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Bachelor of AgriCommerce (Rural Valuation)

Key facts

  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not all listed subject course options are on offer every year
  • Available for international students studying in NZ
  • Some distance courses contain compulsory contact workshops.

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Entry requirements

A university entrance qualification is required. It is desirable to have credit for NCEA Level 3 in Agriculture / Horticulture / Biology / Chemistry / Geography, Economics / Modelling and Statistics, plus literacy and numeracy. Study in at least some of these subjects will help your transition to University study.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Bachelor of AgriCommerce (Rural Valuation) structure

At Massey a credit system is used for our degrees. To complete a Bachelor of AgriCommerce the following is required.

  • Total of 360 credits completed. That’s 24 courses of 15 credits each
  • Up to 165 credits (11 courses) may be completed at 100-level
  • At least 195 credits (13 courses) completed above first year. Of these 75 credits or more must be from 300-level courses
  • 26 weeks of relevant practical work and two associated reports


Year One

115.112 Accounting for Business
115.113 Economics of Business
115.114 Finance Fundamentals
115.116 Introduction to Marketing
117.153 Introduction to Animal Production in New Zealand
119.180 Introduction to Agribusiness
161.140 Agri-Statistics
123.103 Chemistry for Modern Sciences or 123.104 Chemistry for Biological Systems

Year Two

119.120 Plants for Agriculture and Horticulture
189.151 Principles of Soil Science
112.248 Food and Agribusiness Value Chains
115.211 Business Law
119.150 Practicum I *
119.281 Decision Tools for Primary Industries
132.221 Planning Studies
218.172 Construction Technology: Residential

One course from:
119.231 Agricultural and Horticultural Infrastructure
127.242 Introduction to Property Valuation (need to complete this course as prerequisite for 127.356)
138.255 Engineering Principles in Food and Fibre Production
152.261 International Business

Year Three

119.250 Practicum II*
155.201 Law of Property
119.381 Decision-Making in Primary Industry
119.382 Opportunity Analysis
127.356 Rural Valuation

One course from:
119.373 Integrative Studies
239.373 AgriCommerce Capstone

Three elective courses (all courses must be 200-level or higher of which one course must be 300-level).

*26 weeks of relevant practical work (2 x 13 week blocks of full time work). Work to be completed the summer prior to writing the reports.

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