Agribusiness Option


About the program

Two-year full-time degree schedule; mixture of management, core business, computer, engineering, science, and communication courses with emphasis on management in a variety of organizational settings; program can be completed on a part-time basis

Students who select the Agribusiness option within MTC’s Associate of Applied Business (AAB) business management program will develop knowledge and skills that facilitate practical application as it applies to the business of farming. Strong foundation in decision-making principles plus the option to customize agricultural focus through technical courses, strengthens the connection in preparing students for employment in commercial agriculture and businesses serving agriculture. MTC’s business management curriculum places a strong emphasis on developing graduates who are prepared to help organizations be successful in the face of everyday business challenges.

Program format(s)

This program follows an 8-week course format. This means you will take fewer classes at a time, and earn credits faster as you complete the program. Each semester is divided into two 8-week sessions, with a smaller number of classes taken during each compared to a traditional 16-week semester schedule.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate business career pathways.  
  • Use problem-solving methodology to solve customer concerns and business problems. 
  • Apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to measure, process, and communicate financial information. 
  • Develop a marketing plan incorporating products, promotions, sales ideas, and strategies.  
  • Describe legal requirements and ethical considerations pertaining to organizations. 
  • Explain economics concepts including demand, supply, competition, resources and making choices with regards to consumer behavior.  
  • Use appropriate audience-focused approaches for professional business communication. Apply advanced functions for data analysis and visualization. 
  • Apply techniques used to transition from the classroom to the work environment.  
  • Demonstrate business practices within the Business Management field. 
  • Communicate effectively both written and orally. 
  • Solve problems using mathematics. 
  • Solve problems through analysis, creativity, and synthesis to make informed decisions. 
  • Demonstrate good work habits, effective interpersonal and teamwork skills, and a high level of professionalism. 
  • Use technology tools efficiently and effectively to perform personal and professional tasks. 
  • Exhibit respect and sensitivity for individual and institutional differences. 

Career Opportunities

  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Agricultural Management
  • Crop Soil Sampler
  • Crop Insurance Account Specialist
  • Grader/Sorter
  • Product Manager

Application Requirements

  • MTC Application for Admission and nonrefundable applicable fee.
  • Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).
  • Demonstrate college-readiness by achieving the required minimum score on a placement test, successfully completing any required college foundation courses, or satisfying other measures including but not limited to high school coursework, previous college coursework, samples of work, etc.