Work opportunities in agriculture for agribusiness graduates can be found in agribusiness sub-systems, which include the procurement of production facilities sub-system, the farming enterprise sub-system, the processing sub-system, the marketing sub-system through to service and supporting sub-systems from the bottom right to the top of agriculture.
Work opportunities for graduates in agricultural and non- agricultural fields include:
- Field Managers, Estate Managers, General Managers in agricultural companies and relevant non- agricultural companies
- Entrepreneurs in agricultural (bottom-top) and non- agricultural fields
- Advertisement & Marketing Officers in agricultural and non- agricultural companies
- Finance & Accounting Officers in agricultural and non- agricultural companies
- Community Development Specialists & CSR Managers in agricultural and non- agricultural companies, government institutes, NGOs and international institutes
- Agribusiness Researchers & Planners in both government and private national and multinational institutes (including lecturers)
- Agribusiness Consultants, Assessors, Evaluators in government and private institutes
Many institutes that employ agribusiness graduates do so because they understand agricultural conditions, the characteristic of farmers and agricultural characteristics. Institutes that require agribusiness graduates include:
- Ministries (Agriculture, Forestry and Plantation, Industry, Trade, Small Medium Enterprises and Cooperatives, Tourism and Creative Economics, BAPPENAS- Ministry of National Development Planning, Disadvantaged Regions)
- Financial Institutions (Banks, Pawn Brokers, Insurance, Leasing, Pension funds)
- Educational Institutions (Academies, Colleges, Institutes, Universities)
- Local Government Agencies (Office of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Office of Marine and Fisheries, Office of Forestry and Plantations, Office of Cooperatives, Industry and Trade, Office of Food Security, Office of Community Development, Office of Agricultural Extension, Seed Center)
- NGOs that are focused on empowering farming communities.
- International Agricultural Institutes (FAO, IRRI, IFAD)
a. Key Competencies:
Agricultural graduates in the agribusiness technology field are of excellence, disciplined, creative with a high level of dedication and a global perspective as;
Researchers & Lecturers;
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing in the transformation of science while upholding scientific ethics.
- Ability to accurately identify and specify problems.
- Ability to design and conduct research as well as interpret research outcomes.
- Ability to provide appropriate solutions and recommendations.
Policy and Agribusiness Development Analysis
- Ability to think in a critical and systematic manner in terms of agribusiness policy and development.
- Able to conceptualize and implement various quantitive and qualitative tools in policy decision-making and agribusiness development.
Regional Planner Centered Agribusiness
- Ability to plan regions based on agribusiness potential
- Ability to conduct monitoring, evaluation and coordination in agribusiness based regional development
Agribusiness Managers and Entrepreneurs
- Ability to design, manage and develop agribusiness activities that are innovative, professional, sustainable and global in perspective.
- Ability to identify and manage risks and uncertainties in agribusiness activities.
- Ability to plan resource allocation for increasing the efficiency of agribusiness activities.
- Ability to work together with a multidisciplinary team.
- Good business ethics in managing agribusiness activities that are environmentally sound.
Communicators (facilitator, motivator, mediator, mentor) in the field of agribusiness (Agribusiness Communicators)
- Ability to develop strategies and increase community resources.
- Ability to facilitate dialogue among agribusiness activity groups, which involves the participation of the community.
- Ability to engage in agribusiness development and utilize science and technology.
Agents of Community Development Centered Agribusiness
- Ability to perceive and channel the aspirations of the community in agribusiness.
- Ability to develop and maintain institutions in order to create agribusiness that is based on civil society.
b. Supporting Competencies
- Capacity to apply agro-processing technologies.
- Ability to communicate in a foreign language (English).
- Proficient in information technology (IT).
- Ability to apply audio visual communication.
- Ability to develop oneself.
c. Special Key Competencies
- Ability to manage and develop agricultural activities professionally
- Proficient in the basics of agricultural economics and social sciences
- Capable of understanding agricultural policies and sustainable agricultural development planning
- Able to conduct research on various socio-economic aspects of agriculture and agribusiness enterprise management
- Agricultural and Institutional Economics:
- Agribusiness Management:
- Statistics and Data Processing:
- Development of Agribusiness Information: