Master of Science & Master of Business Administration in Food and Agribusiness Management

The MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management is the only industry-focused graduate program that allows you to continue your career while pursuing two master’s degrees from reputable universities—an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and an MS in agricultural economics from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture.

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Go to class when and where you want.
More than 85 percent of the MS-MBA is delivered online. You control when and where you want to study based on your schedule.

Earn two degrees from well-known universities.
In 27 months, you’ll earn an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, a top 10 business school, and an MS in agricultural economics from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture, ranked #5 in the world by Quacquarelli Symonds. Concerned about online delivery? The MS-MBA program online curriculum mirrors what you would find on each campus

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Program Specifics

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Exploring issues from a global perspective throughout the MS-MBA prepares you for the ultimate experience—a one-week international residency. The trip exposes you to first-hand global business situations and solidifies classroom discussions surrounding international challenges and opportunities.

Year 1:

Pre-Fall Term
Leading Individual Change
Fall Term
Economics for Food and Agribusiness Managers
Applied Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
Purdue Residency
Winter Term
Managing Accounting Information for Decision-Making
Strategic Marketing Management
Spring Term
Financial Management
Law and Ethics in Business
Summer Term
Strategic Management and Business Planning
Problem Solving and Project Management for Decision Makers

Year 3:

Fall Term
Advanced Elective (you select)
Advanced Elective (you select)

Year 2:

Fall Term
Quantitative Managerial Decision Making
The Macroeconomic, Trade, and Policy Environment of the Food System
Purdue Residency
Winter Term
Operations Management
Information Technology for Managers
Spring Term
Business Analysis Capstone Course
Strategic Food and Agribusiness Management
International Residency
Summer Term
Developing Strategic Capabilities
Advanced Elective (you select)


Indiana University’s Kelley Executive Degree Program rate is $1,145 per credit hour. This cost includes tuition and additional fees, and hotel accommodations in Bloomington, Ind. It also includes breakfasts, lunches and some dinners.


Purdue’s rate for the MS-MBA program is $1,165 per credit hour. It covers tuition and fees, hotel accommodations, breakfasts, lunches and some dinners for the all Purdue residency sessions, including the international residency.


Tuition for the MS-MBA program is invoiced by each school separately. IU tuition must be paid upon receipt of invoice. Purdue tuition must be paid prior to the start of each Purdue module or late fees will apply.

Additional Costs

Transportation to residency sessions, including the international residency location, are not covered in tuition. Textbooks and course materials are also not covered. Textbooks are estimated to cost $100-$200 per module.

Career Outcomes

Unique Job Postings
projected growth
Median Advertised salaries

Top Job Titles

  • Economists
  • Provider Contract/Cost of Care Consultants
  • Lead Economists
  • Directors of Health Economics and Outcomes Research
  • Environmental Economists

Top Industries

  • Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
  • Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
  • Other General Government Support

Source: LightcastTM (2023). Unique job postings for July 2022-2023. Projected growth for years 2023-2033.

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