About

This broad program allows you to develop expertise in an area that interests you while preparing you for a successful career immediately after graduating. You’ll be equipped to take on entry-level management positions or start your own enterprise in a variety of rural, land-based, agricultural and/or food-related businesses.

You can expect to find employment with agribusiness – including nursery and landscaping – firms or farms, financial institutions and state and federal agencies dealing with land use, food and agriculture.

Employment in these areas requires the essential components of this major: a broad educational background combined with knowledge of managing natural resource-based businesses.

By selecting appropriate coursework in consultation with your adviser, you can create your own area of expertise or follow course tracks for entrepreneurship, equine management, food science and technology, horticulture or livestock, as well as pursuing coursework to prepare for graduate school.

Research and Academic Opportunities

From providing support to students accepted to competitive forums and conferences, to encouraging and supporting participation in student etiquette dinners and career development courses, the Agribusiness Management program makes investing in student development a top priority.

The program's coordination and collaboration with WVU Global Affairs also make it easy for students to study abroad and still graduate on time.

Opportunities

  • The faculty has a wide range of expertise and interests, including agribusiness management, agricultural and natural resources law, organic and local food marketing, entrepreneurship and environmental economics and policy.
  • A small-school environment with the resources of a large university. You’ll benefit from one-on-one faculty interactions and develop a close relationship with your faculty adviser.
  • A strong partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service provides invaluable opportunities, such as networking and internships.
  • The program's capstone course prepares you for the next step as you complete a senior thesis, semester abroad or an internship.
  • Uniquely tailored coursework requirements provide a broad-based education, preparing you for a diverse range of opportunities after graduation.
  • A unique blend of career development courses, career fairs, and professional associations ensures you will graduate career-ready.
  • 13 farms and forests located throughout West Virginia.
  • Morgantown facilities include the Agronomy Farm, Organic Research Farm, and the 408-acre Animal Science Farm.
  • $600,000+ in scholarships awarded annually by the Davis College in partnership with WVU Student Financial Support and Services.
  • Connect with professionals in your field of study and enhance your professional communication skills through the Davis College Mentor Program.
  • Opportunities to join livestock, poultry, and soil judging teams.

Careers

The goal of this major is to provide students with a breadth of knowledge that will prepare them for entry-level management positions or starting their own enterprise in a variety of rural, land-based, agricultural and/or food-related businesses.

Graduates can expect to find employment in agribusiness firms or farms, financial institutions or state and federal government agencies dealing with land use, food and agriculture. Employment in these areas requires the essential components of this major: a broad educational background combined with knowledge of managing natural resource-based businesses.

  • Business Continuity Planners
  • Environmental Compliance Inspectors
  • Farm and Home Management Advisors
  • Farm and Ranch Managers
  • First-Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers
  • Natural Sciences Managers
  • The property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
  • Regulatory Affairs Managers
  • Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated January 8, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2020
Duration
4 years
Price
13,392 USD
West Virginia Resident Per Semester: $4,932 | Non-Resident Per Semester: $13,092 | International Per Semester: $13,392
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