MBA – Agribusiness Management (16 Months Online)

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Overview
Courses
Careers & Outcomes
Eligibility
Accreditation
Overview

Program Length

16 Months (Accelerated)

Total Months

Total ECTS Credits

90

Tuition Fee (Full Program)

8500 CHF


Format

Online

Program Overview

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.

Courses

Approx. Course Length

2-3 weeks

Total ECTS Credits

90

Max. Number of Transfer Credits:

30

Courses Overview

 

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.

 

Managerial Economics MBA001
4 Credits | Approx. 3 weeks

Managerial Skills MBA002
4 Credits | Approx. 3 weeks

Accounting for Financial Reporting MBA003
4 Credits | Approx. 3 weeks

3

Business Analytics MBA005
4 Credits | Approx. 3 weeks

Approx. 3

Financial Management MBA006
4 Credits | Approx. 3 weeks

Marketing Management MBA010
4 Credits | Approx. 3 weeks

Financial Statement Analysis MBA011
4 Credits | Approx. 3 weeks

Sales Management (Elective) MBA014
4 Credits | Approx. 3 weeks

Business Communications (Elective) MBA016
44 Credits | Approx. 3 weeks

Business Law (Elective) MBA017
4 Credits | Approx. 3 weeks

Food Processing Technology MBA-AB003
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Capstone Project MBA-AB012
14 Credits | Approx. 10 weeks

Careers & Outcomes

Job Growth

30%

Outcomes and Careers:

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.

 

Job Outlook

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.

Eligibility

Eligibility

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.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any discipline

 

Qualifications Waiver:

For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, Rushford uses Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). SSBIM generally utilizes over 3 years of relevant experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at rushford@jliedu.ch 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

 

Accreditation
  • Swiss Higher Educational Institution

    James Lind Institute is an approved post-secondary higher educational Institution with the authority to award private degrees in Switzerland. The institute is registered in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland under the UID CHE-255.747.977.

  • International Council For Open & Distance Education (ICDE), Norway

    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.

  • International Organization For Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certified

    James Lind Institute (JLI) is fully accredited by the AMERICAN BOARD OF ACCREDITATION SERVICES (ABAS) as per ISO 9001:2015 standards for providing Training & Education Programs related to healthcare and allied sectors.

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