Agricultural and Food Business Management – Online Minor

Study local food systems and a global marketplace

As one of the world's premier institutions for agriculture education, Oregon State University is the ideal place to begin building your career in the industry. Earning a minor online in agricultural and food business management will qualify you to meet the growing demand for professionals with financial management training specifically focused on the agricultural sector and ensure your long-term success in the field.

Fits perfectly with your Ecampus major

The agricultural and food business management minor is a perfect complement to several degree programs delivered online by Oregon State, and it could give you a competitive edge in the workplace. It could be especially beneficial if you're enrolled in one of the following bachelor's programs:

  • Agricultural sciences
  • Horticulture
  • Crop and soil science
  • Environmental economics and policy
  • Natural resources
  • Rangeland science
  • Sustainability (double degree)


The program's online curriculum will prepare you to make informed agricultural and food business management decisions. You can find complete curriculum details on Oregon State's academic catalog.

The learning outcomes include analyzing and evaluating agribusiness problems and management decisions using business software; formulating marketing plans for generic commodities and specialized products; and explaining how external forces such as law, environmental regulations and government policies impact agribusiness decision-making.

Sample course topics

  • Agricultural and food management
  • Agricultural and food marketing
  • Environmental economics and policy
  • Applied economics

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their expertise, research and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • As an Oregon State Ecampus student, you’ll receive the same certificate and transcript as OSU’s on-campus students.