Business Management – Agribusiness Option


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Program Description

The Program – Business Management – Agribusiness

Students who select the Agribusiness option within MTC’s Associate of Applied Business (AAB) business management program will develop knowledge and skills that facilitate practical application as it applies to the business of farming.  Strong foundation in decision-making principles plus the option to customize agricultural focus through technical courses, strengthen the connection in preparing students for employment in commercial agriculture and businesses serving agriculture. MTC’s business management curriculum places a strong emphasis on developing graduates who are prepared to help organizations be successful in the face of everyday business challenges.

Your Degree

Two-year full-time degree schedule; a mixture of management, core business, computer, engineering, science, and communication courses with an emphasis on management in a variety of organizational settings; the program can be completed on a part-time basis.

What you’ll learn

  • Perform applicable mathematical calculations throughout the business environment.
  • Communicate professionally both in writing and verbally with co-workers, managers, stakeholders, and customers.
  • Integrate technology skills in making business decisions and performing business functions.
  • Use problem-solving and decision-making skills in preparing and implementing business solutions.
  • Demonstrate good work habits, interpersonal and virtual teamwork skills, and a high level of professionalism.
  • Exhibit inclusiveness where each perspective is considered while progressing toward common goals.
  • Use the problem-solving method to solve customer concerns and business problems
  • Identify individual and organizational behavioral strategies
  • Use technology to present a project
  • Apply business concepts to create a business plan
  • Apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to measure, process, and communicate financial information.
  • Apply theory and practical applications to budgeting, break-even analysis, cost analysis, product costing, and profit planning.
  • Demonstrate business practices within the Business Management field.
  • Develop a marketing plan incorporating new products, promotions, sales ideas, and strategies.
  • Understand the ecological foundation of environmental systems and strategies for sustainable management of the environment and natural resources.

Career Information

U.S. Department of Labor Projections

The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook is a useful tool for career research on a wide variety of management, business, and agriculture positions.

The Small Business Administration is an excellent source of information for anyone contemplating going into business.

Career Opportunities

  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Agricultural Management
  • Crop Soil Sampler
  • Environmental Resources Management
  • Crop Insurance Account Specialist
  • Grader/Sorter
  • Product Manager

Application Process

  1. MTC Application for Admission and the nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).
  3. Successful completion of the Basic Skills Assessment (ACCCUPLACER) and Technology Skills Test (TST) is required.  Any college foundation courses recommended by placement assessment results are also required.

For More Information, Contact:

Admission Office
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
Email: enroll@mtc.edu


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