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Agribusiness Management (AG BM)

AG BM 101 (GS) Economic Principles of Agribusiness Decision Making (3) Introduction to economic principles and their application to real world examples of agribusiness management issues.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AG BM 102 Economics of the Food System (3) Introduction to topics designed to develop an understanding of how the food production, processing, and marketing system works and evolves.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AG BM 106 Agribusiness Problem Solving (3) Development of quantitative problem solving skills applied to specific examples of agribusiness management problems, using EXCEL spreadsheets.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AG BM 101  

AG BM 200 Introduction to Agricultural Business Management (3) Application of management principles and processes to agricultural business firms in their planning and operating in domestic and international markets.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AG BM 220 Agribusiness Sales and Marketing (3) Principles underlying the sales process and practical application for selling situations in agribusiness. Role of selling in the total marketing process.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AG BM 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AG BM 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AG BM 302 Food Product Marketing (3) Analysis of economic and psychological determinants of the demand for food; marketing decisions in an increasingly consumer-driven food system.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AG BM 101, AG BM 102, AG BM 106  

AG BM 308W Strategic Decision Making in Agribusiness (3) Utilize case studies to investigate strategic decision making among agribusiness firms, highlighting how information and market power shape strategies.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AG BM 101, AG BM 102, AG BM 106  

AG BM 320 Markets and Prices: Analysis and Forecasting (3) Understand how prices are determined; develop the skill to analyze and forecast how prices change as the underlying conditions change.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AG BM 101, AG BM 102 andAG BM 106;SCM 200 orSTAT 200  

AG BM 338 (IL) Agribusiness in the Global Economy (3) Managing agribusinesses in the global food industry, international food product marketing, key public institution and policies affecting food trade.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AG BM 101, AG BM 102, AG BM 106  

AG BM 407 Farm Planning and Financial Management (3) Economic principles applied to the management of farms, with particular emphasis on the financial aspects of management.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AG BM 101, AG BM 106  

AG BM 408 Financial Decision Making for Agribusiness (3) Develop financial management and business analysis skills, integrating previous course work and finance training; principles of financial management, planning, control.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AG BM 308W, B A 301  

AG BM 420 Agribusiness Markets & Prices (3) Understand and forecast price level and volatility for commodities, differentiated products, services. Why markets work and why they may not.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: 6 credits in Agribusiness Management Business Administration Agricultural Economics and/or Economics  

AG BM 440 Food Product Innovation Management (3) A problem-based course designed to enhance decision-making skills in the context of industry's approach to developing new food products.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AG BM 302 or junior/senior standing in Food Science  

AG BM 460 Managing the Food System (3) Firm management in the food system; coordination with suppliers and customers, including supply chain management, strategic thinking, risk management.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AG BM 320, AG BM 338  

AG BM 470A (INTAG 470A) Comparing Agricultural and Food Systems in the US and France: Lecture (2.5) Explore key differences and similarities in the food and agricultural systems of the United Sates and France.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: INTAG 100 or 3 credits in social or behavioral sciences  

AG BM 470B (INTAG 470B) Comparing Agricultural and Food Systems in the US and France: Travel (0.5) Explore key differences and similarities in the food and agricultural systems of the United States and France.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: INTAG 470A orAG BM 470A  

AG BM 494 Undergraduate Research (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small group basis.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

AG BM 494H Honors Thesis (1-6) Independent study directed by a faculty supervisor that culminates in the production of Agribusiness Management honors thesis.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing in the Schreyer Honors College and permission of the Agribusiness Management honors advisor  

AG BM 495A Internship in Agribusiness and Rural Development (1-6) Supervised field experience in an agribusiness or rural development setting.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: prior approval by department  

AG BM 495B Internship in International Agribusiness (6) Supervised field experience related to student's major, minor, or option.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: prior approval by department  

AG BM 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AG BM 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AG BM 499 (IL) Foreign Studies - Agribusiness Management (1-12) Study in selected countries of agricultural economic institutions and current agricultural economic problems.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

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