Online Bachelor of Arts

Agribusiness Management

Program Details

Next Start Date
January 18
Est. Program Length
18 months*
Major Credit Hours
Course Length
8 weeks
Cost per Credit
Credits Accepted

*Est time for major completion

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Cultivate Your Agribusiness Career

Discover an opportunity for meaningful career advancement with the online Bachelor of Arts in Agribusiness Management from Illinois College.

Our online agribusiness management degree prepares you for business roles within the ever-changing agricultural sector. Designed to offer you the latest skills and tools, the program prepares you for a successful and exciting future in the industry.

The curriculum successfully combines essential business and agricultural specific topics, giving you a broad understanding of successful practices in all aspects of the field. You’ll study topics like:

  • Accounting and agricultural finance
  • Agricultural marketing
  • Economics as applied to agriculture
  • Emerging issues across the industry
  • Farm management

You’ll also gain hands-on experience with a required credited internship.

Because our agribusiness management degree is fully online, you’ll study on your own terms either full or part-time. An online program means you have the flexibility to study in an asynchronous environment, allowing you to work and keep other commitments while you earn your degree. The online BA in Agribusiness Management degree can be completed in 18 months.

After Graduation

At Illinois College, we are particularly proud of the professional opportunities we offer our students and graduates. As a student, you’ll connect with top companies and government departments in the industry like:

  • Archer Daniels Midland Co.
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Illinois Beef Association
  • CGB Diversified
  • Millennium Park (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Hummert International
  • Climate Corps
  • Illinois Department of Agriculture
  • Regional agriculture companies like Burrus Seed and Beard Implement

Your support continues after you graduate, with opportunities to join valuable networks such as:

  • Farm Bureau
  • National Agri-Marketing Association
  • International Food and Agribusiness Management Association

When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to work in a number of agribusiness industries, such as lending, management, sales or the supply chain.

The Online Agribusiness Management Degree is Designed For…

  • Agriculture professionals who want to advance in their careers
  • Working adults with an associate degree seeking to complete their bachelor’s
  • Individuals who want to increase their knowledge of business principles within an agricultural framework
  • Individuals with an associate degree who want to complete a bachelor’s

Erik Stover “I choose the online agribusiness management program at IC because I was impressed with the opportunities outlined on the website, including the chance to connect with major agriculture companies and to gain knowledge that will help me pursue a new career. I needed a program that was both online to fit with my schedule and was also going to provide me with a good experience, and IC online was the best fit. I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to pursue their educational goals without having to rearrange their lives.”
– Erik Stover ’21 Bachelor of Arts in Agribusiness Management


Lauren Hadden | Agribusiness

Lauren Hadden

Education Background

  • A.S. in Agribusiness from Lincoln Land Community College
  • B.S. in Agricultural Leadership Education from The University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
  • M.S. in Agricultural Leadership Education and Communication from The University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana

Field Experience

Growing up in Agriculture gave me great experience in being an advocate for the agriculture community. At the University of Illinois, I had the privilege of being a teaching assistant for various courses, ranging from Agriculture Education, Crop Science, and Animal Science.

Teaching Style

My favorite type of teaching is hands on learning, I learn best by hands on teaching, but I know that not everyone learns that way, so I try to apply as many different types of active learning to my lessons as possible so students are able to learn the material in a way that works best for them.

Favorite Class to Teach

At the moment my favorite class to teach is AG 111, which is Emerging Issues in Agriculture and Natural Resources. It is a great course for students to learn about some of the most prominent issues in agriculture and natural resources, while exploring their interests in a safe space.

What else?

  • I love agriculture and advocating for the amazing industry.
  • If I don’t have an answer to one of your questions I promise I will work to get you an answer.
  • I love to work cows with my family and hang out with my Corgi, Chief.

Courses and Admissions

11 Total core courses in program

Grow Your Career

At Illinois College, our online agribusiness management degree equips you with a range of business skills required to become a leader in this exciting field. The program is 42 credit hours, including core courses in both business and agribusiness, as well as electives.


Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission to Illinois College Online, applicants must:

  • Be a high school graduate (or equivalent)
  • Have a 2.5 GPA

How to Apply

Candidates must submit the following:

  • An online application
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  • Official transcripts of all high school and/or college work completed


At Illinois College, we feature a high-quality education at a price you can afford. See how your past academic credentials can help you make the most of your college education.

Curriculum ComponentCostTotal*
Tuition (32 credit hours)$375 per credit hour$12,000
Fees (4 terms)$25 per term$100
Total with Transfer Credits$12,100

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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Career Outcomes

When you earn your BA in Agribusiness Management, you’ll Graduate READY to begin an exciting new chapter in your career. The degree can prepare you for any number of jobs, such as the ones listed here.

All employment information from Payscale.

  • Agricultural Loan Officer

    Agricultural loan officers work in institutions that provide loans to agricultural businesses. They may obtain financial information, generate new clientele, track and maintain credit and other related duties.

    $56,914 Median Annual Salary
  • Farm Products Purchasing Agent

    Farm product purchasing agents buy farm products for processing or resale. They may research farm products, negotiate with suppliers and vendors, monitor product shipment and have a variety of other responsibilities.

    $64,860 Median Annual Salary
  • Agricultural Managers

    Agricultural managers oversee farms, ranches or other agricultural enterprises. They are responsible for hiring and training workers, coordinating activities like planting, growing and harvesting, ensuring health and safety compliance and a host of other tasks.

    $64,810 Median Annual Salary

Why Illinois College?

  • Future-focused.

    The online BA in Agribusiness Management degree prepares you to thrive in a rapidly changing industry.

  • Rigorous academics.

    Learn business fundamentals that can help you succeed.

  • Hands-on learning.

    A required capstone internship means you’ll gain real-world experience that prepares you for career success.

  • Professional connections.

    Build a robust professional network with experienced instructors and industry connections.

Benefits of
Learning Online

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