AGBUS306-21A (HAM)

Agri-food Business Analytics

15 Points

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School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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Paper Description

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The paper is taught through lectures and project work in the computer laboratories. Students utilise robust methodologies to address commercial challenges. The assignments are designed to complement the lecture and laboratory experiences. Students are encouraged to utilise the both text books and other references supplied during the semester.

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Paper Structure

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The paper develops skills analysing agribusiness investments using spreadsheets. The analysis address biophysical and economic challenges impacting business performance. The focus is on farm investment but attention is also paid to cooperatives and other off farm investments.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Evaluate investment opportunities in agribusiness

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    • Assignment ..
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    Assignment 2 (3)
    Test 2 (5)
  • Produce credible farm budgets
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    Test 1 (2)
  • Undertake cash flow analysis in an agribusiness context
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    Test 1 (2)
  • Understand the relationship between biophysical systems and financial outcomes

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    • Assignment 1(3)
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    Assignment 3 (4)
  • Evaluate financial returns and risks in agriculture
    Understand various metrics applicable to agriculture for estimating returns and risk
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    Assignment 3 (4)
    Test 2 (5)
  • Explain and illustrate the relationship between cost and production

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Assessment

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Content and layout of the tests will be covered in lectures later in the semester. Please Note: No Formal Exam. 100:0 internal assessment.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1
21 Mar 2021
11:30 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Test 1
4 Apr 2021
11:30 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 2
15
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4. Assignment 3
15
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5. Test 2
40
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Emerson, A.; Rowarth, J.S.; Scrimgeour, F.G. 2014. New Zealand Agriculture: an economic perspective. NZX Publishing.

Campbell, Harry F; Brown, Richard P.C. 2003. Benefit-cost analysis: financial and economic appraisal using spreadsheets. Cambridge University Press.


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Online Support

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Information will be posted on Moodle.
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Workload

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This is a 20 point paper, indicating an allocation of 200 hours to study, only 36 of which are provided in lectures and workshops.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: AGBUS201 or AGRI202

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Restricted papers: AGRI306 and AGRI406

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