• production volatility caused by weather, pests, and biology
  • logistics disruptions
  • seasonality in production and consumption
  • long investment and production cycles
  • linkages with the government, financial institutions, and other organizations

In addition to these industry-specific topics, the program also provides a solid background in business, emphasizing the practicalities of managing agribusiness organizations. Graduates of the program can expect to gain high quality general business management skills along with in-depth knowledge of agribusiness and agricultural industries.

Financial Assistance

The College of Business and the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics offer financial assistance through a limited number of graduate assistantships and scholarships. Assistantships include a stipend and graduate base-tuition waiver in return for work within the college. The tuition waiver is limited to eligible graduate course work. Awards are competitive and administered on a case-by-case basis.


Individuals seeking admission to the MBA in Agribusiness may request a waiver of the GMAT/GRE requirement if they meet one of the following requirements:

  • The applicant holds a terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., J.D.).
  • The applicant has a minimum of five (5) years of recent, post-bachelor’s, full-time, professional work experience, including managerial responsibilities.

Appropriate documentation (i.e. official transcript, resume) is required to be uploaded to the application file. It does not, however, guarantee a waiver. Applicants are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and waiver approval is determined at the discretion of the program’s administration.