Award: Certificate in Business Management
No. of credits required: 
For more information: Contact Miriam Huddleston, 443-412-2426, mhuddleston@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

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.

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.

 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 
 BA 205Business Law 3   
 BA 242Introduction to International Business 3   
 BA 210Business Computer Applications 3   
 BA 245Contemporary Issues in Business 3   
 Total Credits24  

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.


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.

Business Management - Agribusiness
Program Level - Undergraduate certificate
Program Length - 1year

Occupations: Supervisors of Farming, Fishing and Forestry workers
CIP Code: 01.0101
SOC Code: 45-1011.00
Link to O*Net: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/45-1011.00

*How much will this program cost me?
In-State (in-county) Tuition and fees: $3,992.00
Out-of-State Tuition and fees: $6,165.00
Books and supplies: $1,057.00
On-campus room & board: not offered

*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?
Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:
Federal loans: *
Private education loans: *
Institutional financing plan: *

* Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

How long will it take me to complete this program?
The program is designed to take 18 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2016-2017, *% finished in 18 months.

*Less than 10 students completed this program in 2016-2017. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?
The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2016-2017 is *%.

* This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

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