Agribusiness Management

The Agribusiness Management program focuses on system-wide business and managerial functions performed by organizations throughout the agribusiness sector.

The major gives students the flexibility to choose courses related to their individual interests in farm management, commodity procurement and marketing, labor and personnel management, public policy and global food issues.

Core areas of study include:

  • Agri-food systems
  • Commodity and good product marketing
  • Agribusiness and good industry sales
  • Micro- and macroeconomics

Learn more about requirements and courses in Agribusiness Management.


 Agribusiness Management Graduates

$44,870

Average starting salary

100%

Job placement rate

$20K-$70K

Rough salary range

Data from MSU Spring 2017 Destination Survey


Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates a shortage in qualified employees to fill agribusiness management positions including business and financial specialties and marketing/sales representatives.

Agribusiness management prepares students for a variety of career paths.

  • Commodity trader
  • Corporate environmental management
  • Farm owner or manager
  • Financial analysis/statistics
  • Manufacturing manager
  • Marketing/advertising manager
  • Public relations manager
  • Sales manager

Faculty members and advisors maintain close relationships with agribusiness companies, which can help with internships, scholarships and employment in agribusiness fields.

MSUAFRE alumnus Andrew Schultz is the General Manager at Texas Corners Brewing Company

Alumnus Andrew Schultz Shines as GM for Texas Corners Brewing Company

June 19, 2018

From family farm to family brewery, MSUAFRE alumnus Andrew Schultz hasn’t strayed far from his roots and is now the General Manager at Texas Corners Brewing Company near Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Paige Reetz at the Dow AgroSciences Headquarters

ABM Senior is Taking Initiative in the Ag Industry

July 24, 2018

AFRE senior Paige Reetz has used her enterprising spirit to land a pivotal summer internship at Dow AgroSciences.


Advisor Information

Schedule advising appointments online. Advising is Wednesday afternoons 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. There is no Express Advising during the summer.


Student Life

In addition to student jobs and internships, there are study abroad and undergraduate research opportunities.

There are also a variety of student clubs and organizations including:

  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Education Club
  • Collegiate Farm Bureau
  • Leadership in Environment and Agricultural Fields
  • Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences
  • National Agri-Marketing Association

Related Minors

The Agribusiness Management minor is designed to serve students with majors in other fields who are interested in careers in agribusiness. You'll gain a fundamental knowledge of business management in relations to agribusiness firms.

Related minors:

  • Applied Development in International Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Agronomy
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environment and Health
  • Food Industry Management
  • Food Processing and Technology
  • International Business
  • Leadership in Integrated Learning (Bailey Scholars Program)
  • Public Relations
  • Sales Leadership
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
  • Technology Systems Management

Talk more with your advisor about minors and your areas of interest.


 

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