Agriculture (Agribusiness) - Master of Agriculture

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

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

Prefix Title Credits
Core Courses
AEEC 503Introduction to Quantitative Methods3
AEEC/BFIN 511Advanced Futures and Options Markets3
AEEC 590Special Topics (Advanced Food and Agribusiness Financial Management)3
AEEC 545Advanced Agricultural Policy3
AEEC 550Advanced Microcomputer Applications in Agriculture3
AEEC 551Advanced Agribusiness Marketing3
AEEC 556Advanced Agribusiness Management3
AEEC 590Special 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 Thesis3-6
Total Credits33-36

A thesis (AEEC 599 Master's Thesis, 4-6 credits) is not required but can replace the creative component. AEEC 596 Individual Study. 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 503 Introduction to Quantitative Methods 3
AEEC 550 Advanced Microcomputer Applications in Agriculture 3
AEEC 590 Special Topics 3
AEEC 511 Advanced Futures and Options Markets 3
AEEC 590 Special Topics 3
Technical Course 3
Second Year
AEEC 545 Advanced Agricultural Policy 3
AEEC 598 Creative Component Project 3
Technical Course 3
AEEC 551 Advanced Agribusiness Marketing 3
AEEC 556 Advanced Agribusiness Management 3
AEEC 598 Creative Component Project 3
 Total Credits36