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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.

 

  My capstone project for the MS-MBA for Food and Agribusiness Management was instrumental in my recent promotion at Syngenta. As the new divisional marketing manager of Syngenta Seeds, I will be responsible for the marketing efforts of the Great Lakes states, the East Coast, and across the south to Texas for the corn and soya division. During my interview for the position, I was asked about my  ... READ MORE  

Justin Wrage

District Manager, Wisconsin - Syngenta
MS-MBA Class of 2007-2009

  My capstone project for the MS-MBA for Food and Agribusiness Management was instrumental in my recent promotion at Syngenta. As the new divisional marketing manager of Syngenta Seeds, I will be responsible for the marketing efforts of the Great Lakes states, the East Coast, and across the south to Texas for the corn and soya division. During my interview for the position, I was asked about my capstone project, which involved working elements across several divisions and our product portfolio creating greater value in the marketplace. During the interview, I explained my recommendations to the marketing head of our seed division.

I’m very excited by this opportunity, and grateful to the Purdue-IU program for providing me with the knowledge and skills necessary for securing this opportunity and providing value to Syngenta.  

Justin Wrage

District Manager, Wisconsin - Syngenta
MS-MBA Class of 2007-2009