University of Wisconsin–Madison

Undergraduate Majors

B.S. Agricultural and Applied Economics

Build the analytical skills you need to understand today’s economy. Learn the economics behind some of today’s most pressing issues including food systems, international trade, climate change and environmental protection, poverty and more. This major also offers the opportunity to explores business economics and finance, economic development, biotechnology, land-use management, and community development. Majors graduate ready for careers in business, finance, sales, management, policy and industry.

There are four areas of concentration within the major, all leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. This is a major designed by you and your advisor to fit your specific interests.

  • Applied Economics – the economics of real world policy, business and finance
  • Development Economics – understanding the global economy, population and poverty
  • Environmental and Resource Economics – learn about the value of our natural resources, and their protection through environmental policy
  • Managerial Economics – explore commodities, agricultural finance and farm systems management

Agricultural & Applied Economics Guide
The guide provides admission information, course requirements and more

B.S. Agricultural Business Management

If you are particularly interested in business you will find our program in Agricultural Business Management (ABM) ideally suited to your career goals. You will learn managerial economics, how businesses make decisions and minimize risk, and how to use applied mathematics and statistics to analyze prices and markets.

ABM students receive permission to take specified business courses that are normally reserved for students in the School of Business. Students completing this major will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business Management, one of only five professional undergraduate degrees offered at the University.

Agricultural Business Management Guide
The guide provides admission information, course requirements and more