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Agribusiness Management

As an Agribusiness Management major, students will learn to apply business fundamentals, such as marketing, management and accounting, to areas like food systems, biotechnology and natural resources management.

An Agribusiness Management major consists of 42 credit hours. The courses required are:

Business Core (16 hours):

  • AC 231 – Principles of Accounting
  • EC 105 – Principles of Economics
  • CO 210 – Business Communication
  • One of the following ethics courses
    • CO 315 – Communication Ethics
    • PH 216 – Computer Ethics, or
    • MG/PH 315 – Business Ethics

Agribusiness Core (26 hours):

  • AG 111 - Emerging Issues in Ag & Natural Resources
  • AG 211 – Introduction to Agribusiness
  • AG/AC 320 – Agricultural Finance; AG 321 – Agricultural Marketing
  • AG 463/464 – Internship in Agribusiness (2 CR)
  • AG 491 – Agribusiness Management Capstone
  • One of the following electives:
    • AG/EC 331 – Agricultural Economics; or
    • AG 340 – Farm Management

A licensure program in Agricultural Education is in the final stages of approval by the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board.

To major in Agricultural Education and complete secondary licensure, additional criteria must be satisfied. Courses required for the major are: BI 109, EC 105, AG 111, AG 202, AG 203, AG 204, AG 211, AG 301, and AG 340. In addition, to be licensed by the state of Illinois, the student must complete 9 Professional Education courses (36 credit hours) and the 4 courses (16 credit hours) associated with the Clinical Experience semester through the Department of Education.

Those seeking licensure in Agricultural Education are advised to contact the Education Department for additional details.

A minor in Agribusiness consists of 20 hours as follows:

  • EC 105
  • AG 111
  • AG 211
  • AG/AC 320 or AG 321
  • One additional course from AG/AC 320, AG 321, AG/EC 331, or AG 340.

Students are encouraged to complete a double major or minor in a related area.

Each major in the Business Department will require a minimum of 24 additional hours of new content.

Each minor in the Business Department will require a minimum of 16 additional hours of new content.