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AAE offers two degree options, a B.S. in Agricultural and Applied Economics, and a B.S. in Agricultural Business Management. These two degrees will help you build analytical and quantitative skills, and apply them to the real world challenges of today’s economy.
We also offer certificates in Development Economics and Business Management for Agricultural and Life Sciences to complement your degree work.
Our majors provide you with real-world ready skills. Our students go on to a wide variety of jobs in industry, consulting, with large numbers of students finding employment as business analysts, sales representatives, and commodity specialists.
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All new students must apply directly through the UW – Madison online application. You will have the opportunity to select AAE as your preferred field of study.
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AAE offers a wide variety of courses and options for specialty, including development economics, agricultural business, applied economics, environmental and resource economics and managerial economics.
We offer a wide range of courses to help you meet all your major or certificate requirements. Explore business and finance, environment and natural resources, poverty and international development, food systems, and commodities.
- AAE Course list
- Agricultural and Applied Economics Guide
- AAE Four Year Plan
- Agricultural Business Management Guide
- ABM Four Year Plan
Our majors provide you with real-world ready skills. Our students go on to a wide variety of jobs in industry and consulting, with large numbers of students finding employment as business analysts, sales representatives, and commodity specialists.
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Economics is everywhere. Whether you are interested in commodities, environmental protection and climate change, sustainable agriculture, or agricultural sales and marketing, AAE faculty can provide you with the skills to get you on a career path for today’s economy.
Get all the benefits of a world class university, combined with small classes and hands-on advising. Whether your interests are global, local or everything in-between, our majors graduate ready for their future.