Department of Agri-Food Economics & Consumer Sciences

BACHELOR (LICENCE)                                  

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (B. SC. A.)

Goal

The Agricultural Economics calls just as individuals interested in human sciences as applied sciences. This will allow BA to acquire skills in agronomy, economics, management and business development, in marketing and marketing of food and agricultural policies. You will have the skills to intervene throughout the food chain from production to consumption, through processing, supply management and distribution.

Abilities

A passion for agriculture and the food industry. Loving figures, analysis and problem solving. Loving and maximize profitable production. Loving responsibilities. Having math abilities. Possess good analytical and synthesis as well as communication skills. Be pragmatic.

Opportunity

As an agro-economist, you will analyze and evaluate situations, diagnose problems, propose solutions and action plans, and will perform follow-ups. You will be able to assume different functions competently in connection with analysis and advise agribusiness economics and management. You will be trained to assume leadership positions.

The shortage of agricultural economists results in an excellent placement rate, a competitive salary and a rapid increase in employment.

Professions

Regional and international development officer

Agricultural Economist

International Business Analyst

Analyst economics and agri-food policy

Agricultural financing consultant

Agricultural Management Advisor

Trainer and specialized communicator

Manager of a farming or agribusiness

Employers

Agricultural and food companies

Companies Consulting Services

Educational institutions and research

Wholesalers and food retailers

Financial institutions

Marketing agencies

Governmental associations and organizations of agricultural producers

FURTHER STUDIES GRADUATE

This degree leads to graduate studies, particularly in the following disciplines: agricultural economics, integrated rural development and administration.

CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION

All requirements must be met when undertaking the program.

The applicant must meet the following requirements:

Be 18 years or older.

Hold a high school diploma (Bac II) or its equivalent.

Having left school early.

Applicants presenting a combination of education and relevant experience deemed equivalent to that required of the holder applicant may be eligible as a result of the analysis of the file.

The program is limited enrollment, the number of places is very limited.

Selection criteria

The application is analyzed on the basis of the quality of academic record.

Laptop

In undertaking its program, the student must acquire, from the first session, a portable computer equipped with a number of software, allowing the applicant to undertake the course of his research. Proficiency in basic computer functions and common software is essential. Introductory courses to specialized software are offered outside the program.

Knowledge of French

The student admitted to agribusiness economics department must comply with the provisions relating to the implementation of the policy on the use of French at the University GOC

Non-francophone candidate

The candidate whose language of instruction in primary and secondary education is not the French must demonstrate a minimum level of knowledge of the French language. His skills in written French will be assessed on arrival and, where applicable, a patch French courses could be added to its journey.

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

GRADE

Bachelor (Licence) in Agricultural Economics (B. SC.A)

*This page presents the official version of the program. The University G.O.C. reserves the right to change the content without notice.

 

AGC – Agricultural Economics

AGC1010 Methodology in Agricultural Economics

AGC3910 Upgrade in Agricultural Economics

AGC7010 Special Topics (Agricultural Economics)

AGC7017 Research Methodology (Agricultural Economics and Consumer Sciences)

EHE – studies off-campus

EHE1AGC Studies – International profile – Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics

TRACKING PROGRAM (120 credits)

ECONOMICS (93 CREDITS)

AGC-1000: Food Marketing (3 credits)

Description

Study of the basic elements of marketing applied to the food industry. Integration of marketing objectives in relation with the characteristics of the market for food products. Functions and services of marketing, market concepts, types of intermediaries and marketing networks, pricing mechanism and analysis of costs and margins are treated.

JMA-1001: Applied Microeconomics (3 credits)

Description

This course aims to introduce students to the economic analysis of agricultural problems. The main concepts of microeconomics are introduced and discussed it in an applied context: examples and interpretations of concepts related to agricultural economics.

JMA-1002: agro tours (3 credits)

Description

Visits agricultural, agro-industrial and agribusiness institutions. These enter the human and socio-economic realities of the sector and identify key challenges it faces.

BIO-1904: Organization and physiology of plants (3 credits)

Description

Introduction to the study of botany and plant physiology. Description of plant groups. Study of the plant cell, tissues and organs making up the body of the plant. Plant physiology concepts: photosynthesis, transpiration, translocation and mineral nutrition.

SLS-1000: Soil Science (3 credits)

Description

Following a brief history of soil science, this course covers among others: the concept, soil as a three phase system, the physical properties (texture, structure, etc.), physicochemical (pH, capacity exchange, etc.) and biological (micro-organisms, bio-geochemical cycles, etc.), water, soil, organic matter of the soil fertility, soil formation, classification and soil conservation , etc.

JMA-1003: Accounting Agribusiness (3 credits)

Description

Application of accounting principles to the information needs and accounting analyzes of agricultural and food companies. Accounting cycle, structure and use of financial statements. Accounting system of agricultural and food companies.

JMA-1010: Methodology in Agricultural Economics (3 credits)

Description

This course is for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Agricultural Economics. It aims to introduce them to the process of making a research work. Teaching and learning activities relate to the main stages of research, from the development of the lens until the submission of written work and oral presentation (the writing process, the text layout, documentation of the subject and its analytical form).

AGC-2500: Agricultural company Stage I (1 credit)

Description

This course aims to train students in all aspects of their training in farm business: knowledge of the environment and its requirements, the research training environment, communication tutor – trainee, academic requirements and standards; information sources, basic elements in farm safety.

JMA-2501: Internship in farm II (5 credits)

Description

Consists of a 12-week stay in a farm during the summer between the first and second year of studies, with active participation in agricultural work and in family life. The trainee must understand the business as a whole and its parts and also to sensitize management needs.

JMA-4100: Distribution management (3 credits)

Description

Study of the components, operation and evolution of food distribution. Types of food distribution companies and analysis of various food distribution businesses management functions (wholesale and retail). Case study.

ECN-1010: Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)

Description

The macroeconomic objectives: full employment, price stability, balance of the balance of payments. National Accounts. P.I.B. balance and full employment. Roles of the currency and financial institutions. The State and aggregate demand. Macroeconomic objectives and internal policies. The constraints posed by the opening of the economy. Keynesians and monetarists. The difficult art of macroeconomic policy. Looking for a consensus on the desirability and means of state intervention.

SAN-1002: Fundamental principles in Animal Science (3 credits)

Description

This introductory course on animal production focuses on the basic concepts essential to the understanding of breeding animals of the farm business, and in the areas of anatomy and physiology, nutrition and diet, genetics, health and hygiene , food safety and animal welfare.

STA-1900: Introduction to food science (3 credits)

Description

This course is intended for people who have to work as a director in the food sector. The aim of the course is the acquisition and integration of basic knowledge in biochemistry, food chemistry and technology with a view to understanding the processes applied to foods.

JMA-2000: Management of the farm (3 credits)

Description

During economic and financial management of the farm business. Balance sheet analysis, results analysis and investment projects and risk management, business diagnosis. The systems approach and the consulting aspect to the farmer are taken into account in all cases discussed. The teaching method is essentially based on case studies.

AGC-2001: Economics of Natural Resources and Environment (3 credits)

Description

Economic analysis of problems related to the use of renewable resources in the context of agricultural, agri-food, forestry and fisheries. Use of economic instruments to assess the impact of these activities on the degradation of resources and the environment. Economic foundations of resource conservation and environmental policies.

AGC-2002: Economic History of Haitian food (3 credits)

Description

Analysis of major economic movements, political and social transformation that caused the Haitian agriculture in the twentieth century. This course aims to know the institutions, policies that have shaped agricultural structures in the country.

CNS-2000: Quantitative Methods in consumption (3 credits)

Description

This course covers the main statistical analysis methods used in food processing Consumer Sciences and Economics and Management. The tools of descriptive analysis are briefly reviewed and statistical inference is introduced. T-test average, the analysis of variance, analysis of covariance and correlational analysis are exposed. A prominent place is given to the analysis of multiple regression for linear models. The regression models with limited dependent variables is also discussed. Finally, some nonparametric tests are exposed.

AGC-2003: Applied Statistics in food (3 credits)

Description

This course covers methods of collecting and analyzing data with applications to agriculture and agri-food. Topics covered include the collection of primary and secondary data, descriptive statistics, statistical inference, the usual tests for averages, proportions and variances and linear regression. The course feature is the use of Excel for practice. Generally, course sessions take place as follows: presentation of the methodology, presentation of the relevant analysis tools in Excel, case study on secondary data.

AGC-2004: Response Organizations (3 credits)

Description

Study of functions, powers and intervention methods of the organizations controlling the marketing of agricultural products. The regulatory framework for marketing offices and operation of the food cooperative system are studied. Case study.

JMA-3000: Food Financing (3 credits)

Description

Sources and methods of financing in the food sector. Analysis of the financial structure of the company, selection criteria for investments, introduction to futures markets. Use of financial mathematics.

JMA-3001: Markets and food prices (3 credits)

Description

The purpose of this course is to provide a rigorous foundation in microeconomics to facilitate analysis of pricing mechanisms and market structures in the field of agribusiness. Students will become familiar with the policies of analysis elements, industrial organization, management and commerce.

JMA-3500: Professional Stage I (1 credit)

Description

This course aims to provide students training on all aspects of its work placement: knowledge of the environment and its requirements, the research training environment, communication with the tutor (intern, academic requirements and standards) , information sources.

AGC-4000: Agricultural Policies (3 credits)

Description

Definition, description and agricultural policy analysis. This course aims to provide students the opportunity to integrate his knowledge of rural economy in an informed discussion of the objectives, content and effects of government policies and programs affecting agriculture.

AGN-3100: Professional Practice in agronomy (3 credits)

Description

This course is aimed at the professional practice, and particularly the Board, in its theoretical dimensions, technical and ethical. It further seeks to understand the context in which it is updated, or the world of organizations. It will therefore issue the advisory function, skills and competencies to be developed, as well as the analysis of the main components of the organizations that affect one way or another professional intervention.

JMA-3501: Professional Internship II (5 credits)

Description

Internship or in a food institution. Enforcement activity and learning that integrates the curriculum and is usually carried out at the end of the program. These skills translate knowledge, enabling the integration of corporate culture and techniques.

JMA-4001: Evolution of Economic Thought (3 credits)

Description

Major stages of development of economic theories. Main currents that have structured economic thought. Changes in these currents in connection with economic facts they seek to interpret. Contribution of these currents to the explanation of contemporary economic phenomena. Illustrations from the fields of food, resources and environment.

JMA-4002: Industrial Organization Agri-Food (3 credits)

Description

This course is for students enrolled in the agribusiness economics and management program and aims market analysis operation, the behavior of firms and their performance. The student will have the opportunity to pay special attention to the analysis of food chains by making the link with the industrial organization theory.

AGC-4003: Agri-Food Trade and international institutions (3 credits)

Description

Presentation of theories explaining the direction and volume of international trade in agricultural goods. Analysis of trade and agricultural policies and their effects on well-being. Analysis of regional and multilateral trade agreements. Study some particular cases of interventions in the food sector.

RULE 1-6 AMONG CREDITS

FOR-2206: Maple Sugar (3 credits)

Description

This course introduces the concepts, principles and techniques underpinning maple production: evaluation of environmental conditions Sugarbush; development and forestry; Sugarbush nutrition; protective and harmful factors; planning and implementing infrastructure plan; physiology of the casting and tapping; advertising agency and production; marketing.

PLG-3201: Horticulture (3 credits)

Description

Genetic and physiological factors in horticulture. Biology of the main species of fruit and vegetables. Adaptation and economic importance. Production technology.

PLG-3202: Cereals and corn (3 credits)

Description

Origin, description and distribution of major cereals and corn. Analysis of factors of production. Determination of major yield losses. Use and marketing of grains and corn.

PLG-3204: oilseed and fiber plants (3 credits)

Description

History, origin, distribution, morphological, development efficiency, AE constraints and use of oilseed plants (soy, canola, sunflower, pea, dry bean, faba bean, lentil, chickpea) and fiber crops (flax, hemp) nationally and internationally, with a particular focus on crops adapted in Haiti. Analysis of agricultural practices in a context of sustainable agriculture, production costs and marketing in Haiti for species that are grown there.

PLG-3206: Forage (3 credits)

Description

Grasses and hay and pasture legumes. Species, cultivars and blends. Implementation, control and maintenance of meadows and pastures. Silage. Grass.

PLG-3207: Greenhouse Crops (3 credits)

Description

The course aims to present the different aspects sheltered crops. It is divided into two parts: the first deals with the environment of the greenhouse and the main production equipment, while the second focuses more on cropping areas. The following topics are covered in the first section: the construction and greenhouse covers, heating, ventilation, artificial lighting, the carbon enrichment, control of relative humidity, the culture media and systems computerized control. The second section covers the main greenhouse crops or the flower and vegetable crops.

SAN-3201: Beef production (3 credits)

Description

Study of the characteristics of the beef industry. Study of the application of principles of genetics, nutrition and physiology to all forms of beef production. Notions of technical-economic management and preventive medicine applied to the production of beef.

SAN-3202: Milk production (3 credits)

Description

This course aims to develop a better understanding of milk production in the diagnosis of problems experienced in the Haitian herds. Topics include: sources of information; dairy industry; profitability, breeding strategy; feeding programs; diagnostic comfort, udder health and milk quality.

SAN-3203: Poultry production (3 credits)

Description

Classification, distribution and economic importance of the main poultry species. Origin and description of the main races. Genetic improvement (lines, hybrids, etc.). Biology and physiology of birds and flesh lay. Incubation and development of the embryo. Board breeding and feeding programs. Hygiene, health and various treatments. Poultry products: eggs and meat. Environment and welfare. Costs of production and marketing.

SAN-3204: Swine Production (3 credits)

Description

Integration of the principles of nutrition, physiology, genetics and technical-economic management to optimize swine production while appealing to critical thinking, judgment and observation of the student. Notions of preventive medicine and environmental protection. Laboratories including farmed tours and real case studies in the field.

SAN-3205: Sheep Production (3 credits)

Description

Integration of the principles of nutrition, reproduction, genetics and herd management to optimize sheep production while appealing to critical thinking, judgment and observation of the student. Herd organization, genetic selection, productivity improvement methods. Factory Tours of sheep. The course is given every two years, in the fall of even years.

 

RULE 2-3 AMONG CREDITS

AGN-3101: Farm Farm Business Management (3 credits)

Description

Haitian agricultural environment, creation of an agro-environmental fertilization plan, Regulation farms, approaches and systems assessments, crop fertilization, use and crop rotation, nitrogen and mineral balances of farms, processing and treatment of effluents, management odors Council agri-environment, agronomic practice, conduct and ethics.

AGN-4900: Introduction to Tropical Agriculture (3 credits)

Description

The course deals with tropical agriculture in its agronomic, environmental, economic and social. It presents the various components of the unit of agricultural production, including soil, plants and animals, and describes some unique aspects to traditional food processing. It is agricultural activity in its environmental context, by applying to the wet or dry tropical environments, the concepts for ecosystem conservation and sustainability. The course seeks to illuminate the history of various tropical agricultural systems and their current evolution taking into account the social components and global economic trends.

GAE-1900: Introduction to Agricultural Engineering (3 credits)

Description

Systems of SI units. Environmental control principles for animal and plant production. Principles of mechanization of crop production and conservation of agricultural products. Hydrological cycle. Appearance of water management engineering and soil conservation. Cultural operations and tillage.

PLG-2300: Ecological Agriculture (3 credits)

Description

This course aims to introduce future players of the farming community the overall picture of organic agriculture in Haiti under the historical, organizational and technical, and so they are able to actively contribute to sustainable development of this sector. The course is designed to lead the student to the knowledge of the reasons for the emergence of current ecological agriculture and understanding of the state of the current situation; to master the scientific basis of ecological agricultural practices; the acquisition of a systemic view of the organic sector in Haiti, the development of the critical approach to various types of ecological agriculture; to establish a network of contacts inside and outside of the Faculty; and knowledge of available resources to ensure its own further education in the field. The teaching method includes field trips, individual and team work to do in class and at home, resource persons conferences and master classes.

PLG-3200: Plants and ornamental crops (3 credits)

Description

The plants used for the purpose of exterior ornamentation in Haiti are becoming more numerous. After presenting various factors that may influence the choice of a plant as well as the main principles of the culture in the ground and growing in pots, it describes the characteristics of species and cultivars belonging to more than 140 botanical genera. Environmental conditions suitable for each of them are mentioned.

SAN-2300: Animal products, from the farm to the table (3 credits)

Description

Produce and manage the quality of animal products in the food continuum from the farm to the table. Study factors influencing the production of quality animal products. Know the technological constraints related to the transformation of a liquid matrix (milk) to a solid matrix (meat).

SAN-2301: Organic Livestock Production (3 credits)

Description

This course relates to the principles and practices of organic production of major farm animal species. It deals with certification standards and challenges in organic farming. The means available to producers to safeguard the welfare and health of their animals are discussed, as well as the particularities of the various types of production.

SLS-3000: Fertilizing soils (3 credits)

Description

History of fertilization. Elements of limiting plant growth. Foliar diagnostics. Soil-plant relationships. Analyses of soil and plants. Curves production and analysis group in soil fertility. Board of fertilization and liming. Organic and mineral fertilizers. Fertilizer blends. Fertilizer application. Fertilization programs.

A course of Rule 1 may be allowed upon request.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS PROGRAM (27 CREDITS)

REQUIREMENTS 1-6 CREDITS

 

ANL-2020: Intermediate English II (3 credits)

Description

Advanced intermediate level course designed for students who can express themselves both orally and in writing in simple everyday situations and who can read and write relatively simple texts. Oral comprehension and writing; oral and written expression. Grammatical structures, vocabulary and idioms, pronunciation.

COM-1005: Scientific Communication (3 credits)

Description

Initiation processing of specialized information, particularly in the fields of scientific research and technology: desk research, verification of information, language levels, writing and interview techniques.

DRT-1718: Legal aspects of business (3 credits)

Description

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the thought and the legal vocabulary by making him aware of the legality of all activities necessitated by the administration of a business and business in general. This course includes a general introduction to business law and studying the law of property, of contract theory, as well as collateral and guarantees which are the basis of credit and finance.

RT-1903: Legislation Agri-Food (3 credits)

Description

Study and interpretation of the main laws governing agricultural activities, the marketing of food products and the quality of the environment, protection of agricultural land, the organization of marketing boards, joint plans and quotas. Comparative analysis of provincial and federal legislation in these areas; influence and impact on the setting of market prices and consumer habits; control mechanisms and consumer redress.

ENG-1113: Principles of writing (3 credits)

Description

The course is for students who wish to improve the linguistic quality of their written work. Content items: proofreading techniques and self-correcting, traps written French, descriptive discourse, narrative and argumentative, textual coherence. Note – This course aims to consolidate the general knowledge of French and knowledge of university-level French.

MNG-1900: Human Resource Management (3 credits)

Description

This course covers the various activities of the human resources management. It helps to clarify some basic concepts, to raise awareness of the importance and the strategic role that human resources play in the company, and use various tools to solve the main problems.

PHI-2902: Ethical issues in contemporary food (3 credits)

Description

The course highlights the ethical issues raised by today’s agriculture and food. It places special emphasis on a number of aspects relating to the production, processing and utilization of agricultural products for human consumption, including food safety, genetic modification of animals and plants Food insecurity and the fight against obesity. While allowing the student to gain a better understanding of the ethical component of societal challenges posed by agriculture and food, the course also helps strengthen the reflexive skills in the articulation of an enlightened individual position .

The student who demonstrates that he has acquired this level (TOEIC: 675 or more) during the test administered by the School of Languages is not obliged to follow a language course but can choose a course English or higher level courses of another modern language. Students must reach level Intermediate English II to complete its program.

 

REQUIREMENTS 2-21 AMONG CREDITS

Farm Management and Finance

AGC-2100: Introduction to agricultural taxation (3 credits)

Description

This course relates to the practical study of taxation on the transfer of agricultural enterprises. The relevant sections of the Income Tax Act, income will be studied in a context of both accounting and legal, so that the professional future will be able to integrate tax planning its agronomic advice.

AGC-3101: Management of dairy herds (3 credits)

Description

Dairy Farming Study in North America: production, processing, milk consumption. Dairy Herd Management with a view to technical and economic synthesis: power management, reproduction, reform, the replacement and health herds. This course is based on theoretical studies and case studies.

JMA-3102: Management of pig production (3 credits)

Description

Technical and economic management of different types of hog operations (breeder, breeder-finisher, finisher). Are reviewed the following topics: importance of pork production in the economy, success criteria, diagnosis, economic and financial analysis of new units, new equipment, etc. Most themes lead to case studies.

AGC-3110: Training in Tropical Agriculture (6 credits)

Description

This course is a unique opportunity to develop agricultural knowledge in tropical agriculture practicing, participating in dissemination activities and completing his training under the supervision of specialists in the field for at least eight weeks.

ECN-1030: Financial Institutions and Markets (3 credits)

Description

The key function of financial systems is to make the link between economic agents who save and economic agents in need of financing and credit. This course analyzes the different aspects of this relationship in Haiti: the wide variety of monetary and credit instruments; how the rate of return on these instruments are determined; the development and organization of Canadian financial institutions (banks, near banks, etc.); the regulation of this sector and its challenges; the Bank of the Republic of Haiti and the relationship between monetary policy and financial markets.

GSF-1000: Finance (3 credits)

Description

It focuses strictly on finance course allows the student to grasp the basic principles and the whole of this scope. It outlines the basic concepts, introduces the student to the decision-making in financial management and shows the different ways to take a financial decision. It presents the foundations of the financial management of companies: financial mathematics, the concepts of financial analysis, investment decisions and risk-return relationship. In practical activities in the trading rooms, the student works on real cases simulated.

GSF-2102: Corporate Finance (3 credits)

Description

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with the principles of corporate finance. The course enables students to acquire the basic concepts on which the practice of modern corporate finance relies. Topics include: the decision on capital structure, dividend policy, risk management, evaluation of the company, mergers and acquisitions, securities issues and corporate governance.

GSF-3101: Introduction to derivatives (3 credits)

Description

This course aims to familiarize students with derivatives such as options, futures contracts (forwards and futures), swaps and others. It allows students specializing in finance at the undergraduate level, to acquire the basic concepts on which modern practice of finance relies. The course provides a description of how different derivatives markets, institutional characteristics of these markets and their functioning. It also allows students to build these product use strategies, assess the various derivatives and see related applications of these tools in different areas of corporate finance, portfolio management, risk management , etc.

MNG-4144: Transmission and business succession (3 credits)

Description

This course covers the various aspects of the business transfer or the transfer of management and the transfer of ownership, taking into account the various actors involved in the process. Although an important place is given to the transmission of family business, the course also covers internal transmission (by employees) and external (redemption). This undergraduate course is for the person who works in a family business or aspiring to do so, and anyone who wishes to transfer his enterprise, acquire or take over. It is also of interest to the person wishing to eventually act as counsel to the parties concerned by the transfer of a business, including the seller and the buyer.

SAN-3101: Technical and economic management of the beef business (3 credits)

Description

Designed according to approach problems, this course is the acquisition of knowledge on the economic impacts associated with the main technical parameters of Haitian cattle farms. Solving team problems allows students to develop their ability to assess the economic value of projects on cattle farms and to develop its own approach to the agronomic practice. Several problems are solved so as to cover the main issues associated with the technical and economic management of a cattle farm, as lower feed costs, the profitability of a feedlot or cow-calf business , the expansion of a cow-calf enterprise and fattening package.

Economy and politics

JMA-2101: Economic Principles of agro-food cooperatives (3 credits)

Description

Understanding the importance of cooperatives in the food sector, their evolution and the challenges they face. The cooperative structure is analyzed in terms of three variables: access to capital, governance and cooperative values. Economic tools used are the theory of the firm, industrial organization and game theory.

JMA-3100: Rural Development and the Third World (3 credits)

Description

This course is designed to support a team in interdisciplinary reflection on a previously set theme of rural development in the Third World. Several topics are presented and discussed. Students choose one on which they will then prepare a coordinated manner records. They must finally, genuine seminar, discussing the facts and possibilities for change.

ECN-1140: energy and international economic issues (3 credits)

Description

Analysis of the evolution of the international oil market. Behavior and strategy of the key players dominating this market: OPEC, the United States multinationals. Review of national energy policies. Study of the effects of oil shocks on the economic environment and international politics: the North-South dialogue, the petro-dollar debt of developing countries, etc.

ECN-2010: Macroeconomic Theory I (3 credits)

Description

Determination of national income, employment, prices, interest rates and the exchange rate in an aggregate context; Explicit model with four markets: goods and services, money, work, foreign currencies. North American macroeconomic policy; importance of the external sector of the Haitian economy. Macroeconomic analysis using models. National Accounts.

ECN-3000: Introduction to Econometrics (3 credits)

Description

The formulation of hypotheses from theories about socioeconomic phenomena and the use of econometrics to verify these hypotheses. The focus is on the significance and practical significance of econometric results rather than their formal mathematical proofs.

POL-1004: Political ideas of Greece at the dawn of modernity (3 credits)

Description

Guided by a critical approach combining the study of representative authors, the historical review of institutional configurations and conceptual analysis, this course provides an overview of the historical and semantic dynamics of political ideas from the Greco-Roman antiquity up ‘at the dawn of political modernity. Emphasis is also placed on the emergence of critical thinking and pluralism.

POL-1005: Introduction to International Relations (3 credits)

Description

Study of the international system; historical formation and ideological foundations; types of systems and transformations; Contemporary system; conflict process; Cooperation Process; transnational forces; major topics of current international debates; diplomacy and foreign policy.

POL-2001: Qualitative Methods (3 credits)

Description

This course aims to introduce students to the methods of qualitative research. After a brief explanation of the peculiarities of qualitative research, including a first exposure to objective questions of reliability and validity, and after an overview of the observation of reality methods, this course emphasizes learning some -unes of these methods, or documentary research, semi-structured interview, qualitative analysis surveys, direct observation and content analysis.

Marketing and Distribution

GSO-1000: Operations and Logistics (3 credits)

Description

This course introduces the logistics function of a manufacturing organization. The content focuses on the different types of production systems, inventory management, aggregate production planning, materials planning requirements, project management, scheduling, quality management, maintenance, planning, transportation management, site selection.

GSO-2104: Distribution and Warehousing (3 credits)

Description

This course presents the problems and warehouse management technology and distribution centers. The main topics covered in this course are: organization and a warehouse operations, organization and planning of distribution operations, control of warehousing and distribution operations, the various modes of distribution and organization of vehicle routing of a distribution system.

GSO-3103: Engineering Supply Chain (3 credits)

Description

This course shows how the logistics business, that is to say the integrated management of supply, transport, production and distribution between sources of raw materials and consumers, can be used as a weapon competitive offensive that creates value. After an assessment of the new global economic environment, we show how to design high-performance production facilities and distribution networks and how to control the flow of goods in global logistics networks. We also study business networks, the capacity planning of facilities and selection of business sites. The emphasis on the international context of the engineering supply chain problems, the methodology of intervention in business and the aid decision tools available.

MNG-1001: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)

Description

This course aims to make students aware of the importance of human aspects in the management of organizations and to make them familiar with the basic concepts of organizational behavior such as perception, motivation, group processes, communication, power, leadership, organizational culture, organizational development, career planning, stress. The course takes a multidisciplinary perspective and highlights several levels of analysis, namely individual, group and organization.

MRK-2102: Consumer Behavior (3 credits)

Description

This course provides an overview of the factors that influence consumer behavior. First we linger internal influencing factors: the process of perception, motivation, learning, memory, consumer decision process. Then have studied the influence of external factors: environment and situations, groups including family, culture and innovations. NOTE – It is suggested to follow Marketing MRK-1000, before the course, or concurrently.

MRK-3101: International Marketing (3 credits)

Description

This course includes an integrated set of knowledge that includes the choice of overseas markets, analysis of internal and external business constraints (cultural, financial, legal, others), the choice of marketing strategies at international level and Global and a brief overview of international input modes (export, alliances, manufacturing under license, direct investment, others). Mastering these skills will allow the student to participate in the development of a strategy or an international marketing plan.

MRK-3105: Market research (3 credits)

Description

Know and understand the contributions of marketing research as a decision support tool as well as market analysis techniques. If the structure of the course seems pretty standard (the sequence of different sessions corresponds fairly closely to that of the various steps of a marketing research project), as in the format it is resolutely oriented towards the use of new technologies information and the use of technological and educational infrastructure of the Odysseus program. It is suggested to follow MRK-2102 Consumer behavior before this course or concomitantly.

International Internship

AGC-2502: International Agri-course (3 credits)

Description

The course is essentially an organized stay of at least six weeks outside of Haiti, during which the trainees will assume tasks or perform a task related to their training fields. In return, students must submit a written report and make an oral presentation of their experience, focusing on three aspects: their observations of physical and socio-economic background of the country visited, their mission and their experience in human terms as well as professional.

 

PROFILES OF STUDY

ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE (9 CREDITS)

To complete 12 credits in the entrepreneurial profile, the student must successfully complete three credits from the courses of rule 2 of the “Other requirements”.

ENT-1000: Know undertake: the passion to create and act (3 credits)

Description

This introductory course in entrepreneurship is for any student in the first cycle. It aims to develop a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship in students, to help them discover and exploit its full entrepreneurial potential. The knowledge imparted to students relate to both the entrepreneur and the creative process by which he leads his project to fruition, be it a social project, commercial, cooperative, artistic or otherwise. Concrete examples are given to illustrate the passion of entrepreneurs, their need to create and innovate and action orientation. Available in class or distance, the course plays a key role in the development of entrepreneurial skills. The course includes the realization of an entrepreneurial sketch to sensitize the students to the realities of an entrepreneurial project and develop a more just vision of the challenges to be considered. The sketch is not a comprehensive business plan, the progress of the course remains primarily the discovery and development of the entrepreneurial potential of the student and not the creation of a company.

ENT-3000: Entrepreneurial Portfolio I (3 credits)

Description

The student must be admitted to the entrepreneurial profile, Certificate in Entrepreneurship and SME management or firmware developing entrepreneurial skills and detain or above average 2.67 calculated on 24 credits or more in a program to register in this activity. The entrepreneurial portfolio allows students to develop a project related to their field of study, to establish a network of contacts and thus improve their entrepreneurial skills. Personalized support is provided by frequent meetings with a counselor Entrepreneurship throughout the project development period. Coaching facilitates the process by allowing the student to validate and deepen their project idea, to focus its efforts and develop its action plan.

ENT-3010: Entrepreneurial Portfolio II (3 credits)

Description

The student must be admitted to the entrepreneurial profile, Certificate in Entrepreneurship and SME management or firmware developing entrepreneurial skills and detain or above average 2.67 calculated on 24 credits or more in a program to register in this activity. The entrepreneurial portfolio allows students to develop a project related to their field of study, to establish a network of contacts and thus improve their entrepreneurial skills. Personalized support is provided by frequent meetings with a counselor Entrepreneurship throughout the project development period. Coaching facilitates the process by allowing the student to validate and deepen their project idea, to focus its efforts and develop its action plan.

INTERNATIONAL PROFILE

EHE-1AGC: Studies – International profile – Bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics (12 to 18 credits)

Description

Activities carried out in a university abroad, under international profile, which will be equivalencies student record upon presentation of the official transcript of the activities.

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