Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    Jul 29, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEM 3260 - Cooperative Business Management

Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: AEM 1200  or AEM 2200  or AEM 3020  or ILRID 1700 , or permission of instructor. Fulfills Grand Challenges Project requirement.

T.M. Schmit.

An evaluation of the fundamental principles, structure, finance, management and governance associated with the cooperative business model, with a focus on agricultural cooperatives. Analyses of the cooperative business organization within the modern economy are emphasized through a mix of lectures, guest speakers, case study discussions and, and experiential learning projects with cooperative businesses.

Outcome 1: Identify economic justifications for the cooperative as a business entity.

Outcome 2: Illustrate unique characteristics surrounding the governance, finance, and management of cooperative businesses.

Outcome 3: Analyze contemporary issues facing modern cooperatives with an emphasis on challenges and opportunities facing cooperatives that compete with investor-owned firms.

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