CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT2019 - 2020
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE
Agribusiness
Award: Certificate in Business Management
No. of credits required: 
24
For more information: Contact Miriam Huddleston, 443-412-2426, mhuddleston@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Business Management Agribusiness Certificate is designed to enable students to obtain knowledge, skills, and competencies in the challenging field of Agribusiness. Students completing the certificate in Agribusiness are able to combine the credits earned to complete an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree to satisfy their individual career goals.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon successful completion of this program of study students will be able to:
  1. Apply business management skills to effectively manage farms and agribusinesses.
  2. Demonstrate marketing skills appropriate to farms and agribusiness (commodity marketing in areas such as livestock, diary, poultry, fruits, and vegetables).
  3. Demonstrate skills and knowledge to successfully create, develop, and run agribusinesses and farms.
  4. Prepare for Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in Business Management.

REQUIRED COURSES
 NumberTitle Credits
 BA 101Introduction to Business 3   
 BA 110Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3   
 BA 145Farm and Agribusiness Management 3   
 BA 209Agricultural Marketing 3   
 BA 246Legal Environment of Business 
               or
 BA 205Business Law 3   
 BA 242Introduction to International Business 3   
 BA 210Business Computer Applications 3   
 BA 245Contemporary Issues in Business 3   
 Total Credits24  

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
According to the University of Maryland Institute of Applied Agriculture and related employment data, agribusiness accounts for 17%of all jobs in the United States and accounts for nearly one-fifth of the U.S. gross national product. There continues to be a strong demand by agribusiness firms for employees skilled in both management and the agricultural sciences. Students earning degrees in agribusiness may find opportunities in a broad range of careers, from selling farm equipment to merchandising agricultural products. The courses listed in the Business Management Agribusiness Certificate are designed to provide a number of career options for students in agribusiness management, entrepreneurship, and marketing. Since agribusiness involves global issues, a course in international business has been included in the certificate.

 

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003 and ENG 012, or ENG 018, and MATH 020. See graduation requirement details in this catalog for further information.