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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 initially sought a graduate program because I felt that business training would be essential in contributing to the success of a company. When I came across the MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management, I was impressed by the opportunity to double my degree with only a little extra time and money. With ties to two universities, the program provides double the networking as well as interaction  ... READ MORE  

Kara McDonald

Director, Ingredients Marketing and Communication - U.S. Dairy Export Council
MS-MBA Class of 2006-2008

  I initially sought a graduate program because I felt that business training would be essential in contributing to the success of a company. When I came across the MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management, I was impressed by the opportunity to double my degree with only a little extra time and money. With ties to two universities, the program provides double the networking as well as interaction with many different professionals who are also students in the program.

The instructors and classes were of a very high caliber, and I felt that the instruction I received was equivalent to a traditional onsite program. The MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management allows the flexibility to work, study, and take classes on one’s own schedule. The cohort group was also a great experience—it was helpful to have a tight knit group of allies to go through the program together.  

Kara McDonald

Director, Ingredients Marketing and Communication - U.S. Dairy Export Council
MS-MBA Class of 2006-2008