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Agribusiness Management Major Flyer.pdf

The Agribusiness Management option prepares students to enter the largest industries in the world — food, fiber, and fuel.

This degree will allow you to concentrate on agricultural finance, farm and agribusiness management, marketing, and agricultural price risk management. 

Flexibility is key. Agribusiness Management allows you to obtain a specialization in related fields such as animal science, horticulture, agronomy, and environmental management.

Examples of common core and major requirement classes

  • Foundations of Agribusiness: Introduction to the primary management tools as they relate to farm production enterprises and agribusinesses.
  • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship: Development and operation of a small business, including concepts and principles such as franchising, business plans, capital acquisition, and more.
  • Marketing Agricultural Products: Structure of the agricultural marketing system with emphasis on factors determining farm-level prices.
  • Agricultural Law: Legal problems of farm and agribusiness management. Practical application of principles of contracts, negligence, debt instruments, and commercial transactions of the farm and agribusiness organization.
  • Monetary and Global Issues in Applied Economics: Economics of an open economy and its impact on agricultural and natural resource markets.

Sample curriculum

TOTAL Credits = 120 credits
Undergraduate Catalog Course Descriptions

  • Fall Semester: AAEC 1005, ENGL 1105, MATH 1025, Pathways 2 class, Pathways 4 class = 15 credits
  • Spring Semester: AAEC 1006, AAEC 2434, ENGL 1106, Pathways 4 class, Pathways 2 class = 15 credits
  • Fall Semester: AAEC 3015 (1 credit), AAEC elective, ACIS 2115, COMM 2004, Pathways 6-Design class, Pathways 7 class = 16 credits
  • Spring Semester: AAEC 3004, AAEC 3454, Pathways 5F class, Minor/Area of Specialization class, Pathways 6-Arts class = 15 credits
  • Fall Semester: STAT 3615, AAEC 3504, AAEC 3514, Minor/Area of Specialization class, Free elective = 15 credits
  • Spring Semester: AAEC 3014, AAEC 3604, AAEC 3424, ENGL 3774, Minor/Area of Specialization class = 15 credits
  • Fall Semester: AAEC 4424, AAEC 4514, AAEC elective, Minor/Area of Specialization class, Free elective = 15 credits
  • Spring Semester: AAEC 3024, AAEC elective, Minor/Area of Specialization class, Minor/Area of Specialization class, Free elective (2 credits) = 14 credits

You will learn the following key skill sets from this major

  1. Business management
  2. Marketing
  3. Risk management
  4. Commodity trading
  5. Financial analysis
  6. Critical thinking

Potential careers

  1. Loan officer
  2. Entrepreneur
  3. Price risk management
  4. Project manager
  5. Commodity trader
  6. Congressional aide
  7. Extension agent
  8. Agricultural lawyer

A highlight of companies who hire our graduates

  • American Farm Bureau Federation
  • CropLife America
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Department of Labor
  • Harvard University
  • Georgetown University
  • IBM
  • John Deere Company
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG
  • National Corn Growers Association
  • Norfolk Southern
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Syngenta
  • U.S. Government, and more...