Are you considering starting your own business?
Are you currently working in a family-owned business or do you intend to return to a family-owned business when you graduate?
Are you interested in working for an entrepreneur?
Are you planning a career in banking or with a financial institution?
Are you wanting a working knowledge of business development practices and strategies?
If you answered “yes” to any question above, then the agribusiness entrepreneurship minor may be for you!
Innovation and entrepreneurship are not limited to one field or one degree area.
The 16-hour minor is open to all majors at Texas A&M University.
Other course requirements include the following:
- Students must meet the prerequisites for each course required in the minor.
- Students must have a cumulative GPR of 2.0 or higher to be approved for the minor.
- Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all required minor coursework.
What can students in the minor expect?
A critical component of the agribusiness entrepreneurship minor is learning to establish and develop a large network with successful entrepreneurs and other professionals. This minor offers ample opportunities for students to learn how to develop networking strategies in the classroom and in social settings.
Students will choose to develop a business plan for their own professional career pursuits, or to evaluate a business from an investor’s or consultant’s perspective. The course instructor and student will mutually agree on the business venture and business settings selected. The options for students’ businesses are wide and varied, and represent businesses located in either a rural or metropolitan setting.
Are you ready to enroll in the minor? If yes, complete this application form and take it to the Undergraduate Office in the Department of Agricultural Economics, AGLS 214.
Click here for a list of the 2021 AGEC 425 student business venture projects
Click here for a list of the 2020 AGEC 425 student business venture projects
Click here for a list of the 2019 AGEC 425 student business venture projects
Click here for a list of the 2018 AGEC 425 student business venture projects.
Recommended Course Sequencing for completing capstone courses in Junior year or in Senior year at Texas A&M University:
If you would like to visit with someone about the agribusiness entrepreneurship minor, please contact us.
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