The international food and agribusiness industries continue to grow despite significant fluctuations in local and regional economic activity. The rapid technological innovation pace, demographic shifts between urban and rural areas, immigration and access to skilled staff, climate change, water issues, and food security are among the topics studied in the International Food and Agribusiness MBA. the course also enjoys a Dual qualification CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.
Our business-minded graduates progress into successful careers across all areas of the global food and agribusiness sectors, many of whom secure management positions at transnational companies:
• International food industry experts and consultants – for private companies, governments, and international organisations such as FAO, World Bank, European Commission
• Business management
• Import and export management
• Project coordination – overseeing international projects and operations
• Operational support – building international relations for an organisation
Students have the unique opportunity to study the first term at either the Utah State University or the Royal Agricultural University
, with the remaining study periods undertaken at the RAU.
Who is the course for?
This MBA will prepare students for senior strategic positions and leadership roles within companies, agencies, or institutions where international business is a major activity. Key areas include food processing and manufacturing, procurement, research and development, policy or government service, agricultural and food marketing, and supply chain management.
The MBA may be studied full-time over 12 months or part-time over two or three years.
Students will study six business modules in the autumn term, plus four focus modules, and one or two elective module(s) in the spring term. The Research Project is carried out over the summer to be submitted in September.
Students will learn through problem-based and experiential case studies, workshops, cooperative work, reflective reports, presentations, lectures, seminars, and industry visits.
Modules will be assessed through professional reports, presentations, reviews, essays, case study analysis, critical academic papers, business evaluation projects, and written examinations.
International Marketing Management
Leadership and Change
Sustainable Business Strategy
Critical Issues in Food Technology and Innovation
International Agri-food Marketing
International Agribusiness Finance and Investments
Plus ONE or TWO further elective module(s)
The Student View
My agricultural career started on a small dairy farm in Utah, USA. I was excited to have the opportunity to study an MBA in International Food and Agribusiness at the Royal Agricultural University
, and was very impressed by the visits from industry leaders. Those experiences helped take my education beyond theoretical knowledge, to discover how it applies to real-life situations.
After receiving my MBA, I started working as an agricultural land appraiser with Northwest Farm Credit Services in Oregon, USA. The RAU gave me an insight into the world of global agribusiness and helped me to understand how economic and geopolitical impacts affect people and operations across the world. Although I live and work in a small town, global agricultural and dietary influences have a great impact.
Earning an MBA from the Royal Agricultural University
was an unforgettable milestone in my life.