The curriculum in this online certificate program is designed to provide students with an educational background in agricultural economics and agricultural business management. All courses are offered online.
Grow with our program
The online Certificate in Agricultural Business Management is an educational credential conferred by the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) at NC State University. The curriculum is designed to provide students with an educational background in agricultural economics and agricultural business management. All courses are offered distance or online, which means you do not have to come to campus. A certificate suitable for framing and an NC State transcript notating the graduation date are awarded to graduates upon completion of the program. Graduates are alumni of NC State University.
ARE is a leader in distance education and devoted to the success of its certificate programs. The courses taken by online certificate students are some of the same courses and with some of the same teachers as the courses that are taken by on-campus students majoring in Agricultural Business Management. You can count on us to provide you with an outstanding education and attention to your educational and career needs.
Real-world business skills
The courses in the online certificate programs are focused on real-world business skills that agribusiness managers need to know to be prepared for business ownership or to operate a business. Students learn how markets function and prices are determined, how profit is maximized, how to make purchase decisions, how to prepare budgets, and how to start and grow a business over time.
Elective courses in the program cover specialized skills. Examples include how to market and sell products and services, how to keep financial records, how to incorporate an understanding of law into the making of business decisions, how to finance a business, how to operate within the framework of government policies, how to manage personnel, how to manage a farm, how to make ethical business decisions, and how to operate a business in our global economy.
Earn a competitive edge
Students enter the online certificate programs for diverse reasons, each seeking values and benefits that will help them to grow or advance in some way. Some students enroll in the certificate program because they want to become more competitive in the job market. Some students enroll in the program because they want to earn college credit to transfer to a degree program. Others do so because they have acquired a job in agribusiness management or a related field but lack the preferred educational background or feel that they could improve their skill set.
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