Academic Programs Catalog

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Agribusiness Management

The Minor in Agribusiness Management is designed to serve students with majors in other fields who are interested in careers in agribusiness.  The primary educational objective of the specialization is to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of business management in relation to agribusiness firms.

The minor is available as an elective to all students who are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in agribusiness management.  The minor is administered by the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.

At least 12 credits counted towards the requirements for this minor must be unique. Unique credits must not be used to fulfill another university, college, or major requirement in the student's program.

Requirements for the Minor  in Agribusiness Management

The student must complete:

               
1. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  ABM 100 Decision-making in the Agri-Food System 3
  ABM 130 Farm Management I 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  ABM 225 Commodity Marketing I 3
  ABM 430 Farm Management II 3
  ABM 435 Financial Management in the Agri-Food System 3
3. Two of the following courses including at least one course at the 300 or 400 level. Courses not used to satisfy requirements 1. and 2.  may be used to substitute for courses listed in requirement 3.  (6 credits).  
  ABM 222 Agribusiness and Food Industry Sales (W) 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 422 Vertical Coordination in the Agri-Food System 3
  ABM 425 Commodity Marketing II 3
  ABM 427 Global Agri-Food Industries and Markets 3
  ABM 437 Agribusiness Strategic Management (W) 3
  FIM 439 Food Business Analysis and Strategic Planning (W) 3
4. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  ACC 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
  ACC 230 Survey of Accounting Concepts 3
5. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  GBL 323 Introduction to Business Law 3
  MGT 325 Management Skills and Processes 3
  MKT 327 Introduction to Marketing 3