Bachelor of Arts

Agribusiness Management

Program Details

Next Start Date
January 14
Est. Program Length
18 months*
Credit Hours
42
Course Length
8 weeks
Cost per Credit
$375
Credits Accepted
88

*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 two-credit internship.

Because our agribusiness management degree is fully online, you’ll study on your own terms. An online program means flexibility, 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:

  • GROWMARK FS, Inc.
  • 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

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.

Courses

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
    Transfer and first-year students can apply for free at admission.ic.edu/apply
  • Official transcripts of all high school and/or college work completed

Tuition

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

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855.822.5202 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.

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  • Military Students

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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.

    $53,652 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.

    $48,696 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.

    $43,815 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

Whether it’s increasing your paycheck or advancing your career, an online degree can help you go further.

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