Develop the skills needed to manage the unique aspects of today’s volatile food and agribusiness environment.


How to Apply

Our Degree Options

These online degrees focusing on food and agribusiness management are for driven and dedicated professionals who want to rise to the top of their fields and their company while continuing to work full-time. A majority of your classwork is completed online, giving you the flexibility to study when and where you want. There are five, one-week residency sessions, which includes an international experience.

Each degree option is offered through a partnership between Purdue University and Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, which is accredited by the AACSB (the gold standard of accreditation for business schools).

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MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management

The MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management lets you earn both an MS in agricultural economics from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business—all in only 27 months.

MS in Agricultural Economics

You also have the option to bypass some of the MBA classes and earn just the online MS in agricultural economics from Purdue University. You will take classes with the dual-degree students; however, you will wrap up your degree in 21 months.

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.

Don’t Delay

Classes begin each August! 

The MS-MBA begins once a year in mid-August. Although there is no concrete application deadline for the program, it is suggested that all material be submitted by late spring of the year you wish to begin the program. Keep in mind that each cohort reaches capacity at 30 students.  

International applicants should apply as soon as possible due to Kelley School of Business and graduate school deadlines. For more information, contact Taryn Nance, program manager.

If you are considering a Ph.D. in the future, unfortunately, our degree programs aren’t for you.