AGB533 Agribusiness Management (8)


This is a comprehensive subject aimed at introducing the principles and practice of business management with particular emphasis on financial management of small agribusinesses. Major topics of study include: management concepts; understanding financial statements, evaluating past performance planning ahead; financing the business; the taxation system in Australia; investment appraisal and business structure. The subject material is applied to businesses involved in the equine sector, agriculture, viticulture and issues in farm forestry.

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Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: AGB533
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Restricted to students enrolling in Post Graduate Courses including Artiulated Sets of Courses, Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Masters.
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concept of management and management activities;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the particular problems of small business management
  • be able to prepare, analyse and interpret financial statements in an agribusiness context
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of and apply business planning procedures and investment analysis to long-term investments
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of business finance, sources of finance and financial planning
  • be able to show an appreciation of and account for the taxation procedures that apply to small business
  • be able to demonstrate comprehension of the forms of business structure available to small business and explain their advantages and disadvantages


The subject will cover the following topics:
- concepts of management and financial management in small agribusiness;
- financial statements and the evaluation of past performance;
- planning ahead: an overview of budgeting; preparing budgets;
- financing the business; sources of finance; planning the financial structure of the business;
- income taxation and GST in Australia,
- using discounted cash flow and other techniques to evaluate investment projects,
- business structure.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.