The demand for skilled, educated, innovative, and technology-driven leaders in the field of agriculture is growing exponentially.
“Humanity must now produce more food in the next four decades than we have in the last 8,000 years of agriculture combined. And we must do so sustainably.” (World Wildlife Fund 2050 Criteria Report)
The complex issues facing agriculture today need graduates with a grounded biblical worldview. Questions of stewardship, sustainability, business ethics, and agricultural politics must be grappled with in order to meet the world’s food supply needs. This is why Corban University has decided to become one of the few Christian schools on the West Coast—the only Christian school in Oregon—to offer a degree that integrates faith and agribusiness.
Is Agribusiness the right concentration for you?
- You are passionate about the agriculture industry, including sustainability and stewardship of God’s creation.
- You enjoy solving complex problems.
- You’re highly adaptable to change, especially when it comes to new technology.
- You enjoy communicating both verbally and in writing.
- You’re excited by the idea of improving people’s lives through ag.
Corban’s location in the Willamette Valley provides a beautiful and agriculturally diverse environment for you to prepare to make a difference in agribusiness.
The Willamette Valley—and Oregon as a whole—is a prime location to study agriculture. With its eight distinct growing regions, healthy rainfall, and prominent role in industries ranging from cattle and dairy to grass seed, Christmas trees, blueberries, pears, hazelnuts, blackberries, clover, peppermint, grapes and more, Oregon is a natural and strategic location for agricultural studies.
Strong Business Background
Corban’s Hoff School of Business is known for producing graduates who are sought out by employers. “We want Corban graduates!” are the words frequently heard from employers in Salem and beyond. In addition, Corban University was given special recognition for its business school by Colleges of Distinction. The concentration in agribusiness builds on an exceptional business core that will prepare you to make a difference.
Each agribusiness student is required to take 6 internship credits. Corban’s growing connections with local farmers, ranchers, and agricultural businesses will give Corban agribusiness students a wide variety of opportunities to get hands-on experiences.
What You’ll Learn
Agribusiness at Corban combines foundational business courses with specialized agribusiness courses. Courses in the agribusiness program will prepare you to be a skilled business leader, with specialized knowledge and experience in the agricultural industry. You’ll take classes such as:
- Marketing Principles
- Sales & Marketing of Agricultural Products
- Management Principles
- Financial Management
- Agricultural Economics: Commodity Market & Food Pricing
- Managerial Accounting
- Business Law
- Advanced Farm & Ranch Management
In addition, you will gain hands-on experience through internships with local farmers and ag-related businesses. You will get additional career preparation through Corban Consulting Partners, ImpressibleYou™, global opportunities and more. Learn more about the Hoff School of Business.
Graduates of Corban’s agribusiness program will be prepared to excel in careers such as:
- Agricultural Consultant
- Agricultural Economist
- Agricultural Loan Officer
- Agricultural Policy Analyst
- E-commerce Specialist
- Environmental Consultant
- Farm Appraiser
- Farm Labor Specialist
- Financial Analyst
- Land Use Manager
- Market Analyst
- Marketing Specialist