This is a three year course in Mountbellew Agricultural College And GMIT. Here we will outline all aspects of the course such as, Course Aim, Entry Requirments and Course Content.Read more
This is a three year course based in Mountbellew Agricultural College and GMIT. This course results in the award of degree in Business and Rural Enterprise and aimed at students interested in acquiring training and qualifications for careers in the rural and agribusiness sectors.Read more
Students on the course will acquire skills and knowledge ralating to soils and plants, animal and crop production, farm management, machinery, enterprise develpment and management, the environment, farm buildings, personal development and health and safety.Read more
Ga172 - Mountbellew Agricultural College and GMIT
Course Code: GA172
Duration:   3 Years
Location: Mountbellew Agricultural College and GMIT
The course, resulting in the award of Degree in Business in Rural Enterprise and Agribusiness is aimed at students interested in acquiring training and qualifications for careers in the rural and agribusiness sectors. Some graduates take up careers in the agribusiness and agri-service sectors or in the general business areas of finance, marketing, sales, retailing and management. A number of graduates manage farms or take up careers as development officers in government departments. Most graduates of the programme now progress to an Honours Bachelor Degree in Business Studies and then to Post Graduate courses after which they enter the job market.
The minimum entry requirements for the course are a Grade D3 or higher in at least five (ordinary level) subjects in the leaving Certificate including Maths and English or Irish. Mature students and holders of specific FETAC awards may be admitted without meeting these minimum requirements.
The course is both semesterised and modularised. There are two semesters in each year and students take six modules per semester. This is a common first year for Bachelor in Rural Enterprise programme and the Bachelor in Science in Agriculture programme. Students then have a choice to continue in the business stream or change to the science stream. There is a work placement period for three months in the second semester of Year 2. The placement is normally done with key companies involved in the agribusiness and rural enterprise sectors.
Modules for Year 1:
Mandatory modules: Financial and Farm Accounting, Microeconomics, Computing and Information Systems 1, Production Agriculture 1, Environmental Science 1, Learning to Learn.
Mandatory modules: Cost and Management Accounting, Macroeconomics, Business Statistics, Production Agriculture 2, Environmental Science 2 and Business Communications.
Modules for Year 2:
Mandatory modules: Marketing, Farm Business Management & Safety, Advanced Beef Production.
Electives include any three of the following: Agricultural Economics, Analytical Science, Farm Buildings and Maintenance, Advanced Dairy Production, Farm Mechanisation, Business law and Selling Techniques.
Period of career related placement in an agribusiness for a duration of 12 weeks.
Modules for Year 3:
Mandatory modules: Market Research, Enterprise Development and Sustainable Development.
Electives include any three of the following: Community Development, Rural Development, Advanced Farm Business Management, Environmental Management 1, Food production and Language and Culture.
Mandatory modules: Sustainable Agriculture, Agri-enterprise Project and Agri-marketing.
Electives include ay three of the following: Financial Management and Taxation, Irish Economy, Agribusiness Management, Management Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Environmental Management 2 and Language and Culture.
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