Agriculture (Agribusiness) - Master of Agriculture (Online)

The Master's of Agriculture with Concentration in Agribusiness degree provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully manage modern businesses operating in the food and fiber supply chain.  The program curriculum has been developed with an emphasis on providing economic and business analytical knowledge and skills for students and industry professionals with a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds.   

Candidates for the Master of Agriculture (MAG) with a concentration in Agribusiness must successfully complete a minimum of 33 graduate credits.  

All students in the MAG program must successfully complete the following:

Prefix Title Credits
Required Courses
AEEC 5110Introduction to Quantitative Methods3
AEEC 5150Economic and Financial Analysis of Agribusiness 3
AEEC 5220Financial Derivative Markets3
or BFIN 511 Financial Derivative Markets
AEEC 5140Agricultural Policy3
AEEC 5320Microcomputer Applications in Agriculture3
AEEC 5330Agribusiness Marketing3
AEEC 5340Agribusiness Management3
AEEC 5996Special Topics (Global Food Supply Chain Management)3
Technical Courses (6) 16
Technical Course 1
Technical Course 2
Creative Component or Thesis (3-6 hrs) 23-6
Creative Component Project3-6
Master's Thesis1-15
Total Credits33-36

Students in consultation with their Graduate Committee Chair and with the approval of the Department Graduate Committee Chair, select two technical agriculture courses.  These courses may come from another discipline or college or maybe taught within the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business.


In lieu of AEEC 5994 Creative Component Project or AEEC 5999 Master's Thesis, students can take 2 additional courses approved by their committee chair and the Department's Graduate Committee chairperson.

A thesis (AEEC 5999 Master's Thesis, 4-6 credits) is not required but can replace the creative component. The course AEEC 5997 Individual Study can be included as one of the 3-4 elective choices for 3 credits with any additional credits in AEEC 5997 Individual Study having approval of the student's graduate chair.  An oral defense must be scheduled and completed as prescribed by the Graduate School. The defense must be preceded by a seminar to present major findings of the creative component or thesis research to faculty, fellow students, and the interested public.

A Study Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
AEEC 5110 Introduction to Quantitative Methods 3
AEEC 5320 Microcomputer Applications in Agriculture 3
AEEC 5150 Economic and Financial Analysis of Agribusiness 3
AEEC 5220 Financial Derivative Markets 3
AEEC 5996 Special Topics (Global Food Supply Chain Management) 3
Technical Course 1 3
Second Year
AEEC 5140 Agricultural Policy 3
AEEC 5994 Creative Component Project 3
Technical Course 1 3
AEEC 5330 Agribusiness Marketing 3
AEEC 5340 Agribusiness Management 3
AEEC 5994 Creative Component Project 3 3
 Total Credits36