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Undergraduate Programs

Join us and receive a top-notch,
multidimensional education.

A Value-Added Education

Today, it is essential for graduates to go beyond degree acquisition to be competitive in the job market. Our program delivers a value-added package. Internships, specialized courses, workshops, career exploration, career tracks, job shadowing, road trips, and other professional networking opportunities set our students on a path to success. We offer a unique mix of courses — from agribusiness analytics to international agricultural trade. And our research and extension experts engage students by using analytical tools to tackle real-world problems. Intentional advising, small class sizes and flexible degree options make our program a standout choice for undergraduate students.

Pursue a Bachelor of Science in agricultural business management (ABM) or a Bachelor of Science in ABM with a biological sciences and business management concentration. Or learn basic business and economic principles through our undergraduate certificate.

Students outside the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics can enhance their majors with an ABM minor.

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Undergraduate Offerings

Agricultural Business Management (ABM)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business Management prepares graduates for increasing opportunities to enter managerial positions in ag-related businesses. The academic program combines core courses in agricultural business and economics with courses in science and technology. Students learn to apply the concepts, principles and terminology of business and economics to real-world issues and opportunities.

ABM Course Requirements

Agricultural Business Management – Biological Sciences/Business Management (BBM)

This academic program combines training in science with business and economics and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business Management with a concentration in the Biological Sciences/Business Management (BBM). The concentration is for students with a strong interest in science who seek alternatives to traditional science careers.

BBM Course Requirements

Agricultural Business Minor

The minor in Agricultural Business Management (ABM Minor) is offered to undergraduate majors in all departments except the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. The minor provides students an opportunity to learn basic business and economic principles that are useful in careers in agricultural and related industries.

Note: Students must contact Colleen Hembree before their final semester to add the minor.

ABM Minor Requirements

Agricultural Entrepreneurship Minor

The Minor in Agricultural Entrepreneurship is available to undergraduates in all majors. Courses in the minor cover the basic mindset, principles, and practices of entrepreneurship, including how to start a new business and how to add value to an existing business. Entrepreneurship skills are valuable to not only entrepreneurs but also to managers and others in careers in agricultural and related industries.

Note: Students must contact Colleen Hembree before their final semester to add the minor.

Agricultural Entrepreneurship Minor Requirements

Undergraduate Certificate

Gain real-world business skills and a competitive edge with an undergraduate certificate in agricultural business management. The program is designed for students currently enrolled in an associate or bachelor’s degree program or who have previously earned college credit at the associate or bachelor’s levels.

Earn A Certificate

Agricultural Entrepreneurship Program

Our courses extend beyond the classroom walls to give students hands-on, real-world experience in ideation, problem-solving and commercialization of new ventures and products. On top of all that, you’ll learn business principles and best practices, communication strategies and how to work as part of an effective team.

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Contact Us

Interested in our undergraduate programs? Contact John Russ, our undergraduate coordinator: russ@ncsu.edu.



For questions about Agribusiness Entrepreneurship or our certificate programs, email: Colleen Hembree at cahembre@ncsu.edu