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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.

  Although I wasn’t actively seeking employment when I started the MS-MBA, at our first residency in at Indiana University, I got the chance to visit with multiple students in my cohort. One of the students, Matt Berge of Badger Pride Dairy, discussed his association with a company called Stewart-Peterson. Stewart-Peterson manages opportunity and risk for businesses whose margins are impacted by  ... READ MORE  

Rob Joyce

Partner - Edge Wealth Advisors
MS-MBA Class of 2012-2014

  Although I wasn’t actively seeking employment when I started the MS-MBA, at our first residency in at Indiana University, I got the chance to visit with multiple students in my cohort. One of the students, Matt Berge of Badger Pride Dairy, discussed his association with a company called Stewart-Peterson. Stewart-Peterson manages opportunity and risk for businesses whose margins are impacted by commodity price fluctuations. They have served clients in the commodity markets for 27 years, helping wherever market volatility endangers the bottom line. Matt told me he uses their advisory and risk management services for his milk marketing and was very happy with their intelligence and professionalism. If it weren’t for my conversations with Matt, I likely would not have pursued the opportunity, but I decided to give them a call and they invited me to their offices for a visit. Long story short, I was offered the role of commodity consultant. In my role, I will work with commercial agribusiness companies to understand their commodity risk and subsequently use our Market Scenario Planning and hedging strategies to manage that risk. It combines my background in commodity trading with my passion for agriculture, and I am honored to have the opportunity to work for such a group - and it’s all in thanks to the Purdue MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness program!  

Rob Joyce

Partner - Edge Wealth Advisors
MS-MBA Class of 2012-2014