Agricultural Business

Bachelor of Science (BS)

University of Minnesota Crookston Agricultural Business graduates are in high demand. Be challenged in the world of agricultural sales and marketing, management, finance, and information management both globally and locally.

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Key Features

Key Features

  • Flexible program to work within Accounting, FinanceManagementMarketing, and Communication to seek opportunities as online double-majors and minors.
  • The program boasts an unique blend of hands-on training along with theory.
  • The program blends a strong base of agriculture, business, and general education courses while maximizing flexibility that allows students to choose electives to fit their career interests and expectations.
  • The program boasts an unique blend of hands-on training along with theory.
  • A wide array of challenging, satisfying, and rewarding careers await graduates as demand for trained personnel in agribusiness continues to outstrip the supply of qualified graduates. 
  • Clusters of employment opportunities include agricultural sales and marketing, agribusiness management, agribusiness finance, agribusiness information management, food marketing management, global agribusiness, and rural economic development.
  • Convenient for working adults and part-time students.
  • A online minor or certificate* in Agricultural Business is also available.

*Agricultural Business Certificate available online only.

Program Requirements & Curriculum

Program Requirements & Curriculum

To preview the Agricultural Business online program curriculum, visit our catalog site: 



High demand for agricultural graduates means big opportunities and job security in the employment market.

Salary Range: $43,000 - $58,000

  • Farm and Ranch Management
  • Grain Merchandising
  • Extension Service
  • Adult FBM Instructor
  • USDA Local Program Administration
  • Ag Lending Services
  • Agricultural Products and Services Sales
  • Graduate Studies

Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

University of Minnesota Crookston students can secure internship opportunities with businesses like:

  • Black Gold Farms
  • CHS
  • ADM
  • Wilbur-Ellis
  • AgCountry
  • Titan Machinery
  • Winfield
  • UM Extension
  • Along with many others!

The UMC Online Advantage

The UMC Online Advantage

Personal, Prestigious 

Earn a prestigious University of Minnesota degree in an affordable, close-knit campus setting. The University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States and ranks among the most esteemed. As a coordinate campus of the University of Minnesota system, the U of M, Online offers access to world-class teaching, learning and research resources, as well as enhanced internship and undergraduate research opportunities. As a graduate, your diploma features one of the most respected names in higher education.

Individual Attention and Mentorship

You expect an education that not only focuses on your needs but also allows your talent and interests to shine through. The dedicated faculty and staff at the U of M, Online serve as true mentors, offering prompt personalized attention catered to an online learner. You will have the opportunity to communicate with advisers and other students by participating in discussions, and other interactive tools to give you an exceptional educational experience.

A Technological Edge 

The University of Minnesota, Online allows you to learn anywhere, anytime. You will have the flexibility to access your courses 24/7 without having to worry about leaving work or home to get to class. The U of M, Online utilizes a broad variety of technological tools that make learning online easy! Employers consistently report that the U of M, Online graduates they hire are extremely well prepared for the demands of today's technological workplace.

Global Perspectives

As a University of Minnesota, Online student, you have the opportunity to study abroad! The U of M, Online through the Crookston campus has made it a priority to promote an understanding of diversity and global perspectives and to offer you the resources, programs and activities necessary for you to succeed in today's global economy. Our international recruitment efforts bring students from more than 20 countries, and our Study Abroad program offers more than 300 opportunities for you to study in 67 different countries. There are also numerous cultural activities and clubs to participate in. We offer many ways for you to expand your worldview, gain international experience, and make connections with people from across the globe.

Applied Learning and Internships 

Learn and do! Online learners have the opportunity to participate in hands on internships. Our internship programs give you the chance to practice the principles and theories you've learned in your courses and make contacts with potential employers that are near you. The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is also available to all students and allows online learners to design and conduct research as an undergraduate!

No Out-of-State Tuition and Transfer-Friendly

The U of M, Crookston is the affordable choice for anyone! Whether you live just across the border, across the country or on the other side of the ocean, you pay the same as those who live in Minnesota. We offer an incredible value that's also extremely transfer-friendly. Our staff will work with you to make sure your credits count. Our faculty advisers will personally talk with you about career goals, degree interests and review your records to develop a plan, and our transfer specialist will help make the process as smooth as possible. 

Excellent Job Placement

The Crookston campus has a reputation for a job placement rate of more than 93% for students in their field of study within six months of graduation. Some programs on our campus have even a higher rate of placement.

Online Faculty

Online Faculty

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(218) 281-8175
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