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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.

 

  The Purdue-Kelley MS-MBA agribusiness program provided the perfect compliment to my career in the food industry. Purdue provides world-class instruction in food and agricultural business management, while Indiana’s Kelley School of Business adds a top ranked business-school perspective. Together, the two schools provide students the best tools to be successful and help their respective firms  ... READ MORE  

Mark Sloneker

Food Scientist - Weaver Popcorn
MS-MBA Class of 2005-2007

  The Purdue-Kelley MS-MBA agribusiness program provided the perfect compliment to my career in the food industry. Purdue provides world-class instruction in food and agricultural business management, while Indiana’s Kelley School of Business adds a top ranked business-school perspective. Together, the two schools provide students the best tools to be successful and help their respective firms succeed in a competitive, fast-paced market.

The networking and friendships I gained through the program have been priceless. Interacting and talking with other managers and decision-makers in the industry has enhanced my experience and given me a well-rounded education.

The residency sessions are an absolute must for this program. They provide personal interaction with the professors and other students, who then become lifelong friends and colleagues. The residencies go by so quickly, you find yourself wanting another week together!  

Mark Sloneker

Food Scientist - Weaver Popcorn
MS-MBA Class of 2005-2007