Minor Agribusiness Entrepreneurship (18 credits)

Offered by: Agricultural & Env.Sc.-Dean     Degree: Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Program Requirements

This Minor is a collaboration by the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Desautels Faculty of Management. It provides students with an understanding of how to conceptualize, develop, and manage successful ventures in the agricultural, ag-tech, bioresource engineering, environmental, and food sectors - including for-profit private companies and social enterprises - and how to champion intrapreneurship activities in larger organizations. The program covers the essentials of management and is interdisciplinary and integrative. Many courses include a diverse set of students from multiple McGill faculties.

Within this Minor, 18 credits must be unique (only count for the Minor and do not overlap with the Major or Specialization), except for students enrolled in programs with more than 72 credits of required and complementary courses, who can count up to 6 credits of courses in the Major or Specialization.

Students in this Minor are not permitted to take the Desautels Minors in Management, Marketing, Finance or Operations Management (for non-Management students).

Minimum requirements: U2 or above; minimum 3.0 CGPA. This Minor has limited enrolment. Students should contact the program director to apply.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • INTG 201 Integrated Management Essentials 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    INTG : Essentials of management using an integrated approach. Three modules (managing money, managing people and managing information) cover fundamentals of accounting, finance, organizational behaviour and information systems; and illustrate how the effective management of human, financial and technological resources contributes to the success of an organization. Emphasizes an integrated approach to management, highlighting how organizations function as a whole and the importance of being able to work across functional and organizational boundaries.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Blanchette, Simon (Fall)

    • Only open to U1, U2, U3 non-Management students. Not open to students in the Desautels Faculty of Management or students who have taken two or more of courses MGCR 211, MGCR 222 or MGCR 341.

    • Limited enrolment; priority registration to students in Minors in Entrepreneurship. Note: this course is not part of the Desautels Minors in Management, Finance, Marketing or Operations Management (for non-Management students).

  • INTG 202 Integrated Management Essentials 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    INTG : Essentials of management using an integrated approach. Four modules (managing customer relationships, managing processes, managing digital innovation and managing the enterprise) cover fundamentals of marketing, strategy, operations and information systems; and illustrate how this knowledge is harnessed in an organization to create value for customers and other stakeholders. Emphasizes an integrated approach to management, highlighting how organizations function as a whole and the importance of being able to work across functional and organizational boundaries.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Only open to U1, U2, U3 students. Not open to students in the Desautels Faculty of Management or students who have taken two or more of courses MGCR 331, MGCR 352, MGCR 423 or MGCR 472.

    • Limited enrolment; priority registration to students in Minors in Entrepreneurship. It is suggested that students take INTG 201 prior to INTG 202, but is not required. Note: this course is not part of the Desautels Minors in Management, Finance, Marketing or Operations Management (for non-Management Students).

  • MGPO 362 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Study of the key aspects involved in starting and managing a new venture: identifying opportunities and analyzing new venture ideas, identifying common causes of failure and strategies for success, understanding intellectual property systems, comparison of multiple modes of funding. Applies to for-profit and not-for-profit start-ups.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Aronovitch, Aviva (Fall) Demetry, Daphne (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): INTG 201 or INTG 202 or MGCR 211 or MGCR 352.

    • Restriction(s): Only open to U2, U3 students.

    • Limited enrolment; priority registration to Management students and non-Management students in Minors in Entrepreneurship.

  • MGPO 364 Entrepreneurship in Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : Provides hands-on experience with the development of an entrepreneurial venture or a contribution to an existing entrepreneurial venture. Involves the creation of a venture development or business plan. Applicable to many kinds of new ventures, both private companies and social enterprises.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Aronovitch, Aviva (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGPO 362

    • Restriction(s): Open to U2, U3 students only.

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6 credits from the following:

  • AGEC 231 Economic Systems of Agriculture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : The structure and organization of Canada's agriculture-food system, the operation, financing, linkages, and functions of its components. Focus to be on management of the various components and the entire system, types of problems confronted now and in the future.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Doidge, Mary (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 lectures

    • Prerequisite: AGEC 200 or equivalent

  • 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 2022

    Instructors: Doidge, Mary (Fall)

  • AGEC 430 Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Examination of North American and international agriculture, food and resource policies, policy instruments, programs and their implications. Economic analysis applied to the principles, procedures and objectives of various policy actions affecting agriculture, and the environment.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Hickey, Gordon (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 lectures

    • Prerequisites: AGEC 200 or equivalent

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

  • AGRI 411 Global Issues on Development, Food and Agriculture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : International development and world food security and challenges in developing countries. Soil and water management, climate change, demographic issues, plant and animal resources conservation, bio-products and biofuels, economic and environmental issues specially in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Globalization, sustainable development, technology transfer and human resources needs for rural development.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Vasseur, Elsa (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Two 2-hour conferences

  • AGRI 493 International Project Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural & Env.Sc.-Dean (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : Principles and practice related to management of agriculture, nutrition and environmental projects within an international context. Case-studies and workshops drawing on expertise of development professionals from government and the private sector address techniques and resources for successful planning, implementation and evaluation within a multi-sectoral framework.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Kwofie, Ebenezer (Winter)

  • FAES 300 Internship 2 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Agricultural & Env.Sc.-Dean (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Faculty of Agric & Envir Sci : Full-time work-term intended to complement the student's undergraduate studies. Course work will be graded by a Faculty member with expertise relevant to the student's area of study. Finding a work placement is the responsibility of the student and facilitated by the Faculty's Internship Office.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Summer 2023

    Instructors: Gray, Kendra (Fall) Gray, Kendra (Summer)

    • Students will receive a final grade on their transcript. Students must be registered as a full-time student prior to and after enrollment in this course. A mandatory report must be submitted at the end of the Internship to the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Internship Office.

    • Restrictions: Students must be registered as a full-time student prior to and after enrollment in this course. Minimum CGPA of 2.7 required. Open to all students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

  • FAES 310 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural & Env.Sc.-Dean (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Faculty of Agric & Envir Sci : Concepts and skills relevant to establishing new or managing existing business ventures in the agricultural, bioresource engineering, environmental, and food sectors (agri-food and agribusiness). Business organization, overview of current organizations in these sectors, business partnership, as well as understanding the market structure, niche markets, and opportunities. New product development, customer values, raising start-up capital, and different business strategies are explored. Class discussion, business case studies, assignments, student presentations, and current entrepreneurship literature related to agri-food and agribusiness are used throughout the course to reinforce concepts, in addition to guest lectures from agri-food and agribusiness sectors.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open to U2 and above.

* Note: To be counted towards the Minor in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship, the placement in FAES 300 must be approved by the program coordinator as having entrepreneurial focus.

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