Agricultural Business, BS Curriculum

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Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
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The program blends a strong base of agriculture, business, and general education courses while maximizing flexibility that allows students to choose electives to fit their career interests and expectations. A wide array of challenging, satisfying, and rewarding careers await graduates as demand for trained personnel in agribusiness continues to outstrip the supply of qualified graduates. Clusters of employment opportunities include agricultural sales and marketing, agribusiness management, agribusiness finance, agribusiness information management, food marketing management, global agribusiness, and rural economic development.

Program outcomes: graduates will


Program Delivery

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Admission Requirements

For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.


General Requirements

All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.


Program Requirements

Students must complete 40 upper division credits.

Agricultural Business Program Requirements
ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (3.0 cr)
AGEC 1005 - World Agricultural Food Systems (3.0 cr)
AGEC 1004 - Introduction to Agribusiness (3.0 cr)
AGEC 2310 - Agribusiness Financial Records (3.0 cr)
AGEC 2530 - Professional Agriselling (3.0 cr)
AGEC 3050 - Economics for AgriBusiness Management (3.0 cr)
AGEC 3540 - Farm Business Management (3.0 cr)
AGEC 3640 - Agricultural Finance and Valuation (3.0 cr)
AGEC 4460 - International Marketing Problems and Practices (3.0 cr)
AGEC 4760 - Business Plan Development for Agribusiness (3.0 cr)
GNAG 3899 - Pre-Internship Seminar (0.5 cr)
GNAG 3900 - Internship (0.5-3.0 cr)
GNAG 3901 - Post Internship Seminar (0.5 cr)
GNAG 4652 - Senior Seminar (1.0 cr)
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management (3.0 cr)
MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
AGEC 4740 - Grain and Livestock Marketing (3.0 cr)
or AGEC 4750 - Agribusiness Marketing (3.0 cr)
AGRO 1183 - Field Crops: Production Principles (3.0 cr)
or ANSC 1004 - Introduction to Animal Science (4.0 cr)
COMM 3008 - Business Writing (3.0 cr)
or COMM 3704 - Business and Professional Speaking (3.0 cr)

 

Liberal Education Requirements
A minimum of 40 liberal education credits required. Students must complete the 10 goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum with the following specific liberal education courses required:
BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1001 - Introductory Chemistry [PHYS SCI] (4.0 cr)
COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
ECON 2101 - Microeconomics [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1150 - Elementary Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)

 

Technology Requirement
Students must take 3 credits of any CA courses.

 

Agriculture/Business/Technology Electives
Students must complete 18 credits selected in consultation with an adviser.

 

Open Electives
Students must take enough open electives credits to meet the 120 credit requirement for graduation.

 

 

 


Agricultural Business Minor Curriculum

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The agricultural business minor gives students a broad understanding of marketing techniques, livestock and grain commodities, financing, and economics of agriculture. This minor compliments many of the agriculture-based majors as well as business such that students learn valuable information regardless of whether they work in lending, consulting, sales, or run their own business.


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Minor Requirements

Agricultural Business Minor Requirements
Required courses - 21 credits
AGEC 2530 - Professional Agriselling (3.0 cr)
AGEC 3540 - Farm Business Management (3.0 cr)
AGEC 3640 - Agricultural Finance and Valuation (3.0 cr)
MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
Choose one of the following:
ACCT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II (3.0 cr)
or AGEC 2310 - Agribusiness Financial Records (3.0 cr)
Choose one of the following:
AGEC 4740 - Grain and Livestock Marketing (3.0 cr)
or AGEC 4750 - Agribusiness Marketing (3.0 cr)
Choose one of the following:
COMM 3008 - Business Writing (3.0 cr)
or COMM 3704 - Business and Professional Speaking (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 3210 - Supervision and Leadership (3.0 cr)