Agri-Business Management


Agri-Business Management-2024/2025

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MKTG-6022Relationship Mgmt & Selling Fundamentals3
This course will emphasize the need for establishing a relationship with customers and potential customers in order to service the customer's business needs. The skills and processes needed to be a successful salesperson will be taught and reinforced through realistic and practical activities.
MKTG-6023Agricultural Marketing3
Students will examine a variety of marketing models for agri-business enterprises through guest lecture, seminar and field trips.
AGRI-6002Food Safety & Traceability3
Students will learn the legal requirements and food industry best practices that are designed to ensure safety for consumers as food products transition from field to consumer. Topics include record keeping, coding, tracking and labeling for traceability; harvest, storage, transport and processing practices; and security, packaging, and product labeling.
ACCT-5012Managerial Accounting3
Managers make extensive use of financial accounting records for operational and strategic decision making. This course emphasizes management accounting topics such as financial statement analysis, cost accounting approaches, cost allocation and analysis, and budgeting. This allows the student to understand the role of accounting in business and how accounting data is used in the decision-making process.
MGMT-6089Leadership & Management Fundamentals3
In this course, the principles of effective leadership and management are examined with an emphasis on developing strategies for effectively managing groups of people. Situational leadership strategies will be analyzed with a view toward leading organizations through periods of change. Students work collaboratively to examine a variety of workplace issues thereby learning to provide effective leadership as part of the management team.
HLTH-6040Canadian Occupational Health & Safety3
This course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of health & safety practices and risk management principles in occupational workplaces required by Human Resources Management Professionals. Topics include rights and responsibilities of firms and employees, economic impact of loss control, hazard recognition, assessment and controls for physical, chemical and biological agents, accident prevention, safety metrics, emergency preparedness, WHMIS, WSIB Act, and Occupational Health & Safety Legislation. This course is HRPA approved and is required to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 1 (CKE1) and/or the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam 2 (CKE2). These exams are part of the attainment of the externally accredited entry level Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (CKE1) and/or the advanced level Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation (CKE2), respectively. You must achieve a minimum of 65% in any one of the nine CHRP/CHRL courses and an overall average of 70% in these nine courses to be eligible to write the CKE1 and/or CKE 2. For further information on this designation, please see:

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
AGRI-6001Issues in the Agri-Food Industry3
In this seminar course, the agriculture industry will be examined from a variety of perspectives to enhance how students perceive current and potential opportunities and challenges at play in the sector. Discussions and/or assignments may test conventional ideas and practices in the agri-food industry. Students will learn to think critically by listening to guest speakers or virtual presentations/youtube videos and by presenting their questions and point of view, through their assignments, on challenges and opportunities in agriculture.
AGRI-5000Precision Technologies in Agriculture3
Students will learn how precision agriculture has impacted many aspects of agricultural production and will gain hands-on experience with managing GPS technologies. The applications for advanced data collection sensors supported by GPS and complementary systems will also be explored.
AGRI-6004Pest Control Management3
This course will provide students with a comprehension of the basic concepts of pests in relation to agricultural practices. Principles of cultural, biological and chemical control will be outlined. Laboratories will include pest identification and pest control methods for various crops. Students will study the Grower Pesticide Safety Course and write the Grower Pesticide Safety Exam.
FINA-6018Agricultural Finance3
This course will develop students' abilities to examine, from a creditor's perspective, the financial plans, records, and skill sets of an agri-business owner or manager. Using a case study approach, students will analyse a business venture to determine the economic health of the venture, and make recommendations related to enhancing the viability of the venture and how financing may be structured.
MGMT-5050New Media Marketing3
This course will explore the changes taking place in present day marketing such as audience fragmentation, convergence, shifts towards consumer control, engagement, and an increasingly mobile and multi-tasking audience. Specific topics will investigate the use of marketing via email, mobile applications, digital/satellite television and related technologies, the internet, advergaming, social media (Blogs, YouTube, Social Networking sites), as well as the privacy/security/legal issues that relate to these items.
MGMT-6088Employee Relations3
Operations Managers need to work effectively with employees at all levels across the organization. In this course, students are introduced to human resources management principles and practices; the legal context of human resources; attracting and selecting new hires; employee development; and employee relations with specific emphasis on the operations management function within organizations.

Level 3
Take the following Mandatory Course:
FLDP-6027Work Integrated Learning6.4
This course provides an opportunity for students to apply the learning from the Agri-Business Management Program in a real-world setting through one of three options. Students choose a Traditional Placement with an employer; an Entrepreneurial Enterprise experience; or a Professionalism and Application pathway.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 11 credits in this
Program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and Graduate from this Program