Agribusiness is a vital industry and a sector of business that includes food production, farming, and farming-related commercial activities. It is concerned with all the steps required in the production, processing, circulation, marketing, and logistics of agricultural products.
The Rushford MBA curriculum focuses on the growing demand of skilled professionals in large global business houses, local industries, and small to medium scale enterprises. The curriculum has been effectively designed by specialists to create leaders in all sectors of the Agribusiness World. Agriculture plays a pivotal role in the economic development of the country. Strategic management, financing, and investment in modern technologies in farms and agro-processing businesses have developed a competitive environment and thus require professionals with both technical and business knowledge.
This is a comprehensive program for students to acquire an advanced understanding of business administration and focussed knowledge about agribusiness management. This program takes you through systemwide business and management functions conducted by establishments throughout the agribusiness sector.
Rushford offers Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE) and thus a formal bachelor’s degree is not mandatory for entering this program.
The Rushford Online MBA program in Agribusiness Management is comprised of a total of 28 courses and each course lasts approximately 2-3 weeks. Each course is comprised of 4-6 ECTS credits. Students must complete 18 Core course, 5 out of the 10 elective courses, and a capstone project to earn a total of 90 ECTS for becoming eligible for the MBA in Agribusiness Management award.
The ‘MBA Agribusiness’ upholds the mission of Rushford for bridging the skills-need gap with innovative business programs tailored towards core business studies and agricultural sciences. The objective of MBA in Agribusiness is to develop a platform to motivate and provide systematic knowledge to the students to realize their dream of agripreneurship.
The MBA Agribusiness offers multiple career options like business ownership, farm or ranch management, financial and strategic consulting, academics, international business, commodity trading, marketing, market analyst, logistics, public relations, policy, natural resources, management in small and large companies and several other allied fields.
The agricultural sector is the lifeline of human existence. 65% of working adults directly or indirectly rely on agriculture for their livelihood and represents a tremendous opportunity for job creation and shared prosperity. Overall, agribusiness and beverage are a US$ 13 trillion industry. The industry is comprised of bigger multi-national corporates, large national level companies and small & medium enterprises (SMEs). SME’s employ the largest number of agribusiness professionals worldwide.
With the good availability of agricultural products across countries during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Agribusiness industry has proven to be highly durable and resilient to stress.
Rushford maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MBA programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.
Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any discipline
For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, Rushford uses Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). Rushford generally utilizes over 3 years of relevant experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for exploring this pathway.
Proficiency in English:
Evidence of Proficiency in English
IELTS 6.0+ , OR
PTE 50+ , OR
TOEFL 550+, OR
Any other proficiency test taken in the last 2 years
English Proficiency Waiver:
The English proficiency test is waived for the following candidates:
Native English Speakers, OR;
Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), OR;
Applicants having completed their undergraduate degree in English in an English speaking country, OR;
2 Years of work experience in a setting in which English is the primary language of work
Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government. EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations: • Swiss Federal Government • Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) • Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK) • Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA) • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)
Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is a member of the “Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) ACBSP is a global accrediting body which accredits business programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree levels worldwide since 1988. Rushford Business School is part of a membership that extends to more than 60 countries. ACBSP members are amongst the best educators in their respective fields, interested in learning innovative teaching methods, improving the delivery of business education programs, and creative value for their students.
Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is a member of the “International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)” The IACBE accredits business programs that lead to degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels in institutions of higher education worldwide. All modes of delivery, campuses, locations, and instructional sites, as well as all business programs regardless of degree level, will normally be included in the IACBE accreditation review.
Rushford Business School is a proud supporter and Signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME). PRME is an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact founded in 2007 as a platform to encourage and increase awareness and integration of sustainability in business schools around the world. Today, PRME is the largest coordinated effort between the world’s business schools and the United Nations. Rushford Business School became a PRME signatory in 2020. As a school, we understand the privilege and responsibility of providing quality education that gives learners the knowledge and tools they need to succeed, change lives, and transform societies.
James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.
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