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Agribusiness Economics & Management: Agribusiness Management Emphasis

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Agribusiness Economics & Management: Agribusiness Management Emphasis

Bachelor of Science

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A degree in Agribusiness Economics and Management (ABEM) prepares students to assume responsible positions in the management of the world's natural and human resources associated with business operations. Students develop skills through their studies in managerial economics, finance, economic theory, marketing, management, policy, environmental regulation, quantitative techniques, and economic development, both domestic and international. Students in the Agribusiness Management Emphasis will also earn a minor in Business Administration from the Eller College of Management. Our students are interested in managing the production of goods and services, starting their own businesses, marketing products, selling business inputs, and managing small and large business operations. In the Agribusiness Economics and Management major you will: take courses in business administration and applied economics, develop problem solving, and decision making skills, focus on critical management issues dealing with land, people, food, water, and capital, prepare for careers here and abroad, practice for your future career in senior-level capstone courses that use real world simulations and cases.

Major Details

College: College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
MATH Moderate Strand 3
ENGL 101 Foundation Composition 3
Computer Skills 3
Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
Additional Math I 3
ENGL 102 Foundation Composition 3
Second Language 4
ECON 200 Basic Economic Issues 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
Additional Math II 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
4th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
ACCT 200 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
Communication Skills 3
5th Semester
ACCT 210 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
AREC 313 Economics of Futures Markets 3
AREC 315 Agribusiness Economics and Management 3
Economics II: AREC 304, ECON 300, 301, or 361 3
General Elective, Upper Division 3
AREC 397 Preparing for Career and Life Success 1
6th Semester
Communication Skills 3
AREC 360 The Poverty and Development of Nations 3
BNAD 301 Global and Financial Economics and Strategies 3
BNAD 302 Human Side of Organizations 3
General Elective, Upper Division 3
7th Semester
AREC 339 Economic Statistics 3
AREC 464 Economics of Policy Analysis 3
BNAD 303 Marketing Principles, Concepts and Tools 3
Economics III: ECON 330, 331, or 332 3
General Elective 3
8th Semester
AREC 403 Marketing and Price Analysis 3
AREC 450 Financial Management for Agribusiness 3
General Elective, Upper Division 3
General Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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