Top 5 Agribusiness Masters You Can Study Online

Master of Agribusiness (Kansas State University)

Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, United States, offers a Master of Agribusiness program that blends characteristics of a Master of Business Administration in agribusiness and Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics. Specifically, the program is intended for working professionals who are employed as middle managers in agribusinesses looking to further their careers. The program is blended with students taking courses both online and in person. Among the required classes are Applied Agribusiness Economics, Introduction to Computer Decision Tools for Agribusiness, Agribusiness Financial Management, Agribusiness Risk Management, Applied Agribusiness Logistics, Seminar in Agricultural Economics Analysis, and Applied Econometric Analysis. The program takes 12 months to complete.

Agribusiness (Texas Tech University)

Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, United States, offers a Master of Agribusiness degree program. Classes are conducted entirely online on a part-time basis. Most students can complete all of the coursework within 24 months, and the university admits new first-term students to the program in June, August and January each year. The program is open to individuals who hold bachelor’s degrees as well as to students who are pursuing Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics degrees at the college.  To receive the degree, students must successfully pass the following classes: Applied Regression and Least Squares,  Analysis in Agricultural Sciences, Advanced Market Analysis, Agribusiness Analysis, Finance and the Agribusiness Sector, Price and Income Theory, Managing Organizational Behavior, and Marketing Concepts and Strategies.

Agronomy (Iowa State University)

Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, United States, offers a Master of Science degree program in agronomy. The program is offered only online and is intended for students who are currently working in agribusiness who wish to pursue degrees while working. Only full-time enrollment is available. Students begin the program by completing six classes: Crop Growth and Development; Chemistry, Physics, and Biology of Soils; Climate and Crop Growth; Crop Improvement; Soil – Plant Environment, and Integrated Pest Management. At that point, students qualify for a graduate certificate in agronomy. Those who wish to continue on to earn the full master’s degree take additional master’s courses and write a thesis.

Viticulture and Oenology (Charles Sturt University)

Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, offers a Master of Viticulture and Oenology degree program. All classes are offered online. Highly flexible, the program allows students to take courses on a full-time or part-time basis with the option of alternating between the two from semester to semester as needed. The only restriction is that all coursework must be completed within three years of enrollment. To earn the degree, students must take the following classes: Plant Physiology, Integrated Vineyard Management, Vine Physiology and Performance, Viticultural Science, Advanced Viticultural Science, Wine Science, and Wine Production.

Business Administration (Southern Arkansas University)

Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas, United States, offers a Master of Business Administration degree program with an emphasis on Agri-Business. Students can opt to enroll in a traditional in-person campus-based version of the program, an entirely online version of the program, or a blended version that includes both campus-based and online study. No matter which option is selected, students take classes full time and the program lasts for two years. Among the courses required for the degree are Accounting for Decision Making,

Agriculture Markets and Prices, International Trade of Agriculture Products, Agricultural Policies, Management of Agricultural Production, Managerial Finance, Human Behavior in Organizations, and Strategic Planning and Analysis.

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