Agribusiness Analytics

Agribusiness Analytics thematic minor, Yuma Campus students only

Data in agribusiness are abundant but analytic skills are scarce.  

Learn how to turn data into actionable decisions, leading to higher business values and the prosperity of our communities.

You will advance your skills in:

  • Economic thinking
  • Quantitative reasoning
  • Statistical modeling
  • Data-informed decision making
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Business management
  • Financial analysis
  • Business writing & communication
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration & teamwork

Fall semester 2022, you are eligible for competing for a Yuma Cat - Business Emphasis Stipend of $1,500 after enrolling for either AREC315, Agribusiness Economics and Management, or AREC339, Economic Statistics.  We will award Stipends to as many as three randomly selected students in each class.  You must be enrolled in order to be in the random draw.  As many as three students are guaranteed to have the cost of the course covered by the Stipend.  Don't miss out on this opportunity!

View the filled in Agribusiness Analytics thematic minor form to use when working with your Yuma campus major advisor. This document must be approved by the student's Yuma campus major advisor.

View the brochure here

This minor is currently available to UArizona Yuma campus students only.  Current Main campus ABEM & EWRE majors are not eligible for this minor.

Have questions?  Contact Dr. Na Zuo or Allison Gilliland

  • Introductory Economics, or Introductory Microeconomics
    • UArizona ECON200 or transfer equivalent (AWC: ECN250 or ECN240; IVCC: ECON101 or ECON 102)
  • Introductory to Financial Accounting
    • UArizona ACCT200 or transfer equivalent (AWC: ACC211; IVCC: BUS210)
  • AREC 315, Agribusiness Economics & Management
    • Offered in Fall semesters, ECON200 or Intro Microeconomics is pre-requisite.
    • Description: Essential economic concepts and analytical tools for agribusiness managers are developed and applied to current business challenges and opportunities. Emphasis placed on decision tools, budgeting, entrepreneurship, strategy, organization and relationship management.
  • AREC 339, Economic Statistics
    • Offered in Fall semesters.
    • Description: Application and interpretation of statistical measures to problems in economics.
  • AREC 403, Analysis of Economic Data
    • Offered in Spring semesters, AREC 339 is a pre-requisite.
    • Description: Market functions, costs, price indices, seasonality, marketing margins, commodity market models, price determination and price forecasting.
  • AREC 450, Financial Management for Agribusiness
    • Offered in Spring semesters, ACCT200 & AREC 304 are pre-requisites.
    • Description: Application of financial management principals and tools to challenges and opportunities facing agribusiness firms. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition, allocation, control and transfer of capital resources.

The skills necessary to turn data into profitable decisions are and will continue to be in high demand. Your career trajectory will afford you high-paying jobs in organizations such as:

  • Taylor Farms
  • Farm Credit West
  • Rabo AgriFinacnce 
  • Wells Fargo
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Local small and family businesses
  • & so much more!