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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Agribusiness Management (AG BM)

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.

AG BM 200 Introduction to Agricultural Business Management (3)

AG BM 200 is the course for people who wish to combine a technical major with an interest in the business management of agricultural and food based businesses. This is the combination of skills that employers most desire when they look for potential employees.

Examples from a variety of industries in agribusiness are used to present the principles of business management. In addition, emphasis is also given to exploring the institutions, and issues such as food safety and biotechnology that are unique to managers in the agribusiness sector. The presentation of the material in an agricultural and food context enhances your chances for learning so you can become more "employer ready." Regardless of your major, most people will find themselves as business managers some time during their careers because they will have to manage time, money and people. The material you will learn in this class focuses on the principles of agribusiness management. Principles endure and are always applicable regardless of when and where you apply them. When you have completed AG BM 200 successfully you will have a firm grasp of the critical agribusiness management skills you will need to successfully handle just about any management situation you might face.


AG BM 200 deals primarily with the principles of agribusiness management. I will not be teaching you the material in the book. Classroom time will be spent discussing and applying the reading material and decision cases that were assigned for that day. This approach will allow us to cover more material in greater depth. It should enhance your learning because it will engage your higher level thinking skills.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2013

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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