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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.

  If you have interest in the MS-MBA program, it sure gets a very strong vote of confidence from my perspective. I found the program to have world-class professors, fascinating case studies, and excellent classmates. Rarely does a day go by when I don't find myself using something learned in the program. For me, the very balanced MS-MBA approach was the best option since it gave me focused  ... READ MORE  

Gerald A. Powell

Global Leader, Create Product Success - Dow AgroSciences
MS-MBA Class of 1999-2001

  If you have interest in the MS-MBA program, it sure gets a very strong vote of confidence from my perspective. I found the program to have world-class professors, fascinating case studies, and excellent classmates. Rarely does a day go by when I don't find myself using something learned in the program.

For me, the very balanced MS-MBA approach was the best option since it gave me focused "in-person" campus experiences without the three or four nights per week commitment in some specific physical location. Purdue's College of Agriculture is widely known for being top tier. Additionally, IU's Kelley School of Business has their share of distinguished faculty and graduates.  

Gerald A. Powell

Global Leader, Create Product Success - Dow AgroSciences
MS-MBA Class of 1999-2001