Business (Global Agribusiness), BA

Academic Programs / Undergraduate Degrees / Business (Global Agribusiness)

Agriculture, Business, Management, marketing, sales


Program Description

The agribusiness industry is increasingly competitive, sophisticated and global, driving demand for innovative leaders who understand the industry's unique challenges and practices. The concentration in global agribusiness teaches students the business of agricultural production, finance, marketing and distribution. Through a technology-rich curriculum that focuses on real-world projects, students explore global agribusiness issues such as international trade, food safety and sustainability. The concentration is an applied, industry-oriented curriculum. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of students interested in studying the business aspects of agriculture in the domestic and global economy. Students learn to analyze and manage issues involved in food manufacturing, input and output supply activities, commodity trading and food distribution.

At a Glance
  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 210 - Brief Calculus .
  • Math Intensity: Moderateprogram math intensity moderate

Required Courses (Major Map)
Accelerated Degrees
This degree is also offered as an accelerated degree with:
Environmental and Resource Management (MS)
Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. Eligible students will be advised in their junior and senior years by their academic department to apply.
Admission Requirements
General University Admission Requirements:

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission

Additional Requirements:

Freshman admission requirements for this program are the same as the university's freshman admission requirements.

Readmission requirements: Students must have a 3.00 transfer GPA (if applicable) and a 3.00 cumulative ASU GPA.

Transfer applicants must have a 3.00 GPA for all transfer work and meet university transfer admission requirements. Transfer students should select an additional major, which must be outside W. P. Carey School of Business, when applying for admission.

Students with fewer than 45 transfer hours who are not admissible to a W. P. Carey School of Business major and who did not select a second major or are not admissible to their second major choice will be placed in the exploratory social and behavioral sciences program in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.

Students with more than 45 transfer hours who are not admissible to a W. P. Carey School of Business major and who did not select a second major or are not admissible to their second major choice will be prompted in My ASU to select a new major.

Transfer Agreements
ASU has partnered with the following institutions to provide curriculum pathways for transfer to this ASU degree program:

Maricopa County Community College DistrictMaricopa County Community College District
Central Arizona College
Coconino Community College
Eastern Arizona College
Mohave Community College
Pima Community College
Yavapai College

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Career Opportunities

Accounting for more than 50 percent of the global economy and employing 25 percent of Americans, agribusiness brings food from the farm to the global table. Possible career paths include:

  • finance
  • management
  • marketing
  • technical positions with private agribusiness firms and governmental agencies

Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.


Career *Growth *Median Salary
4.9%
$35,140
6.0%
$86,260
  
$44,880
  
$68,050
4.6%
$55,080
12.8%
$47,610
8.3%
$50,780
5.7%
$95,710
5.7%
$95,710
10.9%
$46,520
  
$44,880
  
$19,910
4.9%
$35,140
3.5%
$61,480
  
$68,050
  
$68,050
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Contact Information

What are Accelerated Degrees?
The accelerated bachelor's and master's degrees are designed by the academic programs to provide selected high-achieving undergraduate students with the opportunity to combine advanced undergraduate course work with graduate course work to accelerate graduate degree completion. These programs allow accelerated students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree within five years. Accelerated programs are not offered at Lake Havasu.
What are Concurrent Programs?
Students pursuing concurrent degrees earn two distinct degrees and receive two diplomas. ASU offers students two ways to earn concurrent degrees: by choosing a predetermined combination or creating their own combination. Predetermined combinations have a single admissions application and one easy to follow major map. To add a concurrent degree to your existing degree, work with your academic advisor. Either way, concurrent degrees allow students to pursue their own personal or professional interests.
What are Fast Track Programs?
Fast track your future by completing your degree in a condensed time frame while participating in the same high quality educational experience as the four-year option. Choose either a 2.5 or a 3 year option to best meet your needs. Discuss the best option for you with your academic advisor after your acceptance into your program.
What are Joint Programs?
Joint programs, or jointly conferred degrees, are offered by more than one college and provide opportunities for students to take advantage of the academic strengths of two academic units. Upon graduation, students are awarded one degree and one diploma conferred by two colleges.

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What is the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)?
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program in which residents of western states (other than Arizona) may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition. See more information and eligibility requirements on the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program.