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HS (Horticulture Science)
175
032398
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Horticulture Entrepreneurial Skills for Local Markets
Hort. Entrepreneurial Skills
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Horticultural Science (11HS)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Alternate Even Years
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
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)
AGI (Ag Institute)

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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
José Cisneros
CALS International Programs

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture1515NoThis course will be an elective in the OLT and SSF concentration in the HS 2-year degree program offered every other spring.
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 local markets. The class will give students the opportunity to learn pragmatic skills and tools to start their own business or to be successful managers in local horticulture industries. Students will describe and discuss the following topics: marketing, management, accounting, finance, and the issues involved with starting and managing a small horticultural business.

Approximately 50% of students in both the OLT and SSF concentrations of the associate degree in Horticultural Science want to start their own business.  This course is tailored to their needs and Horticultural businesses. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Agriculture and Life SciencesJohn RussConsultation from the Ag and Resource Economics Department is sought.
No additional resources are required. José Cisneros has a 20% teaching appointment in Horticultural Science.

Student Learning Outcomes


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




  • Describe and discuss the importance of marketing and its applications




  • Explain financial terminology and be able to communicate with financial professionals




  • Develop leadership and apply theses skills situation of managing people in the workplace




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




Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Exam60Course material covered on each exam is indicated on the syllabus. Each exam is worth 20%
Project20Student 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 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
Instructor will provide copies of reading materials for class. No student expenses.
aeherget (Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:29:14 GMT): AECHH: Updating learning outcomes format at instructor's request via email. 11/10/2016
aeherget (Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:46:13 GMT): AECHH: Uploading new syllabus at instructor's request via email on 11/16/2016.
aeherget (Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:00:39 GMT): AECHH: Uploading syllabus at instructor's request via email 11/22/2016.
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