Agribusiness and Applied Economics BSc

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Agribusiness and Applied Economics BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      $ 32,061 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      $ 34,989

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The Ohio State University’s College of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics offers a very well respected Bachelor of Science degree program in Agribusiness and Applied Economics. The school extends some $50,000 in departmental scholarships to these students every year, based in their leadership ability, activities and academic achievements. 

    If you study Agribusiness and Applied Economics at OSU, you’ll learn all about the production of agricultural products like food, natural fibres and other ‘bio-based’ commodities. You’ll also learn the kind of business principles you’ll need to market, finance or manage an agribusiness firm either domestically, overseas or on a global scale. These skills also apply to other business careers, of course. 

    OSU’s BSc programs are known for their strong academic focus, their close ties to the university’s world changing research and their focus on making students ready to further their educational achievements or move directly into a well-paid, exciting career upon graduation.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 4 years of full time study.

    Core and Required Modules Include:

    •     Strategic Management
    •     Principles of Agribusiness Marketing
    •     Principles of Agribusiness Management
    •     Principles of Agribusiness Finance
    •     Managerial Records and Analysis
    •     Managerial Economics
    •     Economics of Public Policy Analysis
    •     Econometric Applications and Operations Research in Agribusiness

    Elective Modules Include:

    •     Salesmanship in Agribusiness and Agriculture
    •     International Economic Development
    •     International Commerce and the World Economy
    •     Human Resource Management in Small Businesses
    •     Grain Merchandising
    •     Farm Business Management
    •     Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
    •     Commodity Futures and Options Markets
    •     Agricultural Cooperatives
    •     Agribusiness Law

    Study Abroad:

    Numerous study abroad options exist through the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. These enhance employability dramatically, as employers list ‘cross cultural experience’ and ‘strategic international understanding’ as highly desirable skills. 

    Internships:

    95% if OSU students registered with the Office of Career Management gain internship experience before they graduate, and many receive offers for employment even before they graduate. 

    Learning And Teaching

    The Ohio State University works to combine traditional and more innovative, interdisciplinary techniques in every course of study they offer. As an OSU student, you can expect to attend both large lecture classes and smaller interactive seminars. 

    Honours courses are typically available, and the Office of Career Management can help you set up internships and other experiential learning opportunities. These will bolster your course learning with practical skills and important contact networks. 

    Career Possibilities

    This degree could prepare you to move up to a professional or graduate degree program, or move directly into the working world. Recent graduates of the program have accepted roles as political lobbyists, policy analysts, natural resource managers or economists, sales reps, international trade specialists, commodity merchandisers, loan officers, futures brokers, financial analysts, managers (retail and / or wholesale), regional sales managers, farm managers and / or operators, corporate or cooperative execs or become small business owners.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BSc degree.

    To enter any of OSU’s undergraduate programs, you’ll need to have a secondary education – a US High School Diploma or the international equivalent – with good ACT or SAT scores. Acceptance is competitive.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students from non-English speaking countries may be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. 

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