Agricultural Economics Department, at first was called Social Economics Department, had been build since Agriculture Faculty of Kotapraja University established. In 1960, Kotapraja University changed into Brawijaya University.

During the development, Agricultural Economics Department had been giving many contributions especially in agricultural development of Indonesia. Much cooperation had been done at the national/regional level as well as international level.

These days, Agricultural Economics Department improving its role as a leading Agricultural Economic Department in Agribusiness fields relies on many theories about economic, management, human empowerment, sociology and communication that appropriate with the periodic development.