Academic Programs Catalog

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Food Industry Management

The Minor in Food Industry management is designed to serve students with majors in other fields who are interested in careers in the food industry.  The primary educational objective of the minor is to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of business management in relation to the food industry.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in food industry management.  The minor is administered by the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.

At least 12 credits counted towards the requirements for this minor must be unique. Unique credits must not be used to fulfill another university, college, or major requirement in the student's program.

Requirements for the Minor in Food Industry Management

The student must complete:

               
1. Both of the following courses (6 credits):  
  ABM 100 Decision-making in the Agri-Food System 3
  FIM 220 Food Product Marketing 3
2. Two of the following courses (6 credits):  
  ABM 222 Agribusiness and Food Industry Sales (W) 3
  ABM 400 Public Policy Issues in the Agri-Food System 3
  ABM 422 Vertical Coordination in the Agri-Food System 3
  ABM 427 Global Agri-Food Industries and Markets 3
  ABM 435 Financial Management in the Agri-Food System 3
  ABM 437 Agribusiness STrategic Management (W) 3
  EEP 405 Corporate Environmental Management (W) 3
  FIM 335 Food Marketing Management 3
  FIM 415 Human Resource Management: Changes and Challenges 3
  FIM 439 Food Business Analysis and Strategic Planning (W) 3
  MKT 351 Retail Management 3
3. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  ACC 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
  ACC 230 Survey of Accounting Concepts 3
4. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  ABM 437 Agribusiness Strategic Management (W) 3
  FIM 335 Food Marketing Management 3
  FIM 439 Food Business Analysis and Strategic Planning (W) 3
  GBL 323 Introduction to Business Law 3
  MGT 325 Management Skills and Processes 3
  MKT 327 Introduction to Marketing 3
  SCM 303 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 3
  Courses used to fulfill this requirement may not be used to fulfill requirement 2.