Agribusiness is the business of agriculture production, a business that drives public policy, economic development and trade. Agribusiness professionals will be instrumental in developing new techniques and technologies, responsible for sustaining the world’s growing population and exhausted food resources. A degree in agribusiness doesn’t just prepare you to work on a farm, it prepares you for a wide range of agriculture and natural resource based careers. In our program, you’ll study the economic, social and political forces and trends that impact U.S. and global agribusinesses.
Why a degree in Agribusiness from Missouri Valley?
MVC’s location, in the heart of the midwest, provides a prime location for you to study agribusiness and work with companies in the industry. Local agriculture businesses provide ample hands-on learning experiences. In our program, you’ll learn to apply economic principles to understand the similarities and differences in local, regional, national and international markets for agriculture goods. You’ll also receive hands-on experience through a required research product that challenges you to select, implement, design, and collect and interpret data.
- Agricultural Inspectors
- Farm Manager
- Crop Producer
- Agriculture Public Policy
- Agriculture Sales
- Agriculture Product Marketing
Graduate Program Possibilities
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Agribusiness
Courses & Concentrations
Our degree program is part of the business division, so you’ll receive a well-rounded education applicable to many industries. In addition to agribusiness focused classes, you’ll take courses in business, accounting, economics, biology and computer information systems.
The agronomy minor is designed to give students a more focused area of study that applies to the agronomic crops. This area of study will prepare students for careers in the fast growing field of plant science and row crop agriculture.
Animal Science Minor
The animal science minor provides students with a more focused education as it pertains to animal husbandry, nutrition and production. The animal science minor, in conjunction with a biology or agribusiness major will prepare students for careers in livestock management, animal nutrition and other related fields.