Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEM 3290 - International Agribusiness Study Trip

(also FDSC 3290 )
Spring. 2 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: Previous business management or applied economics courses necessary. Course fee: Field study co-payment $1000. (Offered alternate years) Enrollment limited to: approximately 15 students. Students are selected with priority given to juniors and seniors in CALS. Open by application by November 1 preceding the spring semester the course is offered.

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

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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