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Agricultural Science, BS - Agribusiness Management Option

Agribusiness Management Degree

Combine your passion for business and agriculture with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science, with a focus on Agribusiness Management. The University of Central Missouri’s undergraduate degree in Agribusiness covers everything from the field to the table to the boardroom — helping you gain knowledge and skills related to agricultural production, finance, management and marketing. 

An Agribusiness degree that brings together operating techniques and business acumen

The agricultural industry faces complex and multifaceted challenges today. The industry needs professionals with both business and agriculture savvy, so that farms grow, harvest, manufacture and distribute commodities on time. 

Our undergraduate program provides you with a solid foundation in agricultural sciences, business, economics and statistics to prepare for Agribusiness degree jobs in farming, natural resources and government. 

An Agribusiness degree with online courses

Besides the traditional full-time program on our Warrensburg campus, we offer some classes online. You also have the option of enrolling part time for added flexibility in completing your bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness.

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Dr. Michelle Santiago
Professor
Grinstead Building, Room 235C
Warrensburg, MO
Tel: 660-543-4361
santiago@ucmo.edu

College of Health, Science and Technology

Department of Agriculture

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#1 Mo Best Value Ag Business College

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#1 Mo Most Focused Ag Business Bachelor’s

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What you will study

Pursuing agribusiness careers means applying business and economic principles to the production and marketing of food and agricultural products, as well as the management of natural resources.

Agribusiness management students take coursework in commodity and futures trading, distribution and marketing of agricultural products and financial analysis. Practical, real-world experiential learning is a foundation of the Agribusiness management program. You’ll take courses such as:

  • Agribusiness Management: Choose a company and identify market structures, study product lines and perform SWOT analyses to define strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
  • Agriculture Policy: In this upper-level course, you analyze a bill being debated in the Missouri state legislature to determine its economic impacts if it becomes law.

 

National Rankings

  • Ranked the #1 Best Value College for Agricultural Business & Management in Missouri by College Factual in 2022
  • Ranked the #1 Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree College for Agricultural Business & Management in Missouri by College Factual in 2022
  • Ranked in the top 15.5% of the Most Focused Colleges for Agricultural Business & Management by College Factual in 2022

 

Unique learning opportunities in agribusiness management

At the University of Central Missouri, you’ll put your learning into practice in classes taught by academic and industry experts. You’ll also gain hands-on, real-world opportunities to prepare you for agribusiness degree jobs:

  • UCM farms: Hands-on experiences are essential for Agribusiness Management majors. Our Agriculture program boasts two greenhouses, a nursery complex and two farms — both of which are designed for interactive labs and student projects. 
  • Internships: All UCM students working toward their degree in Agribusiness Management take part in an internship with an agency, business or other agricultural organization. Acquire valuable business and agricultural knowledge and skills that prepare you for countless agribusiness careers. 
  • Field trips and guest speakers: Throughout the Agribusiness degree program coursework, UCM undergraduate students gain wisdom and insight by hearing from industry leaders. Take field trips to various agricultural companies or government agencies to learn more about running an agriculture-related business.

 

What can you do with an Agribusiness degree from UCM?

Agribusiness careers are found in nearly every industry throughout Missouri, the Midwest and the nation, including at agricultural investment firms, farms, food processing centers, real estate companies, retail marketing groups and many others. To prepare to work in any of these industries, our bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management develops strong decision-making skills, an understanding of the business side of agriculture and leadership and management expertise. 

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Financial assistance options for Agribusiness Management degrees

Earn an affordable, valuable degree in Agribusiness Management. The University of Central Missouri offers competitive tuition rates, along with several opportunities and resources to help you finance your college education

Specific scholarships for Agribusiness Management majors include:

  • Fred Worman Scholarship for International Agriculture
  • Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation Agriculture Scholarship

You can learn more about program-specific scholarships with the UCM Scholarship Finder.

 

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Take your degree further.

 

Gain advanced skills to lead in agriculture and business. UCM offers grad programs that build on your BS in Agricultural Science, with a focus on Agribusiness Management.

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Explore programs related to agribusiness management.

 

Besides our undergraduate degree in Agriculture or Agribusiness Management, you may be interested in exploring these programs at UCM:

 

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