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Food Systems and Agriculture Business (MBS698)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Description Provides a comparative perspective to understand the key issues, challenges and responses in relation to food systems and agriculture business management. Identifies the key industry structures, size, value and importance of all sectors in the agribusiness industry. Outlines the international trade relations between Australia and the world and provides an overview of the various strategic approaches used by the Australian Agribusinesses sectors in order to promote their products domestically and overseas. Case studies and prominent guest speakers present global challenges.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars and workshops are delivered in intensive teaching mode (up to 30 hours contact time), which may include evenings and weekends. Students will then complete research assignments, case studies and individual or group reports independently and in consultation with teaching staff.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Assessment The assessment of this unit will be a mix of theoretical and practical exercise, assignments, case studies to enhance the learning outcomes in the areas of conceptual ability, critical thinking and research skills. Feedback will be an ongoing process in the workshops, and more formally through comments on the written assessments.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Notes Basic understanding of Agriculture and food production/business principles is required.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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