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Agrimarketing : Agribusiness Employer Guide 2008
Dept. Web Site: http://aec.msu.edu/ grad.htm Master’s Specialization:MS Agricultural. Admission requirements: Intermediate microeconomics, calculus, statistics, GRE exam. Completion requirements: 30 to 33 credit hours, including quantitative techniques and subject mater courses. Students complete a research project that relates to their areas of interest in close collaboration with a faculty member. MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY Location: Mississippi State, MS Contact Name/Title: Dr. Stan Spurlock Contact Phone: 662/325-7995 Contact E-mail: spurlock@agecon. msstate.edu Dept. Web Site:www.agecon. msstate.edu Master’s Specialization: Master of Agribusiness Management. The degree is designed for students who may or may not have an undergrad- uate degree in agribusiness. There are 20 hours of core course require- ments, including a 3-hour internship. Then there are 14 more course hours that are based on the student’s undergraduate background. NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY Location: Raleigh, NC Contact Name/Title: Dr. Gary Moore Contact Phone: 919/515-1756 Contact E-mail: gary_moore@ ncsu.edu Dept. Web Site: http://www.cals. ncsu.edu/agexed/grad/grad.html Master’s Specialization: Agricultural and Extension Education. The Department of Agricultural and Extension Education offers two grad- uate programs through distance edu- cation. The Teacher Education Certi- fication Program in Agriculture is designed for students with a bac- calaureate degree in an agricultural discipline or closely related field. After completing the program (typi- cally 24 credit hours), the student receives a Graduate Certificate or Licensure in Education for Agricul- tural Professionals (LEAP) and a North Carolina Teaching License, honored in 40 other states. The Mas- ter’s of Agricultural Education degree or GRAEDE (Graduate Agri- cultural and Extension Distance Education) is designed for agricul- tural teachers, extension agents and other agricultural professionals involved in education. PURDUE UNIVERSITY Location:West Lafayette, IN Contact Name/Title: Luanna DeMay, Program Manager Contact Phone: 765/494-4270 Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Dept. Web Site:www.agecon. purdue.edu/agribusiness Master’s Specialization: MS-MBAin Food and Agribusiness. The Purdue University Department of Agricul- tural Economics and the Indiana University Kelley School of Business have collaborated to offer a dual- degree, distance-delivered program resulting in two degrees: Master’s of Business Administration from Kelley School of Business, and Master’s of Science in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University. This program offers several key advantages. • Focuses on the unique manage- ment challenges faced by man- agers in food and agribusiness firms. • Two degree options: • Dual-degree MS-MBAoption. • Single-degree MS only option. • Online courses can be completed anytime, anywhere. • Five weeks of residency over 27 months. • No thesis or dissertation. • Fully accredited program. • Easy to apply. • Financial aid available. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Location: College Station, TX Contact Name/Title: Dr. Eluned Jones Contact Phone: 979/845-6784 Contact E-mail: email@example.com Dept. Web Site: agecon.tamu.edu/ graduate/MAB.shtml Master’ Specialization: Master of Agribusiness. The Master of Agribusiness (MAB), an intercolle- giate professional degree offered by the Department of Agricultural Eco- nomics and the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, is uniquely focused on the food and agribusiness sector with an emphasis on applying economic analysis and quantitative methods as the basis for business decision-making. Case-based research and team per- formance are the cornerstones of the integrated strategic management and finance capstone courses. The MAB focuses on developing analytical skills through team projects, presentations, and written analyses that develop competence and confidence, which quickly translates into performance in the workplace upon graduation. UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada Contact Name/Title: Robin McClelland Contact Phone: 780/492-4225 Contact E-mail: robin.mcclelland@ ualberta.ca Dept. Web Site: http://www.ales. ualberta.ca/re/ Master’s Specialization: Master of Business Administration and Master of Agriculture. Develop your leader- ship potential in the growing and changing world markets for agrol- ogy, agribusiness and food indus- tries. The University of Alberta MBA/MAg (Master of Agriculture) joint degree is designed for individu- als interested in pursuing an advanced degree in agriculture with a strong management focus. UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Location: Gainesville, FL Contact Name/Title: Dr. R. Jeffrey Burkhardt, Jessica Herman Contact Phone: Dr. R. Jeffrey Burkhardt, 352/392-1826, ext. 314; Jessica Herman, 352/392-1826, ext. 200 Contact E-mail: Dr. R. Jeffrey Burkhardt, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jessica Herman, email@example.com Dept. Web Site: http://www.fred. ifas.ufl.edu/programs_mab.php Master’s Specialization: Master of Agribusiness. The Food and Resource Economics Department at the Univer- sity of Florida offers a Master of Agribusiness (MAB) degree for stu- dents seeking graduate-level training in agribusiness management skills. The program is divided into two tracks depending on a student’s acad- emic background. Track 1 is for stu- dents with an undergraduate degree and background other than economics (more on page 44) 43
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