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Program Faculty

Purdue courses are taught by faculty of the Agricultural Economics Department of the College of Agriculture. Instructors have substantial research and publication records, and many have experience as consultants to corporations and government agencies.

Allan Gray

Director and Professor

Allan Gray serves as director of the Center for Food and Agricultural Business and the MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management. Allan’s research interests are agribusiness management, strategic planning, decision making in uncertain environments and simulation.  Full Bio


Mike BoehljeMike Boehlje

Distinguished Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics

Mike Boehlje is a distinguished professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Center for Food and Agricultural Business at Purdue University. Mike has devoted his career to helping farm and agribusiness managers and policymakers understand the pragmatic economic and financial consequences of their decisions. FULL BIO


Marshall Martin

Professor, Deptartment of Agricultural Economics

Marshall Martin is the associate director of agricultural research programs and a professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University. Marshall is a specialist in agricultural policy, international trade and technology assessment (especially biotechnology and pesticide use). FULL BIO


Phil Abbott

Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics

Philip Abbott is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. He teaches courses on mathematical programming, international trade, trade policy and agricultural development, macroeconomics and mathematical economics. His current research focuses on international trade and international agricultural development, and four of his students have won national awards for the quality of their dissertations. FULL BIO

Mike Gunderson

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics

Mike Gunderson joined Purdue University as an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics in August 2012. In addition to his responsibilities teaching in Purdue’s undergraduate and graduate classrooms on campus, Mike is also heavily involved in designing, developing and delivering non-credit, professional development programs through the department’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business. FULL BIO

  I continue to be grateful for the MS-MBA every day. It seems like most of the young, up-and-coming talent here have an MBA and most are from top-25 schools. I can't imagine having this job and not having my education to back it up so, as always, the program continues to have my utmost gratitude.  

Annie Schmelzer

Synchronized Business Planning Customer Support - Cummins
MS-MBA Class of 2008-2010