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Food Business Management

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural/Food Business Management

Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

Why study Food Business Management?

Why study Food Business Management?

This program examines the scientific and economic relationships that influence in the food industry. Courses range from food chemistry and microbiology to agricultural economics and management courses, giving you the business skills and scientific understanding needed for a career in the food and grocery sectors.

Why get a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural/Food Business Management degree?

Why study Agriculture and Food Business Management at the University of Alberta?

Our BSc in Agricultural/Food Business Management degree allows you to study food science and business simultaneously, setting you up for a variety of careers in the agri-food sector. This program is offered jointly by the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences and the Alberta School of Business. You can participate in the Alberta School of Business Co-op Program as part of this degree.

Possible Careers

  • Agri-Food Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Agrologist
  • Business Development Officer
  • Credit / Loans Manager
  • Food Manufacturing / Processing Supervisor
  • Food Manufacturing Manager
  • Food Processor Consultant
  • Fund Development Professional
  • Investment Advisor
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Policy Analyst

Alex, from Balzac, is an Agriculture and Resource Economics student, VP Academic of the Agriculture Club, and a member of the UAlberta cheerleading team. Alex also helps out during harvest and calving on her family's mixed farm, and helps run the online side of the business.

Non-Direct Entry

This program does not allow admission directly from high school. See requirements below for more details.

Preprofessional Study Time: 1 year. 

Preprofessional study may completed in the BSc in Agriculture program, other Faculty or program, or other postsecondary institution.

Required: A minimum of 24 ( = units of course weight) transferable to the University of Alberta.

Recommended First Year Courses:

  1. BIOL 107 or BIOL 108 (3)
  2. CHEM 101 and CHEM 261 (6)
  3. ECON 101 and 102 (6)
  4. ENGL (Two of 121, 122, 123, 124, 125 recommended) (6)
  5. MATH 134 or 144 or 154 (3)
  6. NU FS 100 (3)
  7. STAT 151 (3)

Admission Selection: Competitive, based on 24. For consideration, you need a minimum 2.3 Admission Grade Point Average.

Alberta Grade 12 Courses:

  1. Biology 30
  2. Chemistry 30
  3. Pure Mathematics 30 or Mathematics 30-1

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