MBA INTERNATIONAL AGRIBISINESS AND FOOD CHAIN MANAGEMENT – IAMN

MBA International Agribusiness and Food Chain Management

Awarding Institution: Lead City University, Ibadan

Start Date: March 29, 2021

Duration: One Year

Program Overview

             …..An innovative program 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{e5682b2d8117cc454bbe3312f37ccc538c2dcd42da041e43e7640024204a484f} 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. 

Our Unique and Creative MBA in International Agribusiness and Food Chain Management offers:

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.

ELECTIVE MODULES

FINAL DEGREE AWARD

The final degree award on this program is MBA International Agribusiness and Food Chain Management of Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria.

DURATION AND MODE OF ATTENDANCE

The duration of the program is ONE YEAR, starting on the 29th of March, 2021 and ending on the 11th of February, 2022. The modules are delivered in a blended and modular structure that allows professionals to combine their full time work engagements with their studies seamlessly. Lectures are delivered online and through modular physical onsite classes, industry visits and international study trip. During the international study module, participants will spend two weeks 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.

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 2021 session is March 29, 2021. Application deadline is March 25, 2021. 

TUTION

Application Form- N20, 000

Tuition Fee- N850, 000

Tuition fee is payable in interest free instalments through out the duration of the program.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

  • A detailed resume
  • Copies of all academic qualifications
  • Three reference letters
  • 4 Passport photographs

Interested in enrolling for this course at the next start date, fill a pre-application form and the Course Director will get in touch with you with the application form. Early application is advised before the deadline. For any application related enquiry, please send an email to: mba@agribusinessnigeria.org