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AGB8002 Adapting Technology in Agribusiness

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 a minimum of five years’ full-time relevant professional work experience equivalent to a qualification at AQF level 7. Students should be very familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel or similar software.

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

This course will explores various technologies and ways technology can be adapted to benefit agribusinesses. Students will choose a small number of technologies for comparison by evaluating in detail the investment required and the likely return from adoption. Students will begin with returns on investment and analyse how investments in technology will fit into the business function and consider social acceptance by staff. Such a comparison takes into account not only the overall cost-benefit but also includes the likelihood of a successful adoption process by including social risk analysis. The benefit of this multi-factor approach is the ability to compare the relative value of a technology adoption from a firm's competitive advantage. Students will conduct a detailed comparative analysis of the chosen technologies presented in the form of a report to inform senior management decision making.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2016 Online