Agricultural Business

Advise federal and state governments on agricultural issues; work with regional, national and international agricultural firms; or pursue a wide variety of jobs within agricultural credit and banking institutions.

Agricultural Business – B.S. in Agricultural Business; Minor

The agricultural business sector of the economy is constantly growing. For every U.S. job in agricultural production, there are approximately three jobs in agriculture-related businesses. The Agricultural Business program at Montana State has established an excellent reputation with employers in the field and is specifically designed for management training with emphasis on finance, accounting and managerial economics.

This program has two concentrations, Agribusiness Management and Farm & Ranch Management.




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Top Public University in Montana
According to the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, Montana State is the No. 1 Public University in the state based on value, post-graduation salary and student experience.

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Unique Opportunities
At Montana State, undergraduates are offered hands-on experiences in labs, studios, teaching farms and in the surrounding wilderness.

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Make An Immediate Impact
Students in our program often conduct research and produce publications even during their undergraduate careers.




Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.

Career Opportunities

Agricultural Business students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Farm Loan Officer
  • Farm Manager
  • Insurance Producer
  • Range Manager
  • Crop Insurance Agent

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available, including self-assessment and working with career coaches.