Agribusiness Institute

The Agribusiness Institute at Mississippi State University was established in 1991 in response to a study predicting a shortage of graduates with an education in agribusiness management. Shortly thereafter, the Institute's mission was formulated to assist agribusinesses in Mississippi, throughout the South, across the nation, and around the world through research, service, and a Master of Agribusiness Management (MABM) degree. The Institute's programs in the areas of learning, research, service and technology transfers aim to combine multiple disciplines to focus on management issues within individuals companies. The principal activity at the Institute is the MABM degree. The other activities are managed to complement and support a knowledge base in agribusiness management, which helps agricultural enterprises.


The vision of the Agribusiness Institute at Mississippi State University is to create innovative programs, provide helpful services, and transfer useful technologies to agricultural businesses in a manner that identifies the Institute and Mississippi State University as leading institutions for quality agribusiness education, training, research, and technology transfer.


The Agribusiness Institute's mission is to assist agribusinesses by offering up-to-date educational, research and training programs, and technology transfers that emphasize creativity and exploit the multidisciplinary perspective of the Institute.

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Dr. Keith Coble, Department Head
Phone: (662) 325-6670

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