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Agribusiness

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Food and Agribusiness Management and Marketing

Minor/Certificate - open to all majors - new Fall 2021

 

  • In order to feed a population, expected to grow to 9 billion people by 2050, the world will have to double its current food production
  • America’s food and agriculture sectors are responsible for almost one-fifth of the nation’s economic activity (more than 13% of US employment)
  • In WA, there are 444.120 jobs directly related to food and agriculture (almost 48 % of WA total jobs - directly or indirectly related to food and ag)

 

Only AgBiz program in WA offered by an AACSB accredited school

 

Take advantage of market trends in Food/Ag sectors:

 

  • More health/food conscious consumers:
    • Where is our food coming from?
    • How is our food produced and processed?
  • Convenience is in high-demand now more than ever:
    • Uber Eats
    • Grubhub

 

  • Sustainability:
    • New ideas by Millennials and Gen Z - regenerative agriculture

 

  • Retailers seizing new food/agribusiness opportunities:
    • Costco invests in poultry production
    • Amazon acquires Whole Foods

Top Career Paths/Jobs in Food/Ag Industry:

  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resources
  • Operations Management
    • Assistant Regional Manager
    • Warehouse Manager
    • Agriculture Manager
    • Farm Manager
    • Farm Operations Manager
  • Food Service Management
    • Restaurant Store Manager
    • Restaurant General Manager
    • Restaurant Assistant General Manager
  • Product Management
    • Product Marketing Manager
    • Farm and Product Development Manager

Unique Program:

 

  • Hands-on learning/experience
  • Real-world experience
    • project-based learning environment
    • professional development opportunities
  • Strong industry connection
  • Internships

 

 

Top Business Skills:

 

  • economic policies analysis
  • business policy & strategy development
  • food/ag products & services marketing
  • HR management in the Food/Ag industry

 

Agribusiness Program Requirement:

Max. 10 credits can be shared with any other major/minor/certificate

Required courses (no prerequisites): 15 credits

AGB 361: Food and Agribusiness Marketing (5)

AGB 380: Human Resource Management in Food and Agribusiness (5)

ECON 320: Agricultural Economics and Policy (5)

 

Elective courses: 8 – 10 credits

ACCT 252 - Managerial Accounting (5)

ACCT 301 - Accounting Skills for Non-Accounting Majors (5)

ACCT 340 - Income Tax Accounting (5)

BUS 389 - Sustainable Business (5)

BUS 411 - Emotional Intelligence for Professionals (5)

BUS 490 - Cooperative Education (1-12) (min. 4 credits; max. 5 credits)

ECON 202 - Principles of Economics Macro (5)

ECON 310 - International Economics (5)

ECON 462 - Environmental and Resource Economics (5)

ENTP 320 - Small Farming Entrepreneurship and Innovation (5)

ENTP 487 - Entrepreneurism and Small Business Management (5)

GEOG 373 - Water Resources (4)

GEOG 422 - Geography of Food and Agriculture (4)

IDS 343 - Origins and Results of Food Technology: The Gluttonous Human (5)

IT 334 - Applied Cybersecurity Measures in Agriculture (4)

MGT 380 - Organizational Management (5)

MGT 395 - Leadership in Business Organizations (5)

MIS 320 - Business Process Analysis and Systems (5)

MKT 364 - Marketing Promotion Management (5)

MKT 376 - Foundations of Digital Marketing (5)

PUBH 318 - The Politics of Food and Health (3)

SCM 310 - Supply Chain Management (5)

SCM 420 - Lean/Six Sigma Processes (5)

SCM 492 - Lean Six Sigma Practicum (5)

WINE 201 - Wine Service and Food Pairing (4)

WINE 301 - Wine Distribution Management (4)

WINE 304 - Wine Marketing and Branding (4)

WINE 315 - Survey of Washington Wines (4)

WINE 332 - Social Media Theory and Practice (4)

WINE 353 - Tasting Room and Wine Club Management (4)

WINE 403 - Advanced Topics in Wine Marketing and Branding (5)

WINE 404 - Wine Law and Winery Compliance (4)

 

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