Graduate Specialization - Master's Specialization in Agribusiness (this program is in moratorium Fall 2014 through Spring 2015)

Program:
Master's Specialization in Agribusiness (this program is in moratorium Fall 2014 through Spring 2015)
Program Code:
0510 Agribusiness
Program Level:
Graduate
Award Type:
Specialization Graduate - Masters
Start Term:
FS98
End Term:
US14
College:
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Requirements as represented in Degree Navigator are not available for this program.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics

Graduate Study
Master's Specialization in Agribusiness (this program is in moratorium Fall 2014 through Spring 2015)

The Master’s specialization in Agribusiness is designed to serve students who are interested in careers in agribusiness.  The specialization is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in master’s degree programs in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, and the College of Veterinary Medicine.  The specialization is administered by the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.

The student’s program of study for the specialization must be approved by the academic advisor for agribusiness.  Through the selection of courses, the specialization complements the student’s master’s degree program.  Students in agriculturally related disciplines complete courses in business management, marketing, finance, and human resource management as applied to agribusiness firms.  Students in business management fields complete courses in agribusiness.

With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the specialization may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the master’s degree.

Requirements for the Master’s Specialization in Agribusiness

The student must complete:

               
1. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  AEC 800 Foundations of Agricultural Economics 3
  EC 805 Microeconomic Analysis 3
  Requirement 1. will be waived for students who have completed an intermediate-level course in microeconomics.  
2. Two of the following courses (6 credits):  
  AEC 851 Agricultural Firm Management 3
  AEC 853 Financial Management in Agriculture 3
  AEC 857 Strategic Management in Agribusiness 3
  Agricultural Economics 851 or 853 or 857 may be used to satisfy either requirement 2. or requirement 3., but not both of those requirements.  
3. Two of the following courses (6 credits):  
  ACC 800 Financial Accounting Concepts 3
  ACC 840 Managerial Accounting 3
  AEC 817 Political Economy of Agricultural and Trade Policy 3
  AEC 831 Food Marketing Management 3
  AEC 839 Applied Operations Research 3
  AEC 841 Analysis of Food System Organization and Performance 3
  AEC 845 Commodity Market Analysis 3
  AEC 851 Agricultural Firm Management 3
  AEC 853 Financial Management in Agriculture 3
  AEC 855 Agricultural Production Economics 3
  AEC 857 Strategic Management in Agribusiness 3
  GBL 848 Legal Environment of Business 3
  LIR 823 Organizational Behavior in Labor and Industrial Relations 3
  LIR 824 Human Resource Strategies and Decisions 3
  LIR 825 Compensation and Benefit Systems 3
  LIR 858 Collective Bargaining 3
  MGT 806 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
  MGT 810 Human Resource Management 3
  MSC 800 Materials and Logistics Management 3
  MSC 805 Marketing Management 3
  MSC 806 Marketing Analysis 3
  MSC 808 Entrepreneurial Marketing 3
  MSC 813 Marketing Research Methods 3
  VM 541 Veterinary Perspectives III 2
  Either Labor and Industrial Relations 823 or Management 806, but not both of those courses, may be used to satisfy requirement 3.  
  Either Labor and Industrial Relations 824 or Management 810, but not both of those courses, may be used to satisfy requirement 3.  
  Veterinary Medicine 541 may be used to satisfy requirement 3. only if the student also completes 1 additional credit in an approved Veterinary Medicine course.