Agricultural Business Management (11AMM)


The minor in Agricultural Business Management 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.


The program of study for the minor in Agricultural Business Management consists of a total of 15 credit hours (5 courses). Courses used to satisfy the minor requirements may not be taken for credit only. 

Required Courses (3 courses)

  • ARE 201 Introduction to Agricultural and Resource Economics or EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics (A minimum grade of “C-” or higher is required.)
  • 2 courses from the following offerings, each from a different category:
    • Category A: ARE 303 Farm Management OR ARE 304 Agribusiness Management
    • Category B: ARE 311 Agricultural Markets OR ARE 312 Agribusiness Marketing
    • Category C: ARE 321 Agricultural Financial Management OR ARE 323 Agribusiness Finance

Elective Courses (2 courses)

At least 1 with an (*) from the following
  • ARE 215 Small Business Accounting* 
  • ARE 303 Farm Management
  • ARE 304 Agribusiness Management
  • ARE 306 Agricultural Law
  • ARE 309 Environmental Law and Economic Policy*
  • ARE 311 Agricultural Markets
  • ARE 312 Agribusiness Marketing
  • ARE 321 Agricultural Financial Management*
  • ARE 323 Agribusiness Finance*
  • ARE 332 Human Resource Management for Agribusiness*
  • ARE 336 Introduction to Resource and Environmental Economics
  • ARE 345 Global Agribusiness Management*
  • ARE 404 Advanced Agribusiness Management*
  • ARE 412 Advanced Agribusiness Marketing*
  • ARE 433 US Agricultural Policy
  • ARE 444 Ethics in Agribusiness*
  • ARE 494 Agribusiness Study Abroad
  • ARE 495 Special Topics in Agricultural and Resource Economics*
  • ACC 200 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 210 Concepts of Financial Reporting
  • BUS 320 Financial Management
Concentration Areas for Elective Hours:

Any student choosing to concentrate their elective hours in a particular area of agricultural business management should select from the following options:
Marketing: ARE 311, ARE 312, ARE 412
Management: ARE 303, ARE 304, ARE 404
Finance: ARE 321, BUS 320, ARE 323
Law and Policy: ARE 306, ARE 309, ARE 433


Admission to the minor requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better and the completion of ARE 201 or EC 201 with a grade of ‘C-‘ or better.  Students should contact Dr. John S. Russ, to inquire about adding the minor no later than the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.


Certification requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better in all courses taken that could be used to satisfy the requirements for the minor. Courses used to satisfy the minor requirements may not be taken for credit only. All 300 or 400 level courses for the minor must be completed at NC State. If transfer credits have been granted for such courses, additional courses will be required and must be approved by the Undergraduate Coordinator. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.

Contact Person

Dr. John S. Russ
3346 Nelson Hall

Effective date:  6/2013
SIS Code: 11AMM