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; this course is designed to fit around you.
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 Royal Agricultural 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.
“The teaching follows the theory and course content of MBAs in major business schools, but incorporates it intelligently into an applicable niche that sets this programme apart from other mainstream MBA courses, and with a more competitive offering. The small class size means you get impressive levels of input and attention, combined with extremely widespread and successful Alumni links.” Student MBA ISFA 2020 cohort, full-time. Transition from Global insurance professional to strategic innovation in sustainability professional.
Applications are welcome from prospective students with a minimum 2.1 honours degree from a UK university) or an equivalent academic qualification from a comparable international institution) plus a minimum of 2 years work experience at management level (sector specific experience is not required). Students whose first language is not English must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 with no element below 5.5 or equivalent. Mature applicants with lower qualifications but with extensive management experience may also be considered.