College of Professional Studies


Location: Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha, Online
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The Agribusiness program prepares an individual to manage agricultural businesses and agriculturally-related operations. A degree in agribusiness includes a unique blend of both agricultural sciences curriculum as well as coursework with a strong foundation in economics and business management. This combination gives our graduates the experience they need to lead in the agricultural industry.

At Doane, we build our Agribusiness program on preparing our students for the future of agriculture. We take a unique approach focused on a few key areas that are shaping the future of the industry; sustainability, technology, and global. Upon completion of the Agribusiness program, our students will have the knowledge and experience to help shape the agriculture of tomorrow.

Doane’s Agribusiness program is designed to prepare a student for employment in a wide variety of fields including business finance, international agriculture, agricultural marketing, policy formation, farm and ranch management, resource economics, rural development, banking, and real estate appraisal.

Campus and online course availability varies by program. Please contact the enrollment team for more information.

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The Doane Difference

Traditions roots run deep in agriculture. We honor agriculture’s heritage by teaching you to build a business worthy of passing down to the next generation.

More Than Just Farming
Agriculture means many things to many people. We give you a wide lens across all aspects of the agriculture industry, so you can make a difference no matter where you take your education.

Technology never stops changing, especially in agriculture. At Doane, we teach you how to leverage the technology that’s shaping the future of agribusiness to increase yields and profits.

We live in a global ecosystem. Fluctuating markets and a growing global population affect the livelihood of local farmers, ranchers, and ag professionals. At Doane we equip you with the skills needed to react to an ever-changing global market.

Future farms can’t plant crops if we deplete the topsoil today and ranchers can’t raise livestock if we pollute the air they breathe. At Doane, we teach you to protect the agriculture of today with the agriculture of tomorrow.

Program Information

Agricultural and Food Scientists
In 2016, the median pay for an agricultural and food scientist was $62,920.
Agricultural and food scientists research ways to improve the efficiency and safety of agricultural establishments and products.

Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
In 2016, the median pay for a farmer, rancher or other ag manager was $66,360 per year.
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers operate establishments that produce crops, livestock, and dairy products.

Tuition Per Credit Hour

Lincoln Campus: $314
Grand Island Campus: $314
Omaha Campus: $314
Online: $346

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Agribusiness News

November 15, 2018
Lauren Schmidt, Madisyn Ayres, Dr. Courtney Baillie, Matthew Gilg, Jackson Love
Every Doane senior accounting major has been awarded a scholarship from the Nebraska Society of CPAs, a rare feat for Doane, or any other school.