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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dual Degree: Master of Agribusiness and Professional Master of Business Administration

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The Dual Professional Master of Business Administration/Master of Agribusiness is an academic program that allows for the concurrent study of graduate business and graduate agribusiness and leads to both the MAB degree and the PMBA degree. The program is designed for students seeking business problem-solving skills, organizational communication and change management knowledge, and development of strategic analysis competencies utilizing technological tools to increase workplace efficiencies in diverse setting spanning business, food, animal health, and agribusiness industries. The PMBA portion is designed to advance the knowledge and decision making skills necessary for today’s business environment. The MAB portion is designed to provide agribusiness professionals strategies for making informed decisions based upon a thorough understanding of current issues. Students graduating from the dual degree program will receive two degrees, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Agribusiness. The program requires the completion of 63 credit hours: 27 credit hours in the PMBA program and 36 credit hours in the MAB program. The degrees are conferred simultaneously when all requirements for the dual degree program have been met. The assessment of the dual degree program is conducted in each program independently as specified in respective programs.

Application/ Admission

Students are required to fulfill the admittance requirements of both degrees to be admitted into this dual degree
program. The person seeking admission to the MAB/PMBA Dual Degree Program must:


a. Complete an application on CollegeNet ( using Dual MAB/PMBA program link. The link will be accessible from both the College of Business Administration and Department of Agricultural Economics portals. (Students desiring to apply only to the PMBA or MAB should select the specific program not the dual degree option in CollegeNet.) Application materials include: official transcript of all completed academic work; GRE or GMAT scores and TOEFL scores, if applicable; statement of objectives; resume; and an Affidavit of Financial Support, if applicable.

b. The graduate admission committee of each program will evaluate the application separately and collectively make the final decision using the same criteria as specified in their respective programs. The applicant must meet admissions requirements of both programs.

c. A student who is initially admitted to either the PMBA or MAB and who later decides to pursue the dual degree must apply for a change of degree to the MAB/PMBA dual degree prior to being awarded the first degree.

d. Students admitted to the MAB/PMBA joint degree program who later decide they only want to complete one of the degrees must:

1) Submit a written notification to both programs.
2) Must have their primary program plan changed to reflect the degree to be completed.
3) Submit a new program of study for the degree program they will complete to the Graduate School for
an approval. Students must complete the requirements for the respective program to receive the
PMBA or MAB degree.

Degree Requirements

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