Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    Oct 18, 2021  
Courses of Study 2021-2022
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AEM 5210 - Business and Economics of Food

Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only (no audit).

Enrollment limited to: graduate students. Co-meets with AEM 2310 .

B. Rickard.

This course will examine the food system from an economic and business perspective. In the first part of the course, students will study the key economic and regulatory elements that affect the production of food. The second section will focus on the business aspects of food and beverage processing, distribution and retailing, and the material in the final section will focus on a range of contemporary business and economic issues that are relevant to consumers of food and beverages.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to use and evaluate scientific and economic information to reach defensible conclusions.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to identify the implications of business decisions on the supply of food.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to describe the effects of information and policies in food and beverage markets.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to develop skills to evaluate the consequences of consumer behavior for food products.

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