About the course
“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.
Mini MBA In Sustainable Food Supply Chains
Agribusiness Academy and Business School Netherlands come together to offer this unique certificated one-year 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 program, students get access to a comprehensive online curriculum, over 50 live sessions and one-to-one coaching sessions to enhance outcomes.
We are currently accepting applications for immediate enrolments. Applicants should have at least 5 years’ professional experience.
The Mini-MBA contain six modules, each delivered over seven weeks. Click into a module to explore the learning objectives.
- Module 1: Circular Food Chains
- Module 2: Food Losses & Waste
- Module 3: Innovations In Food Processing
- Module 4: Food Retail And Consumer-Side Developments
- Module 5: AgTech Advancements
- Module 6: Sustainable Sourcing And Logisitics
- Overall Learning Objectives
During the first month, you will decide upon a practical project; this could be from a business or entrepreneurial venture. Throughout the program, you will apply the tools, frameworks and learning from the module to the practical project. You will be supported in this with one-to-one mentoring sessions and live group coaching sessions. This will require 15 hours of learning each month.
The program will contain the following elements:
- 6 online learning modules
- 50 live expert and group coaching sessions
- One-to-one mentoring sessions
Our learning companion app provides additional direct access to program facilitators, the learning community and bonus learning content such as podcasts, articles and catch-up expert live sessions.
In order to gain certification:
- Each learner will submit a final report addressing different module elements related to their practical project for expert review.
- Each learner will submit his/her “Personal Effectiveness Paper (PeP)” meeting the Business School Netherland guidelines
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.
2012: Dutch publication Management Team named Business School Netherlands ‘Best MBA-provider in the Netherlands’;
2014: Business School Netherlands achieves over 20 years of holding the CEDEO stamp of approval for excellent customer satisfaction;
2015: Business School Netherlands receives triple accreditation status (NVAO, ACBSP and EduQua)
2016: Business School Netherlands became a founding member of the new accreditation body, the Association for Transnational Higher Education Accreditation (ATHEA);
2016: The Business School Netherlands International Action Learning MBA was ranked as European Tier One
Dr. David Hughes is a much sought-after speaker at international conferences and seminars on global food industry issues, particularly consumer and retail trends. David has lived and worked in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Africa and South East Asia and has extensive experience as an int...
Dr. Chaudhuri was at Deloitte, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, assistant professor at the Center for Industrial Production at Aalborg University, Copenhagen (Denmark) and is currently working as Associate professor at Copenhagen Business School. He possesses hands-on expertise in supply c...
Debora holds a Bachelor in Nutrition & Dietetics and a Masters in Public Health Nutrition (cum laude). Besides this she also holds professional qualifications for Quality & Business Improvement in Food (HAS University of Applied Sciences), in Food Sustainability (HAS University of Applied...
Vijayender is an expert in the design of creative food and agribusiness value chains. For more than 10 years now he has been studying modular and phased value addition technologies that has the potential to reduce post harvest losses by creating added market value to perishable produce. Over the ...
Over the last 12 years, Dr. Afton Halloran has built up a robust background in the field of sustainable food systems. After all, in order to understand how a system works, you need to understand it from multiple points of view. In mid-2017, she was awarded a PhD in International and Paediatric N...
Dr Steven Sonka is Emeritus Chaired Professor of Agricultural Strategy at the University of Illinois. Currently he also serves as Fellow at the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the University of Maryland and Senior Economist at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center...
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