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:
|AEEC 551||Advanced Agribusiness Marketing||3|
|AEEC 556||Advanced Agribusiness Management||3|
|BFIN 503||Financial Management||3|
|ACCT 503||Accounting for Managers||3|
|AEAB Block (6 hrs) 1||6|
|Advanced Futures and Options Markets|
|International Agricultural Trade Theory and Policy||3|
|Global Food Supply Chain Management||3|
|Advanced Microcomputer Applications in Agriculture||3|
|Economics of Water Resource Management and Policy||3|
|Advanced Agricultural Policy 2||3|
|Internship, Creative Component, or Thesis (3-6 hrs) 3||3-6|
|Creative Component Project||3-6|
Some courses in this degree are core requirements for the MBA and have limitations for participation by non-MBA students. MAGRI students cannot take B A 590 and MGMT 591. Only 9 hours are allowed for MAGRI students from: ACCT 503, B A 590, BLAW 502, ECON 503, BFIN 503, MGMT 502, MGMT 503, MGMT 512 or MKTG 503 - two of which are core requirements, leaving 1 choice from this group.
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.