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Agribusiness and Food Marketing, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #387 (QS) Christchurch, New Zealand
The Agribusiness and Food Marketing programme at Lincoln University Canterbury will equip you with a sound applied knowledge of core business concepts and the unique commercial considerations of the multi-billion dollar primary production industry.
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A rapidly-growing global population and the constraints of finite resources require a more savvy approach to the business of food production and food marketing.

Likewise, the increasing sophistication and purchasing power of consumers throughout the world means an increasing demand for a diverse range of high-quality products.

As a student in the Agribusiness and Food Marketing programme at Lincoln University Canterbury, you will gain a contextual understanding of the global agribusiness and food marketing sectors to meet this demand.


Studying Agribusiness and Food Marketing at Lincoln University opens up a world of opportunities. Graduates are employable along the agrifood value chain in positions such as product sales, customer service, marketing and communications, new product innovation, logistics and supply chain management, business development, as well as quality and supply management. 

Agribusiness accounts for 70% of New Zealand exports and is the focus of our largest businesses such as Fonterra, Zespri, Silver Fern Farms and ANZCO Foods, as well as many smaller innovative food businesses. 

Food companies looking for Agribusiness and Food Marketing graduates include dairy, meat, wine, horticulture and cereals, as well as processed food and beverage companies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Statistics
  • Financial Information for Business
  • Economies and Markets
  • Food Quality and Consumer Acceptance
  • Global Food Systems
  • Principles of Marketing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • NCEA level 3 (i.e. a minimum of 60 credits at level 3 or above plus 20 credits at level 2 or above); and
  • A minimum of 14 credits at level 3 or higher in each of three approved subjects; and
  • Literacy – 5 reading credits and 5 writing credits at Level 2 or higher from standards on the NZQA list of university entrance literacy standards; and
  • Numeracy – 10 credits from standards on the NZQA list of numeracy standards

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16307 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16307 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    3604 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3604 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • National students: 6,300 NZD
  • International students: 28,500 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

  • 1300 - 2000 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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