The field, its crops and animals invite various students to focus on different careers of the branch, one of them is the exciting universe of Rural Administration.
Why study Rural Administration?
The professional graduated from the Rural Administration career is essential in the management of different fields and rural areas. It is ideal for those who have lived in that world since they were young and want to continue a family legacy, as well as for those who want to delve into the secrets of the flora and fauna of the country.
Does the race have the same name in all countries?
The degree varies its name according to the educational entity and the country where the course is carried out. In Argentina it is known under the name of Rural Administration, in Brazil the name of Agribusiness Management is used. In Colombia it is known under the title of Agricultural Administration, in Spain it is called Agricultural Management and in Mexico it is dictated as Agricultural Administration.
What is studied in Rural Administration?
The subjects that are taught in the different educational institutions related to agricultural administration are diverse, since the student must have knowledge of different branches to be a complete professional capable of developing in the multiple tasks that can be assigned. That is why throughout the course the student can cross with the subject of economics, mathematical analysis, algebra, accounting, management control, financing, as well as others related specifically to rural development such as agricultural production, agro-industrial processes, subjects related to rural machinery and also subjects related to the legislative field of the agricultural world can be studied.
What tasks does a Rural Administrator perform?
The professional who is received as a rural administrator has the task of following production and knowing all its secrets in terms of organization, costs and benefits, issues related to security and legislation, and is in charge of supervising what it does to the manufacture, mutation and its subsequent commercialization.
You must follow each step and be aware of the problems that may arise in an agricultural field. You must have knowledge of machinery and be aware of the different techniques to optimize the work of the place where you do your work.
Among the tasks in which a rural administrator can develop, the aptitude that one has for the management of human relationships will be fundamental, since it must deal with people from different branches and ensure that everyone works and cooperates for a common good . In addition, he will not only undertake management activities, but he will also have to be aware of what he does to the production of goods and their commercialization. The rural administrator can also be in charge of advising different agricultural companies in the difficulties that may arise, analyze them and investigate possible solutions.
What job prospects does this career have?
The rural administrator as a professional can develop both in the public area, regarding the planning of a fundamental sector of the economy of various countries, as well as being in charge of the management regarding the regulation of import production and export, or to engage in what it does to the agricultural or agroindustrial administration.
The administrator can also work in the private sphere, being in charge of the management of particular fields or of various organizations linked to the industrial sector, as well as starting his own business and owning a field to obtain his personal income.
Advantages of studying Rural Administration
The rural administrator when studying the race and obtaining the title has the advantage of enjoying a profession that he has chosen, which is aligned with his interests.
The agricultural area in many nations is the base of the economy, that is why the profitability that the student produces having opted for this career can also be found as an advantage.
Disadvantages of studying Rural Administration
The disadvantage that can occur in this type of profession is linked to the pressure exerted by the objectives that must be met in a timely manner, many times depending on third parties the path may present some obstacles that cause inconveniences in the line production throughout the job.
What is the level achieved with this career in different countries and how long does it last?
In ArgentinaIt is dictated at the National Technological University as a Bachelor of Rural Administration, with a duration of four years.
In Brazil, in the Integrated Faculties of Cuiabá entity the superior course of Technology in Agro-business Management is offered, under the modality of a technical degree and with an approximate duration of three years.
In Colombia, the University of Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano offers the title of Agricultural Business Administration as a bachelor’s degree and has a three-year course.
In Spain, the title is offered as a specialization for those who previously have a degree, the higher degree course has the name of Official Title of Professional Training of Higher Technician in Management and Organization of Agricultural Companies. It can be taken in different places, in Barcelona there is the Private Specific Vocational Training Center EFA Quintanes, through the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Government of Spain, and it lasts two years.
In Mexico, the Autonomous University of Mexico dictates for all students who want to enter the rural world, the Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Administration with a duration of four years.
Usually the students who choose to study this career are related to the agricultural world. On many occasions it is done by inheritance but perfection is sought in the family and acquiring new knowledge that can contribute to family production.
At present, constant technological innovation also has its impact in this type of field, which is why it is important to know and understand the new methodologies that are used in the operational issues of Rural Administration.