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Agribusiness Management

Career Options

This field of study offers a wide variety of opportunities:

  • Marketing of agricultural and food products
  • Supply-chain management for food and fibre products
  • Farm management
  • Advice on marketing, risk management and farm management
  • Policy matters
  • Agricultural and rural financing
  • Trading in agricultural derivatives
  • Consulting: Which includes feasibility studies, business planning and audits
  • Agribusinesses and agricultural co-operatives.

We are very proud of the fact that all our final-year students have obtained work in the past few years. They are employed at:

  • Financial institutions: ABSA, Standard Bank, FNB, Land Bank, IDC, Development Bank.
  • Agribusinesses and agricultural co-operatives such as: Afgri, Senwes, South-west Co-operative, Sasol, Nestlé, Omnia, Tiger Milling, KWV, WPK, Clover, Agrista and John Deere.
  • Futures markets and grain dealers: Grainvest Futures, Cargill, Farmwise, commercial banks, HG Grain
  • Government institutions: Department of Agriculture, Department of Trade and Industry, National Harvest Estimates Committee, National Agricultural Marketing Council, Department of Land Affairs
  • Producer organisations: GrainSA, CottonSA, Milk Producers’ Organisation
  • Provincial and local governments and municipalities.
  • Consulting: Business planning, audits, micro-financing, black economic empowerment, strategic planning, feasibility studies, business analysis and forecasting.