Consciously aware business leaders, who confidently bring about positive change are a sign of the times. There is no small degree of trust involved. In your managerial ambitions to further succeed professionally, you are obliged to look outward and understand that an organization, whether public or private, is part of a wider world. The program includes two international modules.
Our Executive MBA in Food & Agribusiness is an all-round leadership program. You will develop your professional competencies and strengthen your personal capabilities as well. The program has been put together so as to suit your working requirements. Benefit further with our Personal Leadership Program (PLP) too. The PLP runs alongside our 15-module degree program and is pivotal in achieving your career aims.
When balancing a career and study with the aim to maximize your potential, our EMBA is a solid stepping stone to greater success.
The depth and scope of the program allows you to:
- understand and effectively manage functional areas of business
- gain perspective on the dynamics between organizations and stakeholders
- develop personal abilities to lead others and drive organizational change
- benefit from the latest business research and strategic insights
- get further societal understanding for balanced judgments and superior decisions in a world that is constantly changing at a rapid pace
- learn to apply what you have learned to the specific Food & Agribusiness context
- excel with a Personal Leadership Program (PLP), geared towards helping you understand better who you are and what you are capable of and working towards your ultimate career goal
End Result: MBA Degree
Upon successful completion you will receive the title Master of Business Administration (MBA). In addition this program has received international (AMBA) and institutional (AACSB) accreditation.
You are no stranger to ambition and your aim is to become a ‘future leader in Food & Agribusiness’. With plenty of talent and an academic or HBO degree, you will join a competitive group of like-minded peers. Flourish in an interactive environment that encourages you to go beyond the traditional boundaries of leadership.
The majority of participants have 6-10 years of experience, with varying professional backgrounds. The bulk is active in, but not limited to, general management roles, finance, consultancy and research & development. Typically, you will already work in a role which requires you to have an organizational overview, strategic insight and assessment of decisional impact.
This MBA program is organized into three theme-based blocks of courses. Each block is concluded by an integration module that focus specifically on the Food & Agribusiness context, in which insights from previous courses are synthesized and applied to business challenges. The program includes two international modules.
Block 1 - The Role of Business in a Complex World
Block 1 introduces basic foundations of business by courses such as Managerial Control and Finance. The position of business in its Supply Chain, in the Economy and in Society at large will ensure that a broader view on the role of business in the world is developed. An international module in collaboration with a partner school will enhance this broader view by understanding the challenges of businesses in emerging markets. The integration module on “Doing Business in a Complex World” concludes the first block. In this module, participants will be challenged to integrate their knowledge through a mix of interactive lectures, casework and roleplays.
Block 2 - Positioning for Long Term Sustainable Value
Block 2 develops more advanced business knowledge to understand both the internal challenges faced by organizations and the positioning in their competitive environment. The combination of these insights enables firms to develop new business models to ensure future success. This block is concluded by the Integration Module on entrepreneurship. Equipped with their knowledge of this block, participants are challenged to think in a creative and experimental way about new ventures, how to learn for failures and how to set up new ventures.
Block 3 - Making it Happen/Change for Impact
The flow of the program continues in the final block. After having chosen future directions, how can organizations make it happen? What does it take to implement strategy? What change approach is needed to make things real? How can diverse perspectives be managed to enable change? Insights are synthesized in the last integration module. Further impact is generated by means of the capstone project. This final proof of MBA-level integral management skills, will be specific to a Food & Agribusiness case, supervised from leading scholars from Wageningen University & Research.