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Agricultural Business

The major in Agricultural Business prepares students to excel in the challenging environment of the modern agricultural industry. Graduates are creative, adaptable and well educated in economics and management. Our program is unique because it combines education in management and economics with a solid technical knowledge in production agriculture and skills in problem solving.

The curriculum emphasizes:

  1. Economic theory,
  2. Agricultural business management,
  3. Quantitative methods, and
  4. Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences electives.

Students can choose a variety of courses to balance this strong theoretical foundation with practical skills in specific areas such as accounting, agricultural marketing, animal science, agronomy and other agricultural fields.

Most students completing majors in agricultural business find employment in the agricultural and foods system beyond or outside of production agriculture. Many students choose careers in agribusiness management, production agriculture, financial services, sales, banking, marketing or policy formulation and analysis.

Course Catalog, Agricultural Business

Major Requirements

  • ACCT 210 - Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACCT 211 - Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • AGEC 354 - Agricultural Marketing and Prices (3 credits)
  • AGEC 371 - Agricultural Business Management (3 credits)
  • AGEC 421-521 - Farming and Food Systems Economics (3 credits)
  • AGEC 479 - Agricultural Policy (3 credits)
  • AGEC Electives – Six Credits
  • BADM 101 - Survey of Business (3 credits)
  • BADM 310 - Business Finance (3 credits)
  • BADM 350 - Legal Environment of Business (3 credits)
  • BADM 360 - Organization and Management (3 credits)
  • BADM 370 - Marketing (3 credits)
  • BADM 424 - Operations Research (3 credits) or ECON 423 - Introduction to Econometrics (3 credits)
  • BADM 460 - Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • CSC/MGMT 325 - Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECON 301 - Intermediate Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECON 302 - Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • ENGL 379 - Technical Communication (3 credits)
  • STAT 281 - Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)

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