Agriculture (Agribusiness) - Master of Agriculture

Candidates for the Master of Agriculture (MAG) with concentration in Agribusiness must successfully complete a minimum of 33 graduate credits. Students entering the Master of Agriculture program are required to have completed:

  • intermediate microeconomics and intermediate macroeconomics,
  • a college-level calculus class, and
  • a course in statistics that included linear regression analysis.

All prerequisite courses must be completed with a B grade or better. AEEC 545 Advanced Agricultural Policy must be taken in the graduate program if an agricultural policy course was not taken as an undergraduate. Those students not having completed these courses may be admitted with the requirement that the deficiencies be completed at the beginning of the graduate program. Prospective graduate students must have at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA.  Students with a GPA less than 3.25 must complete the GRE or GMAT exam.

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

Prefix Title Credits
Core Courses
AEEC 551Advanced Agribusiness Marketing3
AEEC 556Advanced Agribusiness Management3
BFIN 503Financial Management3
ACCT 503Accounting for Managers3
Additional Requirements
AEAB Block (6 hrs) 16
Advanced Futures and Options Markets
International Agricultural Trade Theory and Policy3
Global Food Supply Chain Management3
Econometrics I3
Advanced Microcomputer Applications in Agriculture3
Economics of Water Resource Management and Policy3
Production Economics3
Advanced Agricultural Policy 23
Internship, Creative Component, or Thesis (3-6 hrs) 33-6
Creative Component Project3-6
Master's Thesis15
Electives (~9-12)12
Total Credits33-36

A thesis (AEEC 599 Master's Thesis, 4-6 credits) is not required but can substitute for the internship or the creative component. Individual study (AEEC 596 Individual Study) can be included as one of the 3-4 elective choices for 3 credits with any additional AEEC 596 credits allowed upon approval of 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 public seminar to present major findings, experiences, and contributions of the internship, creative component, or thesis research to faculty, fellow students, and the interested public.