Agribusiness Entrepreneurship - Minor

The Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Minor is for students who are interested in starting their own business; working in an existing family-owned business; working for an entrepreneur; pursuing employment with a bank or financial institution; or wanting a working knowledge of business development practices and strategies.

Students will choose to develop a business plan for their own professional career pursuit, or to evaluate a business from an investor’s or consultant’s perspective in the coursework included in this minor.  Your business venture and business settings will be selected, and mutually agreed on, between the instructor and the student.  The options for your business are wide and varied, and your business can be located in either a rural or metropolitan setting.

A critical ingredient in the Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Minor is learning to establish and develop a large network with successful entrepreneurs and other professionals.  This minor offers ample opportunities for you to learn how to develop networking strategies in the classroom and in social settings.

Innovation and entrepreneurship are not limited to one field/degree area; therefore, the Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Minor is open to all majors.  Students must have a cumulative GPR of 2.0 or higher to be approved to pursue the minor.  Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all required minor coursework.

AGEC 315Food and Agricultural Sales3
AGEC 424Agribusiness Entrepreneurship – Economic Analysis3
AGEC 425Agribusiness Entrepreneurship – Financial Analysis3
AGEC 434Rural Financial Markets and Financial Planning3
Select one from the following: 1
Establishing Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Networks I
Establishing Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Networks II
Select one from the following:3
Agribusiness Entrepreneurship – Budgeting
Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
Entrepreneurial Small Business
Entrepreneurial Consulting and Development
Special Topics in... 1
Total Semester Credit Hours16

Must be taken as MGMT 489 Innovative Product Design: The Lean Startup Method.

Must have declared a major.

Must meet all prerequisites for each course listed above prior to enrolling in any required course.

Must make a grade of 'C' or better in each required course.

Must have a cumulative GPR of 2.0 or higher.