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A Reputation of Excellence

Purdue University's reputation of excellence in agriculture, coupled with world-renowned faculty, makes the Center for Food and Agricultural Business the best place for you to advance your career.

Founded in 1869 as part of the Morrill Land Grant Act, Purdue is located in West Lafayette, Ind. It is one of the nation’s leading research institutions. The Purdue College of Agriculture is known as a leader in agricultural education and was ranked No. 8 in the world by Quacquarelli Symonds, a British company that specializes in information about higher education and careers.

Purdue established its Department of Agricultural Economics in 1920. Its faculty members are world renowned for their research in all areas of economics. In 2016, the department was ranked No. 4 in the world by the Center for World University Rankings.

Since 1986, Purdue’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business has developed and delivered non-degree management education programs to more than 11,000 food and agribusiness managers from around the world. The center’s industry contacts expressed a need for a graduate degree program in management that focused on the food and agriculture industry, in addition to offering a global perspective that would develop effective leaders in an increasingly complex food and agricultural marketplace. As a result, the center created the MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management.

 

  The MS-MBA program has been a phenomenal experience for me and I would recommend it to any of my friends or coworkers. It is a very rigorous plan of study but it has allowed me to be a greater contributor to my company. Additionally, I have gained a tremendous amount from the whole experience that I never saw coming. I have learned more about other companies and their industries through peer  ... READ MORE  

Garrett Costello

Special Products Manager - Columbia Grain International, Inc.
MS-MBA Class of 2006-2008

  The MS-MBA program has been a phenomenal experience for me and I would recommend it to any of my friends or coworkers. It is a very rigorous plan of study but it has allowed me to be a greater contributor to my company.

Additionally, I have gained a tremendous amount from the whole experience that I never saw coming. I have learned more about other companies and their industries through peer interaction; I’ve had invaluable networking opportunities, and built relationships that I’ll have for a lifetime. As for the MS-MBA program itself, it is very organized with “every i dotted and t crossed”. The staff helps to take care of our administrative needs allowing students to spend more time with their other commitments.  

Garrett Costello

Special Products Manager - Columbia Grain International, Inc.
MS-MBA Class of 2006-2008