Cal Poly Pomona

Major Goals & Program Assessment



Prepare students for successful post baccalaureate work by developing and maintaining a program in partnership with industry that is the focal point of state agribusiness which includes the food, fiber and animal sub-sectors in California as well as the United States.


Program Goals

  • The program will give students the skill set to manage an agribusiness enterprise.
  • The program will give students the ability to obtain facts and qualitative information related to agribusiness and food industry management.
  • The program will give students the necessary skill set to be proficient with the concepts and terminology of accounting and be able to solve applicable finance problems.


Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will describe marketing's strategic role in an agribusiness organization and design a marketing plan for an agribusiness product.
  • Students will obtain information regarding a major food company or agribusiness firm, summarize these, evaluate their strategic significance and present in written format.
  • Students are able to demonstrate how to locate, interpret, evaluate and use professional literature to make ethical evidence-based practical decisions.
  • Students are able to demonstrate knowledge of accounting terminology and prepare general journal entries (debit and credit).
  • Students will calculate financial ratios and correctly compare to industry averages and calculate Net Present Value (NPV).
  • Students are able to apply management and business theories and principles to the development of agribusiness issues.
  • Students are able to apply the principles of human resource management to different situations.
  • Students are able to demonstrate advocacy and negotiation skills appropriate to the situation.


Program Assessment Plans