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Purdue University's reputation of excellence in agriculture coupled with a world-renowned faculty make 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. 6 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 2009, the department was ranked No. 9 by IDEAS (Internet Documents in Economics Access Service), the world’s largest bibliographic database dedicated to economics.

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.

  I chose the Purdue-Kelley MS-MBA because I knew the combined programs would help me acquire knowledge about and credibility in the agricultural sector of American industry – currently one of the largest US employers. The Purdue-Kelley MS-MBA was the only realistic way I could work towards my degree and still have some of the benefits of an on-campus program. The residencies have given me a  ... READ MORE  

Stephanie Young

Process Engineer - Eli Lilly and Company
MS-MBA Class of 2005-2007

  I chose the Purdue-Kelley MS-MBA because I knew the combined programs would help me acquire knowledge about and credibility in the agricultural sector of American industry – currently one of the largest US employers.

The Purdue-Kelley MS-MBA was the only realistic way I could work towards my degree and still have some of the benefits of an on-campus program. The residencies have given me a real sense of community with my fellow students and faculty. I can not say enough about the Purdue faculty. They are instructors and practitioners in their field. They make theory and practice come together, and I feel privileged to have continued access to them.

One of the best parts of the program is learning from the other students. Just comparing how you would approach something with others brings tremendous insight. We have very diverse careers, backgrounds, and beliefs that create lively, informative discussions. In just a short time, we have become a close-knit group. I will definitely keep in contact with my classmates well beyond graduation.  

Stephanie Young

Process Engineer - Eli Lilly and Company
MS-MBA Class of 2005-2007