A major in business instills decision-making, communication, marketing, finance and management skills, while providing those students interested in agribusiness a concentration in agricultural-specific marketing, finance, commodities and logistics. The intended outcome is to create agribusiness managers who graduate with critical competencies required to manage the broad role required in today's agribusiness world whether it be managing a farm, ranch, land development or equipment dealership or pursuing agribusiness banking, logistics or commodities.
The agribusiness industry is large, global and of immense importance to this region. There is a growing demand for future leaders in this dynamic industry, particularly in the finance, management and operations functions. Those future leaders will be well served with a solid liberal arts core coupled with a business major and agribusiness concentration, providing a strong outlet for students to participate in a wide variety of industries associated with agribusiness.
Students majoring in business with a concentration in agribusiness can expect to graduate with the following learning outcomes:
- Critical thinking skills that enable them to manage effectively and solve problems encountered in a broad set of agribusiness environments/industries with appreciation for continued learning among themselves and their future employees
- Specific understanding of both business and agribusiness requirements in finance, marketing, commodities and logistics
- Written and spoken communication, human resource skills and ethical decision-making
- Applied knowledge in real-world setting. Examples include live commodities trading room, live venture capital and asset investment opportunities, and opportunities for internships within a wide range of agribusiness-related industries