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Master of Agribusiness

Professional Online Master's Program

For applicants with an academic background in areas other than economics or agricultural economics.

Learn the skills needed to make important management, policy, financial, and production decisions. The curriculum complements your undergraduate education and prepares you for a career in private industry, state & federal government, secondary, post-secondary, and professional institutions, and entrepreneurial pursuits in areas such as management, finance, production, international marketing, human resources, research and development, and sales.

Next Application Deadline: May 15, 2024

Professional Online Master's Program

For applicants with an academic background in areas other than economics or agricultural economics.

Learn the skills needed to make important management, policy, financial, and production decisions. The curriculum complements your undergraduate education and prepares you for a career in private industry, state & federal government, secondary, post-secondary, and professional institutions, and entrepreneurial pursuits in areas such as management, finance, production, international marketing, human resources, research and development, and sales.

Next Application Deadline: May 15, 2024

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Master of Agribusiness

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  • Course Curriculum

    Courses

    Curriculum: 30 credit hours (9 core courses, 1 elective)

    Completely virtual, asynchronous (no set meeting times)

    Summer B

    AEB 5516 Quantitative Methods for Agribusiness Decisions
    AEB 5757 Strategic Agribusiness Human Resource Management

    Fall

    AEB 5188 Economics of Agribusiness Decisions
    AEB 5326 Agricultural Financial Management
    AEB 6183 Agribusiness Risk Management

    Spring

    AEB 6301 Food Wholesale and Retail Marketing
    AEB 6385 Management Strategies for Agribusiness Firms
    AEB 6675 International Agribusiness Marketing

    Summer (or any term)

    • AEB 6942 Advanced Applications in Agribusiness Experience 
      • Professional Capstone Requirement consisting of either an internship or special project
    • Elective 
      • A list of suggested electives will be provided by the Graduate Office.

    Program Notes:.

    • Course schedule subject to change.
    • Students may enroll part-time.
  • Applying to the Graduate Program

    All applications to the program are done online through the UF Graduate School Application. It is a multi-step process, so please visit our Application Information page to make sure that you meet all of the requirements and follow the instructions to successfully complete the application.

     

  • Additional Resources
  • Employers of our Graduates

    Bank of America
    Bank United
    Bayer Crop Science
    Black & Decker
    BBVA Compass Bank
    Century 21 Real Estate
    Chiquita
    Del Monte
    Dow Agrosciences
    Economic Council of Okeechobee
    Farm Bureau
    Farm Credit
    Florida Department of Citrus
    Florida’s Natural
    Florida State Attorney’s Office
    Ford Motor Company
    Helena Chemical
    Kansas Pork Association
    Morgan Stanley
    Naval Air Warfare Center
    PepsiCo
    Procter and Gamble
    Publix
    Siemens
    Syngenta Crop Protection
    T. Rowe Price
    Tropicana
    USDA
    Walt Disney
    Wedgworth Farms

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Does the online MAB require the GRE?

    A: No, GRE scores are not necessary for acceptance into the program.

     

    Q: When can students start the online MAB?

    A: The department admits to the MAB in summer B term only

     

    Q: How long does it take to complete the online MAB?

    A: The program is 30 credit hours and can be completed in 4 semesters if attending full-time.

     

    Q: I work full-time and cannot take a full course load. Is that okay?

    A: Yes. Most of our students are employed and it is perfectly fine to take one or two classes per term.

     

    Q: Will I need to be online at a specific time each week to complete my courses?

    A: No. The online MAB is asynchronous, meaning there is no set meeting time. You will need to check your CANVAS regularly to complete and submit assignments, collaborate on projects, and participate in class discussions.

     

    Q: Will I have an opportunity to interact with my peers and professors?

    A: Yes. We encourage frequent interaction and collaboration among students and with professors. Our faculty are always willing and ready to assist our students.

     

    Q: Will my diploma state that my program is online?

    A: No. Online degrees at UF do not distinguish between on-campus and online degrees. Your diploma will only show your degree “Master of Agribusiness”  

     

    Q: What is the tuition cost?

    A: While UF Florida resident tuition for graduate students is $530.69 per credit hour, MAB students only pay $484.48/credit hour (or $14,534.40 for the complete 30-credit hour program) because as online students, they are exempt from certain fees.  Tuition for non-Florida residents is $1255.41/credit hour.

     

    Q: Is financial assistance available for my program?

    A: Scholarship applications in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and Food and Resource Economics Department (FRED) open in the spring term and are due each April 1st for award in the fall term. Students who apply to the MAB before the April 1st scholarship deadline will be given a chance to apply for scholarships. There is also the possibility of financial assistance through student loans. Students should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and contact the UF Student Financial Aid Office for more information. Applicants who are citizens of a Latin American or Caribbean country may qualify to receive the Latin America-Caribbean Scholarship of $500 per semester, which enables them to qualify as a “resident for tuition purposes”.  

     

    Q: Do I need proof of insurance or immunization?

    A: No. There is a specific code attached to each MAB student which exempts them from the health insurance and immunization requirements.

     

    Q: Where are graduates of the online MAB employed?

    A: Graduates of the MAB program are employed in local, state, and federal government agencies, non-profit agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGO), US and foreign private industry, and US and foreign educational institutions.  Their career areas are wide-ranging including budget analysts, pricing consultants, marketing specialists, sales representatives and sales supervisors, production supervisors, farm managers, account specialists, financial advisors, finance and budget directors, legislative analysts, operations officers, contract analysts, underwriters, supply chain managers, buyers and procurement specialists, marketing specialists, human resource directors, compliance officers, broker associates, product development managers. Among our alumni are entrepreneurs, CEOs, COO’s, CFO’s, Presidents and Vice Presidents of industry, teachers, attorneys, police officers, active-duty military, veterinarians, and even a Circuit Court Judge!

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