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Gain Valuable Skills for a Growing Field
The online Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from the Briner School of Business at Greenville University is an applied business management degree adapted for the agribusiness industry. It provides hands-on, experiential learning for success in domestic and international agricultural business environments.
Greenville University’s campus is located in the heart of the Midwest and surrounded by agribusiness giants for 500 miles. We have a deep understanding of the skills that top employers expect from agribusiness professionals and bring that knowledge to the online agribusiness degree through an industry-driven approach grounded in interdisciplinary learning. Students have the opportunity to serve in consulting roles for leading agribusiness companies by participating in our Experience First program, leveraging our connection to the field into valuable professional experience.
In this program, you will study business and market plan development, complete entrepreneurial lab exercises, and explore agricultural commodity market simulations. Graduates of this program are innovative, business-ready professionals with the skills to lead.
B.S. Agribusiness Curriculum
The B.S. in Agribusiness from Greenville University combines a career-focused business management curriculum with specialized agriculture and science topics. Coursework includes economics, entrepreneurship, management, biology, ecology, and more. The program integrates Christian values into agribusiness practices, so you learn to develop solutions to industry challenges while maintaining an ethical, faith-based perspective.Curriculum Details
When you complete the online agribusiness degree program, you’ll be able to:
- Effectively manage colleagues, employees, and clients in ever-changing domestic and international business environments.
- Synthesize goals, teamwork, and leadership activities built upon a meaningful business vision and strategy.
- Analyze agricultural trends and integrate them into effective, profitable management decisions.
- Evaluate organizational strengths and weaknesses using proven financial and operational analytical tools.
- Efficiently communicate plans, issues, and progress to any stakeholder with a broad array of technology using written, spoken, and digital techniques.
When you earn your online agribusiness degree from Greenville University, you will be prepared to become a leader in a growing industry. Possible professional paths include farm appraiser, agricultural policy analyst, grain and livestock buyer, quality controller, market analyst, and more.
The average salary for agricultural managers is $67,950, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This interdisciplinary degree gives you the business skills and agricultural knowledge you need for success in a variety of roles.Explore Career Outlook
This program is $470 per credit hour and includes 120 credits. To finish your degree faster and for a lower cost, you can transfer up to 90 credits.
Greenville University is proud to offer high-quality online programs with competitive tuition. We will work with you to ensure that your educational dreams are within reach.Tuition and Fees
Dr. Mark Jenner, Director of Agribusiness
Mark has been training 40 years to inspire students in the agribusiness management program. He carved out a 20-year career as a manure visionary and loves to tell folks he got his job because “he knew his ‘manure.’”
Emissions and new markets are often managed by making the most apparent choice, but the obvious solution is rarely the best option. Effective, sustainable solutions to management of societies’ organic residues require a deep working knowledge of both the market and legal systems. Mark built his expertise by innovating with undervalued organic residues and biomass in food, feed, energy, and environmental markets–emerging agribusiness frontiers.
Mark has worked all over the country, in addition to operating his own hog farm and biomass energy consulting company. He helped establish private ownership rights for US fish farmers and helped contract poultry growers understand their performance contracts. He developed a rural power plant for the State of Indiana that would run off of locally available municipal and agricultural residues. He examined the value of energy crops at the University of California, Davis, verified analyses of US government data for USDA and EPA, and wrote a column for BioCycle magazine.
During his formative years, Mark spent two years in Nepal in the Peace Corps and six months working on a farm in Germany. Along the way, he earned a PhD in agricultural economics focusing on production systems, two MS degrees in manure management, and a BS in agronomy, all from the University of Missiouri. He came to Greenville University from the faculty of the University of Missouri, where he reconnected with the joy of teaching while serving as Extension faculty. One of the aspects that drew him to the Grenville’s Briner School of Business was the chance to inspire what Bob Briner calls “lambs that roar.”
“We can do this,” Mark says. “We can deliver sharp, confident agribusiness management graduates who will outperform graduates from larger programs.”
Learn From Agribusiness Experts
Greenville University’s distinguished and caring faculty bring relevant business and agricultural experience to the online classroom, so you learn valuable skills you can apply on the job. They are here to offer one-on-one support, encouragement, and guidance as you complete your degree.
Study in a format that fits your life with our flexible and convenient online programs. Online learners receive personal support from application to graduation and experience the same academic rigor as on-campus students.Online Learning Benefits
Your education is an investment in your future. With our competitive tuition and transfer credit options, you can make your degree affordable. Learn more about federal aid, military benefits, and scholarships to fund your studies.Tuition and Aid
Frequently Asked Questions
Our dedicated admissions team is here to help. If you have additional questions that aren’t covered here, contact us or call (855) 582-1233.
Your total tuition will vary based on the number of credits you transfer to the program. For those who transfer the maximum number of credits, the estimated tuition for the major is $14,100. Please visit the program’s tuition page to review all tuition costs.
Yes. The Briner School of Business at Greenville University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Additionally, Greenville University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1947.
Yes, you can transfer up to 90 credits to the B.S. in Agribusiness program. Transferring the maximum number of credits helps you complete the program in as little as 12 months. Review our admission details to learn more.
You will be ready to pursue positions across the agricultural employment landscape, which accounts for 11% of the jobs in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Career opportunities include agricultural manager, agricultural real estate appraiser, and quality control manager. Visit our careers page to learn more.