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B.S. in Horticulture, Horticultural Business Management

The Horticulture – Horticultural Business Management major at Colorado State University provides the broadest horticultural background available. The curriculum consists of a core of business, computer, and economics courses.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $31,712 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

In the Horticulture – Horticultural Business Management major at Colorado State University, students choose a special emphasis, or take an array of courses that may lead to greater job opportunities. Graduates have the knowledge to manage a horticulture business or work in market-associated positions.

Opportunities exist in the sale of facilities, plant material, equipment, and supplies involved in all aspects of horticulture, or as buyers of horticulture products in the U.S. or in international markets.

With careful selection of business courses, Horticulture – Horticultural Business Management graduates from Colorado State University can complete a minor in Business Administration with one additional course.

Potential Occupations

Horticulture is both a production and service industry. Well-educated horticulturists have the best opportunity for obtaining positions and moving up in the industry. The industry will be looking for professionals who can manage greenhouses, nurseries, and floral outlets, buy and sell supplies, plant material, and equipment, or edit journals and newsletters.

Meeting the nutritional needs of the world population is an important challenge. Researchers are needed to develop improved fruit and vegetable varieties.

Other professionals are needed to improve production and transportation methods and to develop and market better fertilizers. Within this field, students can exercise their talents and interests in computers, construction, engineering, chemistry, physics, social services, or business management.

Participation in internships and cooperative education opportunities is highly recommended to enhance practical training and development. Graduates who go on for advanced studies can attain more responsible positions with the possibility of rising to top professional levels.

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Courses included

  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
  • Plant Propagation
  • Public Speaking
  • Business Computing Concepts and Applications
  • Personal Computing

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