he purpose of graduate training in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics is to develop competence in solving real world business and economics problems. Students undertaking graduate studies in this program may specialize in research fields such as:
Applied demand & market analysis
Marketing & distribution
Futures and options
Agribusiness is the study of commerce in the agricultural and food sector; the M.Sc. degree prepares students for careers in business and government. Agricultural economists are concerned with managing labour, land, capital, equipment, and other resources in producing, marketing and distributing food and agricultural production. The development of business skills and the analysis of the impacts of sustainable development, agricultural trade and other public policies are the major focus of teaching, research and community service activities.
Departmental teaching and research is complemented by the programs in several institutions such as the University of Manitoba Transport Institute, and the Natural Resource Institute. As well, the Department is closely associated with professional associations and with several research networks across Canada.