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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
October

International course fees
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About Accounting and Management at Henley Business School, University of Reading

This programme will teach you about the management of agricultural and other land- based businesses and enterprises that are ancillary to agriculture. It will help you acquire the basic knowledge and skills to become a successful manager of a business, and develop your skills of critical observation and analysis through contact with a variety of interesting real-life businesses.

During the first two years you will gain a general insight into UK, European and world agriculture, and the foundations will be laid for a thorough understanding of the many aspects of production processes in agriculture. In the Final Year, you will follow modules that have been designed to complete your understanding of business management as well as undertaking a special business related project which is presented as a dissertation and accounts for a significant part of your overall degree.

Course Structure:

The degree is based around a number of core modules, with other Optional Modules selected with guidance from your Personal Tutor. Our aim is to build on a number of key management skills and techniques yet still provide you with a flexible programme by offering a choice of Optional Modules through which you can explore your own interests. There is a Field Study Tour in addition to the regular programme of visits.

Year 1
Compulsory Modules

Introduction to Management
Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to Agricultural & Food Systems
Economics 1& 2
British Agriculture in Practice
Introduction to Crop Production
Introduction to Livestock Systems
Countryside & the Environment
Quantitiative Methods 1
Career Management Skills

Optional Modules
including

The UK Food Chain
International Development:Global & Local Issues
Soils, Land and the Environment
Crop Appraisal & Agronomy
Public Understanding of 'the countryside'
Institution-Wide Language Programme

Year 2
Compulsory Modules

Field Course
Business Management
Financial Management
Farm Business Administration
Environment & the Farm Business
Practical Farm Analysis & Cereal Agronomy
Quantitiative Methods 2
Animal Production
Research Methods and Data Analysis

Optional Modules
including:

Marketing Management
Agronomy of Combinable Break Crops
Organic Farming
Agricultural Mechanisation
Policy Analysis
Grassland Management
Economics 3 & 4
Institution-Wide Language Programme

Final Year
Compulsory Modules

Business Planning and Control
Dissertation
Business Management Case Studies

Optional Modules
including:

Human Resource Management
Rural Policy & Countryside Planning
Business Entrepreneurship
Cereals Management & Marketing
Agronomy of Root and Tuber Crops
Animal Welfare
Business Strategy
Marketing Strategy
Agricultural Law & Valuation
Forestry
Wildlife in the Farming Environment
Equine Management
Institution-Wide Language Programme

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsOctoberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements for this course

Contact Henley Business School, University of Reading to find course entry requirements.

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