Executive MBA in Food & Agribusiness

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Location and start date
Tilburg / Wageningen: 
September 18, 2017
Duration 24 months
Study load 12-18 hours per week
Fees € 44,500
Accreditations MBA

At Wageningen University & Research (WUR) we noticed that our alumni have a passion for the F&A business, and growing in their career, their need for management skills also grows. To fullfil this need TIAS and WUR joined forces to offer an EMBA that applies general management knowledge to the specific context of F&A.

What do we offer?

  • Career shaping, grow beyond your current specialist role into a managerial function and preparing you to be the ‘future leader in Food & Agribusiness”
  • A flexible monthly learning format developed especially to suit your lifestyle and working commitments
  • Learn and work, benefit personally and professionally by practically applying what you learn within your organization
  • Significantly advance your career prospects with our tailored Personal Leadership Program (PLP)
  • Discover the bigger picture, business influence and the societal impact of responsible leadership

Organizational environments and also the world are changing at a rapid pace. More and more we are looking towards capable leaders, whose judgment is sound and who provide out of the ordinary insights. Exceptional decisions are made by taking the interests of multiple stakeholders across multiple scenarios into consideration. Aligning your career ambitions with this broader awareness is the next step in becoming a rounded, responsible business leader whow knows how to apply his/her knowledge to the specific Food & Agribusiness.

Our Executive MBA in Food & Agribusiness places a deep emphasis on enhancing your career. This 2-year degree program is designed to suit your needs when balancing work and study. Targeting key areas, it encompasses academic, personal and societal development. An all-round approach, aimed at making you an accomplished leader both professionally and socially.

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Location and start date
Tilburg / Wageningen: 
September 18, 2017
Duration 24 months
Study load 12-18 hours per week
Fees € 44,500
Accreditations MBA

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.

Program Aims

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.

Profile

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.

Course Outline

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.

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Successful enrollment in our Executive MBA in Food & Agribusiness is subject to a number of admission requirements. This is to maintain admissions quality. That way you can benefit from a high potential, motivated group of talented individuals to further enhance your learning experience.

Admission requirements

  • a relevant PhD or master’s degree
  • if you do not hold a PhD or master’s degree, you must take either the TIAS Capacity Test or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). 
  • based on the assessment of your academic English language skills, you may also be required to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test or the Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • a minimum of 5 years work experience of which at least 3 years in a management position.

Upon receipt of your application our Program Adviser will contact you to arrange an interview.

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Total program price € 44,500.
The Executive MBA course includes: 

  • All study books
  • All reading materials
  • Meals during residential sessions
  • Accommodation including breakfast for overnight session
  • Access to the Virtual Campus
  • Alumni site access where you can browse specialist webinars and must-read articles

This course is exempt from VAT. The travel costs for the international modules are not included in the total program price. 

Persuade your employer with convincing company benefits

  • A professional within the organization capable of harnessing the latest business developments.
  • Career shaping, grow beyond your current specialist role into a managerial function
  • Learn and work, benefit personally and professionally by practically applying what you learn within your organization
  • Your company gains the latest insights and knowledge.
  • Renowned lecturers. Our faculty comprises leading experts and known scholars, who are active researchers and publish their work: TIAS School for
  • Business and Society is a university-based educational institute.
  • Recognized business school: praised by the Financial Times as the best educational facility for Open Executive programs in The Netherlands.

Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available to candidates with an outstanding academic record. These individuals will show strong leadership qualities that will significantly enhance the diversity. To find out if you qualify for a scholarship grant, please contact the program adviser as soon as possible. For practical examples consult our flyer.

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“The faculty are hand-picked on their topical expertise, practical experience and their ability to bring both rigor and relevance to the classroom. I am convinced that you will be inspired to work with each and every one of them!”

Academic Directors

Eric Dooms

Dr. Eric Dooms is Associate Professor of Strategy and Academic Director of the full-time and executive MBA programs. He obtained his PhD from Tilburg University on a study of headquarter-subsidiary relationships in large corporations. Eric taught modules on strategy at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels and has been strongly involved in the management of educational programs in higher education. Besides this, he has also been involved in educational projects in collaboration with secondary schools.

Hans van Trijp 

Prof. dr. ir. Hans van Trijp is the Chair of the Marketing and Consumer Behaviour Group of Wageningen University since 2001, a job he has combined for 15 year with a part-time affiliation as Senior Consumer Behaviour Scientist at Unilever Research and Development in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands. In terms of his scientific research output he has contributed high level publications both to the disciplinary academic field of marketing science and consumer behaviour, and to the applied fields of food and agribusiness.

Faculty

Michael Corbey
Michael Corbey
Full Professor
Michael Corbey holds an Engineering degree (ir.) and a Ph.D., both from Eindhoven University of Technology. He worked in the manufacturing industry and as a management consultant until he was appointed Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Tilburg University in 1993. His Ph.D. thesis (1995) dealt with the relationships between...
Frans de Roon
Frans de Roon
Full Professor
Frans de Roon is a recognized researcher in investment analysis. He holds a PhD from Tilburg University (1997) on portfolio choice and asset pricing, for which he received the SNS Bank best-thesis...
Herbert Hamers
Herbert Hamers
Full Professor
Professor Hamers graduated with a degree in mathematics form the University of Nijmegen and completed his PhD at Tilburg University. Currently he is Professor of Game Theory and Operations Research at the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research of Tilburg...

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Lenneke van Bokhoven
Lenneke van Bokhoven
Program Adviser
+31 13 466 8656