Agribusiness Management

Degree Requirement

Degree Focus

  • The Agribusiness Management major is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in careers with agricultural input supply, agricultural production, commodity assembly and processing, and agricultural marketing organizations. The program, which focuses on the managerial functions performed by organizations throughout the agribusiness sector, provides a system–wide perspective of managerial problems confronting such organizations. Faculty members associated with the program maintain close relationships with agribusiness companies.

Careers Opportunities

  • The US Department of Agriculture estimates that many more agribusiness careers are available than there are qualified people to fill them. The shortage will be greatest for managers, financial specialists and marketing/sales representatives — the careers upon which our program focuses.


  • Dale Elshoff - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - 517-884-8976
  • Advising Office - Justin S Morrill Hall of Agriculture, 446 W. Circle Dr., Room 1.
    Advising appointments are scheduled online (Chrome is preferred).  Express Advising is Wednesday afternoons 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm.  There is no Express Advising during the summer.

Recent Training and Career Information

  • Salary Range:   $36,000 – $60,000
  • Career Positions
    • Commodity Trader
    • Consultant
    • Farm Owner or Manager
    • Manufacturing Manager
    • Marketing, Advertising
    • Public Relations Manager
    • Sales Manager
    • Territory Sales Manager
  • Companies Hiring MSU Grads

    • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
    • The Andersons
    • Crop Production Service
    • GreenStone Farm Credit Service
    • Michigan Farm Bureau
    • Monsanto
    • Northstar Cooperative
    • Pioneer HiBred
    • Smithfield Foods
    • Syngenta
  • MSU Study Abroad Opportunities

    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Coast Rica
    • France
    • Germany
    • Ireland
    • Netherlands
    • Philippines
    • Switzerland



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