Eluned Jones, Department Head
Department of Economics
DePuy Military Hall
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The major in Agricultural Business prepares students to excel in the challenging environment of the modern agricultural industry. Graduates are creative, adaptable, and well educated in economics and management. The program combines education in management and economics with a strong technical knowledge in production agriculture and skills in problem solving. The curriculum emphasizes economic theory, agricultural business management, quantitative methods, and agricultural and biological science electives. Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in economics , business, or related fields are well prepared by this degree program.
Student Learning Outcomes
Agricultural Business graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of concepts of economics and management that underlie the food and agribusiness sectors in the global economy and commerce;
- Demonstrate the application of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods from economics and management to decision-making;
- Demonstrate the ability to incorporate business research and analysis in oral and written communication to diverse audiences; and
- Demonstrate the capacity to evaluate ethical matters within the context of the discipline.
Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in BADM 310 Business Finance, BADM 360 Organization and Management, BADM 460 Human Resource Management, and CSC/MGMT 325 Management Information Systems.
Course Delivery Format
The program offers courses on campus, with limited online coursework, usually during the summer.