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Agricultural and Resource Economics, Bachelor

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  • 48 months
University rank #601 (ARWU) Armidale, Australia| Online
Why study the Bachelor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at University of New England  ?Demand for agricultural business professionals continues to grow. The Bachelor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UNE is the longest running agricultural and resource economics degree in Australia.
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Through the study of agricultural and resource economics you will gain an understanding of the key challenges and trade-offs confronting business, government and the community at large. You will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes required for high level problem solving and economic decision making across a diverse range of agricultural and natural resource issues such as food safety and security, natural resource depletion, climate change, sustainability and increasing globalisation and integration of agricultural and food networks.

Core units include microeconomics and macroeconomics, farm and resource management, rural finance and risk management, environmental and natural resource economics, international trade and business, and economic analysis of chains and networks. This degree is taught with a global perspective to ensure you understand the current challenging issues across the economic, environmental, social and political environments. You will also develop an understanding of social responsibility in relation to agricultural and business practices, and an appreciation of the importance of the environment and sustainability.

The Bachelor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at University of New England degree gives students the flexibility to choose between a coursework only option and an embedded Honours program in which you undertake a supervised program of reading and research involving the preparation of a dissertation that reports on a particular investigation of an area of economic enquiry. Opportunities also exist to undertake practical work experience and to participate in overseas study tours and study exchange programs that value add to the degree.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include employment in the private and public sectors, domestically and internationally in professional, managerial or executive positions in such areas as banking, finance and insurance, international agencies, government departments, agribusiness, commodity trading, policy analysis, agriculture or education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Up to 10 years Part-time

  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business and Economic Analysis of Chains and Networks 
  • Introductory Microeconomics 
  • Introductory Macroeconomics 
  • Food Security and Environmental Scarcity 
  • Intermediate Microeconomics 
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics 
  • Farm and Resource Management 
  • Introductory Econometrics 
  • International Trade and Finance 
  • Benefit-Cost Analysis 
  • Microeconomic Policy Evaluation 
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 
  • Risk Management in Agribusiness 
  • Price Analysis in Food and Fibre Markets 
  • Introduction to Business Law 
  • Quantitative Skills with Applications 
  • Business Statistics 
  • Introduction to Business Analytics 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code 055701E

  • A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
  • Assumed knowledge is any two units of English. For some units in the economics, finance and quantitative areas it is recommended that students have previously studied mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26250 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26250 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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