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Agrimarketing : Canadian Agribusiness Employer Guide 08
or agricultural economics and track 2 is for students with an undergraduate degree in economics or agricultural economics. Through rigorous practical coursework students are able to capi- talize on the broad-based resources that the program provides as stu- dents look forward to careers as food marketers, commodity merchandis- ers, and agribusiness managers. Stu- dents may elect to focus their studies in specialized areas such as strategic sales, international marketing, human resource management and the futures market. The graduate fac- ulty integrates research and industry expertise into the development of courses that focus on strategic decision processes. UNIVERSITYOF GUELPH Location: Guelph, ON, Canada Contact Name/Title: Patti Lago, Manager CME Executive Programs Contact Phone: 519/824-4120, ext. 56607 Contact E-mail: email@example.com Dept. Web Site: www.mba. uoguelph.ca Master’s Specialization: MBAOn-line Food and Agribusiness Management Program. The University of Guelph MBAoffers an on-line graduate man- agement degree with a specialization in Food and Agribusiness Manage- ment designed to prepare graduates for advanced careers in the food, agribusiness and production agricul- ture industries. Working with faculty of the Department of Food, Agricul- tural and Resource Economics (OAC) and the Department of Business (CME), participants complete advanced courses related to the food and agribusiness. UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – LINCOLN Location: Lincoln, NE Contact Name/Title: Lance L. Cummins-Brown Contact Phone: 402/472-5086 Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Dept. Web Site:www.mbaa.unl.edu Master’s Specialization:MBA Agribusiness Specialization. From the farm gate to the gas station; on campus or all on-line, you can find AGRI- BUSINESS ANYWHERE. The UNL MBA Agribusiness Specialization is uniquely designed so our students receive the core Business Administra- tion courses that business leaders are looking for in potential executives, but also have the freedom to focus on their specific area of agribusiness that allows them to reach their professional and career goals. Farm management, bio-terrorism, community develop- ment and alternative energies are just some of the agribusiness frontiers our students are exploring. UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE Location: Knoxville, TN Contact Name/Title: Roland K. Roberts, Graduate Coordinator, Department of Agricultural Economics Contact Phone: 875/974-7482 Contact E-mail: email@example.com Dept. Web Site: http://economics.ag. utk.edu/grad.html Master’s Specialization: Master of Science in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Concentration. The agribusiness concentration is designed to prepare students to succeed in the public or private sectors of agriculture, including product manufacturing and marketing, natural resource manage- ment, farm management, and financial analysis. Acandidate must complete a minimum of 31 hours of graduate credit in courses approved by the stu- dent’s master’s committee, including 3 hours of professional internship. VIRGINIA TECH Location: Blacksburg, VA Contact Name/Title: Dr. Doug Pfeiffer Contact Phone: 540/231-4183 Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Dept. Web Site: http://www.online. cals.vt.edu/masters/ Master’s Specialization: Master’s of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The College of Agriculture and Life Sci- ences has developed a new Master's of Agricultural and Life Sciences degree program that is offered entirely online. Courses for the pro- gram are divided into five different concentrations: Biosecurity, Bioregu- lations, and Public Health, Educa- tion, Environmental Science, Food Safety, Plant Science and Pest Man- agement. Successful candidates in the program should be able to locate, access, and evaluate research litera- 29 ture. Describe the role that trade, marketing, or biotechnology has on agriculture and the life sciences. Delineate how global issues affect agricultural and life sciences. Describe in significant depth a spe- cific topic that they chose for their project and report, and demonstrate both critical thinking and cogent analysis on this topic. From AgCareers.com