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. 

Earn your Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness online at Mayville State University. 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. Upon program completion, students are prepared to work in sales, ag cooperatives, banking, finance, farm and ranch management, and other agribusiness fields.

Learn more about the MSU Agribusiness program and activities. 


The program requires students to take 52 core credits of agribusiness courses and 21 credits of specialization courses. Specializations include Science & Technology and Business. 

Agribusiness majors must complete 30 credits of Essential Studies courses. The following Essential Studies courses are required as prerequisite courses for the program: COMM 110ENGL 110ENGL 120 or ENGL 125 (preferred); MATH 103 (College Algebra – may substitute a higher-level Math course with approval), ECON 201; and, ECON 202. The recommended Essential Study prerequisite courses for the program: GEOG 103BIOL 150BIOL 150LBIOL 151BIOL 151L.

Students working towards the B.S. in Agribusiness may choose to complete a double major with a B.S. or B.A.S. in Business Administration.


Mayville State University accepts transfer credit from regionally recognized accredited institutions of postsecondary education. All credit hours earned from the institutions that meet this criterion are accepted in transfer towards graduation degree credit hours.

Mayville State is working with the community and technical colleges in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wyoming, Arizona, and Washington. Below you will find a link to detailed transfer information from some of the institutions we have been working with. These are only sample articulations. Actual transfer credit granted will vary.

Find articulation agreements with Mayville State.


Mayville State University recognizes the importance of technology in today's world and wants to ensure that baccalaureate graduates of the institution have the technological knowledge and skills necessary to compete effectively. A strong foundation in many disciplines will increase your skill in written and oral communication and critical thinking.


Mayville State online and distance courses cost $337.25 per credit for tuition and fees (2023-2024), regardless of a student's state of residency. Please note, college tuition is subject to change without notice. Financial aid is available in the form of grants and loans. To see if you are eligible for financial aid, you must complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). List Mayville State University (Title IV code 002993) on your application.


Employers today place a strong emphasis on relevant work experience. The Internship Program at Mayville State University provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable hands-on work experience coupled with a paycheck and academic credit for the work completed during an internship.

Agribusiness Factsheet

APPLY NOW to Mayville State's Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness program. 

For more information or an unofficial transcript review, please contact

Julie St. Germaine :: MSU Distance Education Program Coordinator

Connie Kaldor

Online Advisor & Recruiter
Phone: 701-788-4721
Text: 701-401-5791

Jeff Hovde

Instructor of Biology
Phone: 701-788-5291