"Earning a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Agribusiness from Olds College prepared me for a rewarding career in the high-paced, ever-changing agriculture industry. I look forward to each day, as I know there is something new and exciting to learn. I am thrilled about where the agriculture industry is going, and the immense opportunities it has to offer as I advance in my career. My experience at Olds College gave me the skills and support needed to maximize the competitive edge obtained from this degree."

Cor Van Gaalen - Graduate

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

Meghan Hayre
Enrolment Advisor

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

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