Grow a Successful Agriculture Business
From farming and livestock to food production and human nutrition, agriculture fields encompass a large portion of careers worldwide. Agribusiness focuses on the financing, marketing, and management of ag-related industry. Gain a solid foundation in business and ag, giving yourself a lot of career options without heavy competition.
Some of the major topics and courses covered in USU Online’s agribusiness program are agricultural economics, principles of management information systems, natural resources and regional economics, firm finance and records analysis, and more. By the time you graduate, you’ll find success in whichever business field you’d want, whether it’s in or out of agriculture.
Degree at a Glance
*This estimation reflects three semesters of tuition and fees for in-state part-time resident students using the 2021-2022 Tuition & Fee schedule. Final tuition and fees may vary on a case by case basis. Please contact the Utah State University registrar’s department, or see the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for full information regarding tuition and fees.
Career Outlook for Graduates
There is a large variety of career opportunities with a bachelor’s in agribusiness. With a agriculture business degree in hand, you can become a commodities trader, a ranch manager, an operational manager, and more.
In the agricultural sector, seven of the 10 highest paid occupations are manager positions, which often require a college degree. This degree is versatile and gives you a strong foundation in business that you can apply toward any business career, not just agriculture.
- Commodities Trader – $63,780
- Farm Ranch Manager – $80,320
- Sales, Financial, Operational Mangers – $80,320
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018
Why Earn an Agribusiness Degree from USU Online
This program boasts one of the lowest student-to-teacher ratios at USU, allowing students a good opportunity to network and work more with their instructors. The majority of the faculty members in the College of Agriculture have national and international experience, bringing important global perspectives to students.
Resources for Online Students
For online students based in Utah, resources such as local support, study spaces, BlueZone WiFi, and testing services, are available at the statewide campus nearest to them. Students both in-state and out-of-state have access to virtual services provided from various organizations and offices based at Logan main campus. See our Student Resources page for more information.
International students studying at USU on the F-1 or J-1 visa must have the majority of their classes each semester be face-to-face in order to meet the physical presence requirement to maintain their visa status. Students on the F-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan or USU Eastern campuses. Students on the J-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan campus.
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