The goal of the MBS Global Agriculture concentration is to educate and equip students with the skills, tools, and knowledge necessary to emerge as leaders within the global green industry. In addition to gaining a deep understanding of foundational aspects of agriculture—including plant pathology, environmental sustainability, and crop management—students will gain comprehensive knowledge of key business areas including finance and accounting, entrepreneurship, marketing, communication and leadership, management and planning, intellectual property, ethics, and regulatory.

Skills Gained

Through expert instruction and experiential education, students will:  

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the international agricultural industry 
  • Gain fundamental, working knowledge of agriculture industry production and management processes 
  • Gain broad-based knowledge about environmental conservation and the role agricultural enterprises play in maintaining a healthy global environment 
  • Gain a fundamental overview of key business areas that both impact and are impacted by the international agricultural industry

Where our Global Agriculture Alumni Work

There are numerous job opportunities and career paths available to individuals with advanced knowledge of Global Agriculture.

Director of Urban FarmingGreater Newark Conservancy
Training and Quality Assurance CoordinatorDenka Company Limited
Plant Variety ExaminerWaksman Institute of Technology
Product Development / High-Value Crops Specialist USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
and more!and more!

Preferred Academic or Professional Experience


  • Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in the biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, or a health-related field. 
  • Prerequisite coursework includes the following: two semesters of biology; two semesters of chemistry; two semesters of organic chemistry; and courses/background in physiology, genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry. Candidates who have most but not all of the required courses/background may be able to take some of the prerequisite courses as part of the MBS degree (e.g., 16:115:512 and 16:148:514 for those without cell biology and biochemistry).  


  • One to two years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry or biotech industry is preferred; however, all professional experience will be considered as part of the application process. 

Applicants who are unsure of their eligibility for this concentration should schedule an appointment with an enrollment specialist.

"The Professional Science Master’s Program has been an excellent and rewarding experience. I have enjoyed interacting with students and faculty while I enhanced my knowledge of drug discovery and development and integrated new learnings about the business aspects of pharmaceutical development." - James Andahazy, Drug Discovery & Development Graduate