Course: MBA Innovation in Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Course details

  • Location

    Distance learning with on-campus residential
  • Duration

    1 year (full time) or 2+ years (part time)
  • Academic Year

    Two entry options: 1 February 2021 / 20 September 2021

This unique MBA equips talented, entrepreneurial leaders from all kinds of backgrounds to generate sustainable growth and change in food, agriculture and related industries. Delivered primarily through high quality distance learning, with opportunities for face to face networking and learning on campus. Full time for a year, part-time for two years, with further flexibility as needed.

Course overview

On completion of the MBA, students are ready to make a strategic impact in climate-smart, pro-planet and profitable businesses. The pace of change and the need for rounded leaders make this the ideal time for you to invest in high level business skills, along with increased knowledge of how these exciting sectors, vital for the future of us all, work in practice.

Whilst the university cherishes its history, the MBA demonstrates that it constantly responds to current challenges. The programme covers both business theory and real world practice: businesses such as Waitrose and the National Farmers' Union were part of its development.  MBA students grapple with questions such as 'Are supply chains broken or effective?' 'Can the industry be more efficient but also more sustainable?' 'What part does technology play in sustainable food and agriculture?' Regenerative agriculture and agritech innovation are put under the spotlight.

Core MBA modules cover leadership, strategy, marketing and finance. In addition, you will engage with entrepreneurship, decision-making in a complex world, the use of data and the supply chain, with examples throughout from food and agriculture. Whether you want to operate in a complex global market, do your own start up, or operate somewhere in between, this course will propel the next stage of your career development.  

The added value of the MBA comes of course from networking, industry dialogue, leadership and employment opportunities and the specialist expertise of RAU staff. The extended research or project which forms a big part of the course can be tailored to job opportunities. 

And, of course, you will make friends for life.

On successful completion of the course, as well as your MBA you may be awarded a Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute, further enhancing your cv.

Accreditations and partnerships

We are delighted to work with a wider range of businesses, partners and accreditation organisations, some of which are shown below:

CMI logoCFE logoEnterprise Educators logo
nacue logoIOEE logo

Ready to take the plunge? Apply now

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You can now apply via our website, using the online application form. 

Alternatively, if you are unable access the online form you can call Admissions on +44 (0)1285 889 912, or email [email protected].

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