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Become a Triple Threat

Take the degree you already have and add two from well-known, reputable universities with the MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management.

To successfully lead in today's complex food and agribusiness marketplaces, you need general business management expertise and industry-specific knowledge.The MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management is the only industry-focused graduate program that allows you to continue your career while pursuing two master's degrees from reputable universities—an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and an MS in agricultural economics from Purdue University's College of Agriculture.

Top Reasons to Choose the MS-MBA:

"Go to class" when and where you want

More than 85 percent of the MS-MBA is delivered online, and you don’t have to log in at a specific time or place. You control when and where you want to study based on your schedule.

Earn two degrees from well-known universities

In 27 months, you'll earn an MBA from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, a top 20 business school, and an MS in agricultural economics from Purdue University's College of Agriculture, ranked sixth in the world by Quacquarelli Symonds. Concerned about online delivery? The MS-MBA program online curriculum mirrors what you would find on each campus.

Learn relevant and immediately applicable content

Credentialed faculty members balance theory with real-life application to strengthen your critical-thinking skills. Through the capstone project, you transfer classroom concepts to the workplace by focusing on a significant issue at your company.

Network and build lifelong relationships

Your MS-MBA classmates represent various sectors of the food and agribusiness industries. By exchanging experiences and ideas through online courses and five one-week residencies, you expand your professional network and establish lifelong friendships.

Experience global business situations

Exploring issues from a global perspective throughout the MS-MBA prepares you for the ultimate experiencea one-week international residency. The trip exposes you to first-hand global business situations and solidifies classroom discussions surrounding international challenges and opportunities.

Kelley School ranked #2 for distance MBA

U.S. News & World Report 2015

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  The global economy is shifting. And while other business programs are seem overly focused on pushing their students to Wall Street or to financial consulting firms, Purdue University is committed to solving some of the greatest challenges on the horizon. During recruiting trips to other business schools, professors and administrators touted jobs at social media ventures or the opportunity for  ... READ MORE  

Garrett Baldwin

Managing Editor/Senior Analyst - Agora Publishing
MS-MBA Class of 2011-2013

  The global economy is shifting. And while other business programs are seem overly focused on pushing their students to Wall Street or to financial consulting firms, Purdue University is committed to solving some of the greatest challenges on the horizon.

During recruiting trips to other business schools, professors and administrators touted jobs at social media ventures or the opportunity for me to get involved in the next dot-com rush. What a waste. Luckily, Purdue has a greater purpose.

The global economy is transitioning back to a commodity-based reality. Now more than ever, we face complex challenges in agriculture, energy, and mining production. Purdue is meeting these challenges by creating an annual cohort of intelligent leaders who will solve these problems. In my short time here, I already recognized that this program has identified and recruited some of the finest future leaders in agribusiness. And the quality of the professors at Purdue University rivals every top-tier program in the country.

I wanted an MBA program that centered on practicality and less on traditional theory taught in other business schools. Practicality is the hallmark of this program, making it valuable – on a daily basis -- not only to the student, but also to the employer.

The ability to apply what I’ve learned to my job is far more rewarding than a full-time program that focuses too heavily on case studies that simply do not apply to the challenges that I face on a daily basis.

Every lecture, team meeting, and program assignment has enabled me to learn new approaches to complex business problems. When I recently accepted a new role in my company, my boss was highly skeptical about why I am committing so much time to a dual Masters program. During one interview, he even asked me to drop out before I accepted the new job. I refused.

Now, two months into this new engagement, he’s blown away by my performance. What he doesn’t really know is that I’m using many of the new skills and knowledge that I have acquired from this program, and that is setting me apart. Our conversations regularly focus on the challenges and trends that this program has identified.

And the ability for my company to have access to a student engaged in cutting-edge research has provided far more than just general knowledge. It has created a dependable leader, a person who approaches complex problems with innovative ideas, and an analyst with far superior skills than those in rival organizations. I made the right decision. And I know my company is reaping the benefits.  

Garrett Baldwin

Managing Editor/Senior Analyst - Agora Publishing
MS-MBA Class of 2011-2013