AGRIBUSINESS

A specialized course under Business

About the Course – Agribusiness

Agribusiness programs make students capable of running a farm or other facilities within the commercial agriculture industry. Students learn how to create marketing materials, prepare budgets, and manage human resources.

Agriculture business management is a specialized program under Agribusiness which focuses on the business aspect of agriculture production and its international trade. The postgraduate course helps you become business leaders and entrepreneurs in food, agriculture, and allied sectors. This program enables you to make sustainable business decisions and minimize risk while working in the agricultural sector. The course curriculum is designed to build and enhance a global perspective among students. In the area of agribusiness management, students study Introduction to Rural Management, Business Economics, Agribusiness Supply Chain, Financial Planning for Agriculture, Marketing Principles, Business Law, Commodity Pricing, and Risk Management and Human Resource Management.

 You’ll study all the fundamentals of business i.e. economics, management, marketing, finance, and others which will equip you with further knowledge about how these fields apply to the world of agriculture. You’ll apply your business skills to areas like natural resources management, food systems, and biotechnology. You’ll learn to maintain the delicate balance between environmental protection and profitable business along with processing and distribution of agricultural commodities. You’ll also learn about the newest advances in technology and computer science that have advanced the field of agriculture and made agricultural practices more efficient and convenient. Overall, you’ll get the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in this lively industry

 The following list provides details on what students typically learn in this field of study:

●       Accounting for Agribusiness
●       Business Management for Agriculture
●       Law and Agribusiness
●       The Economics of Agribusiness
●       Agribusiness and Human Resources Management

 Listed here are some of the principal objectives of the course.

  • To learn business, management, and financial skills as well as the technical aspects of managing agricultural production systems.
  • To develop a strong capacity for critical thinking, communication, leadership, and personal autonomy.
  • To gain expertise in crop and pasture production and management, soil science, livestock production systems, property planning and development, and livestock management.

Career Prospect

An associate’s degree in agricultural business prepares students for entry-level positions in the field. Some graduates may find work as Farmers and assistants or Ranchers or Agricultural managers.

Bachelor’s degree programs in agricultural business prepare students to work in sales, production, or management positions, among others. Some possible career options for graduates include Agricultural transportation, Livestock production and Feedlot management.

Master’s degrees will provide you with a variety of advanced career opportunities in the field. With a Master’s degree in Agribusiness, you can work in:

  • Agricultural communications
  • Agricultural finance
  • Commodity merchandising

Career Opportunity

If you major in Agriculture, you will have the following career paths:

  • Agribusiness manager
  • Agricultural finance
  • Agricultural loan officer
  • Agricultural market analyst
  • Agricultural salesperson
  • Commodity merchandiser
  • Crop production specialist
  • Farm and ranch operations
  • Food broker
  • Food industries manager

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

Employment Opportunity

There are diverse opportunities available for agriculture graduates. For example, you can work in areas such as farm management, the service, and supply industries, sales, research, or advisory and consultancy work. Opportunities are available in both the public and private sectors. The typical employers in this sector are:

  • agricultural and agri-pharmaceutical consultancies
  • agricultural machinery firms
  • environmental consultancies
  • farm management and commercial ancillary companies
  • food processing companies
  • food retail companies
  • government and local authorities – in a range of advisory and administration roles
  • trade associations such as the NFU
  • the media – for roles in agricultural journalism
  • universities – in research and lecturing posts.

Agricultural Economics & Business careers are expected to grow by 3.6% between 2016 and 2026. The following options are some of the most in-demand careers related to agricultural economics and business.

Occupation Name

Projected Jobs

Expected Growth

Office and Administrative Support Worker Supervisors

1,557,400

3.4%

Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers

1,020,700

-0.8%

Computer User Support Specialists

708,700

11.3%

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Worker Supervisors

49,700

2.1%

Agricultural Products Graders and Sorters

42,500

-0.9%

 

Agribusiness Average salary per annum by Job

General / Operations Manager – $83,553

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