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MGF1240 - Introduction to agribusiness

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Lawrie Dooley


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


An introduction to the agribusiness system as a whole and an understanding of the linkages between the components of the system. Statistical description of the agribusiness sector; the organisation of the agribusiness channel; power relationships in the channel and an in-depth look at the production, processing and marketing of a selection of food and fibre products.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


Three assignments (2400 words): 24%
Management game: 10%
Short tests: 10%
Participation: 6%
Examination (3 hours): 50%