Introduction to Agricultural Business
This is an introductory course on the scope and structure of agricultural business. Students explore key economic issues and their effects on the agricultural sector, government intervention in agriculture and international agricultural trade.
Agricultural Markets and Pricing
Students use principles and practices of economic analysis to examine the operation of agricultural markets, and explore the spatial and temporal dimensions of those markets.
Sustainability and Green Technology
This course introduces students to a comprehensive foundation in sustainability and environmental fundamentals. Students explore the evolution of environmental policy, sustainability, and resource development and implementation. Case studies reinforce the material through real-world applications concerning agricultural resource challenges and modern business management techniques.
Students will focus on the nature and functions of derivative instruments, including forwards, futures, options and swaps, with values based on equities, commodities and other underlying assets. The course emphasizes their use as tools for risk reduction, portfolio management and speculation.
The course covers responsibilities and strategies associated with managing a sales force, focusing on creating entrepreneurial strategies for sales force management. Students learn leadership and management techniques that enhance the success of individual sales people and of organizations.