Agriculture - Master of Agriculture

Concentration: Agribusiness

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:

Core Courses
AEEC 551Advanced Agribusiness Marketing3
AEEC 556Advanced Agribusiness Management3
FIN 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

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 MGT 591.  Only 9 hours are allowed for MAGRI students from: ACCT 503, B A 590, BLAW 502, ECON 503, FIN 503, MGT 502, MGT 503, MGT 512 or MKTG 503 - two of which are core requirements, leaving 1 choice from this group.


AEEC 545 must be taken as part of this AEAB Block if not previously completed as an undergraduate under AG E 445V.


Students can take 2 additional courses with advisor and graduate chairman approval in lieu of AEEC 595 Internship, AEEC 598 Creative Component Project, or AEEC 599 Master's Thesis.

A thesis (AEEC 599 Master's Thesis, 4-6 credits) is not required but can substitute for the internship or individual investigation. Individual study (AEEC 596 Individual Study) is limited to 3 credits. 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 individual investigation, internship, and/or thesis research to faculty, fellow students, and the interested public.