Business Administration with a Concentration in Agriculture

Determine Your Own Future

The importance of the business of agriculture in the heartland cannot be overstated.  Today’s ag operations require excellent management skills, strong marketing skills and the ability to plan for the future in an uncertain economic environment.  DWU has partnered to give you the best of two worlds: agriculture instruction in state-of-the-art facilities at nearby Mitchell Tech, combined with strong business, communication, and teamwork skills from DWU.  Earn your bachelor’s degree in business from DWU with an agricultural emphasis from Mitchell Tech.

What's the Difference?

  • Balance classroom instruction with hands-on learning
  • Choose an emphasis in ag business, agronomy or animal science
  • Fulfill your educational requirements with classes that are relevant and important to your future in the ag industry
  • Explore endless opportunities in areas like ag lending, insurance, commodity marketing, production management, crop and livestock program management and many others
  • Participate in college athletics if you maintain nine credits at DWU.

I chose this program because I wanted the college experience, and wanted to play football, but I also knew I needed applied knowledge and skills in agriculture.  I have enjoyed my experience at both schools and would recommend this collaborative program.” —Spencer Neugebauer – Ag Business Student 

Take Classes Like…

From MTC:

  • Animal Science
  • Soil Science
  • Crop Science … and more

From DWU:

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Marketing … and more

Credits taken at MTC need to be preapproved. Typically, a student will take only one MTC course a semester. In this case, if the student is taking at least nine hours at DWU, he/she simply registers at both schools. The student should be aware that enrollment in MTC courses is on a space-available basis. Some courses may need to cap enrollment, and first priority goes to full-time MTC students. This has generally not been a problem.

Find more of the classes you will take in our academic catalog under Business and Economics.

Picture of Kyle Gerlach, a former Dakota Wesleyan student, class of 2015“I chose this program because I wanted the college experience, and I wanted to continue wrestling, but I knew I would need practical ag knowledge when I returned to my family farm. I had a great experience at both schools; I would recommend this cooperative program.” — Kyle Gerlach, DWU class of 2015


Program Features & Policies:

  • You may have the option to participate in college athletics if you maintain nine credits at DWU (NAIA requirement) and 12 credits total.
  • Courses at MTC begin after your freshman year at DWU.
  • You will earn your bachelor’s degree within four years if you follow the plan you create with your adviser.
  • Because of this agreement, financial aid will apply to both institutions, as long as you maintain a minimum of 12 credits between both schools.
  • Dakota Wesleyan University scholarships will be prorated based on credit hours enrolled at DWU.

Get to Know Your Professors

Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors who care about you and your work.

Learn more about your professors and their real world, business experiences.

Any Questions?

Your DWU adviser will work closely with you and the faculty at MTI to be sure your coursework will help you meet your goals.

Contact us – just call admissions at 605-995-2650 or email us at

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