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Agribusiness, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Maryland City, MD, United States
The Agribusiness Degree Program offered by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore combines instruction in the agricultural sciences and economics with particular emphasis on the management of agricultural production and marketing firms, decision-making, and problem solving in public policy. 
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Overview

The core curriculum of the program offered by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is developed from courses offered in the Departments of Agriculture, Food and Resource Sciences;  Business, Management and Accounting; and  Mathematics and Computer Science.

By combining these areas in the curriculum, the agribusiness program is designed to: (1) meet the requirements for agribusiness competency essential for today's production agriculture, and (2) provide students sufficient expertise to allow them to enter management levels of diverse agribusiness firms. In addition, the curriculum includes a broad range of elective courses, which allows the student in agribusiness to structure a program consistent with his/her personal interests and goals.

Agribusiness students are also strongly encouraged to be involved in an internship or cooperative education program with a university-approved agribusiness firm, a federal or state agency, or an international organization during their junior or senior year. This arrangement provides students with training, experience, and a first-hand look at various career opportunities.

Career Opportunities 

A degree in Agribusiness  prepares students to teach, to conduct research, to pursue graduate and professional degrees, to work in government and business, and numerous other related jobs such as: Business and Technology, Marketing and Management, International Trade and Development, Economic Research, Commodity Brokerage, Computer Science, Public Relations Specialist, Market Forecaster, Technical Representative, Extension Educator, Market Reporter, Financial Analyst, and Financial Representative. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Plant Science Lab
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Engineering Principles Applied to Agriculture
  • Quantitative Methods in Agribusiness
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agricultural Price Analysis
  • Marketing Agricultural Products
  • International Agricultural Markets, Trade and Development
  • Farm Management
  • Agricultural Finance
  • Agricultural Policy
  • Intermediate Micro Economic Theory
  • Introduction to Computer Use

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

General Requirements

  • An official evaluation of all academic records (credential evaluation) from WES, ECE or AACRAO. Please request a course-by-course evaluation including a grade point average (GPA). The evaluation should be accompanied by an official copy of each academic record.
  • Official scores to confirm English proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL scores). Conditional admission is not offered for applicants whose scores do not meet the minimum required scores below, or for those who do not have scores to submit.  The scores should be no more than two years old.
  • An official copy of the test results from taking either the SAT I or ACT.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15828 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15828 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15828 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15828 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5418 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5418 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Maryland City

  • 1610 - 2730 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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