AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT

MGT1AGM

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Agribusiness describes the food and fibre production and marketing system, which is made up of thousands of businesses ranging from small farms to large multinational companies.  In this subject you will be introduced to managers and the management of food, fibre and agribusiness firms. In doing so you will explore the concepts, processes, ideas, issues and experiences of managers and management that will enhance your effectiveness in performing the functions and tasks of an agribusiness manager.





SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTimothy Clune

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LBBAB, LMBBP or LBBCS, or obtain coordinator approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students enrolled at Shepparton Campus are eligible to enrol in this subject as an elective.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAgribusiness ManagementPrescribedBarnard, F.L., Akridge, J.t., Dooley, F.J., Foltz, J.C. and Yeager, E.A. (2016)Routledge

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the key elements of the agribusiness environment.

Activities:
Regional Case Study
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Reflect on how industry engagement has informed your understanding of the current and future challenges facing agribusiness managers.

Activities:
Individual reflection
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Explain, critically evaluate and apply the core concepts/theories underlying the effective management of agribusinesses

Activities:
Major Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Shepparton, 2019, Week 31-45, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTimothy Clune

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 40 - 40
Four 8.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 40 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This intensive component will be held during the mid-semester break. Students will also be expected to undertake between 1-3 hours per week of online learning and assessment activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual case study (1,000 words)This assessment is to be completed and feedback returned to students prior to attending the block-mode component of the subject. This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilites of Writing, Inquiry and Analtical Skills and Discipline Specific Knowledge and Skills.20 01
Individual reflection (1,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilites of Personal and Professional Skills, Critical Thinking, Inquiry and Analtical Skills and Discipline Specific Knowledge and Skills.30 02
Major Assignment (2,000 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilites of Writing, Critical Thinking, Inquiry and Analtical Skills and Discipline Specific Knowledge and Skills.50 03