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(Archive) Agricultural Business Management (AG BM)

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1996
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Agricultural Business Management (AG BM) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR SPIRO E. STEFANOU, Program Coordinator

Graduates of this major start in positions such as sales, buyer, accountant, assistant branch manager, and administrative trainee with food marketing firms, farm service and supply organizations, or governmental agencies. Such positions may involve office or field work in rural and urban areas. After a successful work experience, graduates could participate in the management of these agricultural businesses.

Food marketing employers include processors, retailers, packaging, and transportation firms. Typical service and supply agencies are feed, pesticide, and fertilizer companies; marketing and purchasing cooperatives; banks and insurance agencies, and state and federal agencies.

This major, that is offered jointly with The Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal College of Business Administration, includes a core of courses required of all business administration students. The selection of electives permits some specialization in technical agriculture or intensification in a business field such as accounting, personnel management, or marketing.

For the B.S. degree in Agricultural Business Management, a minimum of 130 credits is required.

AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT MINOR: Students must take ACCTG 211(4), AG EC 102(3), 200(3), 490(3), R SOC 402(3), and select 3 credits from AG EC 306(3), 338(3), 420(3), 460(3), or 495A(1-6) for a total of 18 credits.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(19-22 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 11-15 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 90-91 credits
(This includes 19-22 credits of General Education courses: 4-7 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (59 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4), 111 GQ(2), ECON 004 GS(3), 302 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ACCTG 211(4), M I S 204(2), MS&IS 200(4) (Sem: 3-4)
AG EC 101 GS(3), R SOC 011 GS(3) (Sem: 3-6)
B A 301(3)[1], 302(3)[1], 303(3)[1], 304(3) (Sem: 5-6)
AG EC 307(3)[1], 420(3)[1], 460(3), B A 243(4) (Sem: 5-8)
AG EC 461W(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (13-14 credits)
BIOL 110 GN(4); or BIOL 011 GN(3) and 012 GN(1) (Sem: 1-2)
CHEM 011 or 012 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2)
CMPSC 101 GQ(3) or 203 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
ECON 304 GS or 351(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)
Select 3 credits from rural sociology at the 300 or 400 level (Sem: 5-6)
Select 9 credits in technical agriculture from department list (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits in agricultural economics at the 300 or 400 level from department list (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.


The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1996

Blue Sheet Item #: 24-06-001

Review Date: 6/7/99

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