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Master of Agriculture with Specialization in Agribusiness

The New Mexico State University Master of Agriculture program specializing in Agribusiness (MAG-AB) is an attractive graduate education alternative for individuals completing or holding undergraduate degrees in the various fields of agricultural and food sciences such as agronomy, horticulture, pest management, animal and/or range science, food processing/technology, agricultural education and/or communication, as well as degrees in agricultural economics and/or agricultural business and related fields.

MAG-AB Program provides students with backgrounds or interests in agriculture with graduate-level training in agribusiness and applied economics. The program is offered by the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) through the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business (AEAB), and also draws from classes offered by the College of Business (CB).

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

The Master of Agriculture in Agribusiness consists of a minimum of 33 credit hours.

The Core Requirements (12 hours) of this program are:

  • AEEC 551 (3)
  • AEEC 556 (3)
  • FIN 503 (3)
  • ACCT 503 (3)

    AEAB Block:

    In addition to the above choose 2 courses (6 hours) from the list below:

  • AEEC 511/FIN 511 (3)
  • AEEC 520 (3)
  • AEEC 526 (3)
  • AEEC 540 (3)
  • AEEC 545 (3) (must be taken as part of AEAB Block if not taken as AGE 445G)
  • AEEC 550 (3)
  • AEEC 575 (3)
  • AEEC 580 (3)
  • AEEC 585 (3)

    Note: Some of the courses required for the MAG-AB degree are core requirements for the MBA program and have limitations for participation by non-MBA students. MAG-AB students (Non-MBA) cannot take BA 590 and MGT 590. Further, MAG-AB students can only take 9 credits from the list of ACCT 503, BCIS 502, BLAW 502, ECON 503, FIN 502, FIN 503, MGT 502, MGT 503, MGT 512, and MKTG 503. MAG-AB students are required to take FIN 503 and ACCT 503. Thus, only one additional "MBA" course can be taken by MAG-AB students.

    Internship/Creative Component Project (3-6 hours) OR Thesis (4-6 hours) - Total Hours Depends on Class Chosen

  • AEEC 595 (Internship) (3 to 6)
  • AEEC 598 (Creative Component Project) (3 to 6) - max 3/semester; 6/degree - graded "PR" until completion
  • AEEC 599 (Thesis) (4 to 6)

    (Note: Student can take 2 additional courses with approval from advisor and graduate chairman in lieu of AEEC 595, 598, or 599)

    ELECTIVES (3-4 classes) can include 3 hours of AEEC 596 - 12 hour

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