AGRIBUSINESS

AGR1AGB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject knowledge and skills in agribusiness principles and practices in local and global contexts are developed. This will be undertaken through examination of national and international rural business environments, contextual factors impacting on agribusiness and risk management for agricultural commodities. The development of immature and mature agribusiness commodities and their markets will be investigated. Students will examine agribusiness case studies at the regional, national and international level and be able to describe key attributes of successful Australian agricultural enterprises. Through written work and presentations, students will develop communication skills appropriate for interacting with industry professionals.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAgribusiness Association of Australia http://www.agribusiness.asn.au/Recommendedtbatba
ReadingsAgribusiness managementRecommendedBarnard, F, Akridge, J, Dooley, F, Foltz, J 20124TH EDN, ROUTLEDGE, NEW YORK.
ReadingsAgribusiness management: increasing food production with environmental, viewed 1 August 2013, http://www.grin.com/en/e-book/197810/agribusiness-management-increasing-food-production-with-environmentalRecommendedDarko, E 2012tba
ReadingsE issues in agribusiness: the what, why and howRecommendedBryceson, K 2006CABI, OXFORDSHIRE.
ReadingsThe farming game: agricultural management and marketingRecommendedMalcolm, B, Makeham, J & Wright, V 20052ND EDN, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, PORT MELBOURNE, VICTORIA.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe and explain the structure and function of agribusinesses

Activities:
Students will give group presentations on the variety and purpose of different business structures and how they apply to wider agribusiness enterprises.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Compare agribusinesses in national and international context

Activities:
Essay, lectures and tutorials will examine the commonalities and differences between national and international agribusinesses
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

03. Describe and explain the developmental stages of immature and mature agribusinesses

Activities:
Using case studies, students will examine agribusinesses in various stages of development. These stages will then be applied to other business to validate this model.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

04. List key attributes of successful Australian agribusinesses

Activities:
Using case studies, students will give group presentations to highlight the attibutes of successful agribusinesses and how these might be applied.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

05. Communicate and present concepts of agribusiness using verbal and written academic and professional conventions

Activities:
Students will use a variety of presentation and communication techniques including electronic and print for different audiences to present agribusiness concepts.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case study (1000 words)30 01, 02, 03
Essay (2000 words)45 01, 02, 04, 05
Group Presentation (10 minutes)25 01, 04, 05