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Last approved: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 08:00:56 GMT

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HS (Horticulture Science)
475
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Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Horticulture Entrepreneurship
Hort. Entrepreneurship
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Horticultural Science (11HS)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Alternate Odd Years
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
2
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
HS 495Spring 201314
Hs 495Spring 20159
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
José Cisneros
CALS International Programs Director

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture1515NoThis course will be ab elective for the BS in Horticulture and the minor in ARE.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course is structured to introduce students to entrepreneurship, startups and the basic principles of business administration and management with focus in the horticulture industry in a global context. The goal of this class is to give students pragmatic knowledge and tools to start their own business or to be successful managers in the horticulture industry. Students will describe and discuss the entrepreneurial thinking process and as they analyze the following business topics: marketing, management and leadership, accounting, and finance.

Students majoring in Horticulture need entrepreneurship skills to be successful.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Agriculture and Life SciencesJohn RussJohn Russ supports the addition of this course.
No additional resources are required. José Cisneros has a 20% teaching appointment in Horticultural Science. There is no textbook. The instructor will provide copies of reading materials for class at no cost to the student.

Apply business management practices, terminology, and information to communicate with financial professional, describe marketing plans, and make decisions relevant to horticultural operations. 


Student Learning Outcomes


  • Demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset during the development of a business model for an horticultural operation




  • Apply business management and entrepreneurial skills in the context of the horticulture industry




  • Describe and discuss the importance of marketing and its applications for the sales of horticultural commodities




  • Explain financial terminology as they apply to horticultural crops and be able to communicate with financial professionals




  • Develop leadership and apply these skills as they apply to the management of people in the workplace




Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Exam60Course material covered on each exam is indicated on the syllabus. Each exam is worth 20%
Project20You will work during the semester developing your business model. Business model is different to a business plan, in your business model you will work designing and deciding what is your business value proposition, what is your market segment, who are your key partners, what are your key activities, how is your cost structure, what are revenue streams, among others.
Participation20All students are expected to attend class and their timely arrival is important, besides disrupting the rest of the class, it is unprofessional and disrespectful to arrive to class after the start time. All students are expected to attend class and their timely arrival is important, besides disrupting the rest of the class, it is unprofessional and disrespectful to arrive to class after the start time. All students are required to participate in class discussions. To receive the full 20% for participation, the student must regularly contribute to discussions by raising thoughtful questions, building on other’s ideas, expanding the group’s perspective during advisory board sessions, and have a complete outline of the student’s business model during advisory board sessions. 10% participation will be given to the student that only sometimes does these things. 0% participation will be given if the student rarely or never contributes in the aforementioned.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction to business3 class periods
Marketing9 class periodsAdvisory board session
Exam #1
Management9 class periodsAdvisory board session
Exam #2
Accounting8 class periodsAdvisory board session
Exam #3
Consultation with PCOM - Dr. Tamah Morant: Hi Helen,

PCOM has no objections to the development of the course HS 475 Horticulture Entrepreneurship.

Best,
Tamah Morant
aeherget (Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:54:32 GMT): AECHH: Uploading syllabus at instructor's request via email. 10/25/2016
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