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Food and Resource Economics Department

Food and Resource Economics Department

Master of Agribusiness

MAB non-thesis
100% online program

For students majoring in areas other than economics or agricultural economics.

Learn the skills needed to make important management, policy, financial, and production decisions. The MAB courses complement your undergraduate education and prepare you for a career in private industry, state & federal government, secondary, post-secondary and professional institutions, entrepreneurial pursuits, management, finance, production, international marketing, human resources, research and development and sales.

Application Due: May 15th


Summer B

3-AEB 5188 Economics of Agribusiness Decisions
3-AEB 5516 Quantitative Methods in Agribusiness


3-AEB 6183 Agribusiness Risk Management
3-AEB 6225 Public Policy and the Agribusiness Firm
3-AEB 5326 Agricultural Financial Management


3-AEB 6385 Management Strategies for Agribusiness Firms
3-AEB 6675 International Agribusiness Marketing

Summer C (Internship)

3 or 4-AEB 6942 Advanced Applications in Agribusiness Experience (project based on internship) Read more in the Guide To The Graduate Internship

*Electives (6 hours) - List of suggested electives will be provided by the graduate program.

Total minimum credit hours required: 30
The elective course may be taken any semester.
Course schedule subject to change at department’s discretion.

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Jess Herman
Graduate Academic Advisor
1179 MCCA

Only applicants who meet the following minimum requirements will be considered for the program:

  • Grade of B or better in Financial Accounting (such as AEB 3122 Financial Planning or ACG 2021), Economics (AEB 2014, AEB 3103, or ECO 2023), Management (such as AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management or MAN 3025), and Statistics (i.e. STA 2023).

  • minimum 3.0 upper division GPA

  • 3 strong letters of recommendation

Students admitted to this program are generally self-funded.

Applying to the Graduate Program

a.     The application process is completely online. Applicants must upload the following documentation when submitting their application. Please only upload one copy of each: 

                                                    i.     Transcripts (not student degree audits) from all post-secondary institutions attended 

                                                   ii.     International students who earned degrees at international institutions: 

1.     submit transcripts in both English and the native language 

2.     submit degree statements/certificates in both English and native language 

                                                  iii.     Three letters of recommendation 

                                                 iv.     Statement of Purpose, no more than 2 pages long. (Read Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL)for tips on writing this statement) 

                                                   v.     Resume or CV 

                                                vii.     TOEFL (for international students whose native language is not English and whose previous degree was not earned in the U.S.) 

b.     Each individual application takes 4-6 weeks to complete the review process. Missing materials will result in delay or denial of application.   

  • Employers of our Graduates

    Bank of America
    Bank United
    Bayer Crop Science
    Black & Decker
    BBVA Compass Bank
    Century 21 Real Estate
    Del Monte
    Dow Agrosciences
    Economic Council of Okeechobee
    Farm Bureau
    Farm Credit
    Florida Department of Citrus
    Florida’s Natural
    Florida State Attorney’s Office
    Ford Motor Company
    Helena Chemical
    Kansas Pork Association
    Morgan Stanley
    Naval Air Warfare Center
    Procter and Gamble
    Syngenta Crop Protection
    T. Rowe Price
    Walt Disney
    Wedgworth Farms