Agricultural Business

B.A. Degree - Agricultural Business Major

In addition to the general education requirements, majors in Agricultural Business must complete a concentration of 42 semester hours in Accounting, Agriculture, Business, Economics, Mathematics, and Computer Science Information Technology including:

  • AGRI1100 21st Century Agriculture 3 s.h.
  • AGRI2100 Agricultural Management and Markets 3 s.h.
  • AGRI3100 Agricultural Finance and Resource Allocation 3 s.h.
  • AGRI3200 Agricultural Accounting and Taxation 3 s.h.
  • AGRI4700 Agricultural Business Practicum 3 s.h.
  • ACCT2310 Financial Accounting 3 s.h.
  • BUAD3330 Principles of Marketing 3 s.h.
  • BUAD3340 Business Law 3 s.h.
  • ECON1300 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
  • ECON1320 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
  • CSIT1010 Microcomputer Business Applications I 3 s.h. or
         CSIT1020 Microsoft Word & Powerpoint 1 s.h. and
         CSIT1030 Microsoft Excel 1 s.h. and
         CSIT1040 Microsoft Access 1 s.h.

Electives in Accounting, Agriculture, Business, or Economics 3 s.h.

  • An Agricultural Business major must also complete:
  • BUAD1420 Math for Decision Making or
         MATH1510 Calculus I 3 s.h.
  • MATH1380 Introduction to Statistics 3 s.h.

 

Agricultural Business Minor

A minor in Agricultural Business consists of 18 semester hours as follows:

  • AGRI1100 21st Century Agriculture 3 s.h.
  • AGRI2100 Agricultural Management and Markets 3 s.h.
  • AGRI3100 Agricultural Finance and Resource Allocation 3 s.h.
  • AGRI3200 Agricultural Accounting and Taxation 3 s.h.
  • ECON1320 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
  • ACCT2310 Financial Accounting 3 s.h.

 

Courses in Agricultural Business

AGRI1100 21st Century Business 3 s.h.
Orientation to Agricultural Business including global issues, current industries, educational pathways, and career options. Content includes emphasis on understanding competitive markets and preparation for broad-based (liberal arts) education.

AGRI2100 Agricultural Management and Markets 3 s.h.
Overview of agricultural management and markets including exposure to management of commodity/livestock production, product differentiation/promotion, pricing issues, and distribution opportunities/challenges. Prerequisite: ECON1320 Microeconomics.

AGRI3100 Agricultural Finance and Resource Allocation 3 s.h.
Application of economics and financial resource allocation to agricultural businesses from producer to distributor to the end consumer. Content includes equity and credit practices for operations and for capital investments. Prerequisite: ECON1320 Microeconomics.

AGRI3200 Agricultural Accounting and Taxation 3 s.h.
Exposure to accounting methods and taxation policies specific to agricultural producers and businesses. Prerequisite: ACCT2310 Financial Accounting.

AGRI3700 Internship in Agricultural Business 1 - 3 s.h.
Internship with professionals who are in agricultural business. The student takes an active role in identifying and arranging for a field sponsor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

AGRI3900 Topics in Agricultural Business 1 - 3 s.h.
Selected topics in agricultural business as determined by student interest and instructor expertise. Topics will be announced prior to each semester they are offered. Course may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

AGRI4700 Agricultural Business Practicum 3 s.h.
A capstone experience for students to apply their skills and education in agricultural business in a practicum setting (preferably in the type of business in which they gain future employment) and present their experience and education in a seminar with other students.