Fisher teams with agricultural college to offer dual degrees  
In response to the global need for combined expertise in enterprise and supply chain management, agriculture-food processing and economic development, The Ohio State University has launched a dual degree program for graduate students.

Fisher College of Business and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) are teaming up to offer the dual degrees in Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (a department within CFAES).

Ohio State will merge its global leadership strengths in agricultural and economic development with its management education. The program is unique from other dual agricultural-MBA degrees in its emphasis on sustainable economic development and business practices. The program will provide students interested in careers in agri-business, food processing and economic development with critical business skills in such areas as logistics, supply-chain management and sustainability.

“This program illustrates the multi-dimensional strengths of Ohio State,” said Bobby Moser, vice president for agricultural administration and dean of CFAES. “The breadth and depth of programs and knowledge allow for great partnerships like this one that help us prepare graduates to meet real-world demands.”

As the newest offering in Ohio State’s growing interdisciplinary curricular programs, the dual degrees ensure students in both Fisher and AED Economics receive the most comprehensive and industry-specific educational experience that will prepare them for leadership roles in these important fields.

“Graduates who leave Ohio State with Fisher’s MBA and AED Economics master’s degrees will be well positioned to pursue high impact careers in agricultural and food production businesses or work in economic development programs at public institutions such as the World Bank,” said Karen Hopper Wruck, Fisher’s associate dean for graduate programs. “This dual degree program fits precisely with our mission as a land-grant institution to educate a workforce capable of managing pressing economic needs even at a global level.”

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