PhD program overview

The PhD in business administration with a concentration in agribusiness is designed for highly motivated students seeking careers in research universities. The program focuses on the state-of-the-art theory and quantitative methods used by academic researchers in addressing business challenges of the food system.

The most intractable problems faced by food and agricultural businesses often require multidisciplinary approaches. Therefore, students complete a core sequence of microeconomic theory, mathematical economics, and applied econometrics courses and at least three courses from another field such as supply chain management, marketing, finance, economics, or sustainability relevant to their dissertation.

The faculty of the Morrison School of Agribusiness at the W. P. Carey School of Business includes top researchers with expertise in diverse areas of inquiry, including consumer food marketing, international agricultural trade policy, domestic and global food security, sustainability, risk management, the industrial organization of food markets, among others.

Agribusiness faculty members approach mentorship as a team. Doing so enables students to participate in ongoing research projects with several faculty, in addition to pursuing their own dissertation research. PhD students also participate in the departmental seminar series, present their research at national and international conferences, and have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty members in other academic units within ASU.

Learn more about the Morrison School of Agribusiness faculty and research through W. P. Carey News.