Prof. Dr. Bruce L. Ahrendsen


tl_files/fem/documents/MBA program/international teachers photos/prof.Dr.Bruce_L.Ahrendsen_photo_0.jpg  Prof. Dr. Bruce L. Ahrendsen
 Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness University of Arkansas
 Division of Agriculture and Bumpers College of Agricultural,
 Food & Life Sciences 217 AGRI Fayetteville, AR 72701 USA
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Professor Ahrendsen is a native of Iowa with a B.S. degree in agricultural business from Iowa State University and Masters and Ph.D. degrees in economics from North Carolina State University. Bruce was raised on his family’s farm in Iowa. The farm operation consisted of corn, soybeans, hay, oats, farrow-to-finish hogs, beef cow-calf, and finished cattle. Following graduation from Iowa State University, Bruce held a position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture where he supervised farm and housing credit programs. Bruce has been in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at the University of Arkansas since 1990. He has taught an undergraduate BSc course in agricultural finance and graduate courses in financial management, quantitative methods, and econometrics.

Bruce’s major research interests include issues of financial institutions and markets, credit evaluation, financial management, credit programs, risk management, farmland leasing, and asset valuation. Bruce has worked in the Slovak Republic where he was invited to provide recommendations to the Ministry of Agriculture relative to the agricultural sector’s financial difficulties during transition.

Bruce leads intensive, case-based study weeks in the International MBA in Agribusiness program at universities in the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, and Slovakia, and he serves on the AGRIMBA Board and the Editorial Board of APSTRACT Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce. He also is a member of the Management Board of the EU-US Atlantis Double MSc Degree Program in Rural Development and Agricultural Economics, which is comprised of a consortium of five universities in Europe and two universities in the United States.

Related links
University of Arkansas, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness: AGRIMBA:
APSTRACT Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce:
EU-US Atlantis Program: