Agribusiness Management Minor

The business of food.

The Agribusiness Management minor teaches business principles related to the agriculture industry. Students get a solid grounding in finance and economics while exploring the particular rewards and challenges of agriculture.

Career paths: be an agribusiness leader.

A minor in Agribusiness Management helps prepare students for careers in management, finance, marketing, and more. Students obtain critical, sought-after skills for work in agricultural sales, commodities brokerages, and innumerable meaningful paths in, and outside, agriculture.

An Agribusiness Management minor is a great option if you:

  • want to learn how to apply business principles to real-world issues while having the opportunity to work closely with faculty and your fellow students
  • are interested in how the global food system works and how to manage interactions among stakeholders in the food system
  • are a “people person” with a passion for food and agriculture
  • want to pursue a career in your major and obtain the business management skills that will allow you to advance in your career


For details on program requirements, suggested academic plan, and more, see the University Bulletin.

Required courses

  • Agribusiness Problem-Solving
  • Economics of the Food System
  • Introduction to Agricultural Business Management

Sample additional courses


  • Agribusiness in the Global Economy
  • Economic Principles of Agribusiness Decision-Making
  • Food Product Marketing
  • Introduction to Agricultural Law
  • Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy
  • Markets and Prices: Analysis and Forecasting
  • Strategic Decision-Making in Agribusiness

Get started.

Apply for admission to the Agribusiness Management minor by consulting with the undergraduate program coordinator, Dr. David Abler.

Students may apply for admission to the minor by submitting an Entrance to Minor Form in room 107 Armsby Building. The approval of the student's major adviser is also required. For additional information, contact the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education at 814-865-0467.

Ag business management students discussing market stats.
Agribusiness management students engaged in a discussion.
Ag business management professor and students in a class session.