Course Number: Self-Study
Course Code: BAN 8770
The Agricultural Lending Course introduces students to modern concepts and tools of finance, developed and applied to the agricultural sector. Using case studies, practical problems, and a lucid presentation, the course focuses on planning, analyzing, and controlling business performance in agriculture and related financial markets. Curriculum addresses recent structural changes in the food system, covering important topics such as the growth in vertical coordination within the food and fiber system, and the significant implications for financial analysis and risk management by those managing or financing the agricultural sector.
Topics to be covered include:
– Financial Statements and Information Flows
– Financial Analysis and Control
– Credit Risk Assessment and Lender-Borrower Relationships
– Capital Structure, Leverage, and Financial Risk
– Risk Management
– Costs of Financial Capital
– Ownership and Leasing of Farm Land
– The Management Environment for Financial Institutions
– Loan Pricing and Profitability Analysis
Audience: Accounting and Business
Prerequisites: CFT strongly RECOMMENDS that students complete the Accounting AND Business Math courses prior to taking the Agricultural Lending course.