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Undergraduate program

Food is life, and the world needs people who understand the business of getting it from seed to plate. That’s where a degree in agribusiness comes in.

  • We offer a four-year Bachelor of Science Agribusiness degree program and our courses also form part of the two-year Diploma in Agriculture program. Well recognized throughout Canada, our courses are grounded in solid academic learning, relevant industry partnerships and a vibrant Winnipeg-based agricultural community; everything you need to explore a wide-open world of opportunities.

     

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Courses in Diploma in Agriculture program

See full course descriptions in the Academic Calendar

Graduate program

The Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics offers graduate instruction leading to an MSc degree. A doctorate is offered through the Department of Economics, Economics and Econometrics Stream, with a Research Specialization in Agricultural Economics.

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  • Graduate training in agribusiness and agricultural economics enables students to develop competence in solving real world problems relating to food production, policy, risk management, marketing, finance, international trade, agribusiness management and resource management. Students undertaking graduate studies in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics may specialize in one of these areas of research.

Research

Core research and teaching strengths of the department are in consumer economics, environmental and natural resource economics, international trade, marketing and supply chains, risk management, and farm management and production.

  • Whether it be looking at agricultural policy through an international lens, estimating financial impacts related to nutrition and health, or examination of the economic aspect of conservation easement and land use conversion, our research is aimed at meeting the challenges and opportunities associated with the business of food.

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Outreach

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  • The Manitoba Agriculture and Food Knowledge Exchange (MAKE) is where we share Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences research that is shaping agriculture and food production in Manitoba and around the world.

Learn more about our department

Contact Us

Department of Agribusiness & Agricultural Economics
352 Agriculture Building
66 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204-474-9384
Our office is open Mon - Fri, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm