Master in Agribusiness Management

The Master offers you a training of excellence, career service, global networking and many others benefits for your professional and personal development. Various teaching formulas are available to suit every requirement; students from more than 140 countries of the world.

Duration: 12 months
Starting dates: March 2019
Language: English
Formula: In Rome or Online

Under the patronage of:

Overview

The Rome Business School’s Master in Agribusiness Management is the ideal academic course for professionals seeking a world-class degree programme in these disciplines, leading to a successful global career in the agro network field (production, seed and crop, harvest and stock in agriculture, market of commodities, food supply chain, food and wine business).

With the Rome Business School’s international perspective, the programme offers a unique learning experience and a global professional exposure, enabling participants to study in one of the best cities of the world or online. The programme’s quality teaching and networking services all contribute to make it the perfect fit for anyone who is looking to rise to the top in the world of farming, food production, or in the start-up agribusiness system.

 

Target Recipients

The Master in Agribusiness Management is a course of excellence aimed at a maximum of 20 participants and is designed for those who are already working in the sectors of agriculture, farming, start-ups, foodtech, or production, but intend to expand and update their knowledge, and for those who are seeking their first exposure in these topics.

 

Structure (duration – 1 year)

  • Six months of lectures
  • Six months dedicated to final project work
  • Visits at international companies and organizations
  • Integrative cultural programme
  • Seminars and events

 

Modes of attendance

This Master course can be attended in English, either on campus or by distance learning, in Part-Time formula (2 three hours lectures per week).

Contents

Introduction and Scenario

  • Agribusiness and the World Food Economy

Management

  • Agri-food Strategic Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Food and Agribusiness Marketing
  • Digital marketing for Agribusiness
  • Financial accounting for Agribusiness
  • Business planning for agribusiness
  • Project management
  • Human Resources Management in the Agri-Food System
  • Agri-Food Supply Chain Management

History

  • A history of European agriculture
  • The evolution of agronomic models. The recent history of global agriculture: enterprise and science.

The Start-up System

  • Innovative Start-ups and SMEs, Industry 4.0: opportunities for forward-looking enterprises.
  • Seeds&Chips: the Foodtech and Agtech innovation fair
  • Startupbootcamp: the Foodtech and Agtech start-up incubator and accelerator

Innovation

  • Technological innovation
  • Agro-pharmaceutical innovation and new techniques for sustainability
  • Multifunctionality in agriculture
  • Social farming, opportunities for a new business model

Internationalization and International Experiences

  • International cooperation
  • Common agricultural policy in Europe
  • Multilateral processes and global policy processes on agriculture

Career Services

Attending this Master’s Degree course entitles to:

  • The inclusion of your CV in the Rome Business School’s database and its distribution to businessesorganizations and head hunters belonging to the Rome Business School’s international network;
  • A free CV review;
  • Support in the management of job interviews;
  • Networking meetings with international managers, professionals and business owners;
  • A personalized search and flagging service for the best job opportunities in Italy and abroad.

 

Learning Objectives

On completing the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the characteristics and trends of the agri-food market and the role played by the farmers, industrialists, and their representatives in the organizations
  • Recognize the intersection of agribusiness with other areas of economic and social concern, such as economic development and new ways of production and business diversification (organic farming, biofuel, biogas, circular economy, etc…)
  • Identify and manage the characteristics of the main food businesses and develop effective managerial strategies
  • Develop a comprehensive business plan for agri-food corporations
  • Utilize the most advanced marketing techniques to promote businesses and organizations
  • Manage the financial dimensions related to agricultural activities
  • Understand and utilize project management techniques for agricultural businesses
  • Manage the agri-food supply chain
  • Learn about the start-up ecosystem related to agribusiness
  • Master the use of new technologies within farmer or industrialist organizations and the most advanced production tools and channels
  • Learn about the international organizations operating in the agribusiness sector and the international policies and support linked to this economic sector
  • Meet farmers or food producers that changed their companies by taking new and radical approaches.

 

Benefits

World Class Teachers

The Master’s Degree course faculty is made up of highly selected international university professors, trainers and business managers, drawn from a variety of operational and professional fields and thus able to bring to the table a rich array of up-to-date experiences and competencies. The teaching approach is aimed at the acquisition of know-how, thus at transferring competencies truly useful for the attendees’ professional development.

Accreditation

Rome Business School’s Master in Agribusiness Management is accredited by UCAM – Universidad Católica de Murcia.

At the completion of the course you will therefore be awarded with a double certification: a diploma from Rome Business School and one from UCAM, with 60 internationally recognized university credits (60 ECTS).

Tutoring

For both the on-campus and the distance-learning courses, attendees can always count on the assistance of a tutor for any clarifications they may require, for the completion of the tests and exercises required by each module and for the final project

Learning Materials

Students registered for the Master’s Degree course will be issued with a wealth of learning materials, including slides, textbooks, case studies, articles, videos, and useful internet links.

Registering In The Rome Business School’s Alumni Association

Attendance in the Master’s Degree course entitles to become part of the Rome Business School’s Alumni Association, the international network through which students of the Rome Business School can share ideas, experiences, and projects. Many facilitations are also available for attending further training courses.

 

Internationality

The Rome Business School prizes intercultural exchange as a source of personal and professional development. Students from 5 continents regularly attend its courses.

 

Entry requirements

All applicants must have a three-year degree (or be near completion). Those with relevant professional qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered.

Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency during an interview.

For both the on-campus and distance learning options and in order to ensure a high-quality training course, classes can consist of a maximum of 15 attendees.

 

Admission Process

Click here to submit your application, attaching your CV and your motivational letter in English.

The Rome Business School recruitment team will evaluate your request and will contact you if further documents are required. The complete applications will be examined by the academic selection committee. All candidates deemed suitable by the selection committee will support an interview with one of our specialists. The interview can take place in presence or remotely via Skype. Within 2 days of the interview, we will send you an email reply indicating the result of the application and the information necessary to complete the registration. In case of a negative outcome, you will still receive an official communication.

The deadline for international students is 45 days from the beginning of the course and for EU students it is 15 days from the beginning of the course. Applications will be evaluated according to the order of the submission date.

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fee for the Master in Agribusiness Management is 5.500 Euros (VAT included)

Scholarships

For each teaching formula, partial scholarships are available to cover part of the tuition fee. Scholarships will be assigned based on the personal, experiential and technical-motivational profile of the candidates.

Installments

The payment of the participation fee is installable. In the case of payment of the participation fee in a single solution, the student will benefit from a 10% discount.

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