2007-2008 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)

Agricultural Business (Co-op) (AGBU:C)

Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Ontario Agricultural College

Liberal Education Requirement

As part of the graduation requirement all students within the B.Comm. Program are required to complete 1.50 credits from at least two different subject prefixes as listed under the B.Comm. Program Information section of the undergraduate calendar.


Semester 1 - Fall
AGR*1100 [0.50] Introduction to the Agrifood Systems
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
MATH*1000 [0.50] Introductory Calculus
1.00 electives
Note: Students who are exceptionally strong in mathematics may substitute either MATH*1080 or MATH*1200 for MATH*1000.
Semester 2 - Winter
AGR*1250 [0.50] Agrifood System Trends & Issues
CIS*1200 [0.50] Introduction to Computing
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
PSYC*1200 [0.50] Dynamics of Behaviour
0.50 electives
Semester 3 - Fall
AGR*2400 [0.50] Economics of the Canadian Food System
BUS*2220 [0.50] Financial Accounting
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON*2740 [0.50] Economic Statistics
0.50 electives from List A or List B
Semester 4 - Winter
AGEC*2410 [0.50] Agrifood Markets and Policy
BUS*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
ECON*2410 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON*2770 [0.50] Introductory Mathematical Economics
0.50 electives from List A or List B
Summer Semester
COOP*1000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term I
Fall Semester
COOP*2000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term II
Semester 5 - Winter
AGEC*3310 [0.50] Operations Management
ECON*3740 [0.50] Introduction to Econometrics
MCS*3040 [0.50] Business and Consumer Law
1.00 electives
Summer Semester
Optional academic term.
Semester 6 - Fall
AGEC*3400 [0.50] Agribusiness Financial Management
ECON*3560 [0.50] Theory of Finance
HTM*4390 [0.50] Individuals and Groups in Organizations
1.00 electives
Winter Semester
COOP*3000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term III
Summer Semester
COOP*4000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term IV
Semester 7 - Fall
AGEC*3030 [0.50] The Firm and Markets
AGEC*4370 [0.50] Food & Agri Marketing Management
BUS*4250 [0.50] Business Policy
One of:
Students choosing List A take 1.00 electives
Students choosing List B take 0.50 electives from List B and 0.50 electives
Semester 8 - Winter
AGEC*4000 [0.50] Agricultural and Food Policy
AGEC*4240 [0.50] Futures and Options Markets
AGR*4500 [0.50] Agrifood Industry Problem-Solving
One of:
Students choosing List A take 0.50 electives from List A and 0.50 electives
Students choosing List B take 1.00 electives
Restricted Electives

After completion of the first year of the Agricultural Business program, students have the option of selecting three courses from List A or three courses from List B. In order to satisfy the core requirements, students must complete three courses from one of the lists. Students are encouraged to take these courses in the semester indicated in the schedule of studies.

List A
Semester 3
MCS*1000 [0.50] Introductory Marketing
Semester 4
MCS*2600 [0.50] Fundamentals of Consumer Behaviour
Semester 8
AGEC*4220 [0.50] Advanced Farm Management
List B*
BIOL*1020 in Semester 3
(2 of ANSC*2340, ANSC*2350, ANSC*2360, ANSC*3210, AGR*2470, and CROP*2110)
* students with OAC Biology may elect to take BIOL*1030 in Semester 3