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A postgraduate diploma is the stepping stone to a research-based degree such as a master's degree
This qualification will help you join this rapidly-growing industry at a senior level. Already worth $25 billion in export earnings a year - international demand is predicted to continue to grow rapidly for New Zealand’s agricultural produce and services.
This postgraduate diploma is most suitable for those who wish to gain an postgraduate qualification, without a research component. It is able to be completed in a year full time.
When you study AgriCommerce at Massey you’ll gain from our expertise across relevant agribusiness-related skills.
That includes being world-ranked and New Zealand’s No 1 university in agriculture according to the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings. Our proud record dates back to 1927 when we offered New Zealand’s first degrees in agriculture and horticulture. Our expertise in agricultural and environmental systems is supported by the Centre for Farm Business Excellence.
Massey University also has a focus on food - we were the first university to offer a food technology degree and today are the host of FoodHQ, the Palmerston North based centre for collaborative food research.
Our Massey Business School is also world-ranked - it is among the top five per cent of business schools globally and is AACSB accredited with internationally-acclaimed economics and finance specialists.
Postgraduate study is hard work but hugely rewarding and empowering. The Postgraduate Diploma in AgriCommerce will push you to produce your best creative, strategic and theoretical ideas. The workload replicates the high-pressure environment of senior workplace roles.
Postgraduate study is not just ‘more of the same’ undergraduate study. Our experts are there to guide but if you have come from undergraduate study, you will find that postgraduate study demands more in-depth and independent study. It takes you to a new level in knowledge and expertise especially in planning and undertaking research.
There is growing demand for professional skills in the primary industries.. The 2014 MPI People Powered report forecast growing demand and up to 50,000 more jobs in this sector.
A Ministry of Education report ‘Moving on up: What young people earn after their tertiary education’ found that in New Zealand:
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