BS in Agribusiness Management
Degree Program Description
The degree in Agribusiness Management prepares you to be a leader and decision maker in the global agrifood system, whether in industry or the policy arena. Learn the economic principles driving the agriculture value chain and receive training in finance, commodity marketing, management, policy analysis and entrepreneurship. Develop quantitative, analytic, interpersonal and critical thinking skills employers demand. Make a difference in improving agricultural production, processing, distribution and natural resource use. Agribusiness Management career opportunities include: supply-chain management, commodity and food product marketing, agribusiness and food industry sales, farm management and production, financial management and analysis, human and public relations, policy and law, and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Major Program Requirements
Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management are required to complete all University general education, University undergraduate requirements, degree, and major requirements, including selected foundational courses, which may fulfill some University general education requirements.
Students transferring into agribusiness management from other degree programs at MU or from other colleges or universities must have a 2.7 cumulative GPA for all work attempted.
|MATH 1400||Calculus for Social and Life Sciences I||3-5|
|or MATH 1500||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I|
|Prior approval by adviser chair required to replace MATH 1400 and AG_EC 2123 with MATH 1500|
& BIO_SC 1020
|General Principles and Concepts of Biology|
and General Biology Laboratory
|CHEM 1100||Atoms and Molecules with Lab||3-4|
|or CHEM 1320||College Chemistry I|
|or BIOCHM 2110||The Living World: Molecular Scale|
|or BIOCHM 2112||Biotechnology in Society|
|ABM 1041||Applied Microeconomics||3|
|or ECONOM 1014||Principles of Microeconomics|
|ABM 1042||Applied Macroeconomics||3|
|or ECONOM 1015||Principles of Macroeconomics|
|AG_ED_LD 2220||Verbal Communication in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources||3|
|or COMMUN 1200||Public Speaking|
|PHIL 1200||Logic and Reasoning||3|
|ABM 1200||Applied Computer Applications||3|
|ABM 2123||Quantitative Applications in Agricultural Economics||3|
|ABM 2183||The Agricultural Marketing System||3|
|ABM 2225||Statistical Analysis||3|
|ABM 3282||Agribusiness Finance||3|
|ABM 4240||Microeconomics Theory and Applications||3|
|ABM 4251||Agricultural Prices||3|
|ACCTCY 2036||Accounting I||3|
or ACCTCY 2026
|ACCTCY 2037||Accounting II||3|
or ACCTCY 2027
|Supporting Agriculture Sciences||9|
|Courses in biological engineering, agricultural systems management, animal sciences, fisheries and wildlife, food science, forestry, natural resources, plant sciences, soil and atmospheric sciences, and biochemistry|
|Agribusiness Management Major Core Requirements|
|ABM 3256||Agribusiness and Biotechnology Law||3|
|ABM 3283||Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship||3|
|ABM 3286||Economics of Managerial Decision Making||3|
|Students will choose from 2 of the 3 following courses|
|ABM 4971W||Agribusiness Management Strategy - Writing Intensive||3|
|ABM 4972||Agri-Food Business and Cooperative Management||3|
|ABM 4983||Strategic Entrepreneurship in Agri-Food||3|
|Agricultural and Rural Economic Policy|
|New Products Marketing - Writing Intensive|
|Ethical Issues in Agriculture - Writing Intensive|
|Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship|
|Economics of Managerial Decision Making|
|Agricultural Marketing and Procurement|
|Agricultural Risk Management|
|Agri-Food Business and Cooperative Management|
|Economic Analysis of Policy and Regulation - Writing Intensive|
|Money, Banking and Financial Markets|
|International Agricultural Development|
|International Food Trade and Policy|
|International Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|International Agriculture and Natural Resources - Humanities|
|Farm & Ranch Professional Option Major Core Requirements||3|
|Agribusiness and Biotechnology Law|
|General Farm Management|
|Agricultural Marketing and Procurement|
|Planning the Farm Business|
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
|ABM 1041 or ECONOM 1014||3||ABM 1042 or ECONOM 1015||3|
|ABM 1010||3||BIO_SC 1010||3|
|ABM 1200||3||ENGLSH 1000||3|
|MATH 1100||3||MATH 1400||3|
|PHIL 1200||3||POL_SC 1100, 2100, HIST 1100, or HIST 1200||3|
|AG_ED_LD 2220 or COMMUN 1200||3||ABM 2225||3|
|ABM 2123||3||ABM 3256||3|
|ACCTCY 2036, 2026, or 2136H||3||Supporting Agriculture Science||6|
|ABM 2183||3||ACCTCY 2037, 2027, or 2137H||3|
|CHEM 1100, 1320, BIOCHM 2110, or BIOCHM 2112||3||BIO_SC 1020||2|
|ABM 3282||3||ABM 3286||3||ABM 4940||3|
|ABM 3283||3||ABM 4240||3|
|ABM 4251||3||Supporting Agriculture Science||3|
|International Elective||3||Business Elective||6|
|ABM 4971W||3||ABM 4972 or 4983||3|
|Business Elective||6||Free Electives||9|
|Total Credits: 120|
- ENGLSH 1000
- MATH 1100
- MATH 1400
- BIO_SC 1010 and BIO_SC 1020
- CHEM 1100 or BIOCHM 2110 or BIOCHM 2112
- ABM 1041
- ABM 1042
- POL_SC 1100, HIST 1100 or HIST 1200
- AG_ED_LD 2220 or COMMUN 1200
- PHIL 1200
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