Students in this concentration learn marketing and management skills and meet with industry leaders and managers. This concentration includes many hand-on opportunities for learning, ranging from seminars with visiting executives to internships at top companies.

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Learn

Study marketing and management for businesses big and small. Discover factors that influence commodity prices and learn how to manage price risk through futures and options markets. Follow your food from farm to fork to understand how businesses operate along the supply chain and how consumers interact with the food system.

Do

Network with industry leaders and managers. Get hands-on learning from summer internships. Travel to another country and analyze the agricultural supply chain in the International Business Immersion Program. Join ACE’s award winning National Ag Marketing Team and showcase your team’s direct marketing campaign.

Advance

Help feed the world with a job in marketing or management for firms producing everything from high-end foods to farm inputs. Pursue a fast-paced career at the Chicago Board of Trade. Connect producers with consumers by working with an international food retailer like Aldi or an urban farmer’s market.

Sample Curriculum Agribusiness Markets and Management

Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) Major (10KL5006BS)

NOTE: This is merely a sample schedule. It is not the only schedule by which classes may be taken.

First Year

Fall Course & Hours   Spring Course & Hours  
ACE 100 4 ACE 161 3
ACES 101 3 RHET 105 or CMN 1011 3-4
RHET 105 or CMN 1011 3-4 MATH 124 or 2342 3-4
MATH 124 or 2202 3-4 ECON 103 3
Natural Sciences 3-5 Natural Sciences 3-5

1 An acceptable substitute is CMN 111/112.
2 Other acceptable math sequences is (MATH 220 and MATH 231).

Second Year

Fall Course & Hours   Spring Course & Hours  
ACE 222 3 ACE 231 3
ACCY 201* 3 ACCY 202* 3
ACE 2621 3 ACE 264* 3
ACE 341 AMM 1 Soc/Behavioral Sciences 3
Soc/Behavioral Sciences 3 Cultural Studies 3
Cultural Studies 3    

*Prerequisites:

ACCY 201: ACE 100 or ECON 102 or ECON 103; credit for or concurrent enrollment in remaining ACE 100, ECON 102, or ECON 103
ACCY 202: ACCY 201 ACE 261/262: MATH 124
ACE 264: ACE 262 and MATH 124

1 Students who started ACE/AMM in SP20 or earlier may meet their QR2 requirement with ACE 261 only, ACE 262/264, or ECON 202/203. Contact your advisor with any questions.

Third Year

Fall Course & Hours   Spring Course & Hours  
ACE 427, 428, 430, 431, or 435* 3-4 ACE 427, 428, 430, 431, or 435* 3-4
400-level International1 3 Humanities 3
ACE 300* 3 Cultural Studies3 3
Humanities 3 Other Electives 3-5
ACE or ACES Elective2 3 Advanced Composition 3

*Prerequisites:
ACE 300: ACE 100/ECON 102
ACE 427: ACE 100/ECON 102, ACE 262 or equivalent
ACE 428: ACE 222 or FIN 300 or equivalent
ACE 430: ACE 100/ECON 102, ACE 222
ACE 431: ACE 231, BADM 320, or ACE 222

1 Choose from ACE 435, 436, 451, 452, or 455. May also be fulfilled by 3 hours of credit from studying abroad in an approved program.
2  With electives, consider college and other requirements.
3 Students entering UIUC as of Summer 2018 or later have 3 cultural studies general education requirements. Students entering prior to Summer 2018 have 2 cultural studies general education requirements.

Fourth Year

Fall Course & Hours   Spring Course & Hours  
ACE 427, 428, 430, 431, or 435* 3-4 ACE or ACES Electives 6+
ACE or ACES Electives 9+ Other Electives 6+

*Prerequisites:
ACE 427: ACE 100 or ECON 102
ACE 261 ACE 428: ACE 222 or FIN 300
ACE 430: ACE 100 or ECON 102; ACE 222 recommended
ACE 431: ACE 231, BADM 320 or ACE 222
ACE 435: ACE 231, BADM 320 or ACE 222

Senior Academic Advisor
Caroline Helton

304A Mumford Hall
217-300-4825
chelton@illinois.edu

Concentrations covered: Agricultural Accounting; Finance in Agribusiness; and Financial Planning

Caroline Helton