Masters in Agribusiness and Food Innovation Management
The Agribusiness and Food Innovation Management program at Colorado State University offers a masters degree or certificate in business management, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to launch new businesses, new products, or new technologies, with a focus on agriculture and the food and beverage industries. The program offers companies an opportunity to engage a team of students on a business development or innovation challenge.
In-Person Coursework at CSU Spur Campus
We offer this program in-person at the new CSU Spur campus in Denver. However, since the program is not located on the main CSU campus in Fort Collins, it is considered a distance program, and thus student enrollment is managed by CSU Online.
- Additional program and admissions information for prospective students can be found on the program’s page at CSU Online.
- Complete program details and regular updates can be found at Agribusiness and Food Innovation Management Program Information.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- Core concepts and skills for entrepreneurship, such as opportunity recognition, ideation, customer discovery, validation, and communication of business ideas
- Understanding the complex structure of today’s global agriculture and food system and how innovation impacts the industry
- Foundational business skills including economics, marketing, accounting, finance, intellectual property, legal and regulatory
- A professional identity as an “entrepreneur”, “innovator”, or “change-maker”
- How to combine your talents, skills, and personal strengths with others in a creative team
Where You’ll Find Us
CSU’s Denver’s campus at the National Western Center that brings together research, teaching and engagement activities in a modern-day approach to the university’s land-grant mission.
- Product development
- Technology commercialization
- Agribusiness or food entrepreneur
- Research and development
- Business development
- Marketing manager
- Venture capital
- Research administration
Please contact any of our three program advisors in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics to answer your questions about our exciting new program.