AGB583 Agricultural Business Management Dissertation (16)


This subject gives the student the opportunity to investigate in depth an area of personal interest in relation to Agricultural Business Management. This is the capstone subject in the Master of Agricultural Business Management program for students and is designed to develop skills in building a research question, formulating strategies to answer that question, and gathering evidence to develop a well reasoned treatise that addresses the research question.

The Agricultural Business Management Dissertation principally involves an evaluation of information from a wide range of sources enabling students to formulate a view or perspective on a chosen topic. Field studies may be included but are not expected and would be a minor component. This subject commences in session 1 and concludes in session 2. Students must enrol in both sessions 1 and 2.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceOrange Campus
Session 2
DistanceOrange Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: AGB583
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:
Two sessionsHD/FLSchool of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Enrolment restrictions


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to develop a focused research question and a framework or methodology of enquiry
  • be able to demonstrate how to access data or information on a specified topic from a wide range of sources including databases of primary sources of information
  • be able to critically appraise and evaluate collected data
  • be able to prepare a written report, dissertation that develops a well reasoned proposition for which evidence has been gathered and discussed in a logical manner
  • be able to disseminate the outcomes of the dissertation through a seminar presentation and preparation of a draft journal publication


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Identification of research questions
  • Preparation of study proposal
  • Collection of data
  • Analysis of data
  • Preparation of dissertation
  • Preparation of publications.


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.