NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE
|A.||Course Title:||Agribusiness Management|
|B.||Course Number:||AG 213A - 10571|
|J.||Office Hours:||Virtual Office Hours Available Upon Request|
|K.||Time Zone:||Mountain Time|
This course covers many of the areas of expertise that today’s managers must master including finance, marketing, operations, forms of business ownership, organizational management, and human resources. This course pays special attention to the distinct challenges faced by managers in the food and agribusiness system. This is a three credit hour course.
This introductory course is a basic requirement for agriculture majors. It can also serve as an elective with transferability to New Mexico, Texas, and other post-secondary schools, but it is ALWAYS advisable to check with the receiving institution.
Principles of Agribusiness Management 5th Ed
Beierlein, Schneeberger, and Osburn
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90 - 100% = A 80 - 89% = B 70 - 79% = C 60 - 69% = D 0 - 59% = F
Final Exam 15%
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New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:
This course covers many of the areas of expertise that today's managers must master - finance, marketing, operations, forms of business ownership, organizational management, and human resources. We also discuss a host of issues unique to the industry that today's food and agribusiness industry managers must also confront.
After completing this course, the student should be able to:
-Understand the growth of the food and agribusiness system.
-Have an understanding of forms of business ownership.
-Have an understanding of financial analysis.
-Have an understanding of financing a business.
-Have an understanding of capital investment analysis.
-Have an understanding of strategic marketing.
-Have an understanding of market mixing.
-Have and understanding of operations management.
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Tentative course outline (subject to change)
The Global Agri-Food System
The Agribusiness Manager
The Role of Marketing
Understanding Consumer Demand
Exam 1 (1-5)
Organizing for Success
Choosing a Legal Structure
Exam 2 (6-10)
Organizing Production Using Economic Principles
Production and Inventory Management
Human Resource Leadership
Human Resource Management
Exam 3 (11-12, 17-19)