Agribusiness, Business Management Certificate
Award: Certificate in Business Management
No. of credits required: 24
For more information: Contact Assistant Professor Miriam Huddleston, 443-412-2426, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.
The Business Management Agribusiness Certificate is designed to enable students to obtain knowledge, skills, and competencies in the challenging field of Agribusiness. Students completing the certificate in Agribusiness are able to combine the credits earned to complete an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree to satisfy their individual career goals.
Upon successful completion of this program of study students will be able to:
- Apply business management skills to effectively manage farms and agribusinesses.
- Demonstrate marketing skills appropriate to farms and agribusiness (commodity marketing in areas such as livestock, diary, poultry, fruits, and vegetables).
- Demonstrate skills and knowledge to successfully create, develop, and run agribusinesses and farms.
- Prepare for Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in Business Management.
According to the University of Maryland Institute of Applied Agriculture and related employment data, agribusiness accounts for 17% of all jobs in the United States and accounts for nearly one-fifth of the U.S. gross national product. There continues to be a strong demand by agribusiness firms for employees skilled in both management and the agricultural sciences. Students earning degrees in agribusiness may find opportunities in a broad range of careers, from selling farm equipment to merchandising agricultural products. The courses listed in the Business Management Agribusiness Certificate are designed to provide a number of career options for students in agribusiness management, entrepreneurship, and marketing. Since agribusiness involves global issues, a course in international business has been included in the certificate.
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003 Reading and Understanding College Textbooks and ENG 012 Basic Writing, or ENG 018 Integrated Reading and Writing, and MATH 020 Pre-Algebra I. See graduation requirement details in this catalog for further information.
|BA 101||Introduction to Business (GI)||3|
|BA 110||Introduction to Entrepreneurship||3|
|BA 145||Farm and Agribusiness Management||3|
|BA 209||Agricultural Marketing||3|
|BA 246||Legal Environment of Business||3|
|or BA 205||Business Law|
|BA 242||Introduction to International Business||3|
|BA 210||Business Computer Applications||3|
|BA 245||Contemporary Issues in Business||3|
General Education Degree Requirements
Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:
Behavioral/Social Science (GB)
English Composition (GE)
Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues (GI)
Biological/Physical Laboratory Science (GL)
Biological/Physical Science (GS)