An Agribusiness degree instills decision-making and analytical skills but offers students interested in food and agriculture the opportunity to strengthen their understanding of business – management, marketing or finance – by completing a business or accounting minor. The program addresses emerging issues such as food safety, food protection and defense; and value-added food processing.
Agribusiness students can focus on:
- Agrifinance — prepares students for careers in finance and credit with firms or agencies that extend agricultural credit and major agribusiness firms.
- Marketing — prepares students for careers in agricultural marketing including commodities, sales, and business-to-business product marketing.
- Management — prepares students for careers in business management.
Students are exposed to a range of concepts and methods useful in agribusiness decision-making in each of four areas of specialization: finance, management, marketing and policy/trade. Agribusiness graduates also learn problem-solving and effective communication skills.
Agribusiness students are required to participate in an internship during their studies. Employers continue to place high importance on work-related experience when they evaluate potential employees.
Collaboration with the College of Business Administration leads to concurrent satisfaction of a minor in one of the business fields. A minor in one of the following fields is required: accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship or logistics management.