Agricultural Business and Economics

Building stronger communities.

As a student in agricultural business and economics, you’ll fully tap into the diversity and complexity of today’s agriculture through extensive training in business, agricultural science and biology. You’ll learn how each of these fields influences our industry. As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for a variety of careers in agribusiness, the financial sector or other private or government organizations.

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology


The agricultural business and economics major includes a variety of courses to prepare you to enter the many different careers available in the business and agricultural industries. In your first two years, you’ll take business courses such as Microeconomics, Financial Accounting, Macroeconomics, Managerial Accounting and Statistics, as well as other core courses that will provide the knowledge base necessary for your advanced agricultural economics classes. As you progress through your four years, you’ll take Agricultural Finance, Agribusiness Marketing, Agricultural Law, Resource Economics, Agricultural Business Management, Agricultural Policies and Trade, Farm Management and Agricultural Prices.

A number of professional and agricultural electives are available to help you tailor your education in specific ways. Some students choose emphases in management, marketing or finance. Others choose to train in management and decision-making at the farm level, along with the technical aspects of production agriculture.

Many in our program choose to concentrate their studies around resource scarcity and environmental and rural development issues that have become critical. Public institutions that steward and safeguard our natural and human resources are primary employers in these areas.

Agricultural Business and Economics Curriculum Model

          Banking and finance Business development
          Lobbying Law and public policy
          Production management Agribusiness
          Commodity buying Community development
          Insurance Operations management
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