Agribusiness

​​​The educational objectives of the AGBU program are to prepare students to become entrepreneurs, business leaders, skilled farm o​​perators, and future policy advisers who are well-grounded in agriculture and food production, capable of communicating and using their skills in order to improve their livelihood and that of their community.

Undergraduate courses are offered in the areas of agriculture, business management and accounting, marketing, agriculture economics, entrepreneurship, and rural development. Specialized and advanced courses are also offered as electives to undergraduates. 


 

Program Learning Outcomes 

1.Apply economic and business principles, entrepreneur and soft skills related to leadership, negotiation and communication abilities​ with an understanding and sensitivity to rural development, as defined in the context of Food Security and economic self-sufficiency

2. Analyze the rapidly evolving local and regional  as well as international agribusiness environment by applying quantitative, numerical and research skills

3. Explain scientifically the processes of agriculture and the food chain

4. Integrate ethical, social and environmental issues in their work in the agro-food sector

 

Agribusiness I [1]

 

First Semester

Credits

AGSC

204         

Natural Sciences for Agribusiness

3

AGBU

211

Introduction to Agr​​icultural Issues and Policies

3

CMPS

209

Computers and Programming for the Sciences

3

ENGL

203

Academic English

3

MATH

204

Mathematics for Social Sciences

3

Total                  15

 

Second Semester

Credits

ACCT

210

Financial Accounting

3

AGSC

202

Introduction to Land and Water Resources

3

AGSC

203

Crop Production and Protection

3

ARAB

 

Arabic Communication Skills [2]

3

ENGL

204

Advanced Academic English

3

Total                  15

 

Agribusiness II

 

First Semester

Credits

ACCT

215

Management Accounting

3

AGSC

212

Microeconomics Theory of Food and Farming [3]

3

AGBU

239

Agribusiness​​ Communication Skills Workshop

0

NFSC

252

Food Processing

3

STAT

210

Elementary Statistics for the Sciences

3

Humanities Elective

To be chosen from PHIL 206 or PHIL 209

3

Total                  15

 

Second Semester

Credits

AGBU

210

Marketing in Agribusiness

3

ECON

212

Elementary Ma​croeconomic Theory

3

AGSC

253

Harvest and Post-harvest Issues and Strategies

3

AGBU

255

Field Study of the Rural Agro-economy

3

AVSC

220

Livestock Production and Protection

3

Total                  15

 

 

Summer Session

Credits

AGBU

229

Entrepren​eurship in Agriculture (Theory + Project)

3

AGBU

256

Summer Internship

1

Total                  4


 
Agribusiness III

First Semester

Credits

AGBU

236

New ​Trends in Agricultural and Food Systems

3

AGBU

240

Career Planning Workshop for Agribusiness

0

FINA

210

Business Finance

3

DCSN

205

Managerial Decision Makin​​g: Models and Techniques

3

MNGT

215

Principles of Management

3

Humanities Elective

 

3

Total                  15

 

Second Semester

Credits

AGBU

213

Legal Aspects of Agribusiness

3

AGBU

248

Operation Management for Agribusiness

3

AGBU

292

Agribusiness Final Year Project (capstone course)

5

Humanities Elective

 

3

Humanities Elective

 

3

Total                  17

 

[1] A minimum of 96 credits required for graduation
[2] The Arabic Placement Test is optional
[3] Course offered in Fall and Spring