Brewton-Parker to offer Agribusiness concentration in BBA degree
By Kelley M. Arnold
Director of News and Public Information
MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College is located in the heart of Sweet Onion Country and was established as a high school to educate the children of rural families, so it is continuing its tradition of supporting the needs of the community and future students by offering a new concentration in Agribusiness under the BBA degree. The program is available to students beginning next fall.
Students can begin enrolling now. Randy Minton, BPC Interim Chief Operating Officer and business division chair, lead the development of the program which will help students achieve a business-based degree with a significant Agribusiness component.
“Agribusiness management is more important than ever,” said Professor Minton. “The world's demand for food is ever increasing as is the need for producers to make informed choices in the areas of product mix, distribution and logistics, retailing, and governmental regulation. Whether you want to work in a commodity exchange, international agricultural exports, manage a large farming operation, or just better manage your small to medium farming business, a BBA with a concentration in Agribusiness will put you onto the road to success.”
According to Professor David Kight, business professor and graduate of Brewton-Parker College, “This is the right offering at the right time. We are listening to the market and responding rapidly to meet the needs of our customers. We want to prepare strong Christian business leaders to thrive in this area. We have noted continued growth in agribusiness for several years. There is a large component of the program that involves an internship where students will be able to learn hands on from our community leaders in this area.”
To learn more about the program, contact Dr. Minton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the Division of Business and online admissions application are also available on the web at www.bpc.edu.
Brewton-Parker College was established in 1904 as a high school for students in south Georgia, and has grown to a four-year liberal arts college with 17 major and 27 minor program offerings.
Affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, Fla.