The Agribusiness and Applied Economics major integrates business and economic principles needed to manage, market, and finance agribusiness firms in domestic and international markets. Students will also refine their accounting and communication skills.
Possible Career Options
|Bank Manager||Commodity Merchandiser|
|Farm Manager/Operator||Financial Analyst|
|Futures Broker||International Trade Specialist|
|Loan Officer||Marketing Representative|
|Natural Resource Economist||Political Lobbyist|
|Public Policy Analyst||Research Economist|
|Small Business Owner|
Classes and Curriculum
The required courses teach students the principles of business, economics, strategic management, marketing, finance, data analysis and accounting. In addition, the elective courses include topics such as sales, human resource management, grain marketing, agricultural law and cooperatives. Students may also take international courses such as the economic development of China, Latin America, or Sub-Saharan Africa.
|EMPLOYED**||GRAD SCHOOL||SEEKING EMPLOYMENT|
* Numbers are based on responses from graduates at six months post-graduation date.
** Average Salary: $44,320
The Agribusiness Club
The club hosts guest speakers from various agribusinesses who inform students of their work and offer recruitment advice for internship and job opportunities. The members also take an annual trip to tour agribusiness facilities as well as do community service and fundraising projects.
National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Ohio State Chapter
Every year, the team competes nationally, presenting a marketing plan for a new product. In participating, students hone their skills in market research, business writing, and public speaking. The competition also includes a number of professional development and networking activities.
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Ohio State Chapter
Each year, the faculty from Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics select several students to represent Ohio State at the annual AAEA Conference. The AAEA sponsors four activities for students: an academic bowl, a paper competition, an outstanding chapter competition, and a creative club competition.
|Undergraduate Program Coordinator|
|Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics|