Farm Business Management

Distance Learning starts May 2018


This module gives students the skills to analyse, carry out and revise farm business plans. The module will look at all aspects of farm planning from the accounts to the physical aspects that anyone dealing with farms should be aware of. The students will be taught how to develop a robust and logical plan, and be given the task of creating a plan of their own through our unique interactive farm business. 

The module requires knowledge of Excel and students will be expected to complete short pre-module on using Excel during the first week of the module. 

Topics covered in this module are:

  • Objectives and decision making
  • Integration – policy, economics, markets and the business
  • Business structures
  • Business analysis
  • Risk and Uncertainty
  • Investment
  • Robustness, resilience and sensitivity analysis
  • Dealing with private and personal aspects of a business
  • Drawing up and presenting business plans – methods and practicalities
  • Revising business plans

Contributions from: Anthony O’Regan and Penri James

To register for this course go to the Apply To Be A Distance Learner page

Existing ATP students please email us at Distance Learner

To find out about fees go to Fees page.

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