Agribusiness Management (B.S.)

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The Agribusiness Management (ABM) program focuses on system-wide business and managerial functions performed by organizations throughout the agribusiness sector.

The major gives students the flexibility to choose courses related to their individual interests in farm management, commodity procurement and marketing, labor and personnel management, public policy and global food issues.

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Core areas of study include:

  • Agri-food systems.
  • Commodity and good product marketing.
  • Agribusiness and good industry sales.
  • Micro- and macroeconomics.

Learn more about requirements and courses in Agribusiness Management.

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Agribusiness Management Graduates

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Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates a shortage in qualified employees to fill agribusiness management positions including business and financial specialties and marketing/sales representatives.

Agribusiness management prepares students for a variety of career paths.

  • Commodity trader.
  • Corporate environmental management.
  • Farm owner or manager.
  • Financial analysis/statistics.
  • Manufacturing manager.
  • Marketing/advertising manager.
  • Public relations manager.
  • Sales manager.

Faculty members and advisors maintain close relationships with agribusiness companies, which can help with internships, scholarships and employment in agribusiness fields.

Student Stories

Q&A with ABM Major Maddie Cary

September 16, 2021

After an eye-opening summer internship and an exciting opportunity with the Michigan Agriculture Council, sophomore Maddie Cary is discovering new passions in the field of agribusiness management.

MSU agribusiness management student secures job before graduation

March 16, 2021

Senior Aaron Fahrner accepts employment offer based on internship experiences, interdisciplinary studies at MSU and his background in agriculture.

Agribusiness Management Advisor

Schedule advising appointments online. Advising is Wednesday afternoons 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. There is no Express Advising during the summer.

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Student Life

In addition to student jobs and internships, there are education abroad and undergraduate research opportunities.

There are also a variety of student clubs and organizations including:

  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Education Club.
  • Agronomy Club.
  • Collegiate Farm Bureau.
  • Leadership in Environment and Agricultural Fields.
  • Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences.
  • National Agri-Marketing Association.

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