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The agricultural business curriculum offered by the Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness provides training for a wide variety of careers in the agribusiness industry. The program integrates the disciplines of business and agricultural business, economics, quantitative methods, and agricultural sciences. Course offerings include courses in agribusiness management, marketing, credit and finance, agricultural production economics, natural resource economics, agricultural policy and law, price analysis, statistics, quantitative methods, and computer applications.
The curriculum in agricultural business emphasizes use of management, marketing, finance, law, and other business principles in the solution of problems in the agribusiness industry. This curriculum provides students excellent preparation for careers in farm management, agricultural law, commodity trading, sales, marketing, real estate, international trade, insurance, agricultural processing, management, communications, public relations, finance, and appraisal.
Students majoring in curricula offered through other departments in the College of Agriculture may minor in agricultural business. See the listing of the College of Agriculture minors for details.