The AOM program provides students with an unmatched ability to guide their own career path. The program teaches both business and technical skills and provides students with the tools to apply them directly to a multitude of commercial and family owned businesses.
Students focus on the application of technology used in agriculture and the integration of business management concepts in the commercial, agriculture and food industries. The AOM graduate is able to identify system problems, formulate possible solutions, evaluate the impact of alternatives (including social and economic dimensions), and then implement the best solution.
For graduates in Agricultural Operations Management there is an abundance of job opportunities. The program provides a solid foundation in the area of technical management. Graduates become an integral part of the profitable operation of many types of businesses such as building materials, environmental structures, citrus processing and commercial nurseries. A burgeoning of new technologies are being applied to agriculture and experts are needed to make these new technologies productive. Starting salaries average over $40,000/year.
More information on the UF’s Agricultural Operations Management program can be found here: http://www.abe.ufl.edu/academics/undergraduate/ag-op-management-major.shtml