AQX300 Applied Aquaculture
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Course responsible: Turid Mørkøre
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN
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This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2021H
Master students Aquaculture
This course is at the intersection of biological aquaculture production and business, addressing current hot topics in Norwegian and international aquaculture within the following major areas:
-Aquaculture production; Environment, fish welfare and sustainability
-Economy and management; Business models, negotiations, decision management
This course aims to bridge the theory-practice gap through a transdisciplinary learning, facilitating sustainability-driven entrepreneurship education. Hence encouraging your entrepreneurial spirit! You will learn how to synthesize and apply learning to given Real World Cases with mentoring from influential leaders in the aquaculture industry. In addition to gain conceptual understanding through case study approaches, you will get updated knowledge on current hot topics in the aquaculture industry, through lectures by NMBU employees and guest lecturers from the industry, management and NGO’s.
Current hot topics in the aquaculture industry
Major challenges in aquaculture production
Know how to interlink theoretical and business realities
Know how to synthesize and utilize acquired knowledge in complex real-world aquaculture cases
Be able to tackle real-life aquaculture challenges through a business approach; incl implementation of SWOT analyses
Problem-solving competencies; including negotiations, decision management
Be able to present complex Real World Cases in a way that is understandable and engaging for people/colleagues within and outside the field in focus - both orally and in writing
Be well-informed about important issues that concern the aquaculture industry after graduation, and thereby well-prepared for working life
Deal with complex, ambiguous real-world sustainability problems; including strategic competence. Understand required competence for succeeding in sustainability driven entrepreneurship
Basic understanding of primary success factors required for sustainable growth in the aquaculture business
The course is based on oral presentations both from lecturers at NMBU and guest lecturers. A main focus will be on writing a Real World Case report, with supervision. The case report will also be presented orally for the fellow students in the course, fostering mutual learning between students.
Supervision/ mentoring in connection with case studies
Relevant litterature and presentations will be distributed at the beginning of the course and during the course.
Bachelor degree in aquaculture/husbandry production, economy or similar
AQX251 Production biology, BUS 100 Basic business economics, AQF231 Marine resources - research and innovation, or similar
Case report and oral presentation
Portofolio assessment: A - E / F
General requirements for studies in Norway
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Lectures by NMBU employees and guest lecturers
Examination details: Portfolio: A - E / F