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Business Administration - Agribusiness

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Here in the Midwest, agriculture is the base of the economy. Having knowledge of the business side can help you make the most out of farming the land. Learn the ins and outs of creating a successful farming operation, while also building a solid knowledge of business that can help you in any career path. You’ll learn terminology and lingo, how to negotiate with other business people, and about companies such as seed and chemical organizations that support the agricultural business. What’s more, Wayne State is the perfect location for earning an agribusiness degree, set right in the heart of Nebraska’s farm country.

Sample Program of Study

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99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.


Hours required:
For concentration: 48 (21 hours of agricultural coursework completed at an appropriate college or university approved by the student's advisor(s))
General education: 41
To graduate from WSC: 120


Popular pairings: Economics, Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Marketing


School: Business and Technology


Department: Business and Economics


Accreditation: International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education


Awards and rankings: Our MBA program is ranked in the Top 5 Online Business Degrees by Best Master’s Degrees; and third out of 97 institutions by GetEducated.com.

Business Scholarships

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year.  Learn more about scholarships for agribusiness students at Wayne State College.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.

Skills

Skills Learned

  • Financial function within a business
  • Business management and leadership
  • Managerial accounting
  • Legal and ethical standards of business
  • Principles of marketing
  • Presentation and public speaking
  • Oral and written communication
  • Computer literacy and competency
  • Organization and time management

 

Careers

Possible Careers

  • Agronomy sales and service
  • Farm management
  • Farm product marketing
  • Agricultural economist
  • Agricultural finance specialist
  • Agricultural policy analyst
  • Market advisor
  • Commodity trader
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Grain and livestock manager

Employers

Employers

  • Farms and ranches
  • Agriculture companies
  • Farm equipment manufacturers
  • Chemical and seed companies
  • Farm product companies
  • Government agencies (USDA)
  • Financial consulting firms
  • Insurance companies
  • Non-profit organizations

 

Learn from the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 85% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field.  Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards.  And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you’ll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

Student clubs and organizations

Clubs and Organizations

WSC Service Learning

Service-Learning

Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

Business Student Activities

Opportunities

  • Business Competition Day – Show your leadership skills by helping to facilitate and judge this annual competition, where hundreds of students from Nebraska and Iowa high schools compete for a chance to win scholarships.
  • Executive in Residence - Meet corporate pros at this annual event and address real-world concerns, including topics such as business ethics, corporate culture, leadership, and the changing world of business.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
Internships

Internships

We encourage all students to complete an internship before graduating with a degree in agribusiness.  You are not required to complete an internship; however, Career Services is available to help you find internship and employment opportunities if you wish to do so.

 

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