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  Jul 21, 2017
 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dual MS-MBA Program - Business Administration / Agricultural Economics


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The College of Busines s Administration and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources offer a dual program leading to the conferral of both the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Science with a concentration in agribusiness in the agricultural economics major. The dual program can be accomplished with approximately 20 fewer hours of course work than would be required to earn both degrees separately.

The establishment of the dual program addresses the critical need for agribusiness personnel trained in business fundamentals, with the analytical, technical, management, and economic decision-making skills to operate within the modern economic environment. The objective of the dual degree program is to prepare graduates to take leading management roles within agribusiness firms in a rapidly changing agricultural sector in an increasingly competitive global market. The program is directed toward management of agribusiness firms within the agricultural-consulting, bioenergy, food-processing, input-supply, marketing, and transportation industries, among others.

Admission
Applicants for the dual MS-MBA program must make separate applications to and be accepted by Graduate and International Admissions for the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Science with a major in agricultural economics. Students should indicate on both applications the intent to pursue the dual MS-MBA program. Students accepted for both the MBA and MS degree programs will be assigned to an advisor from the MBA program and another from the agricultural economics MS program. These advisors will be responsible for course approval and supervision of the students’ progress through the dual program.

After the MBA application deadline of February 1, applications by United States citizens and permanent residents will still be considered as space allows. Additional information is required and different application dates are established by Graduate and International Admissions for international students.

Requirements
The dual MS-MBA curriculum consists of 60 hours of coursework, 30 hours for the Master of Business Administration and 30 hours for the Master of Science. A minimum of 30 hours must be from the College of Business Administration. Of the 30 hours required for the Master of Science, a minimum of 21 hours must be at the 500 level, excluding 500 and 502, a minimum of 21 hours must be from the Department of Agricultural Economics, and nine hours of electives may be from the College of Business Administration, the Department of Agricultural Economics, and/or other courses approved by the student’s Master’s Committee. A written comprehensive exam on the material covered in agricultural economics courses is required during the spring semester of the second year. An oral exam is also required for students who receive a marginal pass on the written exam.

The dual degree candidate must satisfy the curriculum and graduation requirements of the agricultural economics major and the College of Business Administration. Students withdrawing from the dual degree program before completing both degrees will not receive credit toward graduation in either degree program for courses taken in the other degree program, except as such courses qualify for credit without regard to the dual degree program. The MS and the MBA degrees will be awarded upon successful completion of the requirements of the dual program. 

 

August – First Year

Hours Credit
BUAD 511  3

Fall – First Year

 
BUAD 501  1
BUAD 512  15

Spring - First Year

 
BUAD 513  9

 

2
Elective(s)1in MBA Concentration2 and/or other graduate-level course(s) approved by the student's MS Committee3 0-6

Summer

 
 4 3

Fall – Second Year

 
AGEC 505 , AGEC 512 , and AGEC 524  9
 Elective(s)1 in Agricultural Economics, MBA Concentration2, or other graduate-level course(s) approved by the student’s MS Committee 0-6

Spring – Second Year5

 
AGEC 525 , AGEC 542 5, and AGEC 550 5
Elective1 in Agricultural Economics, MBA Concentration 2, or other graduate-level course approved by the student’s MS Committee 0-3
  Total: 60

1 Electives must sum to nine or more hours.
2 MBA concentration courses in finance, logistics, marketing or operations management.
3 If no electives are taken Spring-First Year, Agricultural Economics 595 may begin after spring break following completion of Business Administration 513 and Business Administration 591.
4 Registration for Agricultural Economics 595 can occur during Summer or Fall-Second Year. The internship report and oral presentation must be completed before the end of the semester of registration.
5 A student completing the series of two MBA concentration courses in finance, operations management or marketing can substitute another agricultural economics course for Agricultural Economics 512, 542 or 550, respectively.

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