Dr. Victoria Salin has been appointed director of the Master of Agribusiness program in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University and chair of the Intercollegiate Faculty of Agribusiness.

Salin is an associate professor specializing in agribusiness management and finance. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the World Food Logistics Organization and serves on the board of directors of the State of Texas Agricultural Finance Authority. Recent research projects include microfinance and credit rationing, and risk exposure of lending institutions. She has been at Texas A&M since 1996.

“We are extremely pleased have Dr. Salin lead our MAB program,” said Dr. Parr Rosson, department head. “She has chaired graduate committees and teaches courses in the program. Having her experience and leadership for the program will be important in helping us strive for excellence and achieve our goals for the future.”

Salin grew up in Cincinnati and graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a degree in political science and history. She completed a master’s of arts from the University of Virginia in government and foreign affairs before moving to Washington, D.C., where she was an editor in private industry. She also worked with the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and served as an international trade analyst at the U.S. International Trade Commission before pursuing a degree in agricultural economics. She received her doctorate from Purdue University in 1996, with specialties in agribusiness finance and international trade.

The master of agribusiness is an intercollegiate degree offered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Mays Business School at Texas A&M.

The master of agribusiness program is a professional degree program that is uniquely focused on the food and agribusiness sector with an emphasis on combining economic and business analysis, and incorporating quantitative methods as the basis for decision-making. The program emphasizes oral and written communication and presentation skills.

In 2012 the program was ranked ninth out of 1,000 master’s programs worldwide by BestMasters.com.

About Mays Business School

Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School educates more than 5,000 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. Mays consistently ranks among the top public business schools in the country for its undergraduate and MBA programs, and for faculty research. The mission of Mays Business School is creating knowledge and developing ethical leaders for a global society.