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Agricultural Systems Management

Agricultural Systems Management (ASM) prepares individuals to organize and manage environmentally sound, technology-based businesses. The program's emphasis is on planning and directing an industry or business project with responsibility for results. ASM is based on an understanding of how equipment and buildings are used with plants and animals and their products. These processes require an understanding of the biological sciences to produce and maintain top product quality.

Computer skills are taught and used throughout the curriculum.  Computers are used to collect and analyze data, and then using that information, to control machines and processes.  Other uses involve planning layouts of equipment and buildings, creating graphics for reports, etc.  While traditional computer programming is not taught, ASM students graduate with more computer application experience than any other students in the Agricultural complex. The major offers concentrations in Data and Information Systems, Leadership and Management, and Agrosecurity.

Agricultural Systems Management students also take a series of courses in communications, business management and biological sciences, in addition to their specialty courses based in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department.  The program provides an in-depth technical knowledge for selecting and applying advanced technologies in the food system.  Graduates are prepared to solve a wide variety of business and technical problems in a job field that continues to grow.

  • Small class sizes
  • Student Competitions, Clubs, Global Experiences
  • Individualized advising and attention by faculty
  • Practical curriculum for industrial careers
  • Great opportunities for scholarships and internships
  • Excellent placement record and starting salaries

Plan of Study

Agricultural Systems Management Webpage

Transfer to Agricultural Systems Management

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

Agricultural and Biological Engineering
(765) 494-1172

College of Agriculture

Careers in Agricultural Systems Management

  •   Product Education - Use and Value
  •   Technical Assistance and Troubleshooting
  •   Technical Product Development, Testing, Application and Sales
  •   Farm & Agribusiness Management
  •   Coordinating, Directing and Supervising Manufacturing and Processing Operations
  •   Buildings and Equipment Layout, Use (Materials Handling, Flow, Processing)

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