Learn to combine core business concepts with principles of the agricultural industry as you focus on commodity markets, production, manufacturing, distribution, and the overall food system with this online degree program.
As the world's population continues to grow, successful production of food and other agricultural products will remain a global issue for many years to come. The Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management can prepare you for a successful business career in industries related to the food system. This degree can help you develop the vital decision-making skills, understanding of the agricultural-food system dynamics, and the leadership/management qualities to enhance your contributions to agribusiness enterprises or even your own entrepreneurial ventures.
Penn State's online Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management provides an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates studies in agriculture and business management with courses in finance, supply chain, marketing, and consumer behavior. You can apply the skills you learn directly to the challenges that agribusinesses face today.
Within the agribusiness management degree, you will also select 12 credits in a specialty area that you will choose in consultation with your Penn State World Campus adviser. Students often use these courses to pursue their interest in other agriculture related areas, business and leadership areas, or something completely different. Or, you can choose to use these 12 credits towards earning one of the online minors available to complement your interests and strengthen your career aspirations by differentiating your coursework.
This could be an excellent program for you if you already work or aspire to work in the world food system in areas such as food agriculture, forestry, fishing, food manufacturing, grocery and farm wholesale, lawn, garden, grocery stores, or transportation and storage.
After successfully completing the Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management program, you should be able to apply these skills in the workplace:
The online agribusiness management degree program can prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career in a number of fields, including food production, wholesaling and retailing industries, financial services, agricultural supply logistics, procurement, and input suppliers. You can also pursue advanced study in business administration, finance, or marketing.
Agribusiness management graduates may work in such positions as:
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