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majors_minors: Agribusiness: Agribusiness Management


Agribusiness: Agribusiness Management

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science

Minor Code


Advisor's Name

Jennifer Leeann Williams

Advisor's Phone

(765) 494-4201

Advisor's Email


Increasing opportunities exist for agricultural graduates to enter managerial positions in business. These businesses may be large or small and may be organized as proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, or cooperatives. They include meat, dairy, and poultry processing industries, grain handling, feed manufacturing, and seed and fertilizer firms; transportation and storage concerns; and wholesale and retail food businesses. Although this Department of Agricultural Economics curriculum gives special emphasis to agriculturally related businesses, its requirements are broad enough to allow adequate preparation for nonagricultural businesses. This option also has enough flexibility to permit you to prepare for an international career in agricultural business and can serve as a foundation for graduate school.

Credit Hours



Freshman Year

First Semester

(1) AGEC 20200 (Spreadsheet Use in Agricultural Business)

(3) AGEC 20300 (Introductory Microeconomics for Food Agribusiness)

(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University)

(0.5) AGR 11200 (Introduction to Agricultural Economics Academic Programs)

(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)

(3) MA 22000 (Introduction to Calculus) or (3) MA22300 (Introductory Analysis I)

(4) Biological sciences selective

Total Credits: 16

Second Semester

(3) AGEC 21700 (Economics)

(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)

(4) Biological sciences selective

(3) Humanities selective

(3) Elective

Total Credits: 16


Sophomore Year

Third Semester

(3) AGEC 22000 (Economics of Agricultural Markets)

(1) AGEC 29800 (Sophomore Seminar)

(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry)

(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods)

(3) Social science selective

(3) Elective

Total Credits: 16

Fourth Semester

(3) AGEC 33000 (Management Methods for Agricultural Business) or

     (3) ENTR 20000 (Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

(3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)

(3) MGMT 20000 (Introductory Accounting)

(3) Humanites selective

(3) Human relations management selective

(3) Written or oral communication selective

Total Credits: 18


Junior Year

Fifth Semester

(3) AGEC 32700 (Principles of Food and Agribusiness Marketing)

(3) AGEC 35200 (Quantitative Techniques for Firm Decision Making) or mathematics or sciences selective*  

(4) AGEC 42400 (Financial Management of Agricultural Business)

(3) Industrial technology selective

(3) Social science or humanities selective

Total Credits: 16

Sixth Semester

(3) AGEC 45100 (Applied Econometrics) or mathematics or sciences selective*

(3) AGEC 45500 (Agricultural Law) or (3) MGMT 45500 (Legal Background for Business I)

(3) Food and agribusiness management selective

(3) Written or oral communication selective

(6) Electives

Total Credits: 18


Senior Year

Seventh Semester

(3) Agricultural economics selective

(3) Economics selective

(3) Social science, humanities, or international understanding selective

(6) Electives

Total Credits: 15

Eighth Semester


(3) AGEC 43000 (Agricultural and Food Business Strategy)

(3) Food and agribusiness management selective

(2) Mathematics or sciences selective

(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)

(4) Electives

Total Credits: 15

Additional Information

*Must complete quantitative techniques for firm decision making or applied econometrics.






Major: Concentration




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Last modified at 2/12/2012 4:16 PM by Goecker, Allan D