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MS in Agricultural Operations and Management

The Department of Agriculture now offers a Master's degree concentration in Agricultural Operations and Management.

Graduates of agriculture and horticulture programs may now pursue a Master’s degree concentration in Agricultural Operations and Management.

This unique program combines hands-on agricultural experience with creative problem solving and agribusiness management.

The demand for graduates with an advanced degree in agriculture is growing! As in other fields, a Master's degree can open doors to upper-level management positions from marketing, finance and accounting to operations management.

These positions include:

  • Management of agricultural firms,
  • Food production or food services businesses,
  • Farming operations or land management companies.

A graduate degree provides more career options and higher salaries.

The concentration was approved summer 2016 and is currently open for students as MS degree in Applied Engineering and Technology Management.

Major Core Courses (15 hours)

  • Economics for Lean Operations (AEM 801)
  • Project Management (AEM 804)
  • Creative Problem Solving (TEC 830)
  •   Six-credits of synthesis experience: AEM 820; AEM 821, 822 or 839

Agriculture Operations and Management Concentration (9 hours)

  • Global Food Systems (AGR 720 )
  • Agricultural Policy (AGR 850)
  • 3 credits from the following with advisor approval: Advanced Technical Agriculture (AGR 770) or Independent Study (AGR 701, 709, 807)

Supporting Courses (6 Hours)

  • Choose from advisor approved electives

Exit Requirement (0 Credits)

  • GRD 867c or 868b

Total Requirements (30 hours)

Download the Suggested Curriculum Guide and program flyer below (PDF files).

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