This professional curriculum provides preparation for economic, financial, and marketing analysis of agribusiness, food, and fiber industry decisions. The requirements of the Master of Agribusiness degree are flexible to meet the needs and goals of the students. Enrollees who have taken business courses as undergraduates will be able to build on this foundational knowledge and specialize their training to pursue specific career goals. Those who have not completed these foundation courses may complete them as part of their degree program. Students will work closely with their advisory committees in developing programs to meet their unique backgrounds and career goals.
The program responds to the need for advanced training to prepare studetns for management careers in the agribusiness sector. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that there are approximately 10% more job openings than applicants for college graduates with expertise in agriculture and business. The opening of new trade opportunities, changes in governmnet policies affecting agriculture, increasing integration and concentration in food and fiber industries, and growing concerns about environmental quality and food safety have contributed to this growing need for more specialized, in-depth training applying economic and business principles within the unique institutional marketing environment in which agribusinesses operate.
This program is non-thesis, interdisciplinary, and jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Mays Business School. This program is one of a select cadre of national programs designed to successfully cut across the business and agriculture disciplines to focus on food and agribusiness management.
Last updated January 31, 2018