Course description includes theoretical development of factors affecting demand and supply for food and fiber and for agricultural inputs. Methods of selecting optimal levels of agricultural production and consumption variables. Evaluation of market structure and price formulation for agricultural products and resources. Course includes physical and value relationships, perfect and imperfect competition, and natural resource economics.
Course description includes the role and organization of agribusiness, financial management and control, marketing, operations, and human resources management. Course will include orientation to the agribusiness sector of agriculture. An overview of the breadth, size, scope and management aspects of the agricultural business complex.
Course description includes food and fiber marketing, examining commodity, industrial, and consumer product marketing from a managerial viewpoint. A global perspective in understanding consumer needs and developing the knowledge of economics, political, social and environmental factors that affect food and fiber marketing systems. Course includes structure and organization of the food systems.
Course description includes inter-model transportation strategies, economic order quantities, inventory levels and deployment, carrier routing and scheduling, shipment size and consolidation, assignment of stocking parts or sourcing parts, number, size and location of facilities. Course also includes scope and elements of the agribusiness logistics systems.
The course is centered on discussing e-commerce strategies for marketing, sales, communication, purchasing, logistics and support activities through focusing on discovering, analyzing and evaluating the electronic commerce methods used by Agri-food Industries. It takes a marketing perspective and examines the Internet as a tool for managers/owners used in their decision making process.
This course introduces the management of entrepreneurial enterprises in the system of agribusiness. Instruction includes units on the nature of entrepreneurship, economic management concepts, financial planning, organizational planning, market planning, and the components of a business plan. Emphasis will be given to problems and practices particular to the establishment and operation of agribusiness enterprises.
The course stresses to provide students with an opportunity to develop a greater understanding of agricultural food trade and the economic theory relevant to the analysis of trade issues. Specific topics that are covered include: understanding food system in UAE, major players in global food Trade, scarcity of world food and agricultural resources, international food trade and food security, WTO and other organizations concerned with global food trade, the concept of economic growth and agri-food trade, trade barriers, trade and exchange rate policies, and major issue related to food trade in the United Arab Emirates
This course includes application of linear programming techniques to agribusiness problems and research. Methods, techniques, and uses of linear programming applications in agribusiness with emphasis on interpretation of conditions and results which ensure optimality for programming techniques.
This course explores the topics of theory of the firm utilizing marginal analysis, production functions, cost functions, the production possibility curve, profit maximization with one variable input and two variable inputs, isoquants, isocost lines, production frontiers, cost minimization with one and two variable inputs, and duality between production and cost functions.
This course is grounded in the body of theory associated with economic development, but concentrates on the many practical problems such as poverty, population growth, urbanization, education and the environment. It also covers the various factors affecting economic development; foreign aid; trade and strategies in economic development; balanced and unbalanced growth; import substitution; export promotion; planning and the use of price mechanisms in economic development; monetary and fiscal policies for development; selecting strategies; plans and policies for economic development.
This course focuses on the process of developing a food product from idea generation and screening through product testing and copy/positioning evaluation, identification and evaluation of new markets to enter, designing and testing of product. The course provides techniques in secondary, international, and primary data collection, business to consumer and business-to-business interactions, experimental designs and statistical analysis.
This course covers the economics of exhaustible and renewable resources and discusses how economic approaches can be used to analyze issues related to efficiency, externalities, opportunity cost concept, sustainability, valuation, externalities, property rights, emission charges and subsidies, governmental policies, and benefit cost analysis.
This course enables the students to explore, examine, and synthesize social, environmental, economic, and institutional dimensions of food sustainability. The course provides students with scientific knowledge and analysis skills in relation to the food systems, food sustainability and food security from production to consumption and their impacts on consumers’ nutritional and health well-being. The course also includes offering the students learning methods to examine and analyze the importance of consumers’ awareness about better nutrition, policies, and public health strategies.
The course examines methodologies for evaluating agribusiness projects, involving many economic, financial, social, and environmental factors. Basic techniques of cash flow analysis, net present value analysis, life-cycle costing, benefit-cost analysis, internal rate of return, and other approaches to project evaluation are discussed.
This course covers agribusiness application of theory and practice to the solution of problems of agricultural production or related businesses in the field of agribusiness and consumer science. Analyze specific management problems and perform general management assignments detailed in a contract between the student, the firm or organization, and the faculty advisor before the internship commences. (This course is conducted after completion of 90 Credit Hours following one of the following 3 options: Option1: 2 days/week for a complete semester (16 weeks). Courses can be registered in the other days of the week Option 2: 3 days/week for 3/4 of a semester (12 weeks). Courses can be registered in the other days of the week Option 3: 4 days/week for half a semester (8 weeks). Option3: Condensed courses can be taken in the remaining 8 weeks of the semester and student should complete 90 credit hours before taking this course).
Course description includes a term paper for a bankable business plan prepared individually, the use of a strategic planning model will be used for analyzing agribusiness cases, an emphasis on activating strategy into an actual plan will be a central part of the course, and the focus will be on decision making as a managing director.
Course includes general knowledge of major agricultural resources, understanding of allocation of agriculture resources under different market structures, understanding of different policies needed in allocation of agricultural resources and knowledge of their development. Course includes changing agricultural trade prospects in a dynamic world economy, and agricultural resource allocation issues.
Course includes a client-centered course where self-managed teams obtain an agribusiness client in the country with a consumer-marketing problem. They develop an agribusiness-marketing plan through the use of primary and secondary consumer data. Emphasis on developing presentation skills, integration of marketing mix, particularly, promotional elements in developing agribusiness marketing strategy for consumers.
Course description includes a seminar discussing strategic marketing management issues for consumer brands, including developing and managing brand equity in consumer markets, and managing marketing innovation and product development. Student discussions and presentations from professionals.Pre requisites:Complete 90 credit hours.
The course is a capstone course to be individually designed by the faculty advisor for each senior student to integrate all courses and training of the student, from all activities involved by the student, during his/her entire stay at UAEU. Research methods, analysis of data collected, interpretation, and hypothesis must be developed by the students on a specific topic. A written thesis is to be produced by the student at the end of the course. Pre requisites: Complete 90 credit hours
Operations management in agribusiness applies business principles and operations research techniques to a wide variety of management problems. Overview of the management problems involved in planning, operating, and controlling the farm and agribusiness systems. The course includes discussions of the decision making process and the application of various mathematical programming as optimization tool to agribusiness operational management problems.
This course is designed to help students synthesize across their formal and informal learning of the general principles of marketing, finance, accounting, planning and human resource management in the food and agricultural sector. The course helps students understand advance professional tools that are problem-solving oriented in the areas of agribusiness management and strategies.
The course serves as a tool for a manager to understand marketing research and to be able to specify what needs to be studied, how to study it, and how to interpret the results. This course presents an overview of marketing research in terms of needs, definition, process, analysis and reports. The approach is practical and mainly quantitative. By understanding the research discipline, the practice and application will become comfortable and available to students.
The course applies marketing, management, sales and business concepts to the food and fiber industry. This course will provide an opportunity to learn and apply the fundamentals of marketing management to multiple food and agribusiness scenarios. The course will help students develop the necessary set of skills to competently conduct market analyses and appraise and prioritize marketing activities within the broader context of farm/firm management.
This course covers principles, trends, issues, barriers, policies, strategies, and decisions involved in international marketing, with emphasis on perishable and storable agricultural commodities and food products. The course combines firm-level agribusiness marketing concepts with strategic international agribusiness marketing and international trade applications. This includes development and presentation of an international agribusiness marketing plan.
This course covers advanced agricultural finance concepts. Particularly, the course covers finance theories applied to agricultural-production decision making including portfolio analysis, the farm capital-asset-pricing model, net present value decisions making analyses, and agribusiness risk analysis.
A review of risk management concepts and techniques for managing risks faced by agribusiness firms. The risk management process, including risk control and risk financing techniques to business risk management problems will be analyzed. Focus on enterprise risk management and related tool/techniques will be determined.
The objective of the course is to provide students with a working knowledge of quantitative and qualitative techniques to be used for analyzing agribusiness-management contemporary issues and problems. The course emphases include the application and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative methods rather than on theoretical background in the agribusiness field.
An advanced course for students who wish to explore current and future topics in financial agribusiness management. The course covers financial data trends, financial statements and financial agribusiness management applications. The course’s core topics include capital and investment theory related to food and agribusiness firms.
An analysis of economic and policy issues relevant to food and agribusiness managers in both developed and developing economies, with emphasis on the economic and policy environment that exists within UAE, GCC, and other Middle-East economies. In addition, public policies and programs affecting agriculture and agribusiness; development of policies and programs, identifying relevant issues, reviewing means to attain desired goals, and development of methods to evaluate the consequences of alternative farm policies on UAE agriculture, agribusiness, trade and resources will be covered.
This is a management project course leading to a referenced technical report selected topics of food and agricultural management importance. Completion of this course requires delivery of a final report and a formal presentation of the project to faculty members.
This is proposal preparation course, which involves seminars by industry speakers. The course requires the students to prepare project’s proposals. Students’ proposals will be evaluated by the department’s faculty members. Students will gain local, national, and global perspectives and improve their strategic skills through cases that explore topics such as the shifting role of government, food security around the world, consumer views of agribusiness, and investments in food and agricultural products markets.
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