Agribusiness Management

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average full-time salary of agribusiness management graduates (2017-2018)

Become a leader in the global agrifood system, whether in industry or the policy arena. Learn economic principles driving finance, commodity marketing, management, policy analysis and entrepreneurship. Make a difference in improving agricultural natural resource use.

Career Opportunities

Acquire a solid foundation of business and economic skills and agricultural knowledge while earning your agribusiness management degree from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Prepare for a variety of careers, including:

  • Finance. From farm inputs to the supermarket, make financial decisions both large and small and at all stages of the supply chain.
  • Sales & Marketing. Buy, sell, distribute and promote agricultural food, fiber and biofuel products.
  • Management. Lead or develop companies, from small rural businesses to international corporations.
  • Policy Analysis. Policy meets business for work in government, commodities, agribusinesses, media and environmental interests to interpret and communicate the effects of policy.

Career Possibilities Include

  • Sales Management
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Analyst
  • Economist
  • Account Management
  • Operations Management
  • Commodity Merchandising
  • Production Management
  • Territory Sales
  • Agricultural Statistics
  • See more common career paths.

Internship & Employment

  • Bunge North America
  • Cargill
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Corteva
  • Amazon
  • Bayer Crop Science
  • Commerce Bank
  • FCS Financial
  • Helena Chemical Company
  • Kraft-Heinz Company
  • Land O’Lakes
  • Purina
  • Lansing Trade Group
  • MFA Incorporated
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Missouri Farm Bureau
  • Dairy Farmers of America

Hands-On Learning

As an agribusiness management student, your chances to gain real-world experience through research and internships are almost limitless.

  • Undergraduate Research. Many faculty members hire undergraduate students to assist with projects. You might work on projects ranging from determining the total economic impact of an ethanol plant to designing a marketing strategy for a new genetically modified crop.
  • Internships. Internship opportunities are available with agricultural marketing cooperatives and commodity organizations; state and federal agencies; major agribusiness companies; and pharmaceutical firms. The hands-on training will prepare you for your career.

Classes You Might Take

Signature Experience

Two of the many unique experiences available for agribusiness management students are connecting with industry and learning about careers as part of the Dickinson Scholars Program, held in Kansas City, and the Agribusiness Career Connections Program, which rotates around different Midwestern cities.

Download the degree program overview (PDF)


Related Minor

A minor in plant sciences can supplement an agribusiness management degree. Understand how plants impact all aspects of our daily lives, including the food on our plates, the homes we live in
and the fuel in our vehicles.

Check out additional minor opportunities.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Agribusiness Club
  • Mizzou Collegiate Farm Bureau
  • National Agri-Marketing Association

Current Student Q&A

Q&A with Regan Ragsdale, agribusiness management