Agribusiness Managment (Transfer Option)

Agribusiness Managment (Transfer Option) AS - 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 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.


  • Agricultural Business Manager
  • Farm Loan Officer
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Grain Merchandiser
  • Agricultural Marketing Specialist
  • Government Inspector
  • Farm Equipment Sales/Service Rep
  • Commodity Broker
  • Farm Management Consultant

Courses Offered

Agribusiness Management Systems Required Courses (27 credit hours)

  • ABM 1803 Business Statistics (3 credits)
  • ABM 2403 Ag Finance (3 credits)
  • ABM 2903 Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • ACT 1103 Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACT 1203 Accounting II (3 credits)
  • ECN 1203 Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECN 1303 Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • MGT 2503 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • MKT 2203 Ag. Marketing (3 credits)

Select 12 credit hours from the following or by Advisor Approval

  • ABM 2004 Internship (4 credits)
  • ABM 2854 Farm and Ranch Management (4 credits)
  • AGR 1103 Crop Science (3 credits)
  • AGR 2404 Crop Managment (4 credits)
  • ASI 1303 Animal Managment (3 credits)
  • ASI 2303 Range Management (3 credits)
  • ASI 2513 Meat Science (3 credits)
  • MKT 2103 Retail Marketing (3 credits)

Associate of Science Core (25-26 credits)

  • Total Credit Hours for Degree (64-65 credits)

Associated Clubs and Teams

  • Business Club
  • Farm Bureau Club
  • Collegiate 4-h/FFA

Featured Student

Kylie Cadwallader Agribusiness Major
"Coming from a rural background, agriculture has always been a part of me. I knew that after high school I wanted to continue my education and work to help promote agriculture. That is why I chose NCTA. NCTA has a small town feel and by being ag based NCTA advocated the same values I do. I chose to major in agribusiness because I was interested to learn more in that field and I believe it will help me most in achieving my future goals. I have greatly enjoyed my time at NCTA and am ready to graduate and take the next step."