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Food and Resource Economics Department

Food and Resource Economics Department

Master of Agribusiness

MAB non-thesis
100% online program

For applicants with an academic background in areas other than economics or agricultural economics.

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

Application Due: May 15th


Curriculum: 30 credit hours (9 core courses, 1 elective)

Summer B

AEB 5516 Quantitative Methods for Agribusiness Decisions
AEB 5757 Strategic Agribusiness Human Resource Management


AEB 5188 Economics of Agribusiness Decisions
AEB 5326 Agricultural Financial Management
AEB 6183 Agribusiness Risk Management


AEB 6301 Food Wholesale and Retail Marketing
AEB 6385 Management Strategies for Agribusiness Firms
AEB 6675 International Agribusiness Marketing

Summer (or any term)

  • AEB 6942 Advanced Applications in Agribusiness Experience 
    • Professional Capstone Requirement consisting of either an internship or special project
  • Elective 
    • A list of suggested electives will be provided by the Graduate Office.

Program Notes:.

  • Course schedule subject to change.
  • Students may enroll part-time.

Jess Herman
Graduate Academic Advisor
1179 MCCA

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

Minimum requirements for admission

  • Course prerequisites with a grade of “B” or better in each of the following:
    • Financial Accounting (AEB 3122 Financial Planning or ACG 2021 Financial Accounting or other similar course)
    • Microeconomics (AEB 2014 Economics, Food & You, AEB 3103 Principles of FRE, ECO 2023 Principles of Micro, or other similar microeconomics course)
    • Management (AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management, MAN 3025 Principles of Management or other similar course)
  • 3.0 upper division GPA
  • 3 strong letters of recommendation
  • Students admitted to this program are generally self-funded.

Applying to the Graduate Program

Apply here:

  • Application process is completely online.
  • Please only upload one copy of each document.
  • Application process takes 4-6 weeks depending on when materials are received.
  • Applicants must upload the following documentation when submitting their application. Please only upload one copy of each:
    • Transcripts (not student degree audits) from all post-secondary institutions attended
    • Three letters of recommendations from faculty, employers, others who know your work and character
    • Statement of Purpose, no more than 2 pages long. See Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) for tips on writing this statement.
    • Resume or CV, no more than 2 pages
    • International students who earned degrees at international institutions must submit:
      • Transcripts in both English and the native language
      • Copies of degree statements/certificates in both English and native language
      • TOEFL (min scores 550 paper, 213 CBT, 79 iBT) for international students whose native language is not English and whose previous degree not earned in the U.S.) Countries exempted from TOEFL are found here:

  • 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