Agribusiness - MS

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

About This Degree

The M.S. Agribusiness degree focuses on the competitive environment in the food production and agribusiness industries. The program emphasizes the use of various economic and business analytical methods applied quantitatively to aid in the agribusiness decision-making process. Students are given opportunities to learn problem-solving skills in depth and apply them to real world cases through both internship and applied research experiences.

What You Will Learn

Course topics include applied risk analysis, economic strategy and decision-making, agricultural marketing, price analysis, and econometrics. There is no GRE or GMAT requirement for admission and students are admitted on a rolling basis to begin in either spring or fall semesters. Students can complete the degree program in one year.


At a Glance

College: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department: Applied Economics Department

USU Locations:

  • Logan campus

Faculty: View profiles of faculty members on the department directory.

Program Requirements

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

Students who graduate with a MS in Agribusiness can pursue the following careers:

  • Marketing, sales, accounting, and more for agribusiness firms
  • Credit analysts for regional agribusiness banks
  • Consulting for private firms and government agencies

Job Outlook



Man-Keun Kim

Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Office: AGRS 220A
Phone: (435) 797-2359

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Admission Requirements

Prerequisite course work for all Masters Degree programs in APEC:

B.S./B.A. in Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Applied Economics, Economics, Environmental/Natural Resource Economics, or a closely related degree.

Or at a minimum evidence of the following coursework:

  • Microeconomic principles
  • Calculus
  • Basic Statistics
  • Intermediate/Managerial Microeconomics or comparable course

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the online application
  • Pay the $55 application fee
  • Have a 3.0 or higher GPA on your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits
  • Provide transcripts of all college/university credits
  • Provide three contacts for letters of recommendation

International students have additional admissions requirements.


The department has the following application deadline for admission:

  • Fall semester: July 31
  • Spring semester: November 30

Plan Options

Students can receive a MS in Agribusiness by pursuing one of the following options:

  • In the Plan B option, students must complete 24 credit hours of academic coursework, three internship credit hours, and three credit hours of research.

Financial Aid

A variety of funding opportunities are available on the graduate school website.

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