Agriculture Business Risk Management

Developed in collaboration with industry experts, Agriculture Business Risk Management (AgBRM) is the practice of identifying, analyzing and managing the various potential risks and opportunities to achieve the goals of a business. This program is designed specifically for application in agricultural business (beef, pork, grain, oilseeds) with a strong focus on commodity and risk management essential to entrepreneurs. The focus of the program is on financial risk and topics associated with financial risk.

Agriculture Business Risk Management is right for you if:

  • you are an agriculture operator who desires a better understanding of the areas of financial risk and opportunity in your operation
  • you are an aspiring agriculture entrepreneur or farm successor who wants to be ready for the challenge
  • you are a lender, salesperson or government employee who requires an in-depth understanding of the financial risks inherent in agribusiness

This program will benefit those already in the Agriculture Industry and those who wish to learn more about the business side of operations. It is also useful to those seeking to enter into a career in Agribusiness, either as an employee, an advisor or to open their own business.

Seats are limited. Participants must register at least three business days prior to the beginning of a module.  Participants can register for modules with start dates beyond the next month.

Download the Agriculture Business Risk Management Fact Sheet

Major Funder Program Collaborator

Other Contributors

  • Alberta Barley
  • Alberta Beef Producers
  • Alberta Canola Producers Commission
  • Alberta Pork
  • Alberta Wheat Commission
  • Agriculture Financial Services Corporation

Your investment

2015 – 2016 Academic year Tuition*
26 core modules and two optional modules Price per module - $183.31
Two capstone courses Price per course - $733.24

*International students pay a differential tuition fee (three times the domestic rate) but all other costs are the same as those charged to domestic students.
*Some courses require a textbook. Please inquire with the Program Chair for further information.

Potential Funding for Applicants to the Program

Growing Forward 2 Funding: Business Management Skills Development Program (Alberta)
This course may be eligible for funding under the Business Management Skills Development Program. Successful applicants are eligible to receive reimbursement for 75% of eligible costs for approved business skills development training courses. For further details on how this could apply to your farm and for application assistance, please contact 310-FARM (3276). To view the program details and learn how to apply, please go to

Growing Forward 2 Funding: Farm Business Development Initiative (Saskatchewan)
This training program is registered with Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Farm Business Development Initiative (FBDI) which is part of the Federal-Provincial Growing Forward 2 suite of agricultural programs. For more information please visit your nearest Regional Office or visit the FBDI website:

Growing Forward 2 Funding: Growing Competitiveness – Next Generation (Manitoba)
Individual business risk management courses may be eligible for funding under the Growing Competitiveness - Skill Development Program. Successful applicants are eligible to receive reimbursement for 75% of eligible costs for approved business skills development training courses Learning activities that are obtained to fulfill an academic requirement towards completion of a recognized certificate, diploma or degree are not eligible under this Manitoba GF2 program. To view the program details, terms and conditions and learn how to apply, please go to Growing Competitiveness – Next Generation | Manitoba Agriculture | Province of Manitoba.


Agriculture Business Risk Management: At-a-Glance
Each module in a course is one month in length.
Enrolment for modules is accepted on an ongoing monthly basis.
Online Delivery Only
Certificate in Agriculture Business Risk Management (To receive the certificate within one year, a minimum of 4 modules per month must be successfully completed with a start date of September or January.)

If you are not interested in receiving credit for the course, you can audit the course.  This will allow you access to the curriculum, but you will not receive a grade for the assessments. We do however strongly suggest that you take the course as credit, especially if you are interested in transferring to another program or Post-secondary Institution in the future. Statistics for Agribusiness will not be accepted for transfer credit at another Institution.

Contact Us

Program Office:
• 403.382.6991
Office of the Chair:
• 403.382.6998
Office of the Dean:
• 403.317.3597

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