Agribusiness, Food Processing & Retail

Alternative-MBA Programme

In 2018, a bachelor’s or master’s degree is not enough to secure a job. The job market is increasingly saturated with graduates unable to deliver value to a business. Their education has not prepared them to make the transition to work.

This Alt-MBA changes that, with practical learning, one-to-one industry coaching and work experience as standard. Don’t fall in with the crowd; stand out with the Alt-MBA and access a jobs market you didn’t know existed.

Companies across the entire food chain are seeking professional talent that is equipped to solve their business challenges; increasingly they are understanding that the graduates of today are not able to transition directly into work.

Have you finished your degree? Looking to build a successful, purposeful professional career?

If so, this Alt-MBA is for you.

Alt-MBA is designed to fill the vacant agribusiness management graduate positions which companies are currently unable to recruit for each year. We have carefully crafted a blend of expert knowledge, business soft-skills, and a work placement, to make sure that you will find work.

Key Features

  • Up-to-date relevant learning material
  • Work experience placement included
  • Help to find a job on completion
  • Learn in your own time

Requirements

To be accepted for this program, you must fit the following criteria:

  • Agri, Science or Engineering final year undergraduate or graduate
  • Or BBA (any discipline)
  • Or General MBA students and graduates
  • 12 hours commitment per week (flexible)
  • Interested to work in Food, Agri or Retail sector

How The Alt-MBA Works

1. Apply Today

You will be invited for a telephone interview.

2. Improve Your Skills

Improve your skills with online courses and on-site workshops.

3. 8 Week Internship

Gain work experience in a small/medium sized business.

4. Get The Job

Agribusiness Academy will help you find suitable positions on completion.

The Structure

The structure of the Alt-MBA is designed to move graduates into employment.

  • 8 months of learning in 8 modules (Part-time study)
  • 2 months of in-company internship (Full-time)
  • 2 months for finalizing the study and getting placed
  • Access to monthly face-to-face workshops organized
  • Access to career days organized in August 2019 and September 2019

Our Slack community will be open and active every day during the eight-month period. The mentors and learning managers are always there to support.

In order to gain certification:

  1. 6 assignments submitted and evaluated
  2. 1 project + online defence

Upon successful completion, we will assist you with your search for a job.

The Course

The Alt-MBA contains eight modules, each covering a different part of the Agri, Food & Retail sector.

  • Module 1: Foundation of Management
  • Module 2: Food and Agribusiness Supply Chains
  • Module 3: Circular Food Chains
  • Module 4: Horticulture Business Studies
  • Module 5: Food Processing Business Studies
  • Module 6: Food Retail
  • Module 7: Data Analytics
  • Module 8: Agtech Business Studies

The modules will each take one month to complete. There is also a Soft Skills session in each module, to help you improve your business communication, research and presentation skills.

Month 9 & 10 of the Alt-MBA is the internship arranged at one of the Agribusiness Academy’s industry partner companies.

During Month 11 & 12, you will complete a presentation on your internship and begin to make a transition to employment. We expect many learners to move into full-time positions with their internship company.

Locations and Start Dates

  • Start Date: 20th September 2018
  • Workshop Locations: Pune, Warangal, Nagpur, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Trivandrum
  • Start Date: 27th September 2018
  • Workshop Location: Amsterdam
  • Start Date: 4th October 2018
  • Workshop Locations: Birmingham and Newcastle
  • Start Date: 11th October 2018
  • Workshop Location: Boston, MA
Program taught in:
English

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Last updated September 13, 2018
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