The Agribusiness Management major is designed for students to use for the advancement of business fundamentals that improve the agricultural industry and farm production. Agricultural business management, also called agribusiness management, applies business theories and practices to the agricultural industry to lower costs, boost profits and ensure that farm or food products are grown and distributed effectively.
With an education in agribusiness management, students could work in government, education, natural resources management, energy or biofuels companies, and firms selling food products, farm machinery, seed, livestock feed and pesticides. Other jobs students might pursue include loan officer, agribusiness consultant, agriculture inspector, farming program manager, compliance analyst, production supervisor, sales associate and lobbyist.
As an Agribusiness Management major, students will learn to apply business fundamentals, such as marketing, management, and accounting, to areas like food systems, biotechnology and natural resources management. Students will study courses in agricultural marketplaces, economics, pricing, federal farm policy, sales, computers, soil conservation, plant and animal science, ethics, and entrepreneurship.
Students seeking to complete more than one major in the Business Department must complete a minimum of 24 additional hours of new content beyond the first major.
Each minor in the Business Department requires a minimum of 16 additional hours of new content beyond the requirements of declared majors in the department.
An Agribusiness Management major consists of 42 credit hours. The courses required are: