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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEM 3290 - International Agribusiness Study Trip

(crosslisted) FDSC 3290  
(CU-ITL)     
Spring. Offered alternate years (odd years). 2 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: previous business management or applied economics courses necessary.

T. M. Schmit, A. Orta-Ramirez, E. Tako.

Gives students interested in agribusiness management exposure to the managerial practices essential to the success of agriculture, agribusiness, and food companies competing in the global marketplace. The course involves an intense one-week international field study trip that takes place during Spring break of the Spring semester the course is offered. The study trip involves a combination of educational instruction at a host university, along with organized field study trips to agricultural and food system related operations, both public and private in organization, in the selected country. The course meets for a few sessions in advance of the field study trip. A paper analyzing an aspect of the field study is required.

Outcome 1: Describe successful managerial practices in global agriculture, agribusiness, and food industry companies.

Outcome 2: Explain important factors involved in agricultural industry development, including comparative advantages in production, human, and technological resources, agricultural and trade policies, integrated agricultural systems, and global competitiveness.

Outcome 3: Analyze and communicate economic concepts of agricultural activities as they relate to domestic and international influences.



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