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Advance your rural enterprise! Upgrade your management skills and improve your financial assessment skills! Whether you are a rural business owner or an agricultural lender, this online program will assist you in promoting better business practices within conventional and non-conventional agriculture.

This Certificate is designed for the rural businessperson. A heavily agri-related online education, this certificate is ideal if you're looking to upgrade your management skills and improve your financial assessment abilities. Whether you're a rural business owner or an agricultural lender, this online program will assist you in promoting better business practices within conventional and non-conventional agriculture. - 4 required courses + 1 elective.

Dates: Courses offered January - May & September - December

Delivery Method: Online

Costs: Tuition - $543.12 per course plus textbook costs

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Agribusiness Finance Certificate

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Advance your rural enterprise! Upgrade your management skills and improve your financial assessment skills! Whether you are a rural business owner or an agricultural lender, this online program will assist you in promoting better business practices within conventional and non-conventional agriculture.

This Certificate is designed for the rural businessperson. A heavily agri-related online education, this certificate is ideal if you're looking to upgrade your management skills and improve your financial assessment abilities. Whether you're a rural business owner or an agricultural lender, this online program will assist you in promoting better business practices within conventional and non-conventional agriculture. - 4 required courses + 1 elective.

  • Each course can be taken on a stand-alone basis.
  • Each course is 15 weeks in duration
  • All courses entirely online, fitting your schedule
  • No previous college education necessary

Dates: Courses offered January - May & September - December

Delivery Method: Online

Costs: Tuition - $543.12 per course plus textbook costs

Certification: Agribusiness Finance Certificate

Dates: January - May

  • Agricultural Business Management Principles
  • Agribusiness Financial Management
  • Elective: Economic and Risk Management

Dates: September - December

  • Marketing Principles
  • Agribusiness Accounting
  • Elective: Agribusiness Planning & Management

Application Deadline: 2 weeks prior to course start date. Pending availability; late registrations may be accepted with a late fee. Limited space available so register early.

Length of Program: Each course is 15 weeks in duration

Selection Process for Admission: First qualified, first accepted

Admission Requirements: No previous college education necessary  

What will you learn?

The Agribusiness Finance Certificate is designed for the rural business person. A heavily agri-related online education, this certificate is ideal if you're looking to upgrade your management skills and improve your financial assessment abilities.

Course Details

Agricultural Business Management Principles | AMT 1035

Dates: January 16 - April 28, 2023
Cost: $543.12 + textbook
Prerequisites: None
Delivery Method: Online

The learner develops fundamental concepts of business management within the context of agriculture. These basic tools will provide the foundation for sound business decisions as they relate to all aspects and functional areas of the organization.

Required Text: Introduction to Agricultural Economics (Student Value Edition); 7th Edition, Penson, J., et al. Approximate Cost: $225.

Note that textbooks and software are the responsibility of the student. Please wait until 1-week prior to the course start date to purchase materials, as the courses will be cancelled if minimum enrolment is not received. All textbooks can be purchased through our campus bookstore.

Agribusiness Accounting | AMT 1335

Dates: August 29 - December 9, 2022
Cost: $543.12 + textbook
Prerequisites: None
Delivery Method: Online

The learner generates financial records and statements, using generally accepted accounting principles, for agribusinesses. Industry software is used and attention to unique industry issues is emphasized.

Required Text: Fundamental Accounting Principles; 17th edition; Larson, Dieckmann & Harris; McGraw Hill. Approximate Cost: $59.00 for digital rental

Note that textbooks and software are the responsibility of the student. Please wait until 1-week prior to the course start date to purchase materials, as the courses will be cancelled if minimum enrolment is not received. All textbooks can be purchased through our campus bookstore.

Agribusiness Financial Management | AMT 2035

Dates: January 16 - April 28, 2023
Cost: $543.12 + textbook
Prerequisites: None
Delivery Method: Online

This is a course on business management practices and processes for decision making. The impact of money management on business performance is examined through the application of selected budgeting processes and business risk assessments.

Required Text: Farm Management (9th Edition), Kay, Edwards, Duffy, Approximate Cost:  $129.95

Note that textbooks and software are the responsibility of the student. Please wait until 1-week prior to the course start date to purchase materials, as the courses will be cancelled if minimum enrolment is not received. All textbooks can be purchased through our campus bookstore.

Marketing Principles | MKG 1021

Dates: August 29 - December 9, 2022
Cost: $543.12
Prerequisites: None
Delivery Method: Online

This course develops an understanding of marketing concepts, principles, and practices. Topics examined include the influence of environmental factors on the marketing process, marketing strategy development, marketing mix formulation and adjustment for pricing, promoting and distributing appropriate products and services to selected markets.

Electives

Agribusiness Planning and Management |AMT 2630

Dates: August 29 - December 9, 2022
Cost: $543.12 + textbook
Prerequisites: None
Delivery Method: Online

This course allows the learner to integrate concepts from other agricultural management courses in the preparation and presentation of a business plan related to an agri-business or agri-value venture.

Required Text: Canadian Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management, 11th Ed., Balderson, W.

Note that textbooks and software are the responsibility of the student. Please wait until 1-week prior to the course start date to purchase materials, as the courses will be cancelled if minimum enrolment is not received. All textbooks can be purchased through our campus bookstore.

Economic and Risk Management| MGT 3600

Dates: January 16 - April 28, 2023
Cost: $543.12
Prerequisites: Agricultural Business Management Principles
Delivery Method: Online

This course will prepare a learner to create and apply a portfolio of selected marketing strategies for their commodity production. Learners will investigate current price risk management choices, within their chosen sector, specific to potential performance and overall outcomes. A "Solution Based Philosophy" will be emphasized as part of the portfolio creation and this will involve learning how to use the right terminology as well as how to critique/rank various pricing/delivery solutions specific to the goals of their business.