Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences - Agribusiness
School of Agriculture & Food Sciences

Program description

Agribusiness is the business and economics of food. It focuses on all of the factors that influence how food travels around the globe, including: finance, government policy, international trade, risk management, the environment, food safety, and regional development.

The Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness) degree gives students a thorough understanding of Canada's food supply chain, from producer to consumer. Students learn how to market and distribute food products to customers within the community and around the world.

Program options

Degree options

B.Sc. Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness) - 4 years

Program options

  • Agribusiness – Learn how to manage an agricultural or food-processing business
  • Agricultural Economics – Get an education in the economics of producing, processing, distributing, marketing and using agricultural products
  • International Agribusiness – Explore agricultural business principles in an international context by completing a minor in Central and Eastern European Studies, Latin American Studies, or Asian Studies

Minor options

  • Animal Systems
  • Entomology
  • Food Science
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Soil Science
  • Programs in other faculties

Interesting courses and unique opportunities

Interesting courses

  • Economics of World Food Issues and Policies
  • Introduction to Environmental Economics
  • Agricultural and Food Policy

Co-op programs
The Cooperative Education option integrates the student's academic study with practical work experience in industry, government and the farming profession. To obtain the co-op designation, students must complete three 4-month work terms. Two of these can be during the summer. This program option will extend your degree time by one semester (slightly longer if a student takes more work terms in winter).

Exchange and travel opportunities
Exchange opportunities exist for agriculture students to study abroad in countries such as Sweden, Mexico, France, the U.S., China and India.

Professional opportunities

  • Sales and Marketing Representative
  • Financial Account Manager
  • International Business, Trade and Development Analyst
  • Risk Management Specialist



Admission requirements

Visit the Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) Agricultural and Food Sciences application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.



What is unique about this program at the U of M?

The University of Manitoba's Agribusiness program is a well-recognized agribusiness program in Canada. As an Agribusiness student at the University of Manitoba, students benefit from the program's industry partnerships and a vibrant Winnipeg-based agricultural community. Agribusiness is an excellent option for students with an interest in an applied business program.

Students have opportunities to participate in quiz bowls – skills competitions held across North America. The Agribusiness teams have placed well against other schools in Canada and the U.S. They can also participate in ongoing international exchange programs with highly regarded universities in the U.S., Mexico, France and Sweden.

Important links

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Agribusiness Homepage
Graduate studies in Agribusiness