Academic Programs Catalog

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics

Undergraduate Programs
Agribusiness Management

The agribusiness management major is designed for students who are interested in careers with agricultural input supply, agricultural production, commodity assembly and processing, and agricultural marketing organizations.  The program, which focuses on the managerial functions performed by organizations throughout the agribusiness sector, provides a system–wide perspective of managerial problems confronting such organizations.  Faculty who are associated with the program maintain close relationships with agribusiness companies. Those relationships benefit students who seek information about careers, scholarships, and employment in the field.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Agribusiness Management

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness Management.

    The University's Tier II Writing Requirement for the Agribusiness Management major is met by completing one of the following courses: Agribusiness Management 437, Environmental Economics and Policy 405, or Food Industry Management 439. Those courses are referenced in item 3. below.

    The completion of the Agribusiness Management mathematics requirement may also satisfy the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the University mathematics requirement.
  2. The requirements of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.

    Students must achieve a grade of at least 2.0 or higher in each ABM and FIM and EEP course referenced in items 3. a. and in all courses taken to fulfill requirements 3. b. and 3. c.

    Agribusiness Management 437 or Food Industry Management 439 and Environmental Economics and Policy 405 may be used to fulfill requirement 3. b. if it is not used to fulfill requirement 3. c.  Agribusiness Management 130 may be used to fulfill requirement 3. b. if it is not used to fulfill requirement 3. e.
     
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. All of the following courses (44 credits):
    ABM 100 Decision-making in the Agri-Food System 3
    ABM 203 Data Analysis for the Agri-Food System 3
    ABM 210 Professional Seminar in Agribusiness Management 1
    ABM 222 Agribusiness and Food Industry Sales (W) 3
    ABM 225 Commodity Marketing I 3
    ABM 410 Advanced Professional Seminar in Agribusiness Management 1
    ABM 422 Vertical Coordination in the Agri-Food System 3
    ABM 435 Financial Management in the Agri-Food System 3
    ACC 230 Survey of Accounting Concepts 3
    EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
    EC 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
    EEP 260 World Food, Population and Poverty 3
    FIM 220 Food Product Marketing 3
    MKT 327 Introduction to Marketing 3
    MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I 3
    SCM 303 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 3
    b. Four of the following courses (12 credits):
    ABM 130 Farm Management I 3
    ABM 337 Labor and Personnel Management in the Agri-Food System 3
    ABM 400 Public Policy Issues in the Agri-Food System 3
    ABM 425 Commodity Marketing II 3
    ABM 427 Global Agri-Food Industries and Markets 3
    ABM 430 Farm Management II 3
    ABM 437 Agribusiness Strategic Management (W) 3
    ABM 490 Independent Study 3
    ABM 493 Professional Internship in Agribusiness Management 3
    EEP 405 Corporate Environmental Management (W) 3
    FIM 335 Food Marketing Management 3
    FIM 439 Food Business Analysis and Strategic Planning (W) 3
    FIM 460 Retail Information Systems 3
    GBL 323 Introduction to Business Law 3
    MGT 325 Management Skills and Process 3
    Study Abroad as approved by academic advisor
    c. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    ABM 437 Agribusiness Strategic Management (W) 3
    EEP 405 Corporate Environmental Management (W) 3
    FIM 439 Food Business Analysis and Strategic Planning (W) 3
    d. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    STT 200 Statistical Methods 3
    STT 201 Statistical Methods 4
    STT 315 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Business 3
    e. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    ABM 130 Farm Management I 3
    FI 320 Introduction to Finance 3
    f. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    ABM 303 Economics of Decision Making in the Agri-Food System 3
    EC 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
    g. Complete 6 credits from the same science discipline as approved by the academic advisor.