Earn Your Degree to Advance Into Agribusiness Management
56–59 Credit Hours (Major)
$305 per Credit
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Sow the Seeds for a Successful Agribusiness Management Career
You’re wise to consider earning your BS in Agribusiness Management degree online. Minnesota is one of the nation’s top agriculture producers,1 and Southwest Minnesota State University puts you on track for career opportunities with competitive salaries in this field.
Study agribusiness management online to capitalize on SMSU’s Mustang Promise to prepare you for industry-related careers after graduation. In fact, we have achieved impressive employment rates for graduates of our campus-based program.
- Affordable in-state tuition for all students
- SMSU boasts impressive job placement rates
- Includes an Agricultural Finance concentration
- Learn from faculty with agribusiness expertise
- Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Explore the Agricultural Finance Concentration
Stand out as a top candidate for agricultural finance jobs by completing agribusiness management courses focusing on funding, banking, and money management. You can choose an optional internship to gain hands-on experience.
2–4 Years | 9–12 Credits
SMSU’s online BS in Agribusiness Management degree program includes three courses that present banking and finance through an agricultural lens.
- ECON 328 Money and Banking
- FIN 350 Managerial Finance
- FIN 360 Insurance and Risk Management
Preview Your Agribusiness Management Courses
SMSU’s online Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management degree program explores essential business concepts applied to agriculture and farm management. Our expert faculty members present marketing, accounting, economics, and statistics through agricultural perspectives, helping you cultivate knowledge for agribusiness management careers in a 100 percent online format. Moreover, the concentration imparts agricultural finance competencies that enable you to improve the economic performance of firms found at various links of the food production chain.
- AGBU 365 Farm and Ranch Management I
- AGBU 400 International Agricultural Development
- AGBU 440 Agricultural Marketing
- AGBU 475 Agricultural and Food Policy
SMSU Admission Requirements
Start Date August 26, 2024 Fall Term 2024
Ready to build knowledge for agribusiness management careers? Get started by completing your application for the online Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management degree program. We offer a simple online admission process, and our enrollment team is here to assist with your questions.
|Online Application Form
|$20 waivable fee*
|Send official high school transcripts. Transfer students must send transcripts from each institution attended
|2.5 minimum, 3.0 recommended
Additional information and requirements may be necessary for international students. Please contact our enrollment team to learn more.
It’s always the right time to invest in your education with SMSU. Contact an enrollment counselor by calling 1-800-201-2944 to get started today.Admissions Details
Affordable Tuition for Your Online Degree Program
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Whether you’re applying for a college degree for the first time or picking back up where you left off in your education, SMSU’s tuition and aid packages can assist you. From financial aid and scholarships to in-state tuition for all students, we offer an affordable path for earning your Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management degree online—request information to learn more
|Cost per Credit Hour
|Total Credit Hours
|Total Estimated Cost**
|$42,388.80 – $42,916.80
|$52.64 per credit hour (Fall & Spring)
$48.24 per credit hour (Summer)
|The estimated tuition cost does not include factors like textbooks or other expenses
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Financial Aid Options & Support
Southwest Minnesota State University offers a variety of solutions to help you invest in your education. SMSU offers in-state tuition rates to all students, along with a variety of financial services, including military benefits, financial aid opportunities, and scholarships for qualifying applicants.
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What Career Opportunities Await in Agribusiness Management?
Your interest in agribusiness management careers comes at a great time. Technical innovations could fuel $500 billion in agriculture production gains by 2030,2 and increases in biotechnologies and GIS are poised to boost demand for professionals with college degrees. By earning your Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Management degree online with SMSU, you’ll build qualifications for jobs with competitive salaries in farm management, finance, and many other business and agriculture fields.
Discover Agribusiness Careers with Competitive Salaries
Agricultural Manager $75,760 per year3
Elevator Manager $72,414 per year4
Remarkable job placement, in-demand leadership skills, and specialized finance competencies—all backed by affordable tuition. SMSU’s online BS in Agribusiness Management degree program offers an array of benefits, preparing you to succeed in a field with many career opportunities for aspiring business professionals.
What You’ll Learn
- Demonstrate expertise in biotechnology, geographic information systems, and food-and-fuel demand in the agribusiness industry
- Implement the concentration in agricultural finance in your daily job tasks
- Gain leadership skills that focus on the management of a company and its assets
Meet Our Faculty
SMSU employs a faculty of experts who are top-skilled in their fields. Our educators are fully committed to providing each student with personalized and thoughtful instruction to help you succeed academically and professionally.
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Gerald Toland
Dr. Gerald Toland is a professor of economics and agriculture at Southwest Minnesota State University. He has taught courses for 27 years and is also the Chair of SMSU’s Agriculture, Culinology® and Hospitality Management (ACHM) department. Before joining SMSU, Dr. Toland taught in the economics department at South Dakota State University.
Dr. Toland has an avid interest in promoting agricultural production growth in balance with conservation economics. He believes in the wise use of Earth’s resources for the betterment and nourishment of humanity now and in the future. He also respects new technologies’ role in maintaining the balance between productivity growth and economic resource use.
In 2003, Dr. Toland received a Cathy Cowen Award for Service to the University and the Community. He received his bachelor’s degree at Pennsylvania State University and master’s and doctoral degrees at Michigan State University.
Learn Online with Southwest Minnesota State University
Whether you’re enrolling in a degree program for the first time or completing a degree you previously started, learning online with SMSU provides the flexibility you need to be successful. Our online programs offer the same rigorous curriculum delivered on campus, plus the convenience of studying on your schedule from the location of your choice.Discover SMSU Online
- Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Food & Agriculture, at https://mn.gov/deed/joinusmn/key-industries/food-agriculture/ (visited November 20, 2023).
- McKinsey & Company, Agriculture’s connected future: How technology can yield new growth, at https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/agriculture/our-insights/agricultures-connected-future-how-technology-can-yield-new-growth (visited November 20, 2023).
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/farmers-ranchers-and-other-agricultural-managers.htm (visited November 20, 2023).
- Payscale, Average Elevator Manager Salary, at https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Elevator_Manager/Salary (visited November 20, 2023).
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**Tuition costs and fees will vary based on semesters of enrollment and number of transfer credits accepted. Contact our enrollment team to learn more.