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Livestock Business Management Major

Use an interdisciplinary, systems approach to effectively manage livestock businesses for the benefit of humans and animals. 

Livestock Business Management is an interdisciplinary bachelor of science program jointly administered by CSU’s Agricultural and Resource Economics and Animal Sciences departments. Students work closely with world-class faculty and industry professionals to gain a comprehensive understanding of agricultural business tools and practical livestock knowledge.

By explicitly integrating the business and animal sciences, the major offers students a unique educational experience that prepares them for in-demand, high-level positions within the animal agriculture industry.


  • Interdisciplinary understanding of the biological processes and management opportunities within livestock systems
  • How to integrate the biophysical and financial dimensions of livestock management to make sound business decisions across a range of scales and resource bases
  • Critical thinking skills to examine social justice ethics and managerial challenges in the context of a diverse agricultural workforce
  • Practical skills in decision-making, communication and management

Where You’ll Find Us


Local and Global Businesses

Get real-world experience by stepping outside the classroom. Work together with businesses to solve current industry problems.

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Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building

CSU's new home for Colorado agriculture, student aspirations and agricultural innovation for global impact.

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Agricultural Research and Development Center

Work directly with crops and livestock at this research and teaching complex — one of ten around the state.

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Related Interests

  • Agriculture
  • Animals
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Policy
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Related Careers

  • Risk and financial analyst
  • Supply chain manager
  • Livestock operator
  • Marketing associate
  • Sales representative
  • Accounts manager
  • Extension agent
  • Operations supervisor
  • Ranch manager
  • Customer service specialist
  • Procurement officer
  • Commodity analyst and merchandiser

Meet the Recruitment Coordinator

Taylor Bennett<br />

Academic Success Coordinator

Taylor Bennett

For more information, email Taylor Bennett, Academic Success Coordinator for the Department of Agricultural Resource Economics.