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Agribusiness Management

Student in the barn with produce

This program combines an understanding of food and agricultural production with business fundamentals such as management, marketing, sales and finance. Students customize their education by focusing on areas of expertise such as entrepreneurship, equine management, food science and technology, horticulture, soil science, livestock management, or preparing for graduate school to name a few. Though the major focuses on agriculture, the concepts are broad enough to apply to business more generally. The flexibility of this major allows students to pursue any career path from owning their own business, joining a family-owned business or farm, working in the banking/finance sector, or seeking employment in large food or agribusiness firms.

Fast Facts

Find your niche

Combine the basics of business with the flexibility to create your own niche in fields like equine management, horticulture, food science and public relations.

Make a case

Add a minor in agriculture and natural resources law for a leg up on applying to law school.

Develop a plan

Take advantage of resources available through the WVU Launch Lab to help get your business idea of the ground.


  • Agricultural business manager
  • Farm loan officer
  • Purchasing agent
  • Grain merchandiser
  • Agricultural marketing specialist
  • Government inspector
  • Farm equipment sales/service rep
  • Commodity broker
  • Financial consultant
  • Credit loan officer
  • Agricultural chemical sales
  • Dairy plant manager

Course Schedule

Freshman Year

Suggested Plan of Study

Fall Spring
WVUE 191 – First Year Seminar STAT 111 – Understanding Statistics
ENGL 101 – Intro to Composition and Rhetoric AGEE 110 – Microcomputer Applications in Ag. Education
ARE 150 - Intro. Agricultural and Agribusiness Economics
GEF 5, 6 or 7
GEF 5, 6, 7 Free Elective

For full suggested course schedule, class descriptions and more information on General Education Foundations (GEF) see the course catalog.