Agricultural Commerce is the technical study of business and agriculture. Agricultural Commerce students gain expertise and skill in planning a business and running its day-to-day production, operations, and marketing activities.
Students enrolled in the Agricultural Commerce program have numerous opportunities for hands-on experience. Agricultural Commerce students also complete an industry internship of full- time employment in their field of study. Students are paid for their employment, graded on their job performance, and awarded academic credit. Recent internships include:
• Tractor Supply Company
• Various implement dealerships
• Champaign Landmark
• Town and Country Cooperative
Graduates in Agricultural Commerce find rewarding careers in agricultural businesses in the areas of accounting, customer service, computer applications, sales, and office management. In addition to agricultural businesses, governmental agencies at the federal, state, and local levels employ graduates of this program. Starting a business or returning to a family farm with specialized skills are other career opportunities available upon graduation. Recent graduates have been employed by such firms as:
• Various cooperatives
• Tractor Supply Company
• Crop Production Services
Business Management students at Ohio State ATI gain knowledge and skills in the key business areas of accounting, marketing and sales, business finance, and management. This provides students with the tools they need to start, run, and manage any business in a successful manner.
Ohio State ATI offers an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management. Not only do students gain fundamental business skills, but they also have the opportunity to take more in-depth business courses such as Fundamentals of International Business and Advertising and Promotions.
Students in the Business Management program complete an internship experience consisting of full-time employment. Students are paid for their employment, graded on their job performance, and awarded academic credit. Recent internship employers include:
• Federal Communication Commission (FCC)
• Wayne Mutual Insurance
• Wooster Brush Company
• Hawk’s Nest Golf Course
Graduates in Business Management usually enter the work force as management trainees and then advance to the position of assistant manager, manager, sales representative, or marketing representative. Recent employers of Ohio State ATI business management graduates include:
- Wooster Brush Company
- Weaver Leather
In addition, a number graduates are self-employed or small business owners.