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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.

 

  If you had asked me years ago what I thought the distance education learning experience would be, I would have said I would be looking up information on a website and pounding out the assignments on my own. That was so far from reality. It was really rich in providing interaction. I knew my classmates and in some ways, we were closer than if we were all in the room together. This program actually  ... READ MORE  

Eric Perry

Senior Manager - THE Scoular Company
MS-MBA Class of 1999-2001

  If you had asked me years ago what I thought the distance education learning experience would be, I would have said I would be looking up information on a website and pounding out the assignments on my own. That was so far from reality. It was really rich in providing interaction. I knew my classmates and in some ways, we were closer than if we were all in the room together. This program actually forced interaction among classmates, which in turn spawned new ideas and further interaction. The interaction also provided a really great backstop for support. When you needed help, it was there for you. It was a great way to learn. The program exceeded my expectations.  

Eric Perry

Senior Manager - THE Scoular Company
MS-MBA Class of 1999-2001