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Agribusiness

The Agribusiness Sequence is designed to advance students' knowledge of the theories of agribusiness management and the science of agricultural production and their application to decisions made by agribusiness managers. The academic content of this sequence concentrates on agricultural economics and business management subjects.

In this sequence, students choosing the thesis option or nonthesis option must complete the required degree core courses (seven hours) consisting of AGR 403, 445, and 497, and the following sequence requirements: MKT 430 and MQM 421;
three hours of business courses selected from MQM 420; FIL 411, 440; MKT 431; or ACC 450; and nine hours of advanced agribusiness courses selected from AGR 418, 420, 422 or 424. Students who completed a limited number of business courses as undergraduates may be required to take some or all of the
following foundation courses: ACC 401; FIL 404; MQM 402, MQM 406; MKT 403. Foundation courses cannot be presented for use in the Agriculture degree program.

Curriculum Requirements

All students complete a minimum of 37 semester hours. 

  • Thesis Option:
    A 37 hour program that requires a thesis. Students selecting this option will complete the degree core requirements of seven hours, nine hours of business courses, nine hours of advanced agribusiness courses, six hours of Master’s Thesis (AGR 499) and six hours of electives.
  • Non-thesis Option:
    A 37 hour program that requires a synthesizing experience consisting of three hours of Independent Study (AGR 400) under the direction of a major adviser and with the approval of an advisory committee. Students selecting this option will also complete the degree core requirements of seven hours, nine hours of business courses, nine hours of advanced agribusiness courses, and nine hours of electives. Students selecting this option must also pass a comprehensive
    written/oral examination.
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Agriculture@IllinoisState.edu

Department of Agriculture
Normal, Il 61790-5020
Phone: (309) 438-5654

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