Agribusiness Management

The Agribusiness Management major is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in careers with agricultural input supply, agricultural production, commodity assembly and processing, and agricultural marketing organizations. The program, which focuses on the managerial functions performed by organizations throughout the agribusiness sector, provides a system–wide perspective of managerial problems confronting such organizations. Faculty members associated with the program maintain close relationships with agribusiness companies.

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Degree Requirement

Minor in ABM

The minor in ABM is designed to serve students with majors in other fields who are intersted in carers in agribusiness. You'll gain a fundamental knowledge of business management in relations to agribusiness firms. Learn more about the ABM Minor.

Careers Opportunities

  • The US Department of Agriculture estimates that many more agribusiness careers are available than there are qualified people to fill them. The shortage will be greatest for managers, financial specialists and marketing/sales representatives — the careers upon which our program focuses.



Advising appointments are scheduled online. Express Advising is Wednesday afternoons 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm.  There is no Express Advising during the summer.

Recent Training and Career Information

Salary Range:   $36,000 – $60,000

Career Positions Companies Hiring MSU Grads MSU Study Abroad Opportunities
Commodity Trader Archer Daniels Midland Argentina
Farm Owner or Manager Monsanto Australia
Manufacturing Manager Michigan Farm Bureau Austria
Public Relations Manager Northstar Cooperative Costa Rica
Sales Manager Smithfield Foods France
Marketing, Advertising Syngenta Ireland
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