University of Florida

Master of Agribusiness (MAB)

The Master of Agribusiness is a 30 hour non-thesis degree designed specifically for students with no educational background in economics. The four-semester program begins in Summer B and ends the following Summer C. The program is diverse with majors including Animal Science, Food Science, Horticulture, Agricultural Education and Communication, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Finance, and Accounting.

The MAB courses complement the student's undergraduate education and prepare them for careers in private industry, state and federal government, education at secondary and post-secondary institutions, entrepreneurial pursuits, professional schools, financial analysis, agricultural production and marketing, food and consumer goods, and sales.

Elements of the Program

Summer B Term
AEB 5188 Economics of Agribusiness Decisions(3)
AEB 5516 Quantitative methods in Agribusiness(3)

AEB 5326 Agricultural Financial Management(3)
AEB 6225 Public Policy and the Agribusiness Firm(3)
AEB 6385 Management Strategies for Agribusiness Firms Elective(3)

AEB 5757 Strategic Human Resource Management(3)
AEB 6183 Agribusiness Risk Management(3)
AEB 6675 International Agribusiness Marketing(3)

Summer C
AEB 6942 Advanced Applications in Agribusiness Experience (internship)(3)

One more elective required may be taken any term

Minimum Requirements for Admission

  • Bachelor's degree with B or better grades in Financial Accounting, Statistics, Management, and Principles of Microeconomics ECO 2023 or equivalent) or Economic Issues, Food and You (AEB 2014)
  • GRE score of at least 1000 on verbal plus quantitative on old exam or combined score of 300 on the new exam, with at least 145 on the quantitative
  • GPA of at least 3.0 in junior/senior year

Admission is for the Summer B term only. All materials must be submitted via the online application by May 1 each year.

The applicant pool is extremely competitive, therefore it is highly recommended that applicants exceed the minimum requirements for consideration.

Application Process

Submit recommendation letter requests and statement of purpose online. Please do not send paper copies of any materials submitted online. Allow 3-4 weeks for processing.

Send one set of official transcripts (if you are NOT currently attending UF) and test scores to:
UF Graduate Admissions
201 Criser Hall
Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611

Attach a copy of your Bachelor’s and Master’s transcripts to your online application for department use. These are not official transcripts and will not be used for review by the Admissions Office.