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majors_minors: Agribusiness: Agricultural Finance


Agribusiness: Agricultural Finance

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science

Minor Code


Advisor's Name

Jennifer Leeann Williams

Advisor's Phone

(765) 494-4201

Advisor's Email


Agricultural finance offers specialized training for students interested in agricultural and agribusiness finance. With the advent of large, modern, agricultural businesses, the need for persons trained in agricultural financial management has increased. Qualified students graduating with this Department of Agricultural Economics option background will find careers in areas such as commercial banks, farm credit administration, Farm Service Agency, and other organizations where specialized knowledge of capital and finance in farm and agriculturally related businesses is required.

Credit Hours



Freshman Year

First Semester

(1) AGEC 20200 (Spreadsheet Use in Agricultural Business)
(3) AGEC 20300 (Introductory Microeconomics for Food and 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) MA 22300 (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) Humanities selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective
(3) Elective
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) MGMT 20100 (Management Accounting I)
(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) Agricultural economics selective
(3) Food and agribusiness management selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 18

Senior Year

Seventh Semester

(3) AGEC 42500 (Estate Planning and Property Transfer) or (3) AGEC 45600 (Federal Income Tax Law)
(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) AGEC 52400 (Agricultural Finance)
(2) Mathematics or sciences selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
(4) Electives
Total Credits: 15

Additional Information

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






Major: Concentration




Created at 4/27/2009 1:44 PM by Quesada, Virginia
Last modified at 1/20/2012 9:25 AM by Wilson, Kenneth N