT203 Operations Management (15 credits)

MGT204 Sales and Promotion (15 credits)

MGT216 Market Research and Analysis (15 credits)

MGT208 Digital Marketing (15 credits)

MGT217 Presenting Professionally (15 credits)

MGT206 Risk Management and Quality (15 credits)

MGT205 Introduction to Strategic Management (15 credits)

MGT213 The Project Lifecycle (15 credits)

MGT210 Organising and Defining the Project (15 credits)

MGT211 The Project Plan and Resources (15 credits)

MGT212 Measuring Performance, Evaluation and Closure (15 credits)

MGT214 Project Management Project (15 credits)

MGT218 Contract Law and Business Relationships (15 credits)

MGT219 Change Management (15 credits)

MGT220 Quality Management (15 credits)

MGT221 Strategic Planning (15 credits)

MGT223 Event Management (15 credits)

MGT224 Administration Systems II (15 credits)

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

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

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

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

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

Elective 2- Elective Paper to be approved by Programme Manager

Year 3

Compulsory Papers

MGT302 Contemporary Issues (15 credits)

MGT301 Business Ethics (15 credits)

 

Compulsory papers for Agribusiness Management Major

MGT315 Agricultural and Resource Policy (15 credits)

MGT316 Sustainable Agribusiness Practice (15 credits)

 

Choose either 310 OR 307

MGT310 Management Dissertation (30 credits)

MGT307 Agribusiness Futures Project (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.

 

Electives (to select from as allowed in each major)

MGT305 Advanced Event Management (15 credits)

MGT308 Advanced Digital Marketing (15 credits)

MGT309 Relationships, Influence and Leadership (15 credits)

MGT303 Strategic Management (15 credits)

MGT306 Reputation and Brand Management (15 credits)

MGT304 Strategic Marketing Management (15 credits)

MGT312 Advanced Human Resource Management (15 credits)

MGT313 Occupational Health Strategic Management (15 credits)

MGT314 Occupational Safety Strategic Management (15 credits)

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

Year 1

Compulsory Papers

MGT100 Introduction to Accounting

MGT101 Introduction to Human Resource Management

MGT103 Introduction to Applied Management

MGT104 Introduction to Applied Marketing

MGT105 Business Communications

 

Electives - choose 3 from the following:

MGT102 Introduction to Business Operations

MGT106 Introduction to Quality Management

MGT107 International Marketing

MGT108 Principles of Tourism

MGT109 Quality Assurance and Compliance

MGT110 Workplace Relationships

MGT111 Administration Systems

MGT112 Introduction to Leadership

MGT113 Introduction to Project Management

MGT114 Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety

MGT115 Occupational Health and Safety Strategies

Elective 1 - Elective Paper to be approved by Programme Manager

 

Year 2

Compulsory papers for Agribusiness Management Major

MGT222 Health and Safety in Employment

MGT235 Agribusiness Economics

MGT236 Agribusiness Strategy and Competitiveness

MGT237 Crop Industries

MGT238 Livestock Industries

 

Year 2 elective papers for Agribusiness Management major - any three electives from Year 2 list below not already taken.

 

Electives (to select from as allowed in each major)

MGT207 Tourism Industry Management

MGT200 Management Accounting and Finance

MGT209 Managing Human Resources

MGT215 Organisational Behaviour

MGT202 Employment Relations

MGT201 Marketing Operations

MGT203 Operations Management

MGT204 Sales and Promotion

MGT216 Market Research & Analysis

MGT208 Digital Marketing

MGT217 Presenting Professionally

MGT206 Risk Management and Quality

MGT205 Introduction to Strategic Management

MGT213 The Project Lifecycle

MGT210 Organising and Defining the Project

MGT211 The Project Plan and Resources

MGT212 Measuring Performance, Evaluation and Closure

MGT214 Project Management Project

MGT218 Contract Law and Business Relationships

MGT219 Change Management

MGT220 Quality Management

MGT221 Strategic Planning

MGT222 Health and Safety in Employment

MGT223 Event Management

MGT224 Administration Systems II

MGT225 Occupational Health and Safety Strategies and Organisational Systems

MGT226 Occupational Health and Occupational Safety Training Strategies and Evaluation

MGT227 Occupational Health and Safety Management Practice Leadership

MGT228 Occupational Health and Safety Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement

MGT229 Occupational Health and Safety Intervention Programme Design and Evaluation

MGT235 Agribusiness Economics

MGT236 Agribusiness Strategy and Competitiveness

MGT237 Crop Industries

MGT238 Livestock Industries

 

Elective 2- Elective Paper to be approved by Programme Manager

 

Year 3

Compulsory Papers

MGT302 Contemporary Issues

MGT301 Business Ethics

 

Compulsory papers for Agribusiness Management Major

MGT315 Agricultural and Resource Policy

MGT316 Sustainable Agribusiness Practice

 

Choose either 310 OR 307

MGT310 Management Dissertation

MGT307 Agribusiness Futures Project

 

Year 3 elective papers for Agribusiness Management major - any two electives from either the Year 2 or Year 3 lists not already taken.

 

Electives (to select from as allowed in each major)

MGT305 Advanced Event Management

MGT308 Advanced Digital Marketing

MGT309 Relationships, Influence and Leadership

MGT303 Strategic Management

MGT306 Reputation and Brand Management

MGT304 Strategic Marketing Management

MGT312 Advanced Human Resource Management

MGT313 Occupational Health Strategic Management

MGT314 Occupational Safety Strategic Management

MGT315 Agricultural and Resource Policy

MGT316 Sustainable Agribusiness Practice

Elective 3 - Elective Paper to be approved by Programme Manager

 

The Zero Fees Scheme applies to this course, so there are no tuition fees as long as you are a New Zealand citizen, resident/permanent resident (residing in NZ), BUT there is a student direct material cost per credit of study undertaken, plus a non-refundable administration cost of $50.00 for each application processed, and the required textbook/s listed below. You must maintain satisfactory academic progress to retain your Zero Fees Scheme entitlement.

Zero Fees Scheme – applies to NZ citizens and residents/permanent residents (residing in NZ). 2018 Cost (NZ$) $7.50 per credit + admin cost of $50.00 per application (e.g. $750.00 for 100 credit course) - includes GST

International Students $100.00 per credit

Payments must be paid by the due date shown on the invoice.

Withdrawals & Transfers

  • Early withdrawals within the first week of the intake starting are entitled to a full refund of the Student Direct Material Costs but not the non-refundable administration cost of $50.
  • Withdrawals have to be requested within 75% of the intake, withdrawals after the early withdrawal date are not eligible for a refund.
  • Transfer requests have to be within the first two weeks of the intake starting and will incur a $50 transfer fee. Transfers can only occur to a subsequent intake within the same calendar year.

All SIT2LRN courses are approved by Studylink. Any queries regarding Studylink allowances, loans, and terms and conditions should be made directly to Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 or www.studylink.govt.nz

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   b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Check your eligibility for Zero Fees. If you are not eligible to study under this scheme, please call 
    0800 748 257 for further options.
  3. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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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