Online Distance Education Undergraduate and Post Baccalaureate Certificates in Agricultural Business Management (ABM) at N.C. State University
Please Note: The Non-Degree Studies (NDS) application window is open for Summer II 2017 until June 22, 2017. The separate, internal application, also required, is noted under “How to Start.”
Descriptions of Agricultural Business Management Certificate Programs
Both the University Undergraduate Certificate in Agricultural Business Management and the University Post Baccalaureate Studies (PBS) Certificate in Agricultural Business Management provide students, not enrolled in a degree program at North Carolina State University, online opportunities to learn basic agribusiness and economic principles that are useful in careers in agriculture and related agribusiness industries through the completion of distance education courses.
Non-degree seeking students, who have received a high school diploma, but are not enrolled in either an associate or undergraduate degree program, may be eligible to apply for the University Associate Certificate in Agribusiness Management.
Students enrolled in a degree program at North Carolina State University are not eligible to apply for these certificates. However, 4-year degree-seeking students may be eligible to apply for the Minor in Agricultural Business Management.
All ARE online courses require in-person proctoring of exams. This policy requires students to arrange for proctoring of exams for each class with the assistance of DELTA Testing Services. Prospective program participants should ensure that this requirement can be met for all certificate courses before applying for enrollment in an ARE certificate program.
How to Start
- Review program of study and application materials for both the Undergraduate and Post Baccalaureate Studies (PBS) Certificates in Agricultural Business Management, and select the program that is right for you. See fall and spring tuition and fees (select “Standard DE Rate” link), and summer tuition and fees information, also. Potential students should check to see if their education benefits, including military tuition assistance or GI Bill, will provide tuition for all courses required for this program before applying. Additionally, financial aid may not be available for this certificate, or other non-degree programs or certificates, at N.C. State University. More information on military education benefits is available at http://registrar.ncsu.edu/veterans/. If you have general questions about distance education, please go to the Support Center page. Please also see the Testing Policy before applying to this program.
- Apply and become accepted as an N.C. State University Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student. NDS application open and close dates vary and will be listed on the Online and Distance Education Non-Degree Studies Program page under “NDS Application Dates.” As noted by DELTA, “all NDS students requesting in-state residency consideration for tuition purposes are required to complete the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS) form prior to completing the NDS application.” Prospective students will need their Residency Certification Number (RCN) number ready when applying using the NDS application. Allow a week or more for the processing of the RDS form and NDS application. Please note that acceptance as an NDS student at N.C. State University does not imply acceptance as an ABM Certificate participant. A department application and official transcript(s) must be received and reviewed, and all other necessary requirements must be met, prior to a student being considered for acceptance. See step number 3.
- Submit the Undergraduate Certificate application or PBS Certificate application, and required transcript, after you are accepted as an NDS student. There is no ARE application deadlines for either ABM Certificate. However, students are encouraged to submit their NDS and Certificate applications a few weeks before the NDS course registration period opens, for Fall or Spring semesters, or Summer Sessions. This will allow time for course planning and registration. See step number 4.
- Register for courses, after being accepted by ARE, by going to the MyPack Portal (use your Unity ID and Password) on the Open Enrollment access start date for NDS students (current term enrollment date noted at top of page).
All Undergraduate and PBS Certificate students must first successfully complete ARE 201-601, Introduction to Agricultural and Resource Economics, before registering for any elective courses. Tuition and other registration related fees may also be paid through the MyPack Portal. For questions about tuition, fees, or other related financial questions, please contact the Cashier’s Office and Student Accounts. Class start dates are available on the academic calendar for each semester or session.
Please contact us if you have any questions about enrolling in our ABM Certificate programs.
The following are links to information on this page:
- Descriptions of Programs
- Testing Policy
- How to Start
- Undergraduate Certificate in Agricultural Business Management
- Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Agricultural Business Management
- Tuition and Fees
- Contact Information
- Important Notes about Distance Education Courses
- Resources and Tools
Undergraduate Certificate in Agricultural Business Management
This distance education, undergraduate level, certificate is available to students who are currently enrolled in an Associate or 4-year degree program and who have not yet earned their degree — or who have already received an Associate Degree.
- Program of Study – Undergraduate Certificate in Agricultural Business Management [PDF, 18kb] (This application should be downloaded to a computer, and can be completed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
- Application – Undergraduate Certificate in Agricultural Business Management [PDF, 29kb] (Please e-mail for application.)
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Agricultural Business Management
This distance education, undergraduate level, certificate is available to students who have already earned a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Special Note: All courses for this certificate are offered at the undergraduate level only. *This is not a graduate certificate.* Upon successful completion of the program, “Undergraduate Certificate” will be indicated on the student’s transcript — and in the title of the certificate provided to the student.
- Program of Study – Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Agricultural Business Management [PDF, 18kb] (This application should be downloaded to a computer, and can be completed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
- Application – Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Agricultural Business Management [PDF, 20kb] (Please e-mail for application.)
Tuition and Fees
Information on tuition and fees is available on N.C. State University’s Distance Learning Education Undergraduate Program Tuition Information page:
https://treasurer.ofb.ncsu.edu/cashier/tuition/de_index.php (select “Standard DE Rate” link). Summer distance education tuition information is available at: https://treasurer.ofb.ncsu.edu/cashier/tuition/sum_deugflex.php.
Potential students should check to see if their education benefits, including military tuition assistance or GI Bill, will provide tuition for all courses required for this program before applying. Additionally, financial aid may not be available for this certificate, or other non-degree programs or certificates, at N.C. State University.
More information on military education benefits is available at http://registrar.ncsu.edu/veterans/.
Please see information on holds and late registration fees,http://www.fis.ncsu.edu/cashier/holds/late_registration_payment_policy.asp — and please note that *all* students will be subject to the fee incurred by enrolling after the last day to enroll,http://www.fis.ncsu.edu/cashier/tuition/late_registration.asp.
Contact Information for ABM Certificate Program
For questions about the Undergraduate or Post Baccalaureate Certificates in Agricultural Business Management offered through the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) please contact Brandon King at 919-515-4670 or email@example.com.
Important Notes About Distance Education Courses at N.C. State University
Non-degree seeking students are limited to a load of 8 hours per term. More information on this restriction is available at http://policies.ncsu.edu/rule/rul-02-66-03. Students in either the Undergraduate or Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Agricultural Business Management, however, are limited to only 3 credit hours when they take the first, required course: ARE 201-601, Introduction to Agricultural and Resource Economics (see Program of Study, also).
Please check the Course Catalog to see course descriptions and if these courses are offered during the fall or spring semesters, alternate years, or during summer sessions.
Agricultural and Resource Economics Courses
Go to the Class Search page to check for the most up-to-date schedule for ARE distance education courses:https://www.acs.ncsu.edu/php/coursecat/. Course descriptions for ARE courses are available at http://catalog.ncsu.edu/undergraduate/coursedescriptions/are/. Certificate program students should enroll in -602 sections, when available, for all required courses. -602 sections provide the same certificate program course credit as -601 sections for ARE certificate programs.
- ARE 201 – Introduction to Agricultural and Resource Economics, Section 601/Section 602, Internet
- ARE 215 – Small Business Accounting, Section 601/Section 602, Internet
- ARE 304 – Agribusiness Management, Section 601/Section 602, Internet
- ARE 312 – Agribusiness Marketing, Section 601/Section 602, Internet
- ARE 323 – Agribusiness Finance, Section 601/Section 602, Internet
- ARE 332 – Human Resource Management for Agribusiness, Section 601/Section 602, Internet
- ARE 345 – Global Agribusiness Management, Section 601/Section 602, Internet
- ARE 444 – Ethics in Agribusiness, Section 601/Section 602, Internet
Resources and Tools
Distance Education Registration Information, Catalogs, and Programs
- Calendars: Registration and Records
- Apply to Non-Degree Studies (NDS)
- Class Search – Registration and Records
- Courses – Distance Education at N.C. State University
- Course Descriptions – Undergraduate Catalog
- Programs – Distance Education at N.C. State University
- Students – Policies, Regulations, and Rules
- University of North Carolina Online
- GPA Calculator – Registration and Records
- Veterans’ Education
- Virtual Orientation – Online and Distance Education @ N.C. State
- Testing Services – Online and Distance Education @ N.C. State
- Services for Students: Distance Learning Services: NCSU Libraries
- NCSU Bookstores – Distance Education
- Online and Distance Education at N.C. State University
- CALS Academic and Administrative Technology
- MyPack Portal
- Gmail – N.C. State University
- Status – Google Applications
- Google Applications – N.C. State University
- Unity ID and Password (Computing Account)
- E-mail and Calendaring
http://wolfware.ncsu.edu/ (Log In to Access Courses)
- Course Reserves (E-reserves) – NCSU Libraries
- Virtual Computing Lab
- Velocity (Use to upload large files for student download)
- Blackboard Collaborate
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats
- 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS
- Microsoft Word Viewer
- Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer
- OpenOffice (Alternatives to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
- LibreOffice (Other alternatives to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
- Microsoft Silverlight
- Novell Moonlight (For Linux, Alternative to Silverlight)
- DELTA – Knowledgebase – Mediasite