The Business of Agriculture

Prepare for a career in the exciting field of agribusiness where agriculture and business merge. In your studies, you will gain technical knowledge of agricultural sciences as well as learn business administration, marketing management, finance and economics. As a graduate, you will qualify for a variety of business and government careers including those in agricultural finance, ranch management and in federal agencies. You will also be able to pursue advanced studies in several fields including graduate degrees in agribusiness, agricultural and applied economics, and business administration at other universities.

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Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Agribusiness students are typically interested in:

  • Commodity trading
  • Agribusiness management
  • Sales
  • Market forecasting and reporting
  • Financial analysis
  • Commercial banking

See Yourself Succeed with a Degree in Agribusiness

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Grow Your Passion for Agriculture

A&M-Commerce has one of the top hands-on agricultural programs in Texas. Explore horticulture, wildlife, livestock herds and more through exciting experiential learning and modern facilities.

Join the Family

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is a growing family with a supportive student culture, including multiple student organizations and competitive judging and show teams.

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Career Readiness

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources puts you front and center to potential employers by fostering positive relationships and maintaining a strong public presence throughout the agricultural industry.

Accomplished Faculty

Work with professors who have ambitious research agendas solving problems on the farm, increasing nursery efficiency and improving worker safety.


A degree in agribusiness will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Prepare for a career in a business or government organization involved in the production, processing and distribution of agricultural products.
  • Integrate the disciplines of business, economics and finance with agriculture.
  • Gain hands-on livestock and production management techniques.
  • Explore how economists tackle environmental and resource problems.
  • Analyze food industry trends including standards, trade issues and national and international policies.
  • Learn agribusiness and farm management.
  • Prepare for advanced studies.

Alumni Profiles


  • Animal Science
  • Equine Science
  • Agronomy
  • Horticulture
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Education
  • Food Studies
  • Accounting
  • Finance

What You Will Learn

You will learn to integrate proficiency in business administration, marketing management, finance and economics with the technical knowledge of agricultural sciences. You will be prepared to take an interdisciplinary hands-on approach to agribusiness problems and practices whether in advanced studies or as a leader in the agribusiness workforce.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Farm Management
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Farm Management
  • Agricultural Finance
  • Agricultural Statistics
  • Agricultural Policy
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Economics
  • Commodity Futures and Options

Student Organizations

Student organizations encourage fellowship among students in both agribusiness and agricultural and applied economics. We provide students with unique networking and professional opportunities and experiences.

Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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