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Food and Resource Economics Department

Food and Resource Economics Department

Master of Science

Master of Science in Agribusiness MSAB

non-thesis track

For students majoring in economics or agricultural economics.

Expand your knowledge of economic theory for a career in private industry, state and federal goverment, education in the agricultural industry.

The MSAB courses provide solid economic theory and prepare you for a career in:

  • private industry
  • state & federal government
  • secondary, post-secondaryand professional institutions
  • entrepreneurial pursuits
  • management
  • finance
  • production
  • international marketing
  • human resources
  • research and development
  • sales



3-AEB 6106 Microeconomic Principles and Analysis
3-AEB 6225 Public Policy and the Agribusiness Firm
3-STA 6166 Statistical Methods


3-AEB 6385 Management Strategies for Agribusiness Firms
3-AEB 6553 Elements of Econometrics
3-AEB 6817 Survey Research Methods for Agribusiness

Summer C (Internship)

3 or 4-AEB 6942 Advanced Applications in Agribusiness Experience (project based on internship) Read more in the Graduate Handbook 2020 - 2021 ...


3-AEB 6183 Agribusiness Risk Management

Total minimum credit hours required: 30
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 calculus, financial accounting, finance, management, marketing, statistics, intermediate microeconomics, econometrics
  • 300 on GRE (with at least 145 on quantitative) *
  • minimum 3.0 upper division GPA
  • 3 strong letters of recommendation

Students admitted to this program are generally self-funded.

Strong quantitative skills are required for this program, specifically in the areas of calculus and statistics. If it has been 2 or more years since you have taken these courses, we recommend you consider taking a refresher or some kind of other preparatory work in these areas.

Applying to the Graduate Program

Application Due: February 1

When applying for graduate assistantships have all materials in to the department in early January.

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. Test scoresheets (GRE, TOEFL)
ii. Transcripts (not student degree audits) from all post-secondary institutions attended
iii. 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

iv. Three letters of recommendation
v. Statement of Purpose, no more than 2 pages long. (Read Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) for tips on writing this statement)
vi. Resume or CV

b. Each individual application takes 4-6 weeks to complete the review process. Missing materials will result in delay or denial of application.  
c. All inquiries about the Graduate Application Process, Status, and Decisions should be sent to Jess Herman, Graduate Advisor at

  • 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