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Agribusiness Economics and Management: Agricultural Economics Emphasis

Degree or Minor: 
Undergraduate Degree
Green Concentration: 
No
UA College: 
Agriculture & Life Sciences
Degree Type: 
Bachelor of Science
Degree/Minor Description: 

A degree in Agribusiness Economics and Management (ABEM) prepares students to assume responsible positions in the management of the world's natural and human resources. Private firms and government agencies seek employees with excellent problem-solving and communication skills. Students develop these skills through studies in agribusiness management, finance, economic theory, natural resource economics, environmental regulation, quantitative techniques, and economic development, both domestic and international. Students with the Agricultural Economics Emphasis will gain an understanding of markets, environmental law, the economics of environmental resources conservation, water policy, and much more. In the Agricultural Economics & Management major, students will take courses in business administration and applied economics; develop problem solving and decision making skills; focus on critical management issues dealing with land, people, food, water, and capital; prepare for careers here and abroad; practice for a future career in senior-level capstone courses that use real world simulations and cases. This option provides sufficient flexibility for students to formally minor in a related field.

Research Opportunities: 

Environmental Research Laboratory: The ERL is a research facility that is part of the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science. It is used to improve the health, welfare and living standards of communities in desert areas through the application of appropriate and sustainable technologies. 

Campus Agricultural Center: The CAC is a 160 acre research, teaching, and extension facility, which supports those functions of the eleven College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) departments. It is currently home to over 70 different multidisciplinary research studies in the fields, laboratories, and greenhouses.

Biosphere 2: Biosphere 2 is owned by the University of Arizona and is an Earth systems science research facility that focuses on the Earth, its living systems, and sustainability. The facility is located in northern Tucson and serves as a center for research, outreach, and teaching. 

BIO5 Institute: The BIO5 Institute is at the leading edge of life sciences research, bringing together researchers from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering. The main goal of BIO5 is to find bold solutions to complex, biology-based challenges affecting humanity. 

Research Themes: 
Business and Economics
Energy
Food Systems and Security
Governance, Law, and Policy
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Science Engagement
Water