Dec 02, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Agricultural Economics: Concentration in Agribusiness (M.S.)



The on-campus Master of Science in Agricultural Economics with concentration in Agribusiness, offered by the Department of Agricultural Economics , is designed for students aiming for the next level in the agribusiness sector or academia.

Thesis Option


Ag Economics, Finance, Marketing, Management (3 credit hours)


Select one course from:

  • AGEC 700 or higher level course not used for other requirements (3)

Thesis Research (6 credit hours)


Total hours required for graduation (30)


Note


The following courses developed for the Masters of Agribusiness are not allowed on a student’s program of study: AGEC 700, AGEC 701, AGEC 713, AGEC 720, AGEC 730, AGEC 760, AGEC 761, and AGEC 770. 

Statistics courses STAT 702 and STAT 703 are not permitted in the M.S. degree program of study.

Non-Thesis Option*


Ag Economics, Finance, Marketing, Management (3 credit hours)


Select one course from:

  • AGEC 700 or higher level course not used for other requirements (3)

Total hours required for graduation (36)


Note:


* The student is required to demonstrate evidence of scholarly effort by completing a creative component consisting of a written paper and an oral defense. The written paper will be on a topic provided by the student’s advisory committee relating to the student’s field of study. The report shall demonstrate a student’s understanding of the economic concepts critical to the problem. A critique of literature related to the topic should be included in the written report. The student should provide a qualitative analysis (graphical) of the problem. The qualitative analysis may propose testable hypotheses. Finally, the student should present a quantitative framework for further analysis. Quantitative analysis is not necessarily required, though it is encouraged.

 

The following courses developed for the Masters of Agribusiness are not allowed on a student’s program of study: AGEC 700, AGEC 701, AGEC 713, AGEC 720, AGEC 730, AGEC 760, AGEC 761, and AGEC 770. 

Statistics courses STAT 702 and STAT 703 are not permitted in the M.S. degree program of study.