Certificate in Business Management for Agricultural & Life Sciences

Certificate Overview

The CALS Business Management for Agricultural and Life Sciences Certificate is an excellent complement to your CALS degree. Develop business analysis, communications and problem solving skills to supplement your degree work and enhance your appeal to employers.

The certificate requires four core courses and two electives, to be layered into your CALS degree plan. The required courses are offered in partnership with the Departments of Agricultural & Applied Economics, Life Sciences Communication, the Wisconsin School of Business and the Renk Agribusiness Institute. This certificate is available exclusively to CALS degree holders. Agricultural Business Management majors are ineligible due to course overlap.

Completion of the certificate requires a total of 18 credits.

Twelve credits are in the required core:

No substitutions are allowed for the core courses. A limit of two courses may be used for both certificate and degree credits.

The remaining six credits can be chosen by students from the following options:

  • AAE 319, 320,322, 323, 419, 421, 526 or 540
  • DYSCI 233, 234, or 535
  • LSC 250, 251, 432, or 435

More information can be found in The Guide.

To schedule an appointment with certificate advisor Linda Davis (linda.davis@wisc.edu), please use Starfish.
To declare this certificate, please use this online form.