At which campus can I study this program?
Requirements for a minor may be completed at any campus location offering the specified courses for the minor. Students may not change from a campus that offers their major to a campus that does not offer their major for the purpose of completing a minor.
The Agribusiness Management minor is offered for students who wish to add business and management principles to their undergraduate major.
What is Agribusiness Management?
Agribusiness Management is the branch of business management focusing on food and agriculture. It includes all the people and businesses that are part of value chains for food and agricultural products, and all the public and private institutions that influence the global food system.
You Might Like This Program If...
- You want to learn how to apply business principles to real-world issues while having the opportunity to work closely with faculty and your fellow students.
- You are interested in how the global food system works, and how to manage interactions among stakeholders in the food system.
- You are a “people person” and you have a passion for food and agriculture.
- You want to pursue a career in your major and obtain the business management skills that will allow you to advance in your career.
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Requirements for the Minor
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.
|Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|AGBM 102||Economics of the Food System||3|
|AGBM 106||Agribusiness Problem Solving||3|
|AGBM 200||Introduction to Agricultural Business Management||3|
|Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|AGBM 101||Economic Principles of Agribusiness Decision Making||3|
|or ECON 102||Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy|
|Select Option A or B:||9|
|Select one of the following:|
|Introduction to Agricultural Law|
|Food Product Marketing|
|Strategic Decision Making in Agribusiness|
|Markets and Prices: Analysis and Forecasting|
|Agribusiness in the Global Economy|
|Select 6 credits from any 400-level ABGM courses (excluding, unless approved by the AGBM program, AGBM 496)|
|Select 9 credits from any 400-level AGMB courses (excluding, unless approved by the AGBM program, AGBM 496)|
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Agribusiness Management minor graduates have the skills and knowledge necessary to add an applied business management component to their chosen career. Faculty and professional academic advisers in the Agribusiness Management program support and serve students in career development and preparation, including career decision-making, tailoring the Agribusiness Management minor to fit career goals, internship and job search strategies, interview preparation, and preparation for employment or graduate school.
With an Agribusiness Management minor, you can be prepared for a career in your major in which you have the business management skills to advance in your career.
Opportunities for Graduate Studies
A minor in Agribusiness Management can lead to advanced degrees in business, agribusiness, agricultural and applied economics, and agricultural sciences.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS, SOCIOLOGY, AND EDUCATION