Individual Course Options
Interested in taking courses to test drive the program? We offer a number of courses that may be taken without admission to the program.
AGEC 700: Applied Agribusiness Economics
This course applies basic economic tools and models to problems involving supply, demand, individual consumer and firm behavior, and market structure. Basic market structure models covered include perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, and monopoly. Economic tools and models are related to business strategies throughout the course. (3 credit hours, March-June or November-February)
AGEC 701: Intro to Computer Decision Tools for Agribusiness*
Development of decision tools for agribusiness using spreadsheets. Topics include internet as a data source, budget development and analysis, financial calculations, regression, search techniques, and optimization. (1 credit hour, January-March or August-October)
AGEC 710: Comparative Food and Agriculture Systems
For food and agribusiness professionals interested in getting an in-depth view of the global food system. The course is team taught by faculty at K-State’s partner institutions in Brazil, France, Russia, Thailand, New Zealand, India and Uganda to give students a first-hand account of the history and economic conditions of each of the regions studied – MERCOSUR, European Union, Russia and the Former Soviet Union, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania and sub-Saharan Africa. (3 credit hours, mid-April to mid-August)
AGEC 713: Agribusiness Financial Management*
This course covers financial management, long-term investment analysis, the performance of alternative investments, and the theory of efficient markets. Topics covered include comparative financial analysis, short-term budgeting, and capital budgeting. Applications include agribusiness decision-making and project analysis. (3 credit hours, January-March or August-October)
AGEC 730: Applied Agribusiness Logistics*
Applied study of agribusiness logistics combining case study analysis and the study of principles and concepts that structure agribusiness decisions concerning logistics. Studies will show the role and scope of logistics in agribusiness, develop the connection between economic developments and logistics, explore the role of transaction costs and the principal-agent problems associated with outsourcing and strategic alliances. (3 credit hours, January-March or August-October)
This course is designed to introduce students to marketing and sales principles and practices in the context of the animal health industry. It draws on knowledge from multiple sources including academic literature, real-world case studies, and interviews with industry executives. (3 credit hours, June-August)
AGEC 780: Economic Issues in the Global Animal Health Industry
AGEC 780 explores the different health and policy issues in the various animal sectors to provide practitioners with the tools to develop the appropriate responses to these issues to ensure sustainable superior performance. Guest lectures from professionals will provide first-hand perspective and insight into current issues and regulations. (3 credit hours, January-April)
MANGT 820: Managing Organizational Behavior
This course analyzes individual and group behavior in organizations. Topics include: theories of individual learning and perception, attitude change, job motivation, group dynamics, conflict management, and leadership. (3 credit hours, March-May)
MKTG 810: Marketing Concepts and Research
Students integrate marketing skills in strategic situations that are highly unstructured. Topics include: creation of customer value, strategies for assessing market segments, product positioning, price as a strategic weapon, and market growth. (3 credit hours, June-July)
Students should plan to spend an average of seven to 10 hours per week on each class. This includes lectures, readings, recitations and homework.
The courses are $2,475 for three credit hours of graduate work. They are open to anyone with a bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience. For more information about a course, or to apply, you must notify the MAB Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org and then fill out a non-degree application.
*Requires on-campus participation for one week in January and March or August and October