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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.

 

  I put off grad school until my GMAT scores were about to expire and even researched MBA programs that didn’t require GMAT scores. To say I was a bit reluctant to go back to school while working full-time would be an understatement. It was definitively an adjustment to go from my work environment, where I knew my stuff, to a school environment, where I knew nothing. However, the concepts and  ... READ MORE  

Christine E. Hong

Ruminant Marketing Manager for Global Diagnostics - Zoetis
MS-MBA Class of 2011-2013

  I put off grad school until my GMAT scores were about to expire and even researched MBA programs that didn’t require GMAT scores. To say I was a bit reluctant to go back to school while working full-time would be an understatement. It was definitively an adjustment to go from my work environment, where I knew my stuff, to a school environment, where I knew nothing. However, the concepts and skills I learned and mastered serve me every day.

Of course the professors are important and incomparable, but the guest speakers and your fellow students add a level of richness and Ag industry perspective you can’t get in other MBA programs. I even selected a MS-MBA residency course as an elective. That week with a whole new cohort made me realize it was the students the program selects that increases the program’s value exponentially. I left that residency sad that I would not be taking the courses and going on the MS-MBA journey with the new class.

The program is challenging, and worth it  

Christine E. Hong

Ruminant Marketing Manager for Global Diagnostics - Zoetis
MS-MBA Class of 2011-2013