MBA INTERNATIONAL AGRIBISINESS AND FOOD CHAIN MANAGEMENT – IAMN

MBA International Agribusiness and Food Chain Management

Lead City University, Ibadan

Next Start Date: 1st of August, 2022

Duration: One Year

Program Overview

             …..An innovative program that drives sustainable career and business growth

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Agribusiness and Food Chain Management offers an exceptional learning platform for Agrifood business executives to transform into global professionals and responsibly change the future of Agribusiness.

With the world population reaching 7.7 billion in 2018, the business of feeding humanity has remain an extremely important one. The Global Food and Agribusiness industry was valued at about $5 trillion by the World Bank in 2017, representing 10% of global consumer that year. The industry is continually influenced by dynamics in consumer behavior, growing continental populations and disruptive technologies. At the edge of this transformation is a huge demand for creative professionals that can innovate smarter ways of producing foods and managing agribusiness operations.

Our MBA International Agribusiness and Food Chain Management develops agribusiness executives and transform them into global industry superstars through a unique mix of sound business fundamentals, practical experiences and access to international opportunities.  The program achieves all of these through insightful classroom learnings, industry case studies, panel discussions, team activities, interactions with government and active players in the food value chain systems in Nigeria and across the world. 

Delivered in an innovative blended format that combines online classes with modular onsite field learning sessions and an international study trip, our MBA International Agribusiness and Food Chain Management degree program will help professionals to gain mastery of the full spectrum of agribusiness operations. Our curriculum is curated to address global Agrifood trends and provide strategic framework for driving entrepreneurship and operational growth. 

Uniqueness of our MBA in International Agribusiness and Food Chain Management Program:

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

First Semester Course Structure

Second Semester Course Structure

Some of the Students of the Program

Cross section of students of MBA Internation Agribusiness and Food Chain Management Students with the Vice Chancellor of Lead City University, Ibadan after there first semester examination held from July 26th - 31st 2021

1. Dr. Vincent Isegbe, Director-General of Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service, Abuja.

2. David Olukayode, Executive Director, Famers Business School, Portharcourt.

3. Kwaji Peter, Field Officer Manager, Nuru International, Adamawa.

4. Godwin Osagbemi, Chief Operation Officer, Eraskorp Plc, Lagos

5. Hon. (Dr.) John Godson, First Black member of the Polish parliament and CEO, AfroPoland Group.

and many others

CURRICULUM OF SOME OF THE CORE MODULES

MODULE 1

Agribusiness and the Global Food Economy

This module focuses on the evolving global economy in relation to consumer dynamics, production, distribution, preference, retail and purchasing power. Our principal emphasis is upon the positioning and interaction between agribusiness operations and the multilayered global food economy. The module will conclude with how managers can continually navigate the dynamics in the global food economy to their operational advantage.

MODULE 2

Technological Disruption and Agrifood Entrepreneurship

This module focuses on the evolving global economy in relation to consumer dynamics, production, distribution, preference, retail and purchasing power. Our principal emphasis is upon the positioning and interaction between agribusiness operations and the multilayered global food economy. The module will conclude with how managers can continually navigate the dynamics in the global food economy to their operational advantage.

MODULE 3

Agribusiness and the Global Food Economy

This module will look at a number of relevant strategic models for achieving high performance in food and agribusiness operations. Participants will be able to use and evaluate these models in settings strategic directions, developing new marketing pathways, managing personnels and resources for optimal productivity, mitigating against operational risks and steering agribusiness organizations to the path of sustainability.

MODULE 4

Agrifood Supply Chains and Operations Management

This module focuses on the evolving global economy in relation to consumer dynamics, production, distribution, preference, retail and purchasing power. Our principal emphasis is upon the positioning and interaction between agribusiness operations and the multilayered global food economy. The module will conclude with how managers can continually navigate the dynamics in the global food economy to their operational advantage.

MODULE 5

Financial Management of Agribusiness Operations

This module will provide a strong framework on the principles and practices of corporate finance to assist Agrifood managers in analyzing the current state of their businesses effectively using key financial models. This module will cover analysis and interpretation of financial information for making key decisions, business valuation and cost analysis. Other components of the module will focus on identifying sources of investor’s value and how to use them to make corporate financial decisions and investment choices.

MODULE 6

Agribusiness Sales and Marketing Dynamics

This module will give participants first hand opportunity to learn business models for developing and executing strategies for growing market share sizes. Participants will be equipped with volume-driven, customer-centered and technology-focused marketing strategies that are adaptable to the global Agrifood sector.

MODULE 7

Managing Innovation for Growth

This module will help participants to lead the transformation of Agrifood operations and drive business growth through innovation and strategic thinking. This module will examine how innovation models such as Big data, Artificial intelligence and Internet of Things can be used to make predictive analysis and developing new business models that can drive growth, profitability and sustainability of agribusiness operations.

MODULE 8

International Agrifood Study Trip 1

This module will be taken at our partner institutions in either Ghana, Kenya, Uganda or South Africa. Participants will understudy primary, secondary and tertiary agribusiness operations first hand in a different climate, culture and market. The module will equip participants with the important framework for thriving in international agribusiness operations.

MODULE 9

Economics for Food and Agribusiness Managers

This module will discuss the various frameworks supporting the global Agrifood markets, food system value chains, consumer demands, dynamics and distributions of food commodities, cost and revenue models as well as directions of global competition for Agrifood products.

MODULE 10

Opportunities in the Global Commodities and Food Value Chains

This module will expose participants to institutional and entrepreneurship opportunities in the commodities and food value chains of countries in Africa, North America, Europe, South America, Asia and Middle East. It is an entrepreneurial module that will equip participants with specific opportunities for trade facilitation and business growth.

MODULE 11

Information Technology and Design Thinking for Agrifood Management

This module will be taken at our partner institutions in either Ghana, Kenya, Uganda or South Africa. Participants will understudy primary, secondary and tertiary agribusiness operations first hand in a different climate, culture and market. The module will equip participants with the important framework for thriving in international agribusiness operations.

TECHNICAL STUDY TOUR

Every semester, students on the MBA International Agribusiness and Food Chain Management program participate in local and international technical study tours to further put their learnings on the program into practical perspective. During the tours, class members will utilize strategic frameworks and business models already absorbed during the program to conduct on-sight review of the organization’s operational models and provide new direction for growth.

Graduating class of January 2022 at a field trip to the factory of GX Foods Ltd, Ibadan, makers of Frudi brand of juice. The students understudied risk management models in the Fruit Juice Value Chain and provided strategic insights for the company’s growth.

DURATION AND MODE OF ATTENDANCE

The duration of the program is ONE YEAR. The program has two entries annually; in March and September. The blended mode of the program allows professionals to combine their full time work engagement with their studies seamlessly. During the international study module, participants will spend one week at any of our partner agribusiness institution in Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Brazil and South Africa. During this international session, participants will learn firsthand management of agribusiness operations from a different cultural orientation. They will also gain global exposure and build new business relationships. The choice of the country for the international study module will change in every academic session of the program and would be determined by the program directorate.

INDUSTRY LEARNING PARTNERS

The program partners with leading institutes, industries and research organizations locally and internationally to create a unique academic-industry synergy that promotes excellent uptake of business education. Through these synergies, up-to-date agrifood business case studies are brought to class from the field every session, helping participants to develop a cross functional approach to agribusiness management and connect theory to real life practice situation. This uniqueness has made our MBA International Agribusiness and Food Chain Management to be one of the best and most attended executive Agribusiness MBA programs in Africa with excellent global industry rating.

MOU signing ceremony between Lead City University, Ibadan led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kabiru Adeyemo and Institute of Agribusiness Management Nigeria, led by the Registrar, Dr. Ayodele Olorunfemi on the MBA International Agribusiness and Food Chain Management Program.

FINAL DEGREE AWARD

The final degree award on this program is MBA International Agribusiness and Food Chain Management of Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria. Industry-led support for the program is coordinated by the Institute of Agribusiness Management Nigeria, the nation’s number one professional body for agribusiness executives.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

Candidates seeking admission to the MBA degree in International Agribusiness and Food Chain Management must have a BSc/HND qualification from a recognized institution with a minimum of second class lower division. Holders of professional qualifications such as ACCA, ACIB, ANAN e.t.c can also apply. We are looking for well-motivated professionals with competitive profile, creativity and ability to think critically. 

NEXT START DATE AND APPLICATION DEADLINE

The next start date for the 2022/2023 Academic Session is August 1, 2022. Admission screening will be conducted for all applicants. Admission to the program is done on a rolling basis and early application is advised.

TUITION

Application Form- N20, 000

First Semester Fee Structure:

Tuition Fee: N375,000

Field work: N120,000

Total Tuition for First Semester: N495,000

Second Semester Fee Structure:

Tuition Fee: N375,000

Field work: N120,000

Total Tuition for Second Semester: N495,000

Full tuition fee includes University Tuition fee for the semester and field work fees.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

  • A detailed resume
  • Copies of all academic qualifications
  • Three reference letters
  • 4 Passport photographs
  • Academic transcripts of previously obtained degrees

TESTIMONIALS

Studying the MBA International Agribusiness and Food Chain Management program was a wonderful experience for me as I do not have a prior background in Agriculture. I was exposed to various business models that can help in scaling up performance in the agribusiness industry. My best courses on the program were Technological Disruption in Agribusiness and Agribusiness Risk Management
Pharm Ijeoma Nwokwocha (MBA Graduate, March 2022)
Pharmacy Service Officer, Healthplus Ltd
I thoroughly enjoyed my studentship on the MBA International Agribusiness and Food Chain Management program of Lead City University Ibadan. Sharing insights with classmates, lecturers and industry leaders on the program on the best way to approach contemporary agribusiness management strategy mix were the major highlights for me. I enjoyed Research Methodology and Agrifood Supply Chain Management. They were my best courses on the program.
Godwin Osagbemi (MBA Graduate, March 2022)
Chief Operating Officer, Eraskorp Plc

APPLICATION AND ADMISSION PROCESS

Are you strongly motivated and interested in enrolling for the August 1, 2022 intake of the MBA International Agribusiness and Food Chain Management program, fill in a pre-application form through the link below. Thereafter, the Program Directorate will schedule you for pre-admission screening session. After that session, you will be able to apply for the program. Please note that early application is advised. If you have any urgent enquiry to make, kindly send an email to: mba@agribusinessnigeria.org

Join The Agribusiness Gladiators And Make Huge Agrifood Impact Today!

FOR GENERAL ADMISSION ENQUIRIES, CONTACT

Program Coordinator                                                   

Post Graduate Agribusiness Programs,

Lead City University, Ibadan                                       

e-mail: agribusiness@lcu.edu.ng

Tel: 09129158989