Agri-Business Management Certificate

Fanshawe College

Date Posted: Aug. 2, 2019
Submitted by: Genevieve LaMarr LeMee
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Graduate Certificate/Diploma
Completion: 30 weeks


Agri-Business Management is a one-year Graduate Certificate program designed for people who wish to enter a career in the agricultural sector at the supervisory level, or to manage relationships in an agri-business environment typical of a sales, lending or other agricultural services role. The curriculum delivers training in accounting & finance, small business marketing, social media marketing, human resources, relationship management, sales, food safety & traceability, occupational health & safety, safe handling & application of pesticides, and modern precision technologies such as GPS and drone applications. Delivery methods include seminar, workshop, lecture, online, field trip and includes a field placement in an agri-business environment.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Manage key operations (e.g., marketing, recruitment, finance) of a small to medium-sized agricultural enterprise.
  2. Communicate business-related information persuasively and accurately in oral, written, and graphic formats.
  3. Manage employees in compliance with provincial Acts to ensure their safety and productivity.
  4. Manage an agri-business enterprise within the confines of regulatory requirements and public policy.
  5. Assess new and emerging technologies available for use in an agri-business environment, and arrange for the effective implementation of these technologies.
  6. Promote an agri-business and its products through new media and other platforms.
  7. Build and maintain customer relations within agricultural lending and sales contexts.
  8. Discover innovative solutions to address business problems and opportunities related to an agri-business venture.
  9. Research and interpret information related to an agri-business enterprise to ensure its efficiency and economic viability.
  10. Develop strategies for personal and professional development to enhance work performance and maximize opportunities in an agri-business enterprise.

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