Bachelor's Degree | Russellville Campus | In-Person or Blended
The Ag-Business program provides a balanced educational program with relatively broad interdisciplinary training as opposed to narrow specialization, thus preparing the student for success in their chosen field. The program in Ag-Business integrates the discipline of agriculture, business, accounting, economics and finance. Emphasis is placed on management directed towards the farm business and Ag-Business firms. Trends in careers related to agriculture are shifting from production to ag-business services such as management, processing, distribution and marketing. This creates a need for recruits with a broad background in these areas of training. Our systems concept is geared to integration of disciplines to better prepare graduates for present day needs.
Our faculty members work closely with students to ensure that you receive instruction in the areas of ag-business economics that will be most beneficial in your career after Tech. In addition to sales and marketing, graduates of this program pursue exciting and challenging careers in grain merchandising, risk management, environmental policy, agricultural lending and many more. The Ag-Business major opens the door to many exciting agricultural careers as well as opportunities to continue your education at the graduate level.
HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities
- On-site application of ag-business in a leading agriculture processing business through the capstone experiences (AGBU 4173: Senior Seminar in Agriculture Business)
- Option of completing an internship in the agriculture industry (AGBU 3993: Internship in Agriculture)
SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN
- Critical thinking
- Developing professional marketing strategies and products
- Managing resources
- Processing products
- Utilizing technology
- Working with others
About This Degree
In-State: $232 per credit hour
Out-of-State: $464 per credit hour
Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.
- Financial Aid
- Payment Plan
- Graduate Assistantships
You could work as a(n):
- Loan Officer
- Production Manager
- Risk Manager
- Sales Manager
Alumni of our program work at:
- Farm Bureau
- Farm Credit
- JB Hunt
- Tyson Foods
View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.
Credentials that stack with this degree:
- MS in Agricultural Economics
- MS in Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communications
- MS in Economics
Point of Pride
Many of our alumni are in agriculture industry careers and graduate programs.