The food and agribusiness management and marketing minor or certificate aims to help students learn about the unique marketing, management, economic, and policy issues, as they relate to the food and agricultural systems. This minor or certificate aims to prepare students for careers in the food and agriculture sectors: marketing management, human resources management, operations management, product management, customer service, food service management, sales management, farm ownership, farm and ranch management, agribusiness development managers, sales directors, agricultural supply management, district grocery store management, food manufacturing sales representative, and employee relations managers. Students are also prepared for community nonprofit organizations and government, state or local agencies, in the food and agriculture sectors.
Current CWU students or by permission of the College of Business.
Students must earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in courses allowed in fulfilling the food and agribusiness management and marketing minor or certificate requirements.
No more than 10 credits can be shared with any other major or a different minor or certificate.
Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Develop and utilize soft skills and techniques in the food and agribusiness field, to allow for successful communication of ideas and concepts to a variety of audiences.
- Acquire knowledge about management and marketing principles and develop their skills to apply these concepts in the agricultural and food sectors; students will gain vital competencies for careers in food and agribusiness industries.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical economic framework and real-world markets in which all agri- and food-businesses operate.
- Gain a specialized (business) and general (interdisciplinary) understanding of food and agricultural sectors.