Students will gain an understanding of the human resource management function in the context of the small business. Emphasis is placed on strategies employed by small business owners to address shifts in workforce demographics, professional expectations, legal requirements, and contemporary workforce issues. Prereq: Jr standing.
Agricultural, Environmental, and Dev Economics
Basic principles of cooperatives including types of organizations, legal aspects, governance, membership relations, debt and equity financing, organizational and inter-cooperative problems, and distribution of earnings. Prereq: 2001, 2001H, Econ 2001, or 2001H. Not open to students with credit for 441 or 541.
Principles and practices involved in grain and feed marketing and the theory of grain pricing; economics of grain marketing. Prereq: Math 1130 or 1148. Prereq or concur: AEDECon 3113.
Principles and techniques of selling to agribusiness buyers. Prereq: 2001 (200), 2001H (201H), Econ 2001 (200), or 2001H (200H). Not open to students with credit for 421.
Institutional structure, allocative function, and managerial applications of commodity futures and options markets. Prereq: 2001, 2001H, Econ 2001.01, or 2001.03H; and Math 1130 or 1148. Not open to students with credit for 5250.
Analysis of resource control and detailed application of economic and management principles to the organization, operation, and administration of farm businesses. Prereq: 3101 (401). Not open to students with credit for 410.
Financial management of agribusinesses: financial system, time value of money, security valuation, capital budgeting, capital structure, portfolio analysis, financial institutions, futures and options contracts. Prereq: 2001 (200), 2001H (200H), Econ 2001 (200), or 2001H (201H); and AEDEcon 2105 (412) or AcctMIS 2200 (211); and AEDEcon 2005 (205), AEE 387, AnimSci 2260 (260), ComLdr 3537, HCS 2260 (260), Stat 1430 (133), or 1450 (145). Not open to students with credit for 403.
Study of specific problems of marketing food and fiber products with emphasis on structures and institutions facing agribusinesses in domestic and international markets. Prereq: 2001 (200), 2001H (200H), Econ 2001 (200), or 2001H (201H). Not open to students with credit for 402.
Introduction to agribusiness management principles and skills in the context of the four functions of management: planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Prereq: 2001 (200) or 2001H (201H) or Econ 2001 (200) or 2001H (200H). Not open to students with credit for 401.
Global and regional trends in food consumption and production are surveyed. Trade, technological change, and other responses to food scarcity are analyzed. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 280 or 335 or IntStds 2580 (280). GE soc sci human, nat, and econ resources and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in IntStds.