University Catalog 2023-2024

Agricultural Business Management (Minor)

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The minor in Agricultural Business Management is offered to undergraduate majors in all departments except the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. The minor provides students an opportunity to learn basic business and economic principles that are useful in careers in agricultural and related industries.


Admission to the minor requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better and the completion of ARE 201 Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics or EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics with a grade of C- or better.  Students should contact Dr. John S. Russ, to inquire about adding the minor no later than the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.


Certification requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better in all courses taken that could be used to satisfy the requirements for the minor. Courses used to satisfy the minor requirements may not be taken for credit only. All 300 or 400 level courses for the minor must be completed at NC State. If transfer credits have been granted for such courses, additional courses will be required and must be approved by the Undergraduate Coordinator. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.

Contact Person

Dr. John S. Russ
3346 Nelson Hall

Effective date:  6/2013

SIS Code: 11AMM

Plan Requirements

The program of study for the minor in Agricultural Business Management consists of a total of 15 credit hours (5 courses). Courses used to satisfy the minor requirements may not be taken for credit only. 

Required Courses
ARE 201Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics3
Select two of the following (each from a different category):6
Category A:
Farm Management
Agribusiness Management
Category B:
Agricultural Markets
Agribusiness Marketing
Category C:
Agricultural Financial Management
Agribusiness Finance
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
Small Business Accounting
Farm Management
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Law
Environmental Law & Economic Policy
Agricultural Markets
Agribusiness Marketing
Agricultural Financial Management
Agribusiness Finance
Human Resource Management for Agribusiness
Introduction to Resource and Environmental Economics
Global Agribusiness Management
Advanced Agribusiness Management
Advanced Agribusiness Marketing
U.S. Agricultural Policy
Ethics in Agribusiness
Agribusiness Study Abroad 1
Special Topics in Agricultural and Resource Economics
Introduction to Managerial Accounting 1
Concepts of Financial Reporting 1
Financial Management 1
Total Hours15

Concentration Areas for Elective Hours

Any student choosing to concentrate their elective hours in a particular area of agricultural business management should select from the following options:


ARE 311Agricultural Markets3
ARE 312Agribusiness Marketing3
ARE 412Advanced Agribusiness Marketing3


ARE 303Farm Management3
ARE 304Agribusiness Management3
ARE 404Advanced Agribusiness Management3


ARE 321Agricultural Financial Management3
BUS 320Financial Management3
ARE 323Agribusiness Finance3

Law and Policy

ARE 306Agricultural Law3
ARE 309Environmental Law & Economic Policy3
ARE 433U.S. Agricultural Policy3