Agriculture and Horticulture
New Zealand’s specialist land-based university
want to be.
Primary production is an essential part of New Zealand’s
economy, with agriculture and related industries currently
earning more than 50% of our total export income. These
industries consistently compete against, and beat, competitors
in challenging, and often protected, world markets.
The demand for activities that will increase the value of our primary
products has resulted in the need for graduates in the areas of research,
marketing and technology transfer. Lincoln University BAgr and BAgrSci
graduates are now so highly sought after that many are “head-hunted” by
employers before they even graduate for career opportunities ranging from
farm management and farm consultancy to export initiatives, agricultural
research, sales and marketing.
Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) graduates move into careers ranging
from farm and horticultural consultancy, farm management and property
management, through to rural banking, rural valuation, agribusiness and the
fertiliser, seed and livestock industries. There is particularly high demand for
Lincoln University graduates in the banking sector, with many banks seeking
the unique combination of skills provided by this degree.
If you are looking to move into management, our Diplomas of Agriculture,
Farm Management, Horticulture and Horticulture Management prepare you to
manage modern agricultural enterprises. The emphasis on applied business
management combined with agricultural and production courses makes
these diplomas very attractive to employers.
Five reasons to choose our
As New Zealand’s specialist land-based university,
Lincoln University has played a primary role in training
managers, researchers, consultants and employees
within these sectors for more than 130 years.
There are opportunities
to study Agriculture and
Horticulture from a Science
or Commerce focus.
Studying Agriculture and