Business (Global Agribusiness), BA
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W. P. Carey School of Business

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.

Additional Program Fee: Yes

Second Language Requirement: No

First Required Math Course: MAT 210 - Brief Calculus.

Program Math Intensity:program math intensity moderate Moderate

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: 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 Letters and Sciences.

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.

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:

  • management
  • marketing
  • finance
  • 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.

*growth*median salary
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12% $80,490
Agricultural TechniciansGreen OccupationGreen 8.77% $34,070
Aquacultural Managers  Bright OutlookBright Outlook    $69,300
Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm ProductsGreen Occupation    $55,720
Computer User Support Specialists  Bright Outlook    $46,420
Economists 5.82% $91,860
Environmental EconomistsGreen Occupation  Bright Outlook 5.82% $91,860
Farm and Home Management AdvisorsGreen Occupation 1.16% $46,760
Farm and Ranch ManagersGreen Occupation  Bright Outlook    $69,300
First-Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural WorkersGreen Occupation    $43,660
First-Line Supervisors of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers    $43,660
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers  Bright Outlook 11.0% $49,330
Food Science Technicians 8.77% $34,070
Food Scientists and Technologists 16.32% $58,070
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 0.17% $19,150
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers  Bright Outlook    $69,300
* 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

Morrison School of Agribusiness | SANTN 230 | 480-727-5183

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