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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Food and Agribusiness Management and Marketing Minor or Certificate

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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.

Admission Requirements
Students can apply to the minor via their MyCWU account or by emailing CBAdvising@cwu.edu. For the certificate, please email CBAdvising@cwu.edu.

Requirements for Progression and/or Graduation

  • Students must earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in courses applied toward fulfilling the Food and Agribusiness Management and Marketing minor or certificate requirements.
  • Elective options may have different pre-requisites, please review the options to determine precise pre-requisites or minimum grades needed.

For policies that apply to all College of Business programs and requirements, please see College of Business .

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.  

Department-Approved Electives Credits: 8-10

Select two of the following electives:

Total Credits: 23-25

College and Department Information

Management Department  
College of Business  

College of Business Admission Requirements
For information on admission requirements, please go to: College of Business .

Program Codes

Online Availability
The program will have both a designated online only option and an in-person or hybrid option.

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