Bachelor's Degree in Business Management: Agricultural Business

Become a Commodity in Business

Build a sustainable career with an agricultural emphasis in business management.

agricultural business degree
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Quick Facts

Total Program Credits:
180 Credits

Transfer Credits:
Transfer in up to 75% of the program
*Prior learning and work experience may count toward program credit

Program Length:
12 quarters full time
36 months with year-round classes

Employment Rate:
93% for 2012 - 2013
*Employment rate is for the Bachelor's degree programs in Business Administration/Business Management

Salary Range:
Full-time $20,000 - $88,000

Agricultural business students learn how food gets from the farm to the table and how fibers like cotton get from the field to your favorite clothing store. They examine the financing, production, marketing and management of food and fiber production.

Agriculture is a broad and dynamic field in need of qualified candidates. 

Give yourself an advantage in the job market with this flexible degree emphasis.

Highlights of the agriculture business emphasis:

  • Learn how the commodity markets work
  • Understand sustainable business practices
  • Prepare for a role in local, national or international agriculture markets
  • Work with instructors with experience in the field

Students take emphasis classes, including:

  • Introduction to Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Markets and Pricing
  • Sustainability and Green Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Derivatives

Do you have questions about career placement of our graduates, financial aid, accreditation or career opportunities in agribusiness? Please call us toll-free at 1-877-303-6060, contact college admissions or stop by any campus location. A representative will be happy to help you.

 


Introduction to Agricultural Business
This is an introductory course on the scope and structure of agricultural business. Students explore key economic issues and their effects on the agricultural sector, government intervention in agriculture and international agricultural trade.

Agricultural Markets and Pricing
Students use principles and practices of economic analysis to examine the operation of agricultural markets, and explore the spatial and temporal dimensions of those markets.

Sustainability and Green Technology
This course introduces students to a comprehensive foundation in sustainability and environmental fundamentals. Students explore the evolution of environmental policy, sustainability, and resource development and implementation. Case studies reinforce the material through real-world applications concerning agricultural resource challenges and modern business management techniques.

Derivatives
Students will focus on the nature and functions of derivative instruments, including forwards, futures, options and swaps, with values based on equities, commodities and other underlying assets. The course emphasizes their use as tools for risk reduction, portfolio management and speculation.

Sales Management
The course covers responsibilities and strategies associated with managing a sales force, focusing on creating entrepreneurial strategies for sales force management. Students learn leadership and management techniques that enhance the success of individual sales people and of organizations.

Here are a few examples of companies that have hired our graduates:

Bachelor's in Business Management Graduates July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013

  • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Citi Financial, Brooklyn Park
  • Edward Jones Investments - MO
  • Milltronics Manufacturing
  • Nelson Marketing
  • Primera Technology
  • Superior Steel Supply, LLC
  • Vi Salus Sciences