Source: Kansas State University

Officials from Kansas State University and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreement to bring K-State's award-winning Master of Agribusiness (MAB) to Southeast Asia.

USM Vice-Chancellor and Y. Bhg. Professor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, USM School of Management Dean Associate Professor Datuk Ishak Ismail together with Prof. Datin Hasnah Haron, Dean Graduate School of Business, USM and K-State Professor of Agricultural Economics Allen Featherstone were on hand to represent both universities at the ceremony held at USM.

"Interest in the MAB program from those outside the United States continues to grow. Many agribusiness professionals have expressed a desire to obtain a masters degree to equip them with business and economic skills and an increased understanding of the food and agribusiness system on a global scale. They understand the need for quality education and admire the reputation that Kansas State University and the Master of Agribusiness program share. However, many international students have difficulty participating in a U.S. program due to the time needed for traveling to the U.S. for on-campus sessions and to a lesser extent U.S. visa issues. The new Southeast Asia cohort will provide international agribusiness students another option for continuing their education," said Featherstone, who is also the Director of the Master of Agribusiness program. 

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