Course Description - Master of Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness

  • 17014024: The Entrepreneur of Farm Economics and Farming System [3 Credit Hours]

    Orientation to entrepreneur agricultural supply businesses, farm and ranch management, economics of farm production. Course will provide an overview of the role of agriculture in the Palestian and world economies. An overview of the specific concepts and skills related to entrepreneur organization of small businesses, including farms, ranches, input suppliers, and commodity processors.The economics of farm production, financial analysis and control using entrepreneur economic recommendations for developing, operating, and cash flow budgets.

  • 17014029: Entrepreneurship in Post-Harvest Technology [3 Credit Hours]

    This course will give a general understanding of many aspects of pre- and post-harvest technology and biology for the agricultural commodities, including internal and external factors determining the quality and post-harvest performance. It will discuss several new technological and biological topics focusing on proper handling and reduction of post-harvest losses. Important concepts such as maturity, harvesting, packing and packaging, cooling, storage, grading and transport will be addressed in some details to comprehend the nature of fresh produce for the understanding of their proper handling conditions. Advanced and updated entrepreneurship techniques in this area, e.g. optical and chemical sensors, will be explained.

  • 17014013: Leadership theories [3 Credit Hours]

    This course explores historical and modern leadership theories, such as the Great Man theories, trait theories, behavior theories, contingency theories, influence theories, and relational theories. It enables students to evaluate their own leadership experiences through those theories. This course will build a foundation upon which to build lifelong learning practices for leadership development. The course includes the study of leadership as well as leadership theories, concepts, and skills.

  • 17014021: Implementation and Evaluation of Agribusiness [3 Credit Hours]

    Leadership thoeries prerequisite course. Management of the implementation of the technical aspects of agribusiness, value chains of focus, access to markets. Provide students with the opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills learned throughout the program.

  • 17014015: Entrepreneurial opportunity and feasibility studies [3 Credit Hours]

    Develop ideas into opportunities individually and in groups. Willingness to engage in creative work is improved. Students will be able to communicate their ideas and convince others of the feasibility of their business ideas, and understand the principles of feasible studies. Student will gain knowledge on entrepreneur adoption of innovations through availabile opportunism, product launch strategies and signaling and competitor reactions. Also differences in development processes of products versus services. This course helps students to get started quickly with your own entrepreneur feasibility study when needed. Assessment/evaluation techniques similar to these are often used in portfolio agribusiness management systems and entrepreneur stage/phase gate processes as well.

  • 17014020: Theories of social changes [3 Credit Hours]

    This course discusses variable theories, concepts, and categories to explain social change. these theories and concepts will be examined on the social, economic, and political transformations occurring at the end of the twentieth century. Determine their influence on agricultural sectors.

  • 17014026: Entrepreneurship in Natural Resource Management [3 Credit Hours]

    This course provides entrepreneur knowledge in impact of natural resource management. Identify patterns of social awareness described by green entrepreneurs and how they may be drawn into the natural resource management process. Draw upon case studies of small businesses to learn how they incorporate their businesses into environmental and social justice causes. A few themes emerged from in-depth interviews with a sample of entrepreneur natural resource management, including: low levels of interest in economic success; high degrees of awareness about the business's environmental impact; and high levels of concern for social justice. In addition, several constructs emerged, which included personal motivation and mission, locality, and a forward-thinking orientation about sustainability. Increase innovative models for incorporating natural resource management as business.

  • 17014022: Patent Strategy and Technical Writing [3 Credit Hours]

    Entrepreneur managers often know little about patent law and patent strategies. This ignorance can be costly, because a manager is like a lamb going to the slaughter-house. Understand and use information architectures appropriate to technical documents writing. Understand the process of patent strategy for new innovation and needs for registration.

  • 17014011: Fundamentals of ُEntrepreneurship in Agribusiness [3 Credit Hours]

    Increasing awareness of entrepreneurial in Agricultural activities in a variety of contexts. The course supports values associated with economic value creation within a socioeconomic responsible framework.

  • 17014014: Statistical Methods in Entrepreneurship Research [3 Credit Hours]

    A study of the advanced statistics, design and analysis tools like SPSS program. A model-based approach examines both theoretical and practical issues associated with data collection, management and writing. Understanding different tools and designs using in data collection.

  • 17014032: Leadership, Supervision and Management in agribusiness [3 Credit Hours]

    This course pushes students beyond the conventional boundaries of entrepreneurship in agribusiness: problem solving, critical thinking, engagement with others, personal and team development.

  • 17014025: Standards and Risk Management in Agricultural Production Systems [3 Credit Hours]

    This course will provide the students in entrepreneur basic knowledge in risk management, how to guide the application of risk management tools, creating a basic understanding of various management tools available in different risk situations.An overview of sources of risk and risk management strategies in agriculture. As risk is an inescapable. fact, in particular in agriculture, farmers must try to manage risk effectively. Risk management is an integral part of management of a farm, being a way to avoid losses and exploit opportunities.

  • 17014023: The Entrepreneur in Market Assessment and Marketing Analysis [3 Credit Hours]

    Principles of applied market and marketing analytics, including marketing data sources, data quality. Special focus on translating data into meaningful business insights and marketing strategy. Understanding marketing oriented approach for the entrepreneur project. The critical importance for entrepreneur to fully understand strategic marketing concepts (4P’s: product, pricing, promotion, and placement).

  • 17014016: Entrepreneurship in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development [3 Credit Hours]

    Theories of social changes prerequisite course. This course will provide a better understanding of the concept and practice of entrepreneurship in agricultural extension and rural development. Extension workers will be able to help farmers develop the skills and spirit of an entrepreneur. Provid modles on farm business management, and help extension workers support farmers. Students will be aware of the changes and risk affecting the farm business, Analyse situations and develop long-term strategies and find ways of realising the goals.

  • 17014027: Entrepreneurship in Animal Husbandry [3 Credit Hours]

    Provide the student’s entrepreneur methods in Production from animal enterprises, such as milk, meat, eggs and their various by-products, make their way to domestic and international markets through a complex series of stakeholders and channels. Stakeholders in these livestock production chains have to respond jointly to the changes brought on by technological advancements. They also have to deal with an ever-increasing number of national, international laws, and regulations, such as those governing international food-quality standards and sustainability labels. An overview of the specific concepts and skills related to entrepreneur organization of animal small businesses.

  • 17014031: Entrepreneurship in Food Processing and Nutrition [3 Credit Hours]

    Combine industrial relevant skills with soft skills development relatively to enhance entrepreneurial skills. The course builds knowledge and know-how of entrepreneurship through the topics of food production, food waste systems, markets, venture development and testing, prototyping and step start techniques

  • 17014012: Planning and Management of Agribusiness [3 Credit Hours]

    Assist students to further develop their skills in business management.Provides an opportunity for students to investigate and apply tools that may be effective in improving risk management, planning, fessabilty analysis and strategic plans in their farm business operations. Emphasis is placed on the research of business management alternatives to meet their business and personal needs. Entrepreneurship in agribusiness is critical to maintain and grow its profitability. In this course students will develop in a multidisciplinary team a business report that focuses on one particular entrepreneur opportunity for an existing firm.

  • 17014028: Entrepreneurship in Protected Agriculture Management [3 Credit Hours]

    The course comprises entrepreneurship in plant physiology and developmental biology described in relation to the production of plants, cut flowers, and fruits in different conditions under protected cultivation. Protected horticulture depends on modifying the physical environment of an enclosed space so as to improve the growth and quality of plants. The course also aims in delivering the students entrepreneur knowledge about the physics of a greenhouse and the interaction between crop processes and greenhouse climate processes.

  • 17014030: Entrepreneurship in Plant Protection [3 Credit Hours]

    This course gives general understanding of many aspects of biotic stress tolerance against insects, fungi, bacteria, viruses, and weeds. Illustrate the principles of scientific work in plant protection and the ecology of plant protection