PhD program overview

Pursue a W. P. Carey PhD and learn from thought leaders in your field, gain the resources of America’s largest public university, and join a large a collaborative community of students and alumni.

As an academic discipline, agribusiness involves the application of theory and quantitative methods in economics, finance, marketing and management to issues involved in the production, distribution and marketing of food and fiber. The W. P. Carey School of Business and the Morrison School of Agribusiness offer an interdisciplinary PhD in business administration with a concentration in agribusiness.

The PhD program produces scholars who are trained in the latest methods of business and economic analysis to emerge on the forefront of problem-solving in a vital sector of the global economy. Agribusiness graduates are expected to assume teaching and research positions at top-ranked research universities.