Finance in Agri-Business

College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences


What is Finance in Agri-Business?

In this Agricultural and Consumer Economics concentration, you can study finance as it applies to agriculture, business, and the finance industry. You'll take many courses aimed at both small business and large corporations. You'll work with numbers and data that will help you enter into banking, insurance, or supply firms. You’ll learn the necessary skills to work in a variety of agricultural finance fields. You can apply directly into this concentration.

Career Options

  • Banking
  • Financial management
  • Financial planning
  • Insurance
  • Investment
  • Lending
  • Real estate
  • Rural appraisal
  • Securities

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)
  • Strong social science and business-related coursework and performance
  • 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