Graduate Agricultural Economics Courses

AGEC 5086. Agricultural Economics Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-6 Hours).

Advanced independent study and research in agricultural economics topics. A written report will be submitted to the supervising professor. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor of record.

AGEC 5088. Thesis. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-6 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Scheduled when student is ready to begin the thesis. No credit until thesis is accepted. Prerequisites: Approved research methodology course and consent of major professor.

AGEC 5301. Environmental Issues and Agricultural Policy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Current and emerging problems in economics of environmental issues relating to agriculture and agribusiness firms. Examination of policy issues, institutions, and legal and political constraints in relation to environmental quality and agricultural resources. Prerequisites: Principles of Macroeconomics and Intermediate Microeconomics, or approval of instructor of record.

AGEC 5310. Advanced Farm and Ranch Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Economic theory and business principles applied to the organization and operation of farm and ranch businesses. Emphasis will be on farm budgeting and decision making, selecting and combining enterprises, analyzing farm investment alternatives, farm growth strategies, risk, and uncertainty. Prerequisite: Introductory course on Agricultural Marketing. Lab fee: $2.

AGEC 5312. Production & Operations Analysis. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Analysis of the production and operations function from a problem-solving and quantitative models approach. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor of record.

AGEC 5314. Advanced Agricultural Marketing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Market development concepts, practices, and strategies for food and fiber products. Causes, effects, and relationships to business and consumer economics. Strategies for price risk management in buying and selling agricultural products. Prerequisites: Intermediate Microeconomics and an introductory course on Agricultural Marketing, or approval of instructor of record.

AGEC 5317. Adv. Applied Quantitative Methods. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Advanced application of quantitative techniques used to support managerial decision-making and resource allocation. Exposure to mathematical and statistical tools (regression analysis, mathematical programming, simulation) used in economic analysis in Agribusiness. Credit for AGEC 4317 or AGEC 5317 not both.

AGEC 5333. Management Practices of Agribusiness. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An examination of the choices, decisions, strategies and organizational behavior of agribusiness firms and their management. Primary emphasis will be given to the managerial practices of food and agricultural supply firms in the agri-food industry. Prerequisites: Agricultural Finance or equivalent finance course, an introductory course in Agricultural Marketing or equivalent marketing course, and Principles of Management; or approval of instructor of record.

AGEC 5390. Advanced Topics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Studies in mathematical economics, input-output analysis, linear programming, social benefit-cost analysis, risk management, or other advanced topics as offered. Prior academic training requirements vary with topic. May be repeated once as topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

AGEC 5396. Analysis of Social Research Data. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Application of contingency tables, and descriptive, differential, and correlational statistics to social research data. Data formatting, syntax operations, procedure options, and interpretation of statistical program output.

AGEC 5399. Agricultural and Consumer Resources Capstone. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Supervised professional activities in agricultural and consumer resources education/clinical teaching/AgriLife extension/industry/business settings. Emphasis is placed on the student's involvement in successful practices in the area of professional interest. Experience may be on the local, state, national, or international level. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: Graduate standing.