Agricultural Business Concentration

This curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the rapidly expanding agricultural business sector. Students receive instruction in the agricultural sciences, agricultural economics, accounting, finance, marketing, computers, and management. Students learn how the economic system operates as well as the role agriculture plays in the U.S. and global economy. The program emphasizes training related to the management phases of agricultural industry and business. Excellent career opportunities are available in industries allied with agriculture, including those engaged in transportation, distribution, marketing, and processing of farm products; agricultural banking and farm credit agencies; farm real estate and land appraisal services; insurance; agricultural supply businesses and cooperative management; agricultural policy at state and federal levels; market analysis and reporting; and communications.

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (71 Hours)

Course

Credit Hours

Accounting 201-202

6

Agriculture 295 or Agricultural Economics 335

3

Agricultural Economics 210, 325, 364, 375, 445, 465, 471

21

Agriculture/Natural Resource Management Electives

9

Communications 210, English 305, 310, or 325

3

Economics 202

3

Economics Elective (UD)

3

Management 301

3

Mathematics 160 or 210 (whichever is not taken under General Education Requirements)

3

Electives (Maximum of six hours from the following: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Law, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, and Marketing)

17



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