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Cultivate your career as an agribusiness manager

Business – Agriculture Ontario College Diploma, co-op program

Explore the business and science in agriculture. Build specialized agricultural skills to foster efficiency, profitability and make a sustainable impact on the future of farming.

Program code AGRI
Duration 2 years
Credential Ontario College Diploma, co-op
Program Delivery Full-time
Program delivery method(s) In person What does this mean?

Program information

Program description

Agriculture is an increasingly complex industry, with sophisticated agribusiness managers required to make decisions about crop/herd selection and improvement, pest and soil management, farm safety, and agricultural production. In Georgian’s Business – Agriculture Diploma program, you explore both the business and science behind the industry. A combination of outdoor learning with time in classrooms and modern labs provides practical agricultural knowledge, as well as the business training necessary to successfully manage or provide services to agricultural businesses. This program connects you to the agribusiness industry and includes a co-operative work placement between first and second year, giving you hands-on experience and networking opportunities with others in the field. You’ll graduate with a competitive edge – with the ability to examine agricultural techniques through a business lens, and the skills to evaluate farm production methodologies, technologies and systems to inform financial and operational decisions.

Intake information

Start dateCampus
Fall 2024 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work-integrated learning

What are the admission requirements for the Business – Agriculture program?

Business – Agriculture admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status 
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C or U)
  • any Grade 111 or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U)

Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M) 

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit for Prior Learning website for details:

Why study Business – Agriculture at Georgian?

Why study at Georgian?

  • Our grads get jobs! Georgian has one of the highest graduate employment rates among all Ontario colleges at 88.1%.
  • We’re a recognized leader in student work experience.
  • 100% of our programs offer hands-on learning.

Why this program?

  • Comprehensive learning: explore the science and business aspects of agriculture.
  • Practical exposure: engage in outdoor learning, labs and co-op placements.
  • Industry networking: connect with professionals for valuable insights.
  • Sustainability focus: enhance farming practices for efficiency and profitability.
  • Career opportunities: diverse roles in farming, agri-business and related sectors.

What career paths can I take in the agribusiness sector?

Your Business – Agriculture diploma gives you many career opportunities

Graduates may seek employment in entry-level farming positions or as entrepreneurs. Graduates may also seek entry-level employment in a variety of companies and organizations that provide services in the agricultural sector, including, 

  • agricultural supplies
  • feed
  • banking, accounting or logistical services
  • process improvement or animal care support
  • equipment and maintenance sales and services

Flex MORE. Study Business – Agriculture part-time

Benefits of studying part-time:

  • Register on a course-by-course basis, paying as you go!
  • MORE choices. We are always adding more flexible delivery programs and courses.

What you need to know:

More information coming soon!

What courses are included in the Business – Agriculture diploma program?

Course overview

21 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses
1 Co-op Work Term

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Business – Agriculture program outline.

  • ACCT 1000 – Financial Accounting Principles 1
  • AGRI 1000 – Introduction to Agricultural Business
  • COMP 1003 – Microcomputer Applications
  • MATH 1002 – Mathematics of Finance
  • REAS 1000 – Research Concepts and Applications
  • MKTG 1000 – Introduction to Marketing
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.

Your course delivery method(s)

In person

This program is delivered fully in person and requires you to attend campus.

Please note, delivery methods are based on planning for the upcoming semester and are subject to change.

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