Course: MBA Innovation in Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Course details

  • Location

    Royal Agricultural University Campus
  • Duration

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

    21 September 2020 - 21 May 2021. For February entry the academic year starts in 18 January 2021

This unique MBA equips entrepreneurial leaders to generate 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 at the university.

Course overview

Industry partners from across the agricultural and food supply chain, including Waitrose and the National Farmers’ Union, have been closely involved in the development of the programme. It has been carefully tailored to meet skills gaps and respond to changes in industry trends.

You will work closely with industry throughout your course, engaging with real-world problems, hearing from guest speakers and receiving mentoring from a relevant expert working in the field. The programme will also provide valuable opportunities to boost your professional network.

Multi-national companies across business, food production, agribusiness, and the food retailing sectors are seeking employees who are equipped to solve challenges such as their supply chain. To create an effective, resilient, and forward-looking global food system, firms must strengthen their business management skills to enable them to deliver competitive offerings in a complex global market. Emerging technologies, business models and changing demands add to the complexity faced by this industry, as do a range of challenges - from managing natural resources to navigating political change.

This business management programme has been designed with these challenges firmly in mind. Strategy, use of data, people skills and marketing are embedded in a business and agricultural context making them accessible and directly relevant to what is happening in the world today. You can learn the core skills you need to lead a business in an unpredictable and challenging environment, whether you are launching or running your own venture, looking for career progression or just entering one of these industries.

Studying with us can open doors across the world and give you access to the very latest practices in business and technology.

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
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