A certificated program brought to you in partnership:
“Companies are increasingly taking actions that result in better social, economic and environmental impacts because society expects this and because there are business benefits to doing so.”
– United Nations report on Supply Chain Sustainability
Businesses across the entire food chain are seeking professional talent that is equipped to solve their supply chain sustainability challenges; increasingly they understand that this is a business and environmental necessity.
Do you see yourself contributing to sustainability challenges and building a differentiated and purposeful professional or entrepreneurial career?
If so, this Mini-MBA is for you.
Agribusiness Academy and Business School Netherlands come together to offer this unique certificate six-month Mini-MBA for professionals with keen interest in developing sustainable supply chains.
BSN and Agribusiness Academy have had years of collaboration in delivering well-received action learning programs on food security management for students from diverse parts of the world.
As part of the Mini-MBA experience, learners can choose whether to attend an optional Agribusiness Academy week-long hackathon. These are scheduled at the beginning and end of the program.
The next start date for the Mini-MBA is March 26, 2018. The optional hackathons are detailed below.
The cost of the Mini-MBA program is £1800 / $2400 / €2050 inclusive of taxes. This can be split into three payments throughout the program (learners can also add a Hackathon experience across these payments).
The Mini-MBA contain six modules, each delivered over one month. Click into a module to explore the learning objectives.
“I’ve been really enjoying the learning process designed by the Agribusiness Academy. I really appreciate the opportunity to learn in a self-paced manner due to work commitments.
Whenever I can, I try to take part in live sessions and mentoring, which give very good insights into each topic. I think that this course benefits greatly from the involvement of lecturers who are also practitioners in their respective fields.”
– Tatiana, Mini-MBA student from USA
During the first month, you will decide upon a practical project; this could be from a business or entrepreneurial venture. Each subsequent month, you will apply the tools, frameworks and learning from the module to the practical project. You will be supported in this with 1-to-1 mentoring sessions each month. This will require 10-15 hours of learning each month.
In addition, each module will contain the following elements:
Discussion forums will be open and active every day during the six month period. The mentors and learning managers are always there to support.
In order to gain certification:
You can view our entire catalogue of courses to get an idea of our delivery methods and expertise.
Learners can choose to participate in our residential hackathons, a week-long conference with expert speakers, group projects, field visits, networking, and hotel and dining experience.
These sessions are scheduled just before and after our Mini-MBA programs, giving the perfect start or end to the six month program. The hackathon costs $1800 including accommodation and food (but excluding travel and associated visa costs), and this cost can be spread across Mini-MBA payments.
This next hackathon, themed around Sustainable Food Supply Chains, will take place March 18-24, 2018 in Newcastle, United Kingdom. You can find out more and book your place here.
The October 2018 Hackathon is expected to take place in USA, with further details to be confirmed.
Business School Netherlands (BSN) has been delivering Action Learning MBAs for around 28 years now.
As the Action Learning business school, BSN is not alone in recognising the value of Action Learning. Progressive organisations such as General Electric, Unilever, Rabobank, Aloca Agro, Motorola, Arthur Andersen, General Motors and Lyondell Chemical Co. also believe in the Action Learning approach. They have achieved amazing results in the field of problem-solving, identifying competitive advantages, reducing operating costs and becoming learning organisations.
Over 3,500 students from all over the world have joined our programmes in countries such as Aruba, Namibia, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Egypt, Algeria, Tanzania, Pakistan, Armenia, United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, Czech Republic, China and so much more.
Agribusiness Academy has partnered with BSN to provide an innovative online approach to action learning, which has received praise from students and faculty alike.
“Agribusiness Academy came to me at a time when I had to make critical changes in the way value chains are run. I found the courses so useful, so inspiring, and a push in the right direction. It is the best thing that’s happened to me this year.”
To apply, please fill out the application form below.
We will help you to decide whether the Mini-MBA will help your career or business goals, and advice you on the best way to progress.