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Agribusiness Management

Interested in turning your passion into profit? This program allows you to combine the breadth of business with the depth of an area that interests you.

Description

What is Agribusiness Management at WVU like?

Description

This broad program allows you to develop expertise in an area that interests you while preparing you for a successful career immediately after graduating. You’ll be equipped to take on entry-level management positions or start your own enterprise in a variety of rural, land-based, agricultural and/or food-related businesses.

You can expect to find employment with agribusiness – including nursery and landscaping – firms or farms, financial institutions and state and federal agencies dealing with land use, food and agriculture.

Employment in these areas requires the essential components of this major: a broad educational background combined with knowledge of managing natural resource-based businesses.

By selecting appropriate coursework in consultation with your adviser, you can create your own area of expertise or follow course tracks for entrepreneurship, equine management, food science and technology, horticulture or livestock, as well as pursuing course work to prepare for graduate school.

At a Glance

Opportunities

What makes Agribusiness Management at WVU unique?


Research and Academic Opportunities

From providing support to students accepted to competitive forums and conferences, to encouraging and supporting participation in student etiquette dinners and career development courses, the Agribusiness Management program makes investing in student development a top priority.

The program's coordination and collaboration with WVU Global Affairs also makes it easy for students to study abroad and still graduate on time.

Professional Organizations

Network with professionals in your field as a student member of:

  • Agribusiness Council
  • American Agricultural Economics Association
  • American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
  • American Wind Energy Association
  • Association of Energy Services Professionals
  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
  • Energy Management Association
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals
  • National Agri-Marketing Association
  • National Association for Environmental Management
  • National Association of Energy Service Companies
  • National Farmers Union
  • North American Agricultural Marketing Officials
  • Professional Association for Supply Chain Management
  • The National Association of Environmental Professionals
  • West Virginia Association of Geospatial Professionals

Careers

What can you do with a degree in Agribusiness Management?

The goal of this major is to provide students with a breadth of knowledge that will prepare them for entry-level management positions or starting their own enterprise in a variety of rural, land-based, agricultural and/or food-related businesses.

Graduates can expect to find employment in agribusiness firms or farms, financial institutions or state and federal government agencies dealing with land use, food and agriculture. Employment in these areas requires the essential components of this major: a broad educational background combined with knowledge of managing natural resource-based businesses.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Agribusiness Management major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Employers

Graduates from this major have gone to work at:

Courses

What are the courses like in Agribusiness Management at WVU?

Major Map

Check out the course requirements and suggested plan of study for WVU's Agribusiness Management major.

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For a program overview, learning goals and course descriptions, visit the course catalog.

Popular Courses

ARE 360:
Current Issues In Agriculture

Course focusing on the current scientific, ethical, legal, economic and political issues relating to agriculture. Students conduct group and individual research, discuss topics in an informal debate format and summarize positions in a written form.

ARE 382:
Agricultural and Natural Resources Law

Introduction to legal concepts, principles and practices related to environmental, natural resource, and agricultural issues; in the context of the legal system within which statues are enacted, administered and enforced.

ARE 421:
Rural Enterprise Development

Introduction to concepts, methods and strategies involved in starting a successful small private enterprise in a rural area: assessing a community for enterprise opportunities, identifying and developing an enterprise idea, and preparing an enterprise plan.

ARE 431:
Marketing Agricultural Products

Organization, functions, and analysis of the agricultural marketing system. Food consumption, exports, price analysis, marketing costs, market power, commodities futures market, food safety, and government regulations.

ARE 494:
Seminar

Presentation and discussion of topics of mutual concern to students and faculty.

Cost

How much does Agribusiness Management at WVU cost?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Semester $4,992
Fall and Spring Semesters $9,984
Non-Resident
Per Semester $13,140
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,280
International
Per Semester $13,440
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,880
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Merit-based Scholarships

Incoming freshmen to the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design may qualify for merit-based scholarships based on GPAs and SAT/ACT test scores. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

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Ohio Tuition Reciprocity

As the result of a special agreement, students from Ohio who are fully admitted to Agribusiness Management can enroll at WVU and pay in-state tuition rates. Students must be admitted to both the University and this major.

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Agribusiness Management at WVU?

University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Agribusiness Management major, you must first meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2018-19 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

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