Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

The Bachelor's Degree program in Agribusiness emphasizes the application of both business and economic principles to the issues confronting agribusiness firms. Students will have an opportunity to pursue a rigorous program of study in both agricultural sciences and business courses leading to a wide range of employment opportunities within agricultural related enterprises. The students are provided skills to examine domestic and global consumer interests and their impact on demand for food and agriculture products. Students will gain a basic foundation in business, marketing, finance, and accounting. They will specialize in marketing intelligence for agribusiness by supplementing coursework with market research that applies quantitative and qualitative research methods. Students will learn economic principles and strategies for both marketing and management of agribusiness by examining the efficient allocation of the country’s scarce resources and profit maximization for producers.

Program Objectives

  • Provide students with important and new knowledge required for careers in agribusiness.
  • Prepare students for work in fields related to agribusiness or for advanced studies.
  • Develop students' professional skills needed for careers in agribusiness.
  • Develop students’ general skills and desired attitudes.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Develop knowledge and skills in the agribusiness sector.
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral forms with diverse audiences.
  • Apply economic theories, quantitative techniques, and research methods required for careers in agribusiness.
  • Utilize business management tools in public and private sectors, as well as domestic and global settings.
  • Demonstrate skills related to leadership and team work in agribusiness.
  • Evaluate problems in agribusiness critically and ethically, and offer viable solutions, including business project feasibility studies, marketing and business plans.
  • Analyze UAE, regional, and international agricultural trade and food sectors.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 120 hours

General Education (Req. CH:39)

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Islam (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ISLM100Islamic Culture3.000

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Ethics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHI121Fundamentals of Environmental Ethics3.000
PHI122International Ethics3.000
PHI226Human Rights Theory3.000
PHIL120Principles of Professional Ethics3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - English Communication Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ESPU106Introduction to Academic English For Food & Agriculture3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Information Literacy (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GEIL101Information Literacy3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Thinking Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS110Scientific Research Skills3.000
CSBP119Algorithms and Problem Solving3.000
PHI180Critical Thinking  13.000
PSY105Creative & Innovative Thinking Skills3.000
1 : IBLC - Inquiry based learning courses must be taken within first 30 credit hours

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Emirates Society (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS105Emirates Studies3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Humanities/Fine Arts (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARCH340History and Theory of Architecture3.000
HIS133Introduction to Art History3.000
HSR120Introduction to Heritage & Culture3.000
HSR130Introduction to Language & Communication3.000
LIT150Introduction to Literature3.000
LNG100Introduction to Linguistics3.000
LNG110Language, Society & Culture3.000
MSC200Introduction to Mass Media3.000
MSC240World and Arab Media3.000
PHI101Introduction to Philosophy3.000
PHI270Philosophy of Education3.000
PHI271History and Philosophy of Science3.000
TRS200Introduction to Translation3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Social and Behavioral Sciences (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
AGRB210Introduction to Agribusiness  23.000
2 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 3: The Human Community - The Global Experience (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
AGRB360Global Agri-food Trade  33.000
3 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Mathematics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH105Calculus I  43.000
4 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Natural Sciences (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
BIOC100Basic Biology I3.000
PHYS105General Physics I  53.000
5 : Also counts towards the Major

Cluster 5: Capstone Experience (4.00 hours)

Credit Hours
AGRB480Senior Project  64.000
6 : Also counts towards the Major



Required Courses (53.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ACCT100Principles of Financial Accounting3.000
ACCT225Fundamental of Cost & Management Accounting3.000
AGRB200Agricultural Economics3.000
AGRB300Marketing Management for Agribusiness3.000
AGRB312Logistics in Global Agriculture3.000
AGRB352Agribusiness Management & Entrepreneurship3.000
AGRB391Applications Of Quantitative Research Techniques to Social Sciences3.000
AGRB421Agribusiness Strategy3.000
AGRB422International Agribusiness Policy3.000
AGRB432Agribusiness Marketing Plans3.000
AGRB450Agribusiness Senior Seminar2.000
ECON125Principles of Macroeconomics3.000
FINC240Principles of Financial Management3.000
HRMD320Human Resources Management3.000
MKTG310Marketing Research3.000
STAT130Statistics for Business3.000

Elective Courses (21.00 hours)

Credit Hours
AGRB341E-Commerce & Agri-food Industries3.000
AGRB371Linear Programming for Agribusiness3.000
AGRB374Fundamentals of Production Economic3.000
AGRB377Principles of Economic Development3.000
AGRB392Introduction to Resource & Environmental Economics3.000
AGRB401Evaluation of Agribusiness Projects3.000
ARAG220Natural Resources3.000
ARAG240Contemporary Agricultural Science3.000
FDSC250Contemporary Food Science & Nutrition3.000
MIST200Foundation of MIS & Technologies3.000
MSC243Public Relations & Advertising Principles3.000

Free Electives (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours