BSc in Agribusiness

General

Program Description

Agribusiness is the business and economics of food. It focuses on all of the factors that influence how food travels around the globe, including finance, government policy, international trade, risk management, the environment, food safety, and regional development.

The Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness) degree gives students a thorough understanding of Canada's food supply chain, from producer to consumer. Students learn how to market and distribute food products to customers within the community and around the world.

Program options

  • Agribusiness – Learn how to manage an agricultural or food-processing business
  • Agricultural Economics – Get an education in the economics of producing, processing, distributing, marketing and using agricultural products
  • International Agribusiness – Explore agricultural business principles in an international context by completing a minor in Central and Eastern European Studies, Latin American Studies, or Asian Studies

Minor options

  • Animal Systems
  • Entomology
  • Food Science
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Soil Science
  • Programs in other faculties
  • Interesting courses and unique opportunities

Interesting courses

  • Economics of World Food Issues and Policies
  • Introduction to Environmental Economics
  • Agricultural and Food Policy

Co-op programs

The Cooperative Education option integrates the student's academic study with practical work experience in industry, government and the farming profession. To obtain the co-op designation, students must complete three 4-month work terms. Two of these can be during the summer. This program option will extend your degree time by one semester (slightly longer if a student takes more work terms in winter).

Exchange and travel opportunities

Exchange opportunities exist for agriculture students to study abroad in countries such as Sweden, Mexico, France, the U.S., China, and India.

Professional opportunities

  • Sales and Marketing Representative
  • Financial Account Manager
  • International Business, Trade and Development Analyst
  • Risk Management Specialist

Admission requirements

Visit the Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) Agricultural and Food Sciences application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

To create, preserve, communicate and apply knowledge,contributing to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the people of Manitoba, Canada and the world.

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