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  • Agri-Business Management BSc Honours

    UCAS code N280 3 Years

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    Agri-Business Management BSc Honours UCAS code N280 3 Years

    This degree focuses on concepts from economics and business studies disciplines, as applied to food, fibre and energy chains.

    This is an applied course where you will learn about the management of businesses operating from the farm gate to consumer plates.

    Along with business management skills, you will learn and be able to reflect on the key challenges of securing a sustainable food supply for this and future generations.

    The agri-food chain is one of the world's largest industries. It involves the delivery of products from farms to worldwide markets.

    Key topics covered are:

    • food economics and management of agri-food businesses

    • food policy and its implications for businesses and consumers

    • gathering evidence through data analysis to support sound decision

    • agriculture and food production and distribution • consumer studies and marketing management This degree could lead to work in a range of international business sectors, such as food markets and marketing, retail management, and business consultancy. 

    Highlights of this degree Boost your employability with work experience You'll have plenty of opportunities to boost your employability through work experience.

    Choose an optional 12-month work placement in the UK or abroad to gain real-world business experience. Recently students have worked for:

    • Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Aldi, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose • Masterfoods, United Biscuits • IBM, Unilever, HSBC and John Deere Develop work-related skills throughout your degree by taking a Career Development Module. Volunteer, tutor in a local school, or get a part-time job and you can gain academic credit towards your degree.

    Boost your management skills with our globally-recognised team-based business simulation. You'll run a virtual business and gain the equivalent of two years’ management experience.

    This isn't available if you're spending a year studying abroad.

    Enjoy study visits with our industry contacts Experience agri-business first hand thanks to our strong links with industry.

    Study visits to our agri-food contacts in the region help you learn more about the business, especially in your first year.

    Our contacts include:

    • JR Holland • Tynegrain • Asda • Blagdon Estate You'll visit companies representing each part of the food supply chain. So you'll gain a vital overview of the whole business.

    Study abroad for international experience You can broaden your academic experience and expand your horizons by studying abroad as part of your degree.

    You can study at a partner institution abroad for between three months and one year through the Erasmus scheme.

    Current countries include France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary and Estonia.

    We also have an exchange programme with Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York State.

    Facilities You'll be based on our vibrant campus, just a few minutes' walk from Newcastle city centre.

    You'll split your time between the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and Newcastle University Business School.

    Our facilities will help you develop practical skills for your future career. They include:

    • two University farms, which are located a short distance from Newcastle

    • well-equipped teaching and research labs • modern Business School, on the Science Central area of

    campus, in the heart of Newcastle's emerging business district

    Take a virtual tour of the Business School.

    Support We pride ourselves on the support we provide to help you settle into university and throughout your degree:

    • outstanding peer-mentoring scheme, partnering you with a second- or third-year student for support

    • personal tutor to help with academic and personal wellbeing throughout your degree

    • highly active student society, offering social events to help you get to know your coursemates

    • active student–staff committee, so you can get involved in how your degree is run

    To support you in your studies, all new students entering year 1 or year 2 will receive a tablet. This enables you to

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    download the online learning resources you'll need for your course and helps us to make our campus more sustainable.

    Free WiFi on campus helps you stay connected.

    Course Details

    Modules for 2019 entry

    Please note The module and/or programme information below is for 2019 entry. Our teaching is informed by research and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers of students interested (in an optional module). To find out more read our terms and conditions. Module/programme information for 2020 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2020). Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage. Further information, including the credit value of the module, is available in each of the module descriptions below.

    Stage 1 At Stage 1 you'll be studying foundation modules to help you learn about the subject.

    Compulsory modules • ACC1000  Introduction to Non-Specialist Accounting and

    Finance • ACE1000  Introduction to Marketing and Consumer

    Behaviour • ACE1006  Introductory Business Economics • ACE1041  Investigating Agri-Food Systems from Farm to

    Folk • ACE1040  Academic and Professional Skills • ACE1047  Introduction to Agri-Food Business

    Management • ECO1020  Introductory Macroeconomics

    Stage 2

    Compulsory modules ACE2000  Marketing Strategy: Concepts and Applications ACE2006  Agricultural Economics and Policy ACE2010  Agricultural Markets ACE2066  Academic and Professional Skills 2 ACE2067  Agri-Business Management Optional modules You take 40 credits from the following list: ACC2000  Interpreting Company Accounts ACE2012  Consumer and Business Economics ACE2018  Arable Crops ACE2020  Introduction to Farm Management

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    Stage 2

    ACE2073  New Food Product Development ACE2076 Sustainable Animal Production BUS2000  Human Resource Management LAW1054  Introduction to Business Law PSY2003  Social Psychology Other optional modules may also be available.

    Work placement year

    Between Stages 2 and 3, you can spend the year on work placement. This will be with an approved organisation in the UK or abroad.

    You will also need to take a compulsory 120-credit module: 

    NCL3000 Careers Service Placement Year Module

    Permission to undertake a placement is subject to the approval of the Degree Programme Director.

    Stage 3

    Compulsory modules ACE3012  Advanced Agri-Business Management ACE3078  Marketing Metrics ACE3079  Food Economics Optional modules You take one of the following modules:  ACE3099  Agri-food Business Management and Marketing Dissertation or ACE3209  Food Innovation Consultancy  You take 50 credits from the following list of optional modules, giving you increasing freedom to tailor the degree to your career aspirations. ACE3000  Globalisation: Patterns, Processes and Challenges ACE3036  Farm Management ACE3201  Marketing and Public Policy ACE3202  Communication and Behaviour Change ACE3204 Applied Animal Nutrition LAW2053  Law and Land Use NCL2100  Developing Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Employability* NCL3007  Career Development for Final Year Students* PSY3006  Consumer Psychology PSY3009  Co-operation SOC3098  Community and Conflict in the Countryside *You may opt to take only 20 credits of NCL modules

    Teaching and assessment On average you will have around 14 contact hours a week. You'll learn through lectures, s