Agribusiness, Markets & Management

College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences


What is Agribusiness, Markets & Management?

This concentration within Agricultural and Consumer Economics focuses on learning management skills, planning, and human resource management. We place emphasis on the interaction between marketing firms and the business environment. You will learn about agricultural technology, supply, distribution, and processing. Many hands-on opportunities for learning, like seminars and internships, are also included. You can apply directly into this concentration.

Career Options

  • Commodity exchange
  • Finance
  • Grain merchandising
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Procurement
  • Sales
  • Technical analysis

Post-Graduation Success1

92% employed or continuing education

78% employed after graduation

14% attending graduate school

$51,576 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Cargill, Allstate Insurance Company View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, New York University, Cornell University View All

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Calculus preferred (if available at high school)
  • Demonstrated understanding of the major
  • Experiences related to the major

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

3.9 years to degree

95% first-year retention rate

74% four-year graduation rate

83% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $14,342
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $37,492


  • Tuition: $33,462
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $56,952


  • Tuition: $34,410
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $57,900