The flexible curriculum of the agricultural business bachelor's degree focuses on the management skills necessary to succeed in small- and medium-sized agricultural businesses. See how it can help you advance your career.
Online agricultural business degree
Agriculture is a high-tech industry that continually evolves to meet the changing needs of society. Success in the industry today requires more than just knowledge of agricultural methods — it requires an understanding of economics, technology, policy, and entrepreneurship. CSU's online agricultural business degree is one of the only programs available that trains you in all of these areas, giving you a skill set that neither an economics degree nor agricultural science degree alone could offer.
Learn the whole business cycle, from production to pricing to policy
This online agribusiness degree gives you tools that can be applied to your own business or a number of different jobs within other small- to medium-sized organizations. Learn about the technical processes that drive business decisions with courses in:
- Agricultural Law
Build upon your agricultural knowledge and experience with agricultural science courses in areas such as:
- Animal Sciences
- Natural Resources
- Food Technology
- Watershed Science
To learn more about courses offered in the online agricultural business degree program, visit the Requirements and Curriculum page.
In addition to earning your agricultural business degree, you have the option to further specialize your knowledge with a degree minor. Choose from eight minors, including:
- Business Administration
- Global and Environmental Sustainability
- Media Studies
- Political Science
Study with experts at a leading agricultural institution
Offered through CSU's College of Agricultural Sciences — an academic entity that has thrived since the University's founding in 1870 — this program is guided by knowledgeable faculty who are producing research that will shape the industry for decades to come. Learn from these experts, and work with them to design a program of study tailored to meet your needs.
Enjoy the benefits of online learning
This online agribusiness degree program allows you to earn your bachelor's degree from a reputable research university from wherever you are. Keep your job, stay in your hometown, and have the flexibility you need to manage your family and personal responsibilities.
Although the program is online, it still gives you the opportunity to interact closely with your instructors and your peers. The average size is 21 students, and faculty make it a priority to facilitate meaningful and productive discussions through email, online forums, and other applications.
"Balancing work and life with trying to back to school is a very daunting task, but it's doable. Especially with the free range that Colorado State's online program offers. You have the ability to be able to set up your own schedule as long as you meet deadlines. You're not faced with a lot of the same types of constraints that you would have on campus, where you have to take a test at 10:30 on Wednesday and the Clark building room 104. You can actually say, you know what, I'm not going be able to get to that until 2 in the morning on Friday."
— Ralph Towell, online agricultural business student
Watch these videos to hear more of what CSU's online students say about their learning experiences.