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AGB8001 Agribusiness Management

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Management and Enterprise
Student contribution band : Band 3
ASCED code : 080399 - Business Mgt not classified

Other requisites

Students are expected to have graduate qualifications in either business or agriculture, or have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in industry.

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at //www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.

Synopsis

Students working in the agribusiness sector need to distinguish between traditional business management theory and the agricultural industry context. This course is framed around traditional business topics in the context of how agriculture operates.

This course explores the nature of corporate leadership styles and strategies for staff engagement within rural settings. It addresses the need for agribusiness professionals to have a clear understanding of clients and suppliers with regard for rural culture and the issues that influences human behaviour in trade and commerce. Agribusiness must deal with issues surrounding seasonal cycles of supply and geography, and take into account specific seasonal operations such as harvest, drought, the limitations of communication, operating distances and logistically stretch out supply lines.

Agribusiness managers must also contend with competitive characteristics and market behaviour in response to competitive characteristics of global commodities and the highly charged emotive characteristics of consumer behaviour in regards to food supplies and animal welfare. Students will evaluate and explore strategies to balance these factors.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2016 Online