Agribusiness and Applied Economics
For individuals who
Are interested in financing the production and marketing of food and agricultural products.
Coursework focusing on solving real-world problems in both agriculture and business with the ability to specialize.
- Agricultural Lender
- Commodity Marketing Analyst
- Agriculture Operations Manager
- Crop Analyst
The applied economics course work in economic theory, research methods, and quantitative techniques is designed to prepare students for careers in agricultural economics research in private and public sectors and for Ph.D. programs.
The agribusiness courses are broad-based and combine training in agribusiness management, economic analysis, and agricultural sciences. Training may include biotechnology, processing, and food and environmental safety. Students are prepared for a variety of successful careers in agribusiness by fulfilling the requirements for expertise in quantitative methods and developing a rigorous background in economic theory and research.
Students have complete access to well-equipped research facilities and to faculty supervision time. The department has an excellent placement record with national and international agricultural and business firms, as well as government agencies.