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Royal Agricultural University

Royal Agricultural University

MBA Innovation in Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Programme Features

  • Industry partners from across the agricultural and food supply chain, including Waitrose and the National Farmers' Union, have been closely involved in the development of the programme. It has been carefully tailored to meet skills gaps and respond to changes in industry trends.
  • Working closely with industry, students will engage with real-world problems, hear from guest speakers and receive mentoring from a relevant expert working in the field. There are also opportunities to boost students' professional networks.
  • This business management programme has been designed with the challenges of the food industry in mind. To create an effective, resilient, and innovative global food system, multinational companies must strengthen their business management skills to stay competitive within a complex global market. Emerging technologies, business models and changing demands add to the complexity faced by this industry, as do a range of challenges – from managing natural resources to navigating political change.
  • Strategy, use of data, people skills and marketing are embedded in a business and agricultural context making them accessible and directly relevant to what is happening in the world today.
  • The programme is largely delivered online, in conjunction with short residential learning periods on campus which give students the opportunity to network and meet classmates.

* Subject to validation.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time, two years part-time (September and February intake).

MBA Cultural Heritage Leadership

Programme Features

  • This challenging and unique MBA emphasises reflective and innovative leadership and business decision-making across the Heritage Sector. Graduates will have the critical academic and business skills to analyse and lead complex organisations in an increasingly international cultural heritage sector.
  • Partners from across the heritage sector have been closely involved in the development of the programme. It has been carefully tailored to meet skills gaps and respond to changes in industry trends. Students are taught by RAU staff with extensive senior management experience in the business and heritage sectors.
  • Conventional MBA building blocks cover a broad base of entrepreneurial, managerial, human resource, legal and financial skills. They are integrated with the exploration of specific issues facing heritage at the local, national and global scale, from climate change to over-tourism. A key focus is the development of new strategies, advancing a sustainable heritage which balances the needs of communities and their cultural inheritance with the need to encourage investment and enhance economic growth.
  • Working closely with industry, students will engage with real-world problems, hear from guest speakers and receive mentoring from a relevant expert working in the field. Work-based learning deepens and reinforces skills, either within participants' own organisations or in project placements.
  • The programme is largely delivered online, in conjunction with short residential learning periods on campus which give students the opportunity to network and meet peers.

* Subject to validation.

Course Duration

  • One year full-time, two years part-time (September and February intake).
  • Largely delivered online, with short residential periods at the RAU's main campus in Cirencester and visits to its new Cultural Heritage Institute in Swindon.

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Address

Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6IS