RURAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

AGR1RBM

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject develops knowledge of the Australian agricultural business environment focusing on principles of development, planning, operation and performance analysis as applied to rural business enterprises in local and global settings. Students will examine a variety of agricultural business types through a variety of experiential tasks and develop skills in the use of structured planning methods to identify business and marketing opportunities as well as skills in business plan development. The subject also requires students to recognise and consider workplace safety issues, human resource requirements and relevant social, ethical and environmental issues.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarisa Collins

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in the following course: SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is taught at the Epping Campus of Melbourne Polytechnic.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

The successful business plan: Secrets and strategies

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorAbrams, R & Burrows, P

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCAPSTONE PUBLISHING, MINNESOTA

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

The Rise of Women Farmers and Sustainable Agriculture.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorSachs, Carolyn E.; Barbercheck, Mary; Braiser, Kathryn; Kiernan, Nancy Ellen; Terman, Anna Rachel.

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherIowa City : University Of Iowa Press

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Financial management for agribusiness

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorObst, W, Graham, R & Christie, G

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCSIRO, COLLINGWOOD.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Marketing : an introduction.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorRosalind Masterson and David Pickton

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSAGE, Los Angeles

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Handbook of Agricultural Economics

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorEvenson, Robert E.; Pingali, Prabhu L.

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAmsterdam : North Holland.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Agribusiness management.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBarnard, Freddie L.; Yeager, Elizabeth A.; Akridge, Jay T.; Dooley, Frank J.; Foltz, John Charles; Yeager, Elizabeth Anne.

Year2016

Edition/VolumeFifth edition

PublisherNew York, NY : Routledge.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Financial Management for Agribusiness

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorWesley Obst, Rob Graham, Graham Christie

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCollingwood, Vic.: CSIRO

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe relevant characteristics of the Australian business environment
02. Analyse different types of agricultural related businesses to identify key aspects of financial statements
03. Apply the key components for business development, planning, operation and performance analysis to prepare a business plan outline for a rural business
04. Recognise and reflect on the application of relevant OH&S and HR requirements with regard to social, ethical and environmental issues

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarisa Collins

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One case study: Business and strategic plan (1500-words, and 10 min presentation; total is equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One Written Report (800-words)

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO2

Exam 1.5 hours (1500 word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4