School of Business

Plant seeds in a billion-dollar industry

Plant seeds in a billion-dollar industry

Agriculture is big business. And with its rich soil, favourable climate and proximity to large markets, the beautiful Fraser Valley stands as one of Canada’s agricultural hot beds.

51's Bachelor of Business Administration in Agriculture Management is especially designed for professionals who have been working in this growing industry for two years or more and would like to advance their career by studying at a university that has a recognized track record of agricultural excellence in teaching and research.

In the first half of your Bachelor of Business Administration in Agriculture Management, you earn a certificate in either horticulture crop production or livestock production, and a diploma in Agricultural Technology.

In your final two years, you build your business acumen by taking courses that range from organizational behavior to financial management, as you prepare to take up a leadership role in any agribusiness or agricultural agency.

You get to study at the eco-friendly Agriculture Centre, a new state-of-the-art facility that features the tallest greenhouse in North America, a spacious demonstration barn, and cutting-edge automation equipment. You get to take part in a spectrum of programming and research in food safety and security, climate change adaptation, and health and nutrition to help create a sustainable future in agriculture and food production.

A Bachelor of Business Administration in Agriculture Management can help you grow your career and take advantage of many exciting leadership and management opportunities that exist in the agricultural sector in the Fraser Valley and beyond.

Career Outlook for Agriculture Management

The Fraser Valley ranks number one in the province’s agricultural economy, generating over $1 billion in gross farm receipts each year. In fact, one in five jobs in the Fraser Valley is related to the agricultural sector. And the future looks promising, with demand for BC’s agri-food products on the rise both in local and foreign markets.

Marrying agricultural knowledge and business savvy is a winning mix to enter a diverse industry with a myriad of management opportunities. Your education in both the business and technical aspects of the industry gives you a distinct advantage and equips you to assume a leadership position in a nursery, greenhouse, pest control agency, lab, agri-food business or farm producing livestock, crops, dairy or other food products.