Agricultural Business Development B.B.A.

Ag business students pose with a food product they created.

Growing markets.

In this exciting time of growth in global opportunity, small and large agricultural businesses in the U.S. have one thing in common: They are all competing for growing local, regional and international markets.

In our agricultural business development Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) program, you will combine a knowledge of production agriculture with business and management skills, and be prepared to lead consumer-based businesses related to agriculture and food production.

In our full-semester internship, you will put all your skills and course learning together through supervised fieldwork in a selected agriculture business or agriculture service organization.

As a graduate of our program, your unique combination of skills and experience in production, marketing and management will set you on a track to owning or managing a wide range of agricultural businesses.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Create and successfully operate their own agricultural enterprise
  • Seek financing and maintain positive relationships with creditors and financial institutions
  • Identify market opportunities and successfully utilize the opportunities to improve profitability
  • Form, create and maintain effective relationships with the non-agriculture community
  • Develop, manage and maintain and effective interpersonal skills in the corporate and family business setting
  • Question, investigate, analyze, evaluate, and communicate in agribusiness
  • Interact with peers toward the accomplishment of effectively collaborating with agribusiness peers
  • Adapt to a constantly changing agribusiness environment, and identify realistic goals and inventions for short- and long-term business planning
  • Assess the range of one’s abilities, accept responsibility for setting realistic goals, and implement a plan for personal and professional well-being

Interested in a minor? Check out our Cannabis Industry and Agricultural Human Resource Management minors.

Jenna Wilbur

Jenna Wilbur

Student, Agricultural Business Development B.B.A.
I chose Morrisville for the incredible agriculture program and hands-on experiences. I recommend this college to anyone looking for small classes, real-life experiences and lifelong friendships. My friends and I enjoy participating in the livestock club. Learning about new animals is the best part!

Partnering with Nelson Farms provides our students with real-world experience in value-added agriculture and product development. Student-created products are sold in their store and across the New York State Thruway via TasteNY.

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