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Agribusiness, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #905 (BCR) , ND,
The Agribusiness program at North Dakota State University recognizes the importance of agribusiness to the nation’s economy and the long tradition of the department in training the industry’s leaders.


The Agribusiness major at North Dakota State University has several main components.

Students are exposed to a range of concepts and methods useful in agribusiness decision-making in each of three areas of specialization: finance, management, and marketing. Equally important, agribusiness graduates will master problem-solving and effective communication skills to face challenges encountered in their professional careers.

Agribusiness students are required to participate in an internship during their studies. Employers continue to place high importance on work-related experience when they evaluate potential employees. Employers know that all NDSU agribusiness graduates have gained valuable work experience through the required internship.

Career Opportunities

Agribusiness graduates find career openings in many areas of specialization, including positions as international and domestic grain traders; elevator managers; sales representatives with chemical, seed, feed and fertilizer companies; analysts for railroads, transport and renewable energy companies; logistics managers; finance and credit officers; food company managers; experts with the foreign agriculture service; and analyst positions in market development organizations. 

In addition to a rewarding set of career opportunities following graduation, many students choose to continue with graduate studies to further develop their analytical and management skills. Although many graduates find successful careers in North Dakota and Minnesota, others pursue careers throughout the nation and the world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International students: 01 May deadline for the fall semester

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Skills for Academic Success
  • College Composition
  • College Algebra 
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Mathematics for Business
  • Gen Ed Science & Technology
  • Gen Ed Humanities & Fine Arts
  • Gen Ed Wellness

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • The online application for admission
  • A nonrefundable application fee
  • Official academic records for all institutions attended and national exams taken
  • A copy of official financial documentation from a bank official or sponsoring government, showing available funds equivalent to estimated annual costs for one year of attendance
  • A copy of your passport and other immigration documents, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13925 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13925 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11936 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7957 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7957 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fargo

  • 870 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Several $500 scholarships are available to outstanding freshmen entering the program each fall semester. Scholarships also are available to transfer students and students already in the agribusiness program at NDSU.
The department annually awards $50,000 in scholarships (ranging from $500 to $2,500) to agribusiness and agricultural economics majors.
The College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources awards scholarships each year. Contact the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics for information about any of these scholarship opportunities.
Student loan, grant and work-study information is available from the Office of Student Financial Services and Bison Connection.

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