UE Code : IM1-ERE-EJF-S8-NIV1 Academic year : 2016-2017

Information on the course unit

Program / Education :

Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering / Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering

Level :

First year of Master of Science in Engineering

Language(s) :


Studies organization

Credits :


Semester :


Total Hours :

27.00 (Hours of teaching + individual study)


Objectives :

To give an awareness to future engineers and executive of the issues and constraints linked to the financial and legal environment in which farming and agri-food businesses evolve, so that they will be prepared:
- To identify the risks and opportunities
- To integrate them into an analysis and decision-making process.
- To know how to identify the required knowledge/skills and resources and to integrate them into the management of operations.

Contents :

Financial / Market Environment
Introduction to international finance / finance & agricultural markets
Accounting balances in an open economy
The currency exchange market (actors, international monetary system, exchange rate and exchange rate regime, interest rate and exchange rate)
Causes and consequences of raw material price instability.

Business and its Legal Environment:
* Sources of Law (commercial) – Typology - Terminology -
* Introduction to contract law: Negotiation (conducting, running and closing of the talks), construction (disposition, birth / life / death of relatives, final contract provisions):
* European Food Law / regulation
* Introduction to corporate taxation

Prerequisites :


Teaching methods :

Lectures (CM) (faculty professors, guest speakers)
Supervised Work

Assessment :

In-class Exam – Legal - Financial

Bibliography :

1st year of Master of Science in Engineering

The 1st year of Master of Science in Engineering includes common core courses, majors and inter-major courses.

Majors: students will choose only one major according to his background

• Vine and Wine: sustainable productions and international market (ViVi)
• Food processing, food science, nutrition and quality (TAQ)
• Crop production and agroecology (PVA)
• Environmental and sustainable Engineering (IED)
• Animal production: livestock farming and livestock industry (PA)
• Business management, corporate consultancy and international trade and Markets (PCE/CMI)

Common core courses (CC) are engineering tools and Social Sciences. All of them are compulsory.

Inter-major modules (MIM): students will choose only one according to their major