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Master of Business Administration / Master of Agriculture Combined Program (Business)

The Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences and the Faculty of Business offer a program of combined study which enables students to earn both the MBA and MAg degrees after two calendar years of full-time study.

Each student must complete a Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research application form to be submitted to the Faculty of Business. A letter indicating the intention to apply to the MBA/MAg program including a statement of the applicant’s agricultural specialization, background and interests should also be enclosed.

Entrance Requirements

Normally only students with a BSc degree in an agricultural-related discipline will be admissible to this program. Applicants must follow the admission procedures and meet the admission requirements of both the Faculty of Business and the specific department of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences as governed by the regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. The recommendation for admission will be made by the MBA/MAg Combined Program Selection Committee consisting of representatives from the Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences. Admission will be recommended only for those students judged to have the ability and motivation to handle the significant demands of the program. Professional experience is highly desired.

Program Requirements

  • 30 units in required MBA core courses
  • Three 3-unit elective MBA courses
  • Two 3-unit graduate elective courses (Business or Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences)
  • Five 3-unit approved graduate-level courses in agricultural-related disciplines
  • A 3-unit project in agriculture with a significant business component.


Students who decide to transfer out of the combined program into the regular MBA or MAg program will have to apply and meet the full degree requirements of that program.

Length of Program

Students enrolled in the combined program on a full-time basis can complete the program in two calendar years. Students may undertake the combined program on a part-time basis. The duration of the total program must not exceed six consecutive calendar years.