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MGMT 214

Horticultural Systems

Course overview

You’ll combine studies of horticultural production and management systems, by examining real life case studies and focusing on the role of management and the interdependence of biological, production, economic and marketing factors.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 60 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 60 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 100 course
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course

Credits 15
Domestic fees $1,038.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Develop a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge fields relevant to the different stages of horticultural production systems.
  2. Describe the multi- and inter-disciplinary nature of the bio-physical environment and biological production systems.
  3. Explain the characteristics of horticultural industries and the concepts that underpin their formation, operation and management.
  4. Appreciate the risky nature of the horticultural system.
  5. Understand the likely impacts of new technologies and innovative practices in the horticultural sector.
  6. Identify and describe the major factors, and resources used in a range of horticultural enterprise systems.
  7. Apply appropriate approaches, methods and tools to analyse, evaluate and solve problems related to real world horticultural production management issues.
  8. Critically evaluate risks and implement mitigation and avoidance strategies.
  9. Integrate theory and practice from different disciplines to evaluate social, economic and technical aspects of the horticultural system.
  10. Gather appropriate information from field visits, library and other sources in order to carry out case studies.
  11. Use budgeting and other appropriate techniques to carry out case studies on selected horticultural enterprises.
  12. Extend their thinking in a systems way.

Course examiners

David Shillito

David Shillito

Lecturer

Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce

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