Feedback

Note: This is the 20132014 edition of the eCalendar. For the most recent publication, click here.

Agribusiness (24 credits)

Offered by: Agricultural Economics     Degree: Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Program Requirements

The development of commercial agriculture relies on a large supporting sector of manufacturing and service companies involved in the supply of inputs to farming and the transportation, processing, and marketing of agricultural and food products.

This 24-credit specialization includes courses in agricultural sciences, agribusiness, and courses at the Desautels Faculty of Management.

This specialization is limited to students in the Major in Agricultural Economics.

Specialization Adviser: Professor John Henning
Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 3-038
Telephone: 514-398-7826

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • AEBI 210 Organisms 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biology (Agric & Envir Sc) : The biology of plants and plant-based systems in managed and natural terrestrial environments. The interactions between autotrophs and soil organisms and selected groups of animals with close ecological and evolutionary connections with plants (e.g., herbivores and pollinators) will be explored in lecture and laboratory.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Jaswinder Singh (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PLNT 201 or PLNT 211
    • 2 hour lecture and 3 hour lab
  • AGEC 242 Management Theories and Practices (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : An introduction to contemporary management theories and practices in organizations of the food sector.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Brahm Canzer (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures
  • AGEC 332 Farm Management and Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Managing and financing a farm business. Topics include: the decision making process, farm management and economic concepts, the analysis of financial statements, farm planning and budgeting, input management, investment analysis, risk in financial management, the acquisition and cost of capital.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Laurence B B Baker (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: AGEC 200 or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken AGEC 331 or AGEC 350
  • AGEC 450 Agriculture Business Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Management of operations in agribusiness firms. The use of computer models to make decisions on output mix, facility location, expansion, inventory management and production and strategy.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Laurence B B Baker (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisites: AGEC 230 and AEMA 310
  • ANSC 250 Principles of Animal Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Introduction to the scientific principles underlying the livestock and poultry industries. Emphasis will be placed on the breeding, physiology and nutrition of animals raised for the production of food and fibre.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Kevin Wade (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour lab

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits chosen from the following list:

  • ACCT 361 Management Accounting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Accounting : The role of management accounting information to support internal management decisions and to provide performance incentives.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Domenic Giaccari, Walter Moschella (Fall) Pavlo Kalyta, Domenic Giaccari (Winter) Lawrence S Tenenbaum (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 211
  • AGRI 310 Internship in Agriculture/Environment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : Internship on working farms or in other appropriate businesses of the agri-food/environment industries.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Caroline B Begg (Fall) Caroline B Begg (Summer)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken AGRI 201D1/D2.
  • BUSA 364 Business Law 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : An introduction to the legal system and basic legal principles affecting business. Tort negligence, contracts, forms of business organization, creditors' rights and bankruptcy.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Bernard Sepinwall, Jocelyn Perreault (Fall) Jocelyn Perreault, Robert Cox (Winter) Bernard Sepinwall (Summer)

    • Restriction: This course cannot be double-counted from the Certificate in Management.
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the Canadian Institute of Management
  • MGCR 341 Finance 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the principles, issues, and institutions of Finance. Topics include valuation, risk, capital investment, financial structure, cost of capital, working capital management, financial markets, and securities.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Vadim di Pietro, Greg Gregoriou (Fall) Vadim di Pietro, Stephen Wong (Winter) Vadim di Pietro, Larbi Hammami, Stephen Wong (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • MGCR 352 Marketing Management 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Introduction to marketing principles, focusing on problem solving and decision making. Topics include: the marketing concept; marketing strategies; buyer behaviour; Canadian demographics; internal and external constraints; product; promotion; distribution; price. Lectures, text material and case studies.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Anne-Sophie Chaxel, Emine Sarigollu, Charles Royce, Hamid Etemad, Fabienne Cyrius (Fall) Chun Qiu, Thomas Dotzel, DaHee Han (Winter) Bruno Delorme (Summer)

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Canadian Institute of Management
  • MGCR 382 International Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the world of international business. Economic foundations of international trade and investment. The international trade, finance, and regulatory frameworks. Relations between international companies and nation-states, including costs and benefits of foreign investment and alternative controls and responses. Effects of local environmental characteristics on the operations of multi-national enterprises.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: David Schumacher, Hermann Juergens, John Saba (Fall) Sujata Madan, John Saba (Winter) John Saba (Summer)

  • MGSC 373 Operations Research 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Science : A realistic experience of analytical models which have been successfully applied in several areas of managerial decision-making like marketing, finance and IS. Emphasis on the formulation of problems, their solution approaches, limitations, underlying assumptions and practical use. Topics include: decision analysis, project management, simulation, linear and integer programming, sensitivity analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Brian E Smith (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 271
    • Prerequisite (Continuing Studies): MGCR 273
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MGCR 373
    • Continuing Studies: CMA Requirement
  • ORGB 321 Leadership (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Leadership theories provide students with opportunities to assess and work on improving their leadership skills. Topics include: the ability to know oneself as a leader, to formulate a vision, to have the courage to lead, to lead creatively, and to lead effectively with others.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Patricia Hewlin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: only BCom students require MGCR 222.
Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)