MBA Concentration: Agribusiness

This program, jointly offered by the College of Business and the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES), is designed to train future mid- and upper-level executives for the food and fiber industry, as well as for the public sector.

Graduates from NMSU’s MBA-AB program will have the distinctive advantage of being knowledgeable about U.S. and international food and fiber sectors while holding a fully AACSB International-accredited MBA degree.

Contact: Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.


If you have not taken a course in Agricultural Policy, you will need to take AEEC 545 (Advanced Agricultural Policy) prior to taking the five Specialization courses mentioned below.

The five 3-hour courses that are included in Specialization in Agribusiness coursework are:

  • AEEC 511 Advanced Futures and Options Markets
  • AEEC 520 International Agricultural Trade Theory and Policy
  • AEEC 526 Global Food Supply Chain Management
  • AEEC 551 Advanced Agribusiness Marketing
  • AEEC 556 Advanced Agribusiness Management

Students taking a concentration in agribusiness must take the following five 3-hour courses in substitution of five of the courses included in the basic MBA degree program. The five 3-hour courses included in the basic MBA degree program that are not included in Concentration in Agribusiness coursework are:

  • ECON 503 Managerial Economics
  • Elective
  • MGT 502 Operations Management
  • MGT 512 Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions
  • MKTG 503 Marketing Management