Business Administration with a Concentration in Agriculture

Determine Your Own Future

Dakota Wesleyan University and Mitchell Technical Institute are collaborating to bring you the best of two worlds: agriculture instruction in state-of-the-art facilities at MTI, combined with strong business, communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills from DWU.

This program is for you if you want to pursue a career in agricultural lending, insurance, farm management or a variety of other agricultural business fields.

“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


Take Classes Like…

From MTI:

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

From DWU:

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Marketing … and more

Credits taken at MTI need to be preapproved. Typically, a student will take only one MTI 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 MTI courses is on a space-available basis. Some courses may need to cap enrollment, and first priority goes to full-time MTI students. This has generally not been a problem.

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

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 MTI 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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