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Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Agricultural Business Online


Prepare to impact and influence the agriculture industry by exploring topics such as consumer behavior, food market research, agribusiness management principles, budgeting, input/output relationships and production economics.

Next Apply Date: 6/18/24
Next Class Start Date: 7/2/24
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Next Apply Date: 6/18/24
Next Class Start Date: 7/2/24

Program Overview


Insights into our online MBA – Agricultural Business degree

Delve into the complex and exciting science of agribusiness in the 100% online Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Agricultural Business degree program from A-State. You will graduate with a deep understanding of how the development of new foods comes to fruition, how to assure appropriate yields are achieved, and how to source raw food products from around the world.

Prepare to impact and influence the agricultural trade by exploring topics such as consumer behavior, food market research, agribusiness management principles, budgeting, input/output relationships and production economics. This AACSB-accredited master’s in agricultural business prepares you for advanced roles to help maintain growth in a vital, thriving industry.

Through core MBA curriculum that emphasizes ethical leadership, international business, enterprising technology, decision-making methods and social responsibility, you will build the leadership skills essential to any organization’s success. In addition to agribusiness-focused requirements, our master’s level courses in accounting, managerial economics, project management and business analytics will help get you to the next level in your career.

In this 100% online master’s in agricultural business program, you will learn how to:

  • Comprehend the issues and challenges unique to the agribusiness industry
  • Apply the concepts of production economics to the food and agricultural industry
  • Hone strategic and analytical skills to identify business problems and design/implement solutions for those challenges
  • Develop a broad understanding of a business to better facilitate communication and decision-making within any organization
  • Utilize tools and knowledge to facilitate change within an organization and adapt to dynamic business environments
  • Comprehend the issues and challenges unique to the agribusiness industry
  • Apply the concepts of production economics to the food and agricultural industry
  • Hone strategic and analytical skills to identify business problems and design/implement solutions for those challenges
  • Develop a broad understanding of a business to better facilitate communication and decision-making within any organization
  • Utilize tools and knowledge to facilitate change within an organization and adapt to dynamic business environments

As a graduate of this MBA in agricultural business management program, you will be prepared for advancement into roles such as:

  • Policy Analyst
  • Farm/Ranch Manager
  • Agricultural Operations Director
  • Market Analyst
  • Commodities Broker
  • Policy Analyst
  • Farm/Ranch Manager
  • Agricultural Operations Director
  • Market Analyst
  • Commodities Broker

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of MBA programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online MBA programs.

Total Tuition: $16,962
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 33

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Tuition


Affordable A-State tuition makes it easy to advance

Our online agricultural business degree program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $514
Total Tuition: $16,962

Calendar


The schedule for our online business and agricultural degree program

Ideal for working professionals, Arkansas State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format with multiple start dates each year.

Please note Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms are 5 weeks in duration for this program.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 15/28/245/14/245/17/245/23/245/24/246/27/24
Summer 27/2/246/18/246/21/246/27/246/28/248/1/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/4/2410/10/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 6/18/24
Start Class 7/2/24

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Admissions


Follow our streamlined admission requirements

A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. To be admitted to the MBA online program, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cumulative GPA 2.5

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA or a 2.75 in the last 60 hours (undergraduate, graduate or combination thereof) or graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree from a regionally accredited (U.S.) institution
  • If you have lower than a 2.5 cumulative GPA and less than a 2.75 in the last 60 hours, you may still apply for consideration for admittance by including a statement of purpose as part of the application. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 866-621-8096 for more information.

Note: If you are admitted and have less than a 2.75 cumulative GPA and less than a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours, you must make a grade of B or better in each course during the first 6 hours of graduate work at Arkansas State University as part of a conditional admission status. Additionally, you will only be allowed to enroll in one course (or 3 graduate hours) per 7-week session for the first two sessions.

Application submission requirements:

  • Complete online application
  • Submit a nonrefundable $30 fee.
  • Have official transcript(s) sent from the registrar of the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467


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Email: [email protected]

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Courses


The topics you'll study in our online MBA – Agricultural Business courses

To graduate from the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Agricultural Business online program, you must complete a total of 33 credit hours. Required coursework includes eight core courses (for a total of 24 credit hours) and three agricultural business electives (for a total of nine credit hours).

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this degree.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course is an introduction to the concepts of cost analysis and management control with a focus on the application of the conceptual framework of financial and managerial accounting to practical situations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a complete survey of price theory as applied to business decision-making and a summary of public policy toward business.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines organization, policy, administration, institutions, and instruments involved in financing the modern business corporation. Quantitative financial relations are measured and expressed. Financial plans are prepared for corporations in different industries and in different stages of the business cycle. Financial management appraised and business judgment developed through short problem and case methods.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course focuses on the essentials of core business functions with an emphasis on integrating applied business statistics, economics, financial accounting, and corporate finance. This course ensures that students have the required business acumen to succeed in the graduate business core.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the practice and principles of project management. Topics include identifying and selecting projects, developing project proposals, sequencing workflows, estimating project duration, and budgeting.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is an integrated capstone course focusing on the role of management in crafting and implementing strategy to achieve fit between an organization and its environment. An action-based approach involves student teams in developing and presenting strategic plans for public, private, profit and not for profit organizations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces MBA students to the basic tools in using data to make informed management decisions. This course presents a normative approach to making decisions in one’s personal and professional life. It covers optimization, linear programming, simulation, business modeling, data mining and business intelligence.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the concepts and processes for gaining competitive advantage in the marketplace. Students will investigate and develop strategies relating to the escalating importance of providing customer satisfaction, responses to diversity in the marketplace, development of new products, and recognition of the challenges from global competition.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines consumer and behavioral economic theory and experimental design for food market research. Study focuses on demand analysis and product valuation with experimental economic methods in the agriculture and food industry.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines agribusiness organization and management; budgeting, input-output relationships, and enterprise analysis in decision-making; and application of economics and management principles to manage agribusinesses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines theory and applications of production economics. Emphasis will be given on employing detailed graphical and mathematical analysis to understand the concepts of production economics.

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