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This certificate is designed to provide students with skills that will enhance employment and small business opportunities in the food and fiber industry, namely management of: food production, manufacturing, processing, marketing, distribution, finance, and value chain.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

Outcomes

  • Create business plans that demonstrate an understanding of the impact of the global agribusiness industry on small enterprises.
  • Create and share a vision within an organization through group dynamics, active listening, delegation, planning, and articulating complex ideas.
  • Increase profitability of an organization through analyzing the international agricultural value chain.
  • Construct and analyze enterprise budgets, financial statements, and perform feasibility analyses to mitigate risk.
  • Perform financial transaction analysis, utilize double-entry cash accounting methods, value non-current assets, create income statements, owner equity, balance sheets, and cash flows.
Certificate of Agribusiness
Program Requirements
Certificates lead to associate and bachelor's degrees. For more information about which programs this certificate stacks into, visit the Programs List page.
This is an introductory certificate.
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14 CREDITS
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60 CREDITS
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120 CREDITS
Certificate of Agribusiness
Course Code
Course Name
# of Credits
AGBUS105
Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness
3
AGBUS105 — 3 credits
x
Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness
This course introduces principles and concepts necessary in successfully participating in the agribusiness industry. The course will introduce the student to the nature of the agribusiness industry and concepts in management that will assist the student in preparing a basic business plan. Additionally, this course explores the connection of the agribusiness industry in a global setting.
AGBUS138
Introduction to Agribusiness Leadership and Group Dynamics
3
AGBUS138 — 3 credits
x
Introduction to Agribusiness Leadership and Group Dynamics
This course addresses several aspects of creating a collateral learning experience. Students will be introduced to reflection journaling, helping the student to make a deep, personal and applied connection to the course material at hand. The student in turn will develop both writing and speaking skills to articulate complex ideas. Students will experience the power of synergy in group dynamics and skills in active listening, and group interaction. Students will also discover the power in proper delegation, planning, personal mastery, team learning, and how to create a shared vision among group members.
AGBUS147
Introduction to International Agricultural Marketing
3
AGBUS147 — 3 credits
x
Introduction to International Agricultural Marketing
This course is an introductory course in agricultural marketing. The purpose of this course is to provide the necessary skills for future entrepreneurs and entry level managers that will enable them to analyze the international agricultural value chain and make educated and gospel centered business and marketing decisions.
AGBUS180A
Economics and Budgeting Principles
2
AGBUS180A — 2 credits
x
Economics and Budgeting Principles
This course introduces students to the application of microeconomic principles using basic Excel spreadsheets.  Examples and assignments will be from and related to the agribusiness industry. This course is intended for students enrolled in the entry-level international Agribusiness Certificate program.  Students will learn how to construct and analyze enterprise budgets, simple financial statements and perform fundamental feasibility analysis by applying microeconomic principles. Agribusiness managers regularly make decisions that are more complex in price and output risks.  The use of economic principles coupled with basic spreadsheet analysis assists the manager in mitigating those risks.
AGBUS180B
Cash Accounting Concepts and Applications
2
AGBUS180B — 2 credits
x
Cash Accounting Concepts and Applications
This course is designed to provide international students, from developing economies, with a foundational understanding of general cash accounting principles as they relate to agribusinesses. Its main focus is on small business double entry accounting and basic financial statement analysis.  Upon completion of this course the student should be able to understand and apply basic accounting principles, complete financial transaction analysis, utilize double-entry cash accounting methods, value non-current assets, create an income statement; statement of owner equity; balance sheet; and statement of cash flows, and complete a basic financial analysis.
AGBUS197R
Agribusiness Practicum
1
AGBUS197R — 1 credits
x
Agribusiness Practicum
An opportunity for students to leave the online classroom environment and practice the concepts of the courses in the Agribusiness Certificate through experiences in working with or for a professional operation, or a self-directed special project approved by the instructor. Students will identify a business or operation that they are interested in working with that will allow them to practice agribusiness management concepts on a day to day basis, or students may choose a self-directed special project approved by the instructor.
For questions about this program, contact BYU-Pathway Support
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Potential Employment
  • Bookkeeper/Clerical/Micro Lender
  • Entrepreneur
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Processing & Distribution Manager
  • Production Agricultural Manager

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