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Bachelor of Applied Science Degree - Agribusiness

Agriculture Business

Give yourself the added advantage towards a rewarding career in the dynamic and global agriculture industry.

This two-year program will equip you with the necessary skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving and collaborative investigation, to solve real-world business challenges.

Through industry focused instruction, you’ll spend the first year on campus learning how to apply business fundamentals such as finance, marketing, strategic business management, human resources, applied research, innovation and leadership. During this time you will also develop communication, networking, teamwork and time management skills while completing projects with classmates and industry clients on relevant current topics.

Work-Integrated Learning

Fourth year students of the Bachelor of Applied Science - Agribusiness program will be required to complete an eight-month Directed Field Study, providing you with a unique opportunity to apply both academic and experiential learning in the workplace with the support of identified industry mentorship.  


Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive a Bachelor of Applied Science in Agribusiness.

    • Minimum 2.5 GPA (75%) in the required credits from a diploma or degree in the study of agriculture, agriculture technology/mechanics, land, environment, or other agriculturally related fields of study.
    • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement

    Directed Field Study Required: An 8-month Directed Field Study is undertaken upon successful completion of all third year courses. Students will develop individualized learning plans and complete the study based upon their learning goals. Upon completion of the Directed Field Study, each student will submit all required final assignments.

    International Students in this program will require a Co-Op Permit, a Study Permit and a Social Insurance Number for this program.

    Transfer Options: Olds College of Agriculture & Technology has developed agreements with other educational institutions to allow for transition to Olds College, or to another institution to continue your education. Articulations & Agreements

    Out of Province Applicants: Please refer to the Provincial Equivalency Chart for course equivalencies.

    International Applicants: Olds College welcomes applications from International Applicants and those who have completed their high school education outside of Canada. Please note, it is still necessary to meet all of the noted admission requirements, including English Language Proficiency.

  • Please refer to the current Fee Schedule for complete details.

    Tuition, Fees & Payments

    Scholarships & Student Awards

    Olds College of Agriculture & Technology offers over 450 awards, valued at $500,000+ in scholarships, bursaries and prizes. Thanks to our industry partners, alumni, and friends of Olds College we are fortunate to offer a generous student awards program to students.

    For additional information on scholarships, bursaries and prizes at Olds College, visit Scholarships & Awards

    Entrance Awards Available!

    Entrance awards range from $250 - $1,500 for students applying for the upcoming academic year and have paid the tuition deposit by the deadline.

    Awards are selected randomly from those that have applied and qualify based on the criteria.
    Award will be applied as a tuition credit to the student's account after the add/drop course deadline, confirming full-time attendance.

    Student Funding

    For information on how to apply for government student loans, financial aid or for help with financial planning, visit our Student Funding page.

  • For course descriptions and requisites, view the Academic Calendar.

    Academic Calendar: Bachelor of Applied Science - Agribusiness

    Term 1
    • Complete all of the following
      • Completed the following:
        • MGT3100 - Financial Management 
        • MGT3200 - Project Management for Agriculture
        • MGT3400 - Strategic Human Resources Management 
        • MGT3600 - Economics and Risk Management 
        • MKG3000 - Strategic Marketing 
      • Completed or concurrently enrolled in:
        • BAS3999 - Introduction to Self-directed Learning 
    Term 2
    • Completed the following:
      • BAS3999 - Introduction to Self-directed Learning 
      • MGT3333 - Agricultural Innovation and Leadership 
      • MGT3500 - Applied Research 
      • MKG3500 - International Marketing 
      • MGT4000 - Strategic Business Management 
    Term 3
    • Completed or concurrently enrolled in:
      • BAS4999 - Directed Field Study 
    Term 4
    • Completed the following:
      • BAS4999 - Directed Field Study 
  • Olds College of Agriculture & Technology has a solid reputation working with employers in the industry! This directly translates into jobs for our graduates. Opportunities include, but are not limited to:

    • Financial services
    • Agri-services
    • Sales and marketing
    • Value-added agricultural production
    • Government agencies
    • Entry level management

    Visit ALIS to find Occupational Profiles with current wages, industry trends and more!

    ALIS Occupational Profiles

  • Program Dates

    Find out when your term start and end dates are, so that you know when you are expected to be in attendance. For more information, please review the Program Dates & Fee Schedule.

    Class Registration

    You will be registered into your classes automatically. This will happen approximately 1 month prior to the start-date for your program. You will be notified once you have been timetabled into your courses. You will be able to see your class schedule in your My Olds College account. If you need to make any changes to your class registration, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

    Technology Recommendation

    It is required that you come to Olds College of Agriculture & Technology with the following technology:

    • A laptop capable of running Microsoft Office is mandatory for this program, as students will be using Excel and other Microsoft Office programs extensively in lectures and classes.

    As part of your student accounts, all students have access to Office 365 for the duration of their time with Olds College. To access this you just need to follow these steps:

    • Go to
    • Enter your Olds College email address and password
    • Once logged in there is a button on the right that says "Install Office Apps"

    This will give you access to the full Office suite on your computer, for both Windows and Mac based platforms.

    Materials & Supplies

    The following items are required:

    Information on required textbooks and any further supplies will be provided as you attend each class. All books and supplies will be available during the first few weeks of classes in the College Campus Store.

    Textbook Order Form

    Other Important Information:

    • Time Requirements: This program involves a lot of group work and projects, which will require extra time outside of regular class hours to complete.

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Program at a Glance

Length: Diploma + Minimum 16-Months

Delivery Method: On-campus + Directed Field Study

Program Intake: Fall Intake (September program start)

Applications Open: First Wednesday (9 a.m.) of October

Program Status: Open