Looking for a career where you can combine skills in management, finance, marketing and agriculture production? Where you can address bottom-line questions about the production, distribution and use of the world's agricultural resources?
Where you can apply economic concepts and problem-solving techniques to economic and business decisions that affect the global food supply? Then consider agribusiness management.
A bachelor's of science degree in agribusiness management from MU's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) will provide you with all the skills you'll need to succeed in a wide variety of agribusiness management careers.
You can individualize your degree program to fit the career field that most interests you. The solid foundation of business skills and agriculture you'll acquire while earning your agribusiness management degree will prepare you for any number of careers, including:
As an agribusiness management student, your chances to gain real-world field experience through research and internships are almost limitless.
Opportunities for internships exist with agricultural marketing cooperatives and commodity organizations such as the Missouri Soybean Association and National Pork Producers Council; state and federal agencies such as the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; major agricultural companies such as Monsanto; and pharmaceutical firms such as Pfizer. The hands-on training will help prepare you for your career.
If you're interested in research, many of the faculty members hire undergraduate students to assist with their projects. You might assist with projects ranging from determining the environmental impact of a confined animal feeding operation to designing a marketing strategy for a new genetically modified crop.
Want to have fun and develop your leadership skills and professional contacts at the same time? Then join one or more of the College’s student clubs and organizations. There are more than 30 to choose from, and each gives you the opportunity to apply what you’re learning in the classroom while making lifelong friends.
Here are a few organizations you might consider joining as an agribusiness management student:
Mizzou Collegiate Farm Bureau members develop and strengthen their leadership skills through involvement in social and professional activities. Mizzou Collegiate Farm Bureau provides opportunities for political internships and other careers in agriculture.
Agricultural Economics Club members organize monthly activities that include guest speakers, international programs, business tours, National Quiz Bowl competition and various social events. The club provides an opportunity for students to interact with professionals in the agricultural social sciences.
Columbia, MO 65211
|Academic Major Sheet (PDF)|
|Introduction to Agribusiness Management||1|
|Survey of Global Agribusiness||1|
|Calc for Nat & Soc Sci||3|
|Animal Science Elective||3|
|Plant Science Elective||3|
|Agricultural Marketing System||3|
|General Biology Lab||2|
|Production Ag Elective||3|
|Money and Banking||3|
|Agribusiness and Biotechnology Law||3|
|Economics of Managerial Decision Making||3|
|Summer: Internship recommended||3|
|Agri-Food Business Mgmt Strategy||3|
|Agri-Food Business and Cooperative Mgmt||3|
|*Individual degree program may vary.|