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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.


  • 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

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CSU Spur

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.

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Related Interests

  • Agriculture
  • Food
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Product development
  • Technology commercialization
  • Agtech
  • Foodtech
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Related Careers

  • Agribusiness or food entrepreneur
  • Research and development
  • Business development
  • Marketing manager
  • Venture capital
  • Research administration


Contact Us

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. 

Greg Perry

Gregory Perry

Program Advisor

Greg Graff

Gregory Graff

Program Advisor

Laston Charriez

Laston Charriez

Program Advisor