I strongly recommend this program to anyone wanting to take their career to the next level. With educational and experiential learning in all aspects of the business of agriculture, it helped to prepare me for my future in Agribusiness. Fast-paced, in a focused learning environment with one-on- one training, it gives each student the opportunity for advancement beyond any other program.

Melissa Drydyk
2017 Graduate

DFS Employer: Wild Rose Co-op, Sedgewick, AB


Program Description

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree, majoring in Agribusiness, is the only program of its kind in North America. You can earn while you learn to apply business skills to analyze, debate, and solve current agricultural industry challenges. Olds College is ideally located in the heart of agriculture in central Alberta, and has cultivated an impressive array of agriculture industry relationships.

Entry into the BASc – Agribusiness program requires the completion of a two-year diploma in an agricultural or related discipline. Many Olds College diplomas provide a natural starting point to develop the added knowledge and experience needed to excel in your chosen sector of the agricultural industry. Upon successful completion of the courses, students undertake an eight month Directed Field Study (DFS) with an approved employer of their choice.

The Directed Field Study demonstrates a unique opportunity for academia and industry to provide students with mentored experiential learning. This program attracts students from across Canada representing a variety of livestock, agronomy, and small business backgrounds. Students learn to apply managerial, entrepreneurial and leadership skills to significantly increase their competencies and confidence.

The BASc - Agribusiness program provides an unprecedented career boost, allowing our graduates to enjoy rewarding employment options in a dynamic, growing global industry while earning their academic credentials.

This data comes from our academic database and is for the most current academic year.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • 2.5 GPA in a related diploma program or consent of the department.

Career Opportunities

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

Career Coach

Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.

Career Coach: Bachelor of Applied Science - Agribusiness Degree

 

Meghan Hayre
Admissions Officer

Phone: (403) 556-8247
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537
Email: agriculture@oldscollege.ca 
Location: Bell e-Learning Centre

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