Mayville State University introduces a program that serves students by providing coursework, career field experiences, and a degree that will lead to successful and rewarding careers in agribusiness. The goal is to prepare students for the challenges facing them in the diverse and ever-changing agribusiness environment. The agribusiness coursework draws upon and builds collaborative relationships with area schools, employers, ag producers, and the communities contributing to the economic growth and vitality of northeastern North Dakota. The Mayville State University agribusiness degree program serves students via traditional on-campus, online, and hybrid delivery methods to provide students the skills they need to compete and succeed. The program will officially begin in the Spring Semester of 2021.

The Program

The program provides students with the coursework, career field experiences, and skills necessary to prepare them for successful careers in agriculture and agribusiness-related industries. A degree in agribusiness provides endless career opportunities. Our agribusiness curriculum focuses on the management skills needed to succeed in small and medium-sized agribusinesses, including the profitable operation of farms and ranches. Agriculture today is a high-tech industry, continually evolving to meet the changing needs of a growing world population. Success in agribusiness requires more than just knowledge of agricultural methods - it requires an understanding of economics, finance, marketing, technology, and entrepreneurship.

Upon program completion, students are prepared to work in sales, ag cooperatives, banking, finance, farm and ranch management, and other agribusiness-related fields.

Click here to download an Agribusiness Fact Sheet.

Click here to access Agribusiness information in the Mayville State catalog.

Check out the video shot from a drone in a Geography of Agriculture class field trip. Students enrolled in the Agribusiness Program at Mayville State will have the opportunity to enjoy experiences such as this.

Interested in pursuing the Agribusiness degree with Mayville State?

The best way to find out if Mayville State is right for you is to walk the halls, talk with a few professors, and meet the people who call it home.

Schedule a campus visit. Bring your family. Bring your friends. And bring your questions because this is when you find out just how well Mayville State fits. Please let us know five to seven days before you plan to visit so we can ensure you get the most out of your time on campus.

Click here to arrange for a campus visit or contact the Office of Recruitment and Outreach at 701-788-4842.

Unable to travel to Mayville for a visit?

Set up a personalized virtual tour and/or virtual visit with a recruitment representative at or 701-788-4842.

Interested in pursuing a degree in agribusiness online?

Our extended learning programs offer a flexible way to continue your education from where you live. You can remain near home, work, and family while earning a four-year degree that opens doors to exciting career opportunities.

We offer programs that are all online, online with some courses at one of our off-campus locations, or a combination of online asynchronous and synchronous courses.

You can take online courses on a full- or part-time basis, as your schedule allows. Mayville State instructors are experienced educators committed to personal attention and student learning. Mayville State University is a fully-accredited public university with more than 125 years of history in preparing teachers and other professionals.

Click here for more information about online options at Mayville State.

Talking with a faculty member about the agribusiness program at Mayville State.

Contact James Muriuki, Assistant Professor of Business, 701-788-4791 or