AGBE - Agricultural Business and Econ

AGBE 210IS  Economics of Ag Business: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECNS 101IS. This course provides an introduction to marketing, trade, risk, strategic, resource, and financial management of farms/ranches and agribusiness firms in the domestic and global economy. Basic economic principles will be applied to farm/ranch and agribusiness management, marketing, and international agricultural trade issues

AGBE 290R  Undergraduate Research: 1-8 Credits (1 Other)

PREREQUISITE: ECNS 101IS and consent of instructor. Intended for lower division undergraduate research/undergraduate scholars program. The student will work closely with the supervising faculty. Course will address responsible conduct of research
Repeatable up to 8 credits.

AGBE 291  Special Topics: 1-4 Credits (1-4 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

AGBE 292  Independent Seminar: 1-3 Credits (1-3 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head. Directed research and study on an individual basis
Repeatable up to 3 credits.

AGBE 315  Ag in a Global Context: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 1 Other)

PREREQUISITE: ECNS 204IS or BIOB 110CS or ANSC 265 and consent of instructor. The primary goal of this course is to provide students with an integrated view of the science, technology, production practices, product handling, product marketing system, and end uses for agricultural products produced in Montana

AGBE 321  Economics of Agricultural Marketing: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECNS 204IS or ECNS 251IS or AGBE 210IS. Issues in marketing agricultural products and the economic principles that assist in analysis of these issues. Factors affecting market prices, and topics associated with methods of marketing are considered. Emphasis on Montana products

AGBE 337  Agricultural Law: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing. Application of general principles of law to ownership and operation of farming business and its relationship with other agribusiness firms, government agencies and people

AGBE 341  Farm and Ranch Management: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: AGBE 345 and ECNS 309. Basic tools of economic decision making useful to farm and ranch managers are examined

AGBE 345  Agriculture Finance and Credit Analysis: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECNS 204IS or ECNS 251IS or AGBE 210IS. Alternatives available to farmers for acquiring and maintaining control over resources used in agriculture production. Emphasis is on the management of cash, credit, debt, taxes, and interest in relation to agricultural price levels and general economic conditions. Cross-listed with ECNS 345

AGBE 353  Co-operative Business Principles and Practice: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECNS 204IS or ECNS 251IS or AGBE 210IS. The course will acquaint students with cooperatives and the cooperative way of doing business. Students will learn the role of cooperatives in marketing, bargaining, purchasing, and service. Cooperative business decision making will be emphasized throughout the course

AGBE 394  Seminar: 1-2 Credits (1-2 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing. Current agricultural problems and writings of people in the profession. Topics vary each semester; check with the department before registering
Repeatable up to 3 credits.

AGBE 421  Advanced Agricultural Marketing: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: AGBE 321 or consent of instructor. Economic analysis of current issues in agricultural marketing including market structure, risk, and efficiency; commodity promotion; futures and options markets; price forecasting; and retained ownership options

AGBE 445  Agribusiness Management: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECNS 301, STAT 216Q, and either AGBE 345 or ECNS 345 or BFIN 322. Students are expected to use tools and concepts developed in earlier course work to address typical problems faced by agribusiness and agricultural producers. Case studies modified from actual situations are used extensively

AGBE 451RS  Economics of Ag Policy: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECNS 301. Senior capstone course. Consideration of the economic problems of American agriculture and of alternative solutions. Rigorous analysis of the causes and consequences of government programs (both past and present) on consumers, producers, and taxpayers

AGBE 467  Quantitative Method in Agricultural Economics: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECNS 301, M 221 and approval of instructor. Static and dynamic optimization models in economics. Nonlinear and dynamic programming models are introduced. Emphasis on formulating economic and management problems in terms of quantitative models

AGBE 490R  Undergraduate Research: 1-8 Credits (1 Other)

PREREQUISITE: ECNS 204IS or ECNS 251, junior standing, and approval of instructor. Intended for upper division undergraduate research/undergraduate scholars program. The student will work closely with the supervising faculty. Course will address responsible conduct of research
Repeatable up to 8 credits.

AGBE 491  Special Topics: 1-4 Credits (1-4 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites are dependent on the offering. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

AGBE 492  Independent Study: 1-3 Credits (1-3 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of department head. Directed research and study on an individual basis
Repeatable up to 6 credits.

AGBE 589  Graduate Consultation: 3 Credits (3 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Master's standing and approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies. This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their coursework (and thesis, if on a thesis plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or help

AGBE 590  Master's Thesis: 1-10 Credits (1-10 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Master's standing
May be repeated.
Repeatable up to 99 credits.

AGBE 591  Special Topics: 1-4 Credits (1-4 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses, and others as determined for each offering
Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

AGBE 592  Independent Study: 1-3 Credits (1-3 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of the Graduate School
Directed research and study on an individual basis.
Repeatable up to 6 credits.