Agricultural Business Basics Letter of Recognition (Career)

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Program Manager: Dr. Susan McMaster
Phone: 240.629.7978

Program Description

Designed for Dual Enrollment/open campus students in Agricultural studies.

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Describe basic practices, concepts, and trends in agricultural business, entrepreneurship, and computing fields.
  • Analyze the role of farms and agribusiness in society and the marketing of commodities.
  • Illustrate the role of markets and other institutions that affect the farming industry.
  • Discuss fundamental business concepts, including the barriers to entry, establishing an independent business, the components of a business, and the elements of successfully managing a business venture.
  • Demonstrate computer literacy.
  • Describe the role of technology in supporting an agricultural business.

Program Requirements

Departmental Requirements
BMGT 140Agricultural Business3
BMGT 109Entrepreneurship and Small Business Enterprise3
ElectiveAny BMGT, CMIS, or ECON course3
Total Credits9

Guided Pathway to Success (GPS)

Suggested schedules map your path to degree completion.

Students should meet with an advisor each semester to carefully select and sequence courses based on their specific academic goals and interests. Visit Jefferson Hall or call 301.846.2471 for advising.

Plan of Study Grid
Recommended First SemesterCredits
BMGT 140 Agricultural Business 3
BMGT 109 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Enterprise 3
ElectiveAny BMGT, CMIS, or ECON course 3
 Total Credits9

Part-time Students

Part-time students should complete courses in the order listed on the pathway. Please contact program manager for questions about part-time status.

Students who take fewer than 15 credits each semester or who require developmental English or Math coursework will need additional semesters to complete their degrees. Summer term and January session classes may help students to make faster progress.

Pathway Legend

Milestone - courses with the Milestone notation should be taken within the recommend credit range to stay on track for program completion.

Fall, Spring, Summer - courses with a Fall, Spring, or Summer notation indicate the course is offered in the specified semester only.