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.

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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.

Foundational Courses
MATH 1400Calculus for Social and Life Sciences I3-5
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 1010
BIO_SC 1020
General Principles and Concepts of Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
CHEM 1100Atoms and Molecules with Lab3-4
or CHEM 1320 College Chemistry I
or BIOCHM 2110 The Living World: Molecular Scale
or BIOCHM 2112 Biotechnology in Society
ABM 1041Applied Microeconomics3
or ECONOM 1014 Principles of Microeconomics
ABM 1042Applied Macroeconomics3
or ECONOM 1015 Principles of Macroeconomics
AG_ED_LD 2220Verbal Communication in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources3
or COMMUN 1200 Public Speaking
PHIL 1200Logic and Reasoning3
Core requirements
ABM 1200Applied Computer Applications3
ABM 2123Quantitative Applications in Agricultural Economics3
ABM 2183The Agricultural Marketing System3
ABM 2225Statistical Analysis3
ABM 3282Agribusiness Finance3
ABM 4240Microeconomics Theory and Applications3
ABM 4251Agricultural Prices3
ACCTCY 2036Accounting I3
ACCTCY 2037Accounting II3
Supporting Agriculture Sciences9
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 3256Agribusiness and Biotechnology Law3
ABM 3283Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship3
ABM 3286Economics of Managerial Decision Making3
Students will choose from 2 of the 3 following courses
ABM 4971WAgribusiness Management Strategy - Writing Intensive3
ABM 4972Agri-Food Business and Cooperative Management3
ABM 4983Strategic Entrepreneurship in Agri-Food3
Business Electives12
Agricultural Sales
International Agribusiness
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
Internship Opportunities
Agri-Food Business and Cooperative Management
Economic Analysis of Policy and Regulation - Writing Intensive
Money, Banking and Financial Markets
International Electives3
International Agribusiness
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 Requirements3
Agribusiness and Biotechnology Law
General Farm Management
Agricultural Marketing and Procurement
Planning the Farm Business

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Semester Plan

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.

First Year
ABM 1041 or ECONOM 10143ABM 1042 or ECONOM 10153 
ABM 10103BIO_SC 10103 
ABM 12003ENGLSH 10003 
MATH 11003MATH 14003 
PHIL 12003POL_SC 1100, 2100, HIST 1100, or HIST 12003 
 15 15  
Second Year
AG_ED_LD 2220 or COMMUN 12003ABM 22253 
ABM 21233ABM 32563 
ACCTCY 2036, 2026, or 2136H3Supporting Agriculture Science6 
ABM 21833ACCTCY 2037, 2027, or 2137H3 
CHEM 1100, 1320, BIOCHM 2110, or BIOCHM 21123BIO_SC 10202 
 15 17  
Third Year
ABM 32823ABM 32863ABM 49403
ABM 32833ABM 42403 
ABM 42513Supporting Agriculture Science3 
International Elective3Business Elective6 
Humanities Elective3  
 15 15 3
Fourth Year
ABM 4971W3ABM 4972 or 49833 
Business Elective6Free Electives9 
Free Electives4  
 13 12  
Total Credits: 120

The following foundational courses are included in the Semester Plan above and are used by the Department to meet MU’s General Education Requirements and University Undergraduate Requirements.

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Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.  Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.

MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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