Undergraduate Degree - Food Industry Management

Program:
Food Industry Management
Program Code:
0487 Food Industry Management
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
US96
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.
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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics

Undergraduate Programs
Food Industry Management

The food industry management major is designed for students who are interested in careers in the food industry. Graduates of this major enter managerial positions with food wholesalers-distributors and retailers as well as sales, account management, and production supervision positions with food manufacturers. The program provides a system-wide perspective of managerial problems confronting firms in the food industry, recognizes the increasing interdependence among such firms and focuses on creating consumer value. Faculty who are associated with the program maintain close relationships with food companies and trade associations, bring practical applications and examples to the classroom and provide current information about career and scholarship opportunities.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Industry Management

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Food Industry Management.

    The University's Tier II Writing Requirement for the Food Industry Management major is met by completing Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics 445.  This course is referenced in item 3. below.

    The completion of the Food Industry Management mathematics requirement may also satisfy the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the University mathematics requirement.
  2. The requirements of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.

    Students must achieve a grade of at least 2.0 or higher in each AFRE course referenced in items 3. a. and in courses taken to fulfill requirements 3. b. and 3. c.
     
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. All of the following courses (38 credits):
    AFRE 100 Decision-making in the Agri-Food System 3
    AFRE 203 Data Analysis for the Agri-Food System 3
    AFRE 206 World Food, Population and Poverty 3
    AFRE 210 Professional Seminar in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics 1
    AFRE 222 Agribusiness and Food Industry Sales (W) 3
    AFRE 240 Food Product Marketing 3
    AFRE 265 Ecological Economics 3
    AFRE 340 Food Marketing Research and Analytics 3
    AFRE 410 Advanced Professional Seminar in Agricultural Food and Resource Economics 1
    AFRE 440 Food Marketing Management 3
    AFRE 445 Strategic Management for Food and Agribusiness Firms (W) 3
    EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
    EC 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
    MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I 3
    b. Three of the following courses (9 credits):
    AFRE 224 Information and Market Intelligence in the Agri-Food Industry 3
    AFRE 232 Commodity Marketing I 3
    AFRE 300 Public Policy Issues in the Agri-Food System 3
    AFRE 315 Labor and Personnel Management in the Agri-Food System 3
    AFRE 322 Organization of the Agri-Food Systems 3
    AFRE 327 Global Agri-Food Industries and Markets 3
    AFRE 435 Financial Management in the Agri-Food Systems 3
    AFRE 465 Corporate Environmental Management (W) 3
    AFRE 490 Independent Study in Agricultural Food and Resource Economics 3
    AFRE 493 Professional Internship in Agricultural Food and Resource Economics 3
    A study abroad or independent study experience may also fulfill part of this requirement through enrollment in AFRE 490 with approval by the department.
    Agricultural Food and Resource Economics 435 or 465 may be used to fulfill requirement 3.b. if not used to fulfill requirement 3.c.
    c. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    AFRE 435 Financial Management in the Agri-Food Systems 3
    AFRE 465 Corporate Environmental Management (W) 3
    d. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    ACC 201 Principles of financial Accounting 3
    ACC 230 Survey of Accounting Concepts 3
    AFRE 130 Farm Management I 3
    FI 320 Introduction to Finance 3
    e. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    STT 200 Statistical Methods 3
    STT 201 Statistical Methods 4
    STT 315 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Business 3
    f. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    AFRE 303 Managerial Economics 3
    EC 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
    g. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    SCM 303 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 3
    SCM 304 Survey of Supply Chain Management 3
    h. Complete 6 credits in sciences related to food production and processing, as approved by the department. It is recommended that these credits be from the same discipline.