Undergraduate Degree - Agribusiness Management

Program:
Agribusiness Management
Program Code:
0483 Agribusiness Management
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
US96
Department:
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

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.


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Agribusiness Management, BS (0483)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Agribusiness Management - Decision Making in Agri-Food
Major - Agribusiness Management - Decision Making in Agri-Food: 1 course from ABM100
Conditions:
A minimum grade of 2.0 for ABM100 in Requirement(s) 11

Requirement 12: Major - Agribusiness Management - Data Analysis for the Agri-Food System
Major - Agribusiness Management - Data Analysis for the Agri-Food System: 1 course from ABM203

Requirement 13: Major - Agribusiness Management - Agribusiness and Food Industry Sales (W)
Major - Agribusiness Management - Agribusiness and Food Industry Sales (W): 1 course from ABM222

Requirement 14: Major - Agribusiness Management - Professional Seminars
Major - Agribusiness Management - Professional Seminars: 2 courses from ABM210, ABM410
Conditions:
A minimum grade of 2.0 for ABM210, ABM410 in Requirement(s) 14

Requirement 15: Major - Agribusiness Management - Food Product Marketing
Major - Agribusiness Management - Food Product Marketing: 1 course from FIM220
Conditions:
A minimum grade of 2.0 for FIM220 in Requirement(s) 15

Requirement 16: Major - Agribusiness Management - Commodity Marketing
Major - Agribusiness Management - Commodity Marketing: 1 course from ABM225
Conditions:
A minimum grade of 2.0 for ABM225 in Requirement(s) 16

Requirement 17: Major - Agribusiness Management - Vertical Coordination
Major - Agribusiness Management - Vertical Coordination: 1 course from ABM422
Conditions:
A minimum grade of 2.0 for ABM422 in Requirement(s) 17

Requirement 18: Major - Agribusiness Management - Financial Management
Major - Agribusiness Management - Financial Management: 1 course from ABM435

Requirement 19: Major - Agribusiness Management - Strategic Management
Major - Agribusiness Management - Strategic Management: 1 course from ABM437, EEP405, FIM439
Conditions:
A minimum grade of 2.0 for ABM437, EEP405, FIM439 in Requirement(s) 19

Requirement 20: Major - Agribusiness Management - Core
Major - Agribusiness Management - Core: 4 courses from ABM130, ABM337, ABM400, ABM425, ABM427, ABM430, GBL323, EEP405, ABM435, FIM335, FIM460, MGT325, ABM437, ABM490, ABM493, FIM439
Conditions:
A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 20

Requirement 21: Major - Agribusiness Management - Accounting Concepts
Major - Agribusiness Management - Accounting Concepts: 1 course from ACC230, or additional approved coursework.

Requirement 22: Major - Agribusiness Management - Economics
Major - Agribusiness Management - Economics: 2 courses from EC201, EC202

Requirement 23: Major - Agribusiness Management - World Food, Population and Poverty
Major - Agribusiness Management - World Food, Population and Poverty: 1 course from EEP260

Requirement 24: Major - Agribusiness Management - Supply Chain Management
Major - Agribusiness Management - Supply Chain Management: 1 course from SCM303

Requirement 25: Major - Agribusiness Management - Marketing
Major - Agribusiness Management - Marketing: 1 course from MKT327

Requirement 26: Major - Agribusiness Management - Survey of Calculus I
Major - Agribusiness Management - Survey of Calculus I: 1 course from MTH124

Requirement 27: Major - Agribusiness Management - Statistical Methods
Major - Agribusiness Management - Statistical Methods: 1 course from STT200, STT201, STT315

Requirement 28: Major - Agribusiness Management - Professional Electives
Major - Agribusiness Management - Professional Electives: 6 credits from the same science discipline with at least 3 credits at the 300 or 400 level, as approved by the academic advisor.

Requirement 29: Major - Agribusiness Management - Farm Management or Finance
Major - Agribusiness Management - Farm Management or Finance: 1 course from ABM130, FI320

Requirement 30: Major - Agribusiness Management - Economics
Major - Agribusiness Management - Economics: 1 course from ABM303, EC301

Requirement 31: College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Mathematics
College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
Option3: 1 course
At least 1 course from MTH116
Option4: 1 course
At least 1 course from MTHRQMT
Option1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from STT200, STT201
Option2: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH114

Requirement 32: College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Economics
College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Economics: 1 course from EC201, EC202

Requirement 33: College Distribution
College Distribution: 26 credits from courses in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Requirement 34: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 35: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.