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

Information on the course unit

Program / Education :

Master of Science / Master International agribusiness

Level :

First year of the Master International agribusiness

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 :

International Agribusiness Master

A 3 semester program that aims to:
• Prepare  future  executives  capable  of  establishing  and  developing  agribusiness relations worldwide;
• Offer future executives, who already have acquired a technical training in the field of  agriculture  and  food  industry, a thorough practical knowledge of positions related to international trade in the European and other economic blocks markets context