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College of Agriculture

Agribusiness: Agricultural Finance

Agricultural finance offers specialized training for students interested in agricultural and agribusiness finance. With the advent of large, modern agricultural businesses, the need for persons trained in agricultural financial management has increased. Qualified students graduating with this Department of Agricultural Economics option background will find careers in areas such as commercial banks, farm credit administration, Farm Service Agency and other organizations where specialized knowledge of capital and finance in farm and agriculturally related businesses is required.

Credit Hours Required: 130 (See Core Graduation Requirements for Additional Information.)

Freshman Year

First Semester
Second Semester
(1) AGEC 20200 (Spreadsheet Use in Agricultural Business) (3) AGEC 21700 (Economics)
(3) AGEC 20300 (Introductory Microeconomics for Food and Agribusiness) (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University) (4) Biological sciences selective
(0.5) AGR 11200 (Introduction to Agricultural Economics Academic Programs) (3) Humanities selective
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) (3) Elective
(3) MA 22000 (Introduction to Calculus) or
MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I)
(4) Biological sciences selective
(16) (16)


Sophomore Year

Third Semester
Fourth Semester
(3) AGEC 22000 (Economics of Agricultural Markets) (3) AGEC 33000 (Management Methods for Agricultural Business) or ENTR 20000 (Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
(1) AGEC 29800 (Sophomore Seminar) (3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry) (3) MGMT 20000 (Introductory Accounting)
(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods) (3) Humanities selective
(3) Social science selective (3) Written or oral communication selective
(3) Elective (3) Elective
(16) (18)


Junior Year

Fifth Semester
Sixth Semester
(3) AGEC 32700 (Principles of Food and Agribusiness Marketing) (3) AGEC 45100 (Applied Econometrics) or mathematics or sciences selective*
(3) AGEC 35200 (Quantitative Techniques for Firm Decision Making) or mathematics or sciences selective* (3) AGEC 45500 (Agricultural Law) or MGMT 45500 (Legal Background for Business I)
(4) AGEC 42400 (Financial Management of Agricultural Business) (3) Agricultural economics selective
(3) MGMT 20100 (Management Accounting I) (3) Food and agribusiness management selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective (3) Written or oral communication selective
(3) Elective
(16) (18)


Senior Year

Seventh Semester
Eighth Semester
(3) AGEC 42500 (Estate Planning and Property Transfer) or AGEC 45600 (Federal Income Tax Law) (3) AGEC 43000 (Agricultural and Food Business Strategy)
(3) Economics selective (3) AGEC 52400 (Agricultural Finance)
(3) Social science, humanities or international understanding selective (2) Mathematics or sciences selective
(6) Electives (3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
(4) Electives
(15) (15)

* Student must complete quantitative techniques for firm decision-making or applied econometrics.