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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.

For information on academic advising, see: http://www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/studentinfo/advising

Required Courses (12 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 2021

    Instructors: Dastmalchi, Mehran (Fall)

    • 2 hour lecture and 3 hour lab

  • AGEC 450 Agribusiness Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Strategic management of agricultural and food businesses. Analysis of internal and external factors and competitive forces affecting agribusinesses. Formulation of business strategy and solutions to strategic problems. Case-based course designed to enhance students' problemsolving and decisionmaking skills. Integration of knowledge and tools from various economics and business disciplines.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Doidge, Mary (Winter)

  • AGEC 491 Research and Methodology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Conceptual and philosophical foundations of research methodology, and the procedural aspects of planning, designing and conducting research in applied economics.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Thomassin, Paul (Fall)

  • 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 2021

    Instructors: Wade, Kevin (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour lab

Complementary Courses (12 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 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Cote, Matthew (Fall) Cecere, Ralph (Winter)

  • 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 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Begg, Caroline B (Fall) Begg, Caroline B (Winter)

    • 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 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Papatheodorakos, Nick (Fall)

    • Restriction: This course cannot be double-counted from the Certificate in Management.

  • MGCR 222 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Individual motivation and communication style; group dynamics as related to problem solving and decision making, leadership style, work structuring and the larger environment. Interdependence of individual, group and organization task and structure.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Ferguson, John-Paul; Blanchette, Simon; Mahabadi, Sara; Al Hajj, Raghid (Fall) Dakhlallah, Diana; Galperin, Roman; Gauvin, Tatiana (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • MGCR 331 Information Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Introduction to principles and concepts of information systems in organizations. Topics include information technology, transaction processing systems, decision support systems, database and systems development. Students are required to have background preparation on basic micro computer skills including spreadsheet and word-processing.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Taherizadeh, Amir; Tanguay, Sol (Fall) Tanguay, Sol; Taherizadeh, Amir (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • MGCR 341 Introduction to Finance (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 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: De Motta, Adolfo (Fall) di Pietro, Vadim; Madan, Sujata (Winter)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • MGCR 352 Principles of Marketing (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 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Etemad, Hamid; Han, DaHee; Cyrius, Fabienne (Fall) Doré, Bruce; Lu, Yi; Sarigollu, Emine; Kim, Hee Ryung (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open to U1, U2, U3 students.

  • 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 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Melville, Donald; Matziorinis, Nicholas (Fall) Melville, Donald (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • 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: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Hewlin, Patricia (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222 or permission of Instructor and approval of the BCom Program Office.

    • Restrictions: Restricted to U2 and U3 students.

3 credits of a course in Animal Production or Plant Production approved by the Adviser.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2021-2022 (last updated Sep. 1, 2021) (disclaimer)
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