Food and Agricultural Business Major

Food and Agricultural Business

Why Food and Agricultural Business?

Food is big business – and Canada’s second largest industry. In fact, in Ontario, one in every five jobs is food related. The Food and Agricultural Business degree at the University of Guelph prepares you for the challenging and ever-changing landscape of today’s agribusiness industry. Equipped with technical, entrepreneurial and leadership skills gained throughout the program, our graduates are ready today to tackle the big food and business challenges of tomorrow.

Students in the Food and Agricultural Business FAB program may also be interested in studying Food Science, Hospitality and Tourism Management, or other majors.

To see all courses offered in this degree, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

Our Food and Agricultural Business co-op requires students to complete three co-op work terms as part of this five-year degree and is designed to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional career improving students’ job search skills, work performance and networking abilities, and boosting resume experience.

To see all courses offered in the co-op program, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

Finding Success in Today’s Agribusiness Industry

 Explore Interdisciplinary Studies

In food and agricultural business, you will explore accounting, economics, finance, marketing, production, organizational behaviour, policy planning and implementation.

 Broaden Your Skillset and Experience

Gain a thorough understanding of economic theory and applied methods in both the Canadian and the global context, opening career pathways in industry, government agencies or non-governmental organizations.

 Go Beyond the Classroom

Your Food and Agricultural Business degree will also prepare you for further studies leading to a professional accounting designation or graduate school and is fully accredited by the Agricultural Institute of Canada, with numerous co-op opportunities available to students.

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This program allows you to get a glimpse of the different career paths available, and then focus your learning towards the career of your choice.

Clarissa McCallum, Undergraduate Student
Food and Agricultural Business
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