Food and Resource Economics Program Information
The Food and Resource Economics Department offers the Master of Agribusiness (M.AB.) (non-thesis), Master of Science with Concentration in Agribusiness (M.S.AB.) (non-thesis), Master of Science (thesis), and Doctor of Philosophy. Requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.
The Ph.D. in Food and Resource Economics is designed to provide the student with rigorous training in economics, statistics, and applied quantitative techniques. Each student is exposed to core theory and to fields of specialization with the purpose to prepare the candidate for a professional career in post-secondary education, government, non-governmental organizations, private business, and international agencies.
The Master of Agribusiness is designed for students with no academic background in economics. Students who come from diverse academic backgrounds including Accounting, Agricultural Education and Communication, Agricultural Operations Management, Agronomy, Animal Science, Business Administration, Finance, English, Food Science, History, Horticulture, Management, Marketing, Soil and Water Science, Turfgrass, and Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. The graduate coursework prepares students for careers in banking, investing, financial analysis, sales, management, marketing, human resources, policy, production, and entrepreneurial pursuits working in private industry, international firms, non-profit organizations and government.
The Master of Science in the Food and Resource Economics Department provides broad training in applied economics as it relates to food production, policy, marketing and trade, regional economics, and natural resource issues. Students are taught to use economic principles and quantitative methods to address empirical problems. The core consists of courses in microeconomics, policy, econometrics, statistics and survey research methods. Many students continue their education with a Ph.D. while others opt for employment with government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, foreign agencies, private consulting firms, or corporations.
The Master of Science with Concentration in Agribusiness is designed for students with an academic background in economics. The quantitative courses include microeconomics, policy, econometrics and survey research methods and provide solid economic theory and prepares students for careers in banking, investing, financial analysis, sales, management, marketing, human resources, policy, production, and entrepreneurial pursuits working in private industry, international firms, non-profit organizations and government.
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