Study with us
Apply your knowledge
Explore a sector of the agri-food industry through a paid work placement that earns you academic credit towards your degree. While participating in our Co-op Program students engage throughout the placement in an online self-directed course that provides them with ongoing evaluation from their workplace.
Learn from the best
Our agribusiness professors bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from the industry to the classroom, examining topics like risk analysis, natural resource economics and international trade policy.
Build your network
The Agribusiness Student’s Association (ABSA) plans fun and formal networking events to connect industry employers and mentors directly with students.
Live and learn in Manitoba
With international students from over 120 different countries, UM is part of Winnipeg's unique and diverse cultural community.
Where it can take you
BSc (Agribusiness) graduates can be found in a variety of jobs:
- International business analyzing
- Commercial management
- Sales and marketing
- Commercial specialist
- Trade and markets
- Agricultural product development
- Agricultural policy
- Human resources
- Accounting and financing
Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness)
Expected duration: 4 years
Students must complete 120 credits hours of the degree core, restricted electives and free elective courses.
The Agribusiness program allows students to specialize in the people component of agriculture. This begins with the consumer, ends with the producer and involves all those along the food chain. Food production and distribution is undertaken in a business environment and agribusiness is the study of decision-making within this setting.
Cooperative education program
Agribusiness students have the option to earn credits through the Cooperative Education Program, connecting classroom learning with valuable work experience.
Professional designation eligibility
Agrologists Manitoba (Manitoba Institute of Agrologists)
Graduates of the BSc (Agriculture), BSc (Agribusiness) and BSc (Agroecology) degrees meet the entry to practice education requirement and are eligible to become Professional Agrologists (PAg).
Agrologists are regulated professionals who have highly specialized knowledge about agriculture and food production and natural resource management. They provide decision makers with advice to help feed the world, boost the economy, and protect the environment.
Graduates from the Faculty’s professional programs who are working and practicing agrology in Manitoba require registration with and a licence from Agrologists Manitoba. Students/prospective students should contact Agrologists Manitoba directly for more information on the practice of agrology in Manitoba.
See below for a list of available minors in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, as well as link to all available minors offered through the University of Manitoba:
Sample Course Offerings:
- ABIZ 3510: Economics of Food Policy (3 credit hours)
- AGRI 1600: Introduction to Agri-Food Systems (3 credit hours)
- ABIZ 2620: Agricultural Human Resource Management (3 credit hours)
- AGRI 2030: Technical Communications (3 credit hours)
- ABIZ 2390: Introduction to Environmental Economics (3 credit hours)
- ABIZ 3120: Commodity Futures Markets (3 credit hours)
- ABIZ 3540: Financial Risk Management (3 credit hours)
- ABIZ 2510: Introduction to Agricultural and Food Marketing (3 credit hours)
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.
Course outlines are available to view on this page.
See the full Agribusiness program progression plan on our Degree advising page.
The following are minimum requirements for entry into the Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness) degree program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
Direct Entry applicants are those who have not attended a post-secondary institution or have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at a recognized university or college. Direct entry applicants require the following:
- Manitoba high school graduation including 5 full credits at the Grade 12 level in courses designated S,G, or U
- A minimum average of 70 per cent over the following courses, with no less than 60 per cent in each course:
- English 40S
- Applied Mathematics 40S or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S
- Two academic 40S courses
Advanced Entry is for applicants who have completed one year (24 credit hours) or more of studies in another faculty at the University of Manitoba or another recognized post-secondary institution.
If you do not meet the requirements for direct or advanced entry into the Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness) program, you can apply for admission to University 1, the Diploma in Agriculture program, or another program with direct entry.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
How to apply
Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online. To begin your application, select the Start or continue your application button. The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency, and other documents.
Admission and application inquiries
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