Description: An exploration for undergraduate opportunities in preparing for a successful agribusiness entrepreneurship venture. An initial course for students in the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Minor.
Pass/No Pass option not allowed for College of Business Administration majors.
Description: Marketing strategies and entrepreneurship ventures throughout a food systems channel from producers of agricultural commodities to processors of food products and the final consumer. Entrepreneurship studies dealing with food processors, wholesaling, retailing and food service firms. Create strategic marketing plan to introduce a new food product into a retail consumer market.
This course is a prerequisite for: AECN 316
Description: Overview of financial issues for agribusiness start-ups. Business funding specific to new enterprises. Case studies on financial practices for start-up firms.
Description: Explore sustainability challenges in plant and animal agricultural systems, assess current solutions, and identify opportunities for innovation. Research, develop, prototype, test, and pitch an innovative product, service, or technology for agriculture.
Description: Overview of types of agricultural enterprises. Basic accounting principles as they relate to agricultural businesses. Requires completion of a marketing plan specific to agricultural enterprises based on a business idea. Student team projects with emphasis on marketing.
This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 301
Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Minor Program, junior or above standing and permission
Description: The student will work for a minimum of 250 hours in an entrepreneurial business or social organization.
Description: Research a specific agricultural enterprise. Develop and present a business plan using materials from the primary area of interest. Requires the completion of a shadowing assignment and the analysis of case studies.
Prerequisites: Sophomore or higher standing plus permission from the instructor.
The proposed independent study is subject to approval of the Director of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program.
Description: Entrepreneurship can be approached from many angles and with significant diversity in both value proposition, market reach and concept to customer process. This offering provides the opportunity for students to investigate a particular topic or concept that is professionally relevant under the guidance of a faculty advisor(s) with appropriate expertise/skills/network. Requires individual or team project work focused on investigation of a topic relevant to developing entrepreneurial capacity.