Agribusiness Management

Agribusiness Management AAS - Agribusiness Managment Systems

The Agribusiness Management Systems major supports the college mission by striving to develop students into competent citizens through general education and promoting involvement, innovation,and individuality in the agribusiness industry.  Agribusiness Management graduates are pursuing careers in agriculture finance and at farm cooperatives; as office managers in various agricultural companies and are partners or owners of production agriculture businesses and as small main street business owners. Click here to see suggested two-year sequence of classes.

Transfer to the University of Nebraska- Kearney *New- Fall, 2023!
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and the University of Nebraska at Kearney are partnering to offer 2+2 Program Pathways! Start by earning one of the following associate degrees from NCTA then seamlessly transition to UNK and earn your Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.


  • Commodity Broker
  • Grain Merchandiser
  • Small Business Owner
  • Farm Insurance Agent
  • Livestock Buyer
  • Agricultural Farm Loan Officer
  • Agricultural Marketing Specialist
  • Ag Market Analyst
  • Farm/ Ranch Accountant
  • Agriculture Chemical Sales Rep

Courses Offered

Agribusiness Management Systems Core (20 credit hours)

  • ABM 2004 Internship (4 credits)
  • ABM 2911 Seminar (1 credit)
  • ACT 1103 Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ECN 1203 Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • MGT 2103 Managment Concepts (3 credits)
  • ABM 1803 Business Statistics or MTH 1503 College Algebra (3 credits)
  • ABM 2003 Critical Thinking (3 credits)

Management Option (34 credit hours)

  • ABM 1803 Business Statistics (3 credits)
  • ABM 2403 Ag. Finance (3 credits)
  • ABM 2854 Farm and Ranch Management (4 credits)
  • ABM 2903 Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • ACT 1203 Accounting II (3 credits)
  • AIT 1073 Intro to Databases (3 credits)
  • ECN 1303 Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • MGT 2503 Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • MKT 2203 Ag. Marketing (3 credits)
  • ABM Econ of World Food (3 credits)
  • ABM 2103 Personal Finance (3 credits)
  • ABM Farm, Ranch and small Business Recordkeeping (3 credits)
  • AIT 1083 Desktop Publishing/ Web Design (3 credits)
  • MKT 2103 Retail Marketing (3 credits)

Associate of Applied Science Core (20-22 credit hours required)

  • Total credit hours for degree (72-73 credit hours)

Associated Clubs and Teams

  • Business Club
  • Farm Bureau Club
  • Women in Ag
  • Phi Theta Kappa

Featured Student

Garth Packard
Garth Packard Agribusiness

I chose to come to NCTA because of the great educational reputation that has been established here. I was also excited about the small town values found in Curtis