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Agrimarketing : Canadian Agribusiness Employer Guide 08
AGRIBUSINESS EMPLOYER GUIDE LOOKING TO THE FUTURE Editor’s Note:Time to rethink your career direction? Feel as if it’stime to bolster your educational background in order to make yourself more marketable? AgriMarketing magazine and AgCareers.com have compiled a list of universities offering a master’s degree in agribusiness management or agriculture economics. ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Location: Mesa, AZ Contact Name/Title: Kristyn Pineda Contact Phone: 480/727-1312 Contact E-mail: email@example.com Dept. Web Site: http://www.poly. asu.edu./msma/grad Master’s Specialization: Master of Science in Agribusiness. The Master of Science degree in Agribusiness enables students from a variety of backgrounds to develop a set of criti- cal and analytical business skills that also fulfill the unique demands of the agribusiness industry. Graduates are well prepared for successful administrative or managerial careers with either government or private- sector organizations. Students select either a research- oriented program (which leads to the completion of a supervised thesis) or a program consisting of course work only (non-thesis option). Both options require the completion of a common set of core courses, as well as agribusiness elective courses. CAL POLY STATE UNIVERSITY Location: San Luis Obispo, CA Contact Name/Title: Jim Ahern, AGB Graduate Coordinator Contact Phone: 805/756-5030 Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Dept. Web Site: http://www.cafes. calpoly.edu/DepartmentsAndMajor s/graduatePrograms/ProgramsOfSt udy.asp Master’s Specialization:MBAwith a specialization in Agribusiness and M.S. Agribusiness. Designed to enhance the agribusiness manage- ment, commodity marketing, and technical skills of graduate students with interests in international and domestic agribusiness. Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree with coursework in intermediate microeconomics, macro- economics, statistics, and calculus or business calculus. COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY Location: Fort Collins, CO Contact Name/Title: Kraig Peel Contact Phone: 970/491-6928 Contact E-mail: kraig.peel@ colostate.edu Dept. Web Site: http://wcirm. colostate.edu/ Master’s Specialization:Western Cen- ter for Integrated Resource Man- agement Master of Agriculture. The Western Center for Integrated Resource Management (WCIRM) Master of Agriculture Program affords it students a unique oppor- tunity to combine classroom train- ing with abundant hands-on, prob- lem-solving experiences. Through a modular format, students complete one two-week intensive course before another begins. Classes meet every day, eight hours a day, and combines traditional black- board discussions with abundant hands-on, problem-solving experi- ences working with faculty and highly regarded resource managers in the field. ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY Location: Normal, IL Contact Name/Title: Dr. J. Randy Winter, Graduate Coordinator Contact Phone: 309/438-3563 Contact E-mail: email@example.com Dept. Web Site: http://www. agriculture.ilstu.edu/graduate Master’s Specialization: Master of Science in Agribusiness. Degree program offers sequences in agribusiness an agriscience. Both sequences offer thesis and non-thesis options. Program is 36 semester hours. Coursework includes appropriate graduate level courses in agriculture complemented by courses in business and economics for the agribusiness sequence and biology and chemistry for the agriscience sequence. IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY Contact Name/Title: Judy Strand Contact Phone: 515/294-2702 Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Dept. Web Site: http://www.econ. iastate.edu/programs/graduate/defa ultGrad.asp Master’s Specialization: M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Aricultural Economics or Economics. M.S. 32 credits; Ph.D. 72 credits with specializations in Agricultural Economics, Environ- mental and Resource Economics, International, Financial, Industrial Organization, Human Resources, Macro, and Applied Econometrics. KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY Location: Manhattan, KS Contact Name/Title: Lynnette Brummett Contact Phone: 785/532-4495 Contact E-mail: email@example.com Dept. Web Site:www.mab.ksu.edu Master’s Specialization: Master of Agribusiness. The Master of Agribusiness (MAB) is an industry- centered, distance-education degree program focused on the food and agribusiness industries that is delivered executive style to working professionals. Not an MBA, and not an M.S. in Agricultural Economics, but a professional degree aimed at training managers for peak performance in one of the most rapidly changing industries today. The program was developed to teach food and agribusiness professionals strategies for making informed decisions based upon a thorough understanding of current issues. Particular emphasis is given to blending classroom theory and applied project work to provide an unparalleled educational experience. MAB students earn a master’s degree in 2 1 years while doing course work using the Internet, e-mail, DVDs and interactive chatrooms. /2 MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY Location: East Lansing, MI Contact Name/Title: Dr. Scott Loveridge, Director of Graduate Studies (more on page 28) 27