Learn the Business of Agriculture

The online Agricultural Business Minor from the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences allows students to better position themselves in the workplace by gaining skills in areas such as agricultural marketing and management, environmental economics, sales and finance. Choose core elective courses that focus on specific aspects of agricultural business, such as food marketing, sales, farm management and entrepreneurship.

Students can take the Agricultural Business Minor as part of the requirement for the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program or add the minor to complement another U of A undergraduate degree program approved by your academic program adviser.


Required Courses

Core Requirements (9 hours) 1

  • AGEC 11003 - Principles of Agricultural Microeconomics
    or ECON 22003 - Principles of Microeconomics

  • AGEC 23003 - Introduction to Agribusiness
    or AGEC 21003 - Principles of Agricultural Macroeconomics
    or ECON 21003 - Principles of Agricultural Macroeconomics

  • ASTM 29003 - Agricultural and Human Environmental Sciences Applications of Microcomputers
    or ISYS 11203 - Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency


Select two of the following Core Electives (6 hours)


Select two of the following Controlled Electives (6 hours)

  • Any upper division AGEC course not already used*
  • Approved substitutions 2


1 For any student minoring in Agricultural Business, all 9 hours of Core Requirements must be completed before enrolling in upper division Core Elective or Controlled Elective courses.

2 Additional upper-division courses in the Sam M. Walton College of Business may be substituted with approval, provided prerequisites for those courses have been satisfied outside the minor. A minimum of six hours of upper-division AGEC courses without substitution is required for the minor.

*Other face-to-face AGEC courses are available on the Fayetteville campus. Tuition and fees may differ.


For students in the online BA in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program or U of A degree-seeking students:

In order to add this minor, students must consult their advisers for their academic majors.