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  • Objectives
    This major, which can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Agribusiness, will provide you with business management training, particularly as it relates to commercial farming, with a focus on agricultural technology. The major focuses particularly on the technical areas of livestock and crop production. You will studys a number of technical units in crops, soils, pastures and animal production alongside agribusiness units in accounting, taxation, farm management, marketing, economics, extension, and consulting and finance. The major will help you develop your individual talents and personality to equip you for a leadership role in the agricultural industry and the community in general by developing your skills in communication, information literacy and teamwork. You will also develop the skills required to assume managerial responsibilities of commercial farming operations or to enter farm consulting practices and agricultural extension.
  • Entry requirements
    TEE Accounting, Biology, Economics and mathematics desirable.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Agribusiness (Farm Management)
  • Course description
    Farm Management Major

    Introduction

    The farm management major provides business management education in a whole farm and agribusiness systems framework as it relates to commercial farming. Technical units including livestock and crop production are a major focus. It aims to develop the individual talents and personalities of the students and equip them for a leadership role in the agricultural industry and the community in general, through the learning program that develops skills in communication, information literacy and teamwork. It also provides graduates with the skills to assume the managerial responsibilities of commercial farming operations or to enter farm consulting practices and agricultural extension. For those intending to become teachers this major provides an initial qualification prior to undertaking teaching studies.

    Course Entry Requirement/Prerequisites

    None.

    Specific Requirements

    STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q.

    Duration and Availability

    3 years full-time study or equivalent part-time.

    Further Information
    For further information about the program, contact staff in the Muresk Academic Office.

    Course Structure                                                                             Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 1 Semester 1

    303220     v.3           Agribusiness Systems 101                                       5.0     25.0
    303227     v.4           Agribusiness Communications 101                          1.5     12.5
    303294     v.3           Food and Fibre Production 101                                5.0     25.0
    309728     v.2           Agricultural Soils 101                                               6.0     25.0
    309734     v.2           Agronomy 101                                                         3.0     12.5
                                                                                                                               100.0

    Year 1 Semester 2

    303297     v.3           Animal Science 102                                                 5.0     25.0
    303298     v.4           Farm Management 102                                           5.0     25.0
    309729     v.2           Agricultural Statistics 102                                       4.0     12.5
    309732     v.2           Agribusiness Economics 102                                   6.0     12.5
    309750     v.2           Broadacre Crop Agronomy 102                               5.0     25.0
                                                                                                                             100.0

    Year 2 Semester 1

    303324     v.3           Food and Agribusiness Marketing 201                    5.0     25.0
    303325     v.4           Farm Management 201                                           5.0     25.0
    303399     v.3           Farm Accounting and Finance 201                          5.0     25.0
                                     SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:         25.0
                                                                                                                             100.0

    Year 2 Semester 2

    303330     v.4           Farm Business Risk and
                                     Resource Management 202                                   5.0     25.0
    303338     v.3           Agribusiness Finance 202                                      5.0     25.0
    309730     v.2           Agribusiness Taxation 202                                     3.0     12.5
    309774     v.2           Agribusiness Law 202                                            3.0     12.5
                                     SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:         25.0
                                                                                                                            100.0

    Year 3 Semester 1

    303277     v.4           Corporate Agribusiness Management 301             5.0     25.0
    308078     v.2           Agribusiness Marketing Research 301                    5.0     25.0
    308079     v.2           Operations Research for Agribusiness 301             5.0     25.0
                                     SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:         25.0
                                                                                                                             100.0

    Year 3 Semester 2

    303366     v.3           International Agribusiness Marketing 302                 5.0     25.0
    303369     v.3           Agricultural Knowledge and
                                     Information Systems 302                                          6.0     25.0
    305615     v.2           Farm Business Planning (Capstone) 302                   5.0     25.0
                                     SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:            25.0
                                                                                                                               100.0

    Optional Units to Select from in Year 2 Semester 1                      Hrs/Wk     Credit

    303333     v.5 #           Crop Protection 202                                              5.0     25.0
    303340     v.4 #           Animal Science 201                                               5.0     25.0


    Optional Units to Select from in Year 2 Semester 2                     Hrs/Wk     Credit

    303364     v.5 #           Commercial Management of
                                        Sheep Enterprises 302                                          5.0     25.0
    303365     v.6 #           Cropping Systems 301                                          5.0     25.0

    Optional Units to Select from in Year 3 Semester 1                     Hrs/Wk     Credit

    303345     v.3 #           Intensive Animal Production 301                          5.0     25.0
    303368     v.4 #           Sustainable Agricultural Systems 301                  5.0     25.0

    Optional Units to Select from in Year 3 Semester 2                     Hrs/Wk     Credit

    303364     v.5 #           Commercial Management of
                                        Sheep Enterprises 302                                         5.0     25.0
    303365     v.6 #           Cropping Systems 301                                         5.0     25.0
    9670         v.7              Agribusiness Project 392                                      5.0     25.0

    #              Students may select an elective instead of this unit with the approval of the course coordinator

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