Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Agribusiness Management

Minor in Agribusiness Management
Program Code:
5402 Agribusiness Management
Program Level:
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
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
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 minor 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

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, MNUN (5402)

Required Credits: 18    Program Version: FS15

Requirement 1: MInor - Agribusiness Management - Introduction
MInor - Agribusiness Management - Introduction: 1 course from ABM100, ABM130

Requirement 2: MInor - Agribusiness Management - Marketing or Management
MInor - Agribusiness Management - Marketing or Management: 1 course from ABM225, ABM435, ABM430

Requirement 3: MInor - Agribusiness Management - Required Electives
MInor - Agribusiness Management - Required Electives: 2 courses from ABM100, ABM130, ABM222, ABM225, ABM337, ABM400, ABM422, ABM425, ABM427, ABM430, ABM437, ABM435, FIM439

Requirement 4: MInor - Agribusiness Management - Accounting
MInor - Agribusiness Management - Accounting: 1 course from ACC201, ACC230

Requirement 5: MInor - Agribusiness Management - Business Elective
MInor - Agribusiness Management - Business Elective: 1 course from GBL323, MGT325, MKT327

Requirement 6
18 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.