AGRI3004 Agribusiness Planning and Management

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Details for undergraduate courses
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Life and Health Sciences
  • Category B broadening unit for students
Content
This unit translates generic business management and planning concepts in the field of marketing, finance, supply chain logistics and human resource management to the specific context of organisations in the agribusiness and agritech sectors, including farming enterprises. Through analyses of current agribusiness case studies, students are exposed to the real world issues faced by agribusiness managers, are provided with a deep understanding of the key concepts required to successfully manage an agribusiness. The overall objective of the unit is to provide key skills for the next generation of agribusiness managers.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe and discuss the theoretical concepts and principles that underpin modern agribusiness planning and management; (2) critically evaluate current management challenges, and formulate strategies to overcome such challenges, in the specific context of agribusiness enterprises; and (3) explain and analyse the operating environment and key challenges for the agribusinesses sector.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) take home exam; (2) project report; and (3) written reports. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Marit Kragt
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
AGRI1001 Feeding the World and completion of 48 points
Advisable prior study:
ACCT1101 Financial Accounting ; ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
Contact hours
Lectures and practical classes: 3 hours per week
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