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Agricultural and Food Business Management

The Agricultural and Food Business Management (AFBM) program isn't an ordinary business major. Jointly coordinated by CFANS and the Carlson School of Management, it's the only program of its kind at the U of M. It draws on the strengths of each college to provide you with access to the professors, research, and resources of two nationally recognized programs. You'll also have priority registration for business classes in Carlson.

Students in this major learn how to use economic concepts and management tools to effectively identify, analyze, and solve management problems for food and agricultural industries, financial institutions, and companies of all sizes.

In addition to general required courses for this major, you'll choose one of the below areas of specialization (or a minor in Carlson):

Associated Minors in the Carlson School of Management

Due to the unique relationship with Carlson, AFBM majors can pursue one of Carlson's 8 minors. These minors include:

For more information about this major, its specializations, and its career paths, see the Undergraduate Program section of the Department of Applied Economics site.


Academic Planning

University Catalog (current requirements for this major)

See Sample 4-Year Plan and Curriculum Worksheet here (in the right-side column).


Department of Applied Economics

Applied Econ Undergraduate Programs

Career Info

Involvement Opportunities

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