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MS Degree

Bypass some of the MBA curriculum and earn a master's degree in agricultural economics from Purdue in only 21 months.

This single-degree option allows you to earn just the Master of Science (MS) with a concentration in agricultural economics from Purdue University. The plan of study for the single degree option is exactly the same as the MS-MBA until the second-year summer module, so you can begin the program and then decide which option to follow.

The MS degree option spans 21 months. As with the dual-degree option, courses are organized into modules that last 12 weeks. You will wrap up classes after the spring module of your second year. 

If you choose to pursue the MS degree, you will still fully participate in all five residency sessions, including the international residency. You will also complete the capstone project, which takes the place of a traditional master's thesis.

  I challenge anyone to find a program that offers the same level of preeminence across all levels as the MS-MBA program. There is not another program available that provides all of the necessary tools to succeed in the ever-changing business environment. As a direct result of the program, I was able to pursue a new career opportunity with the confidence that I was the most qualified and  ... READ MORE  

Sara Kinsell

US Product Manager, Cereal Herbicides - Dow Agrosciences
MS-MBA Class of 2011-2013

  I challenge anyone to find a program that offers the same level of preeminence across all levels as the MS-MBA program. There is not another program available that provides all of the necessary tools to succeed in the ever-changing business environment.

As a direct result of the program, I was able to pursue a new career opportunity with the confidence that I was the most qualified and knowledgeable candidate in a very talent-saturated pool. The program provided an instantaneous return on investment — you can directly apply your coursework to real-world situations.

Although the constant demands of today’s work environment make it difficult to continue your studies, the MS-MBA provides the flexibility to pursue advanced coursework without the tether to an on-campus program. The cohort structure sets this program apart, providing the opportunity to interact with today’s leaders and gain insight into the most pressing issues in food and agribusiness. The program provides the perfect balance of focus on the agriculture industry and insight into a broad spectrum of business principles, leaving students with an incomparable level of business acumen.  

Sara Kinsell

US Product Manager, Cereal Herbicides - Dow Agrosciences
MS-MBA Class of 2011-2013