The Agribusiness curriculum provides strong training in economic and business principles as applied in agribusiness enterprises. Core classes in the major focus on agribusiness economics and management, leadership, marketing and sales, finance, accounting, and business skill development. Employment opportunities for graduates are many and diverse. Private sector opportunities include national and international careers in agribusiness management, banking, finance, sales, marketing, and public relations. Public sector opportunities include positions in organizations that promote food, agriculture, and natural resource interests; government agencies; and educational institutions. Moreover, the curriculum design provides graduates with the skills necessary to successfully establish their own businesses. By completing this curriculum, graduates will have fulfilled the requirements for an approved minor in the college, allowing students to tailor the program to meet specific career objectives.
The curriculum also emphasizes training on globalization, information technology, and interdisciplinary skills needed to analyze the complex interrelationships between business, the environment and society. Students are encouraged to participate on a creative inquiry student research team and to take advantage of an internship and/or study abroad opportunity. The program provides an excellent background for professional or graduate study in several disciplines.