Agribusiness B.S.

Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120

Mayville State University’s BS in Agribusiness program provides students with the coursework, career field experiences, and skills necessary to prepare them for successful careers in agriculture and agribusiness-related industries.

A degree in agribusiness provides endless career opportunities. The curriculum focuses on the management skills necessary to succeed in small and medium-sized agribusinesses including the profitable operation of farms and ranches. Agriculture today is a high-tech industry, continually evolving to meet the changing needs of a growing world population. Success in agribusiness today requires more than just knowledge of agricultural methods — it requires an understanding of economics, finance, marketing, technology and entrepreneurship.

Upon program completion, students will be prepared to work in sales, ag cooperatives, banking, finance, farm & ranch management, and other agribusiness related fields.

The program requires students to take 58 core credits of agribusiness courses and 15 credits of agribusiness concentration courses. Concentration coursework may be related to a selected focus area and must be approved by the program coordinator or division chair.

Agribusiness majors must complete 36 credits of Essential Studies courses. The following Essential Studies courses are required as prerequisite courses for the program: COMM 110; ENGL 110; ENGL 120 or ENGL 125 (preferred); MATH 103 (College Algebra – may substitute a higher-level Math course with approval), ECON 201; and, ECON 202.

The recommended Essential Study prerequisite courses for the program: GEOG 103; BIOL 150, BIOL 150 lab; BIOL 151; BIOL 151 lab.

Students working towards the BS in Agribusiness may choose to complete a double major with a BS or BAS in Business Administration.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will apply agribusiness & business theories and/or methods to solve problems. 
  2. Students will demonstrate oral and written communication skills appropriate to the contemporary agribusiness & business environment. 
  3. Students will demonstrate individual contributions to accomplish identified team objectives.
  4. Students will participate in experiential learning which may include internships, service learning, leadership experience or other opportunities.  

Requirements

Core Courses

ACCT 200Elements Of Accounting I

3

ACCT 201Elements Of Accounting II

3

ACCT 360Accounting Systems

3

AGEC 141Agribusiness Seminar

1

AGEC 240Trends & Issues in Agriculture

2

AGEC 342Farm & Ranch Management

3

AGEC 344Ag Commodities & Price Analysis

3

AGEC 345Sustainable Food Production Systems

3

AGEC 385Ag Consulting & Sales

3

AGEC 420Production & Quality Assurance

3

AGEC 482Agribusiness Capstone

3

AGEC 497SAgribusiness Internship

1

BUSN 235Computer Applications I

3

BUSN 325Management Theory & Research

3

BUSN 330Computer Applications II

3

BUSN 334Business Communication

3

BUSN 352Marketing Theory & Research

3

BUSN 380International Business

3

BUSN 443Ethical Decision Making

3

Total Credit Hours:52

Students are required to take at least 1 SH of AGEC 497S.

Science & Technologies Specialization

Students will select additional credits from the electives to meet 21 SH

BIOL 236Survey of Botany

3

BIOL 236LSurvey of Botany Lab

1

BIOL 315Genetics

3

BIOL 315LGenetics Lab

1

GEOG 274Introduction to Geospatial Techniques

3

GEOG 350Geography of Agriculture

3

Total Credit Hours:21

Business Specialization

Students will select additional credits from the electives to meet 21 SH

ACCT 315Business in Legal Environment

3

ACCT 401Business Income Taxation

3

BUSN 323Managerial Finance

3

BUSN 340Project Management

3

BUSN 451Lending

3

Total Credit Hours:21

Electives

ACCT 315Business in Legal Environment

3

ACCT 400Individual Income Taxation

3

ACCT 401Business Income Taxation

3

BIOL 236Survey of Botany

3

BIOL 236LSurvey of Botany Lab

1

BIOL 315Genetics

3

BIOL 315LGenetics Lab

1

BUSN 305Foundations of Entrepreneurship

3

BUSN 323Managerial Finance

3

BUSN 340Project Management

3

BUSN 340Project Management

3

BUSN 348Personal and Consumer Finance

3

BUSN 416Business Statistics & Research

3

BUSN 425Research and Reading in the Business Content Area

3

BUSN 451Lending

3

BUSN 499Special Topics

0.50-4.00

ECON 332/GEOG 332The Global Economy and the Developing World

3

GEOG 274Introduction to Geospatial Techniques

3

GEOG 350Geography of Agriculture

3

Total Credit Hours: 73