Master in Agribusiness Management Online

Rome Business School's  Master in Agribusiness Management grants a top-level managerial training which combines economic, strategic and planning techniques and deep knowledge of the market with the mechanisms and dynamics of the agricultural business.

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Formula: Specialized - Online

Language: English

Enrollment: 85%

ONLINE: 12 Available seats

Intake: October 2022 | Scholarship up to 30% until May, 27th.

Online Master in Agrebusiness Management’s Overview

Ranked Top 50 Worldwide by Global Ranking Eduniversal for Agribusiness Masters .

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The Specialized Online Master in Agribusiness Management is able to offer quality teaching and networking services to make it the perfect solution for anyone looking to reach the top in the world of agriculture, food production or the agri-food system with a focused mindset. on innovation and sustainability.

Rome Business School is a member of Planeta Formación y Universidades, an international network created in 2003 by the De Agostini and group Planeta that embodies a strong commitment from both companies, university education and vocational and lifelong training. 

Shape your professional path through 4 pillars:

  • Real link with companies

An international network of companies partners to help young and senior professional in building their careers and RBS to create the better learning experience possible, thanks to Business Practice LAB, Company visits, in class exercises and exclusive lecturers

  • Internationality

Rome Business School is proudly the most international business school in Italy, being able to immerse our students in a stimulating environment, thanks to our international faculty, our exclusive Bootcamps in Silicon Valley, Barcellona, Paris, Rome and Tuscany and mixed ethnicity in our classes

  • Professional Impact

Our higher purpose is to build managers and leaders. For this reason we’ve built our Masters around our student’s professional and personal growth, providing different service and experiences, just like our Career Service, multiple company meetings, Company Shadowing, Individual Coaching sessions and a soft skills program.

  • Higher Purpose

Following our motto, Better Managers for a Better World, an entire section of our Masters is fully dedicated to higher purpose in business, Corporate Social Responsibility and creation of a sustainable approach and mindset to business.

Why choose our Specialized Online Master in Agribusiness Management?

  • Practice Lab
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    Students will create a business canvas model like a real agribusiness entrepreneur. All labs are run by managers from national and international companies, who teach participants how to prepare and present real company cases.*company partners are subject to change during the year.This Master has been designed and is conducted by the President of GFAR, Raffaele M. Maiorano, the global forum on agricultural research and innovation at FAO. 

 

  • World Class Faculty Experts in Agribusiness
    This Master has been designed and is conducted by the President of GFAR, Raffaele M. Maiorano, the global forum on agricultural research and innovation at FAO.
      
  • Salary Increase  

After the completition of the Master, our students get on average a +24% salary increase, thanks to: 

    • Independence and decision making: 91% have increased both.
    • Responsibilities: 84% of students have gained more responsibilities in their current job. 

 

  • Global Experience International Bootcamp in Silicon Valley, Barcelona, Paris, Rome and Tuscany
    During 2022 RBS has decided to upgrade the Bootcamps offer, adding 3 more international experience, in which tudents will experience an intensive and fully immersive business experience, meeting international managers and developing new bonds with foreign students.
  • CAREER SERVICE

    Structured and divided in two main pillars

      • RBS4ENTREPREUNERSHIP

    Dare to think differently. Dare to act innovatively.

    A 5-step structure is built to help you discover how to organize, chose and bring to life your business idea.

      • Career Accelerator Program

    Explore, Build, Engage, Act, Evolve

    An entire team of professionals provides our attendants with a personalized Career Path specifically designed to shape his or her own professional profile in order to become a competitive figure in nowadays’ job market.

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Agribusiness Management: The master program’s structure

The Specialized Master in Agribusiness Management offered in a flexible format On-line, is the ideal program for professionals seeking a world-class programme in the Agribusiness Management, leading to a successful global career in the agro network field (production, seed and crop, harvest and stock in agriculture, market of commodities, food supply chain, food and wine business) developing skills and knowledge to manage sustainable production systems or set up their own business. 

Structure

Be aware 

Mind-Opening & Knowledge Management Setting

25% Program

Core Management Competences

  • Marketing: Traditional & Digital.  ​ 
  • Project & Operations Management. ​ 
  • Managerial Economics​. 
  • Accounting and Budgeting. ​ 
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Planning. ​ 
  • Business Strategy​. 
  • Human Resources Management.  

Innovate 

Focusing and specializing

60% Program

  • Understanding Agribusiness: It’s Origins, Market Place & Growth.​ 
  • Farming, The Start – Up & Associative Environment in Agribusiness. ​ 
  • Agribusiness Communication. ​ 
  • Internationalization and International Agribusiness Experiences ​

 

Transform

Being an innovative and responsible leader

15% Program

 New Technologies & Innovation in Agribusiness ​ 

  • Agro-pharmaceutical innovation & Technological Green Innovation in Agribusiness​. 
  • New Technologies, Food Waste & Loss.​ 
  • Artificial Intelligence in Agribusiness ​. 

 

Sustainable Agribusiness & Green Economy​ 

  • Sustainable Organic Farming, Circular Bio and Green Economy.​ 
  • Sustainable livestock systems in Agriculture.​ 
  • Multifunctionality in Agriculture & UN Sustainability Goals.      

The Online Learning Methodology 

Adhering to the highest standards of teaching methodology provided by EFMD, the Master is taught through interactive lectures, case study analyses, exercises, discussions, teamwork exercises, video conferences, business analysis and sessions of student presentations. Students are encouraged to read and engage in discussions and debates. The teaching methodology is based on learning by doing, with lecturers implementing a student-centered approach, getting students involved and providing activities that allow students to apply the knowledge acquired. The Online Methodology consists of live, interactive lectures, led and facilitated by professors. The programs are self-paced, as students take pre-master courses at their own speed and using self-assessment exercises. This practical, applicable methodology consists of synchronous and asynchronous activities.

  • SELF-PACED

Students are free to learn at their own pace and define personal learning paths based on their individual needs and interests, as well as the content provided, taking into account the deadlines for learning, evaluation and assessments. The self-paced methodology is applied on the pre-master courses, which are based on pre-recorded interactive sessions led by the lecturer professor, with a PPT presentation, exercises and self-assessment for each course. Students study the material at their own pace and do a self-assessment exercise to track their progress.

  • PROFESSOR-LED AND FACILITATED

The online learning methodology is fully professor-led and facilitated live in real time. Every lecture is created and delivered by a lecturer using our online platform Blackboard. The communication tools used by the lecturers include discussion forums, chats, emails, breakout sessions, whiteboards, and audio and video sharing to communicate and work together. As a final step, sessions usually include an exercise or assessment to measure the learning.

  • LIVE & INTERACTIVE

The online methodology in every class is live and interactive. Teaching methods and techniques are used creatively to develop an engaging and motivating learning experience. There is frequent interaction with the student interaction to foster and maintain engagement and promote learning.

  • PRACTICAL & APPLICABLE

The online learning methodology is practical, with all the class activities and online learning methods, e-content and materials used also being put into practice in the different assessments (self-assessments, tests and practical assignments), capstone project and class activities.

  • SYNCHRONOUS AND ASYNCHRONOUS ACTIVITIES

The online methodology is structured as a combination of synchronous or real-time activities (such as online platform chats, breakout rooms/sessions, virtual pooling, virtual whiteboard, etc.) and asynchronous or on-demand activities, which students can do whenever suits them best in terms of their preferences and other commitments (such as emails, discussion forum platforms, online platform meetings, recorded lectures via links, virtual coffee and conversation sessions, etc.).

Leadership Program 

Soft skills are personal attributes that can affect relationships, communication, and interaction with others, which are crucial for business success and effective leadership in the high-tech world and digital transformation in which we live. None of the new technology and innovation can be applied without proper leadership. The Leadership Program is a path towards self-discovery, empowerment and reinvention, enabling participants to become leaders of the future. The program is practice-based, consisting of 5 interactive courses, including a self-assessment test, role plays and quizzes. 

  • Communication & Persuasion in the Digital Age  
  • High Performance Collaboration  
  • Agile Leadership 
  • Scenario & Forcasting  
  • Emotional Intelligence 

 

Business Practice 

Practice Lab | In partnership with Federalimentare 

Rome Business School Practice Lab is the place where theoretical concepts are put in practice and participants learn through experience. The Lab is run by managers from leading national or international companies in the sector/industry, who will examine different specialist knowledge, work on exercises and network, while sharing their experience and expertise with the students. The Lab is entirely run by the School’s Partner Companies and the activities included are specific for each Master program and goal.  

The Practice Lab consists of 3 main phases: 

 Phase 1 | Manager Meet-Ups  

Students meet two managers from the Partner Company , from different areas or divisions, such as finance and marketing, who share their experience of their day-to-day work and business, with a specific and relevant focus for the Master. 

 Phase 2 | Hands-on Class  

Students gain first-hand insight from the direct experience of company managers, enhancing the knowledge and skillset acquired on the Master. They will analyze, assess, create and develop, a certain plan or strategy given by the company in relation to what they have studied in class and the company’s business operations. 

 Phase 3 | Get on Task The company managers present two in-class business scenarios (business cases), so that, by implementing the concepts learned, the students find solutions and create strategies. At the end of the class, they orally present the final results and ideas. 

Capstone Project

At the end of your educational experience, you will have the chance to prove your abilities by tackling a real business challenge. Use your talent to identify opportunities and create a truly innovative strategy. 

Work on one of two real Business Challenges of a specific company. Choose between a Business Plan, or an Agribusiness plan. 

The Structure 

To create your final project, follow the Ready, Set, Go Structure 

  1. Ready 

Stage 1: Team Creation 

Stage 2: Capstone Project – Kick Off 

  1. Set 

Stage 3: Project Proposal, followed by two Mentoring Sessions 

  1. Go 

Stage 4: Knowledge in Action 

Stage 5: Capstone Project Presentation 

 

Capstone Project presentation and grading  

 You will present your Capstone Project to the Academic Committee composed of the Master’s Program Director, and (if applicable) a select group of industry experts and managers.   

 The project will be evaluated in terms of content, originality, and presentation, plus a bonus for an excellent teamwork activity.  

 

Previous years’ experiences 

Tackle a real company challenge. You can choose to be part of a small team and design an innovative business plan or define a revolutionary Agribusiness strategy in line with the trends and challenges of the today’s global industry.  

The Practical Challenge: What can the organization do for implementing the associate base and the budget with sponsors and donors? Provide a strategy with action plans, topic to be discussed and the coast, with a business plan, for a good show and a marketing campaign. Company Giovani di Confagricoltura. 

 The Practical Challenge: Increase the number of buyers of the company and network by making a Business Plan with a Solid Market research and an action plan for a specific fair or an event to be organized by the company. Company: Agricultural Company Maiorano. 

The Practical Challenge: : Develop a business plan for the company’s entry into new countries in the Mediterranean area. Company: X Farm. 

The Practical Challenge: Identify a set of key global stakeholders from agriculture /agtech sectors to characterize the enablers and barriers to access and share farm data in their respective ecosystem. The team will present with the key stakeholders in respective countries how to ODX can lower some of the existing barriers to access and share farm data. Company: YARA  

Rome Business School International Bootcamps experiences

During the full week you will experience an intensive and fully immersive business experience, facing challenges, dealing with managers, students and lecturers, and creating your own project that will be presented at the end of the Bootcamp Experience

  1. Silicon Valley – “Silicon Valley Bootcamp” to open your mind 360°
  2. Paris – ESLSCA | “Bootcamp: When Art meets Fashion and Luxury”
  3. Barcelona – EAE Business School | “Bootcamp on Entrepreneurship & Design Sprint”
  4. Rome – Rome Business School | “Bootcamp on International Business Leadership”
  5. Tuscany – Castle Volognano | “Bootcamp on Tourism, Food, Wine & Experiential Luxury”Rome | Rome Business School | “Bootcamp on International Business Leadership”. Included* in the tuition fee for Online students only *flights not included 

Rome | Rome Business School | “Bootcamp on International Business Leadership”. Included in the tuition fee for Online students only

Your Mentors

An International Leading Team | CAB

The Corporate Advisory Board embodies the spirit of collaboration between the academic world and the real management sphere by becoming one of the key players in the Quality Assurance Process, the process of continuous improvement of the Rome Business School’s range of Management Training programs.

Composed of 70 Leaders, Managers and Professionals from key areas of National and International Businesses, through the Corporate Advisory Board, Rome Business School activates a process of continuously updating its training programs, relying on numerous business interactions and inputs provided by the members of the committee in the annual meetings and discussions with the school.

70

Members

13

CEO and General Management.

19

Marketing and Sales Communication.

Faculty

Rome Business School’s Master in Agribusiness Management are held by highly selected international university professors, trainers and business managers, drawn from a variety of operational and professional fields. Our lecturers are select international academics and disruptive executives who apply their skills and knowledge every day to achieve their goals. You will benefit from the experience of professionals currently working in the field in leading national and international companies, bringing their emerging insights from real business cases. 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

RAFFAELE MAIORANO 

Raffaele M. Maiorano, born 1982 is an entrepreneur in agriculture and run two farms in southern and central Italy, producing Pecorino Crotonese DOP cheese, organic olive oil, cereals, oranges and fresh vegetables. He was president of the Italian young farmers for six years and now he’s in charge for Sdg’s and sustainability programs at Confagricoltura, the oldest farmers’ organization in Italy and Europe. He’s the chairman of Gfar, the Global forum on agricultural research and innovation at FAO. He’s a professor of agribusiness management at Camerino University, designed and run our agribusiness management’s master. He also works with Gambero Rosso and he’s a consultant for startup and agribusiness companies. 

PROFESSORS 

DANIELE ROSSI
The Delegate for Research Innovation in the Confederation of Farmers Confagricoltura Secretary General of AgroNetwork Confagricoltura Nomisma and Luiss Founders), Chairman of the Research Innovation Working Party RES in Copa Cogeca Bruxelles Director for the International Project of the Brewers of Europe and the EU Coordinator of the 36 National Platforms “Food for Life”, Judicial Administrator of seized companies by the Rome Tribunal under the Mafia Law He was Director General of Federalimentare (Italian Federation of Food Drink Industry Confindustria), CEO of Federalimentare Servizi s r l CEO of the “Spread European Safety GEIE consortium (an EEIG of 13 EU Food Drink Federations), Chairman of the Research and Innovation Group Food and Drink Europe in Brussels, Chairman of the Technology Platform “Italian Food for Life” and Chairman of the “Cluster Agrifood Member of the EU Commission Sounding Board of smaller actors on participation in the FP 7 Coordinator of FP 6 SSA “SMEs Net” and of the Integrated Project TRUEFOOD, coordinator and partner of more than 30 FP 6 and FP 7 and Horizon 2020 projects and ERASMUS Alliances Administrator Delegate and Member of the ExecutiveCommittee and of the Board of CONAI (The governmental Packaging Recovery Consortium), Director of Consorzio BIRRAVIVA s c r l Chairman of“EU Polices on alcohol” for the “Confederation des Brasseurs du Marchè Commun C B M C and Delegate Member of the Board of C B M C (Brewers of Europe) Director of the Italian Association of the Brewery and Malt Industries, Scientific Director of “Plan Bleu” Action Plan for Mediterranean UNEP, Director of the Office of Economic Studies, feasibility, costs benefits, planning and management of facilities and services (SPS Spa SOFIN IRI Group), Director of research “National and Local Authorities” of CENSIS Foundation in Rome, Secretary General of the Permanent Observatory on Youth and Alcohol (Health Ministry)​. 

CHIARA SATTIN
Graduate in tourism economics, after long time as commercial dpt Director in a Company, she came back to her farm, and since 2007 she’s a farmer zootechnics , forest care, energy, cereal production, recently farm holidays). Since 2015, Delegate for Innovation in Agricultural​ sector inside Giovani di Confagricoltura ANGA. 

STEFANO BISOFFI
Scientific and Technical Director of CREA (Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Public Research Organisation in Italy) 2004 2007 2013 2017 Director of the International Relationships Unit of CREA 2012 2013 and Information Systems Unit 2008 2012 President,​ Permanent Executive Committee, International Poplar Commission, Statutory Body of FAO 2000 2012​National Representative ( in the Horizon 2020 Programme Committee for Societal Challenge 2 “Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy ””(since 2013​). 

FABIO REBECCHI
He has 20 years’ experience in digital innovation, first as an ICT consultant and then as a startup founder, with a track record of 2 successful exits and one international scale up. He’s leading now a new startup project in digital health and AI, and he’s mentor and advisor of many accelerators around the globe, among them Startup Bootcamp Food  – Tech Rome​. 

EROS MANZO
Senior Project Manager with more than 10 years’ experience in planning, management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of large-scale International Development Projects, well familiar with EU Instrument Pre-Acquis (IPA); European Development Fund (EDF); European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instruments (ENPI) procedures. He is currently a senior project manager at AGROTEC SpA. His area of expertise is Business Development supporting governmental institutions in the implementation of development programs by giving them technical assistance, and scientific and analytical equipment, focusing on consultancy services for participating in international bids and tenders (EuropeAid and the World Bank). 

ROBERTO REALI
Technologyst in the Italian National  Research Council CNR. Activity of management, planning and realization of organizational structure and the scientific field of the National Research Council. ​Responsible for the project “Cultural Landscape” within the CNR Department for the Cultural Heritage.​Responsible for the national project CNR for EXPO – Milan 2015 within Department of Biology, Agriculture and Food Sciences.​ 

MARCO BERARDO DI STEFANO
President Rete Fattorie Sociali, member of Osservatorio nazionale dell’agricoltura sociale presso MIPAAF. He’s the president of Fattoria Solidale del Circeo, a social agricultural cooperative that cultivates with organic farming method, putting first of all the quality of the products, respect for the environment and the sustainability of its productions. ​ 

LUIGI TOZZI
Senior Manager Quality Production and Food & Feed Safety  at Confagricoltura. 30 yeas of experience in Food Systems, 18 years of experience  in Lobby for Agricolture and Food Companies national and european level. He collaborates with European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) as Expert in EFSA Stakeholder Discussion Group on Emerging Risk Identification, and he’s Vice Chairman Working Group “Organic Agriculture“ at COPA- COGECA.​ 

ANDREA CARAPELLESE
International Expert on Investment & Technology at UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Among his activities:  Identification, appraisal, promotion and management of international cooperation projects, investment and technology transfer opportunities, and capacity building activities in developing countries;  Institutional relations with national and international bodies such as Ministries, International Organizations, local authorities, industrial and sector associations, independent agencies, private companies; Investors relations and assistance to private companies in defining joint-ventures, technology transfers, commercial agreements; Realization of detailed assessment on investment climate, private sector development and investment policies in developing countries; Participation as a delegate/speaker in various forums, seminars and business events in Italy and abroad. He also worked for UNIDO ITPO Bahrain, as an Investment Promotion Expert.​ 

Career and Entrepreneurship Services

Throughout your Master in Agribusiness Management you will be accompanied and supported by our Career Services team. With over 10 years’ experience in education, we help young talents and managers to build their future, guiding them along the path that best suits their capabilities, desires and professional goals. 

In particular, according to the most recent statistics: 

  • 74% of our students manage to increase their salary after completing their Master   
  • 92% receive new employment offers  
  • 73% of our students get a job within 6 months of finishing their Master program  
  • 53% of our students are employed in a multinational company  
  • 69% of RBS alumni work outside Italy  

To give our students the best support achieving their professional objectives, we’ve structured our Career Service into two core areas: 

  • Career Acceleration Program 

The Career Acceleration Program will help you develop the knowledge, market insights and tools that you need to pursue a successful career in a specific industry. You will benefit from valuable connections with top companies and recruiters. 

  • RBS4Entrepreneurship 

We focus on your entrepreneurial side. 

Are you planning to start up your own business or dreaming about becoming the fresh and innovative driving force within an organization? We will equip you with skills and knowledge to discover, test and improve your entrepreneurial skills, develop a business idea and finally launch your own business. 

The master is particularly suitable for those who want to pursue a career in the following roles: 

  • Project manager in Food organizations 
  • Agronomist 
  • International business development 
  • Food Producer  
  • Marketing and Communication Manager for agri-food activities 
  • Responsible for policies for agrifood organizations 
  • Entrepreneur in the food tech agri – food market 
  • Food processing industry, food retail  
  • Sales or Key Account Manager 
  • Sustainable development manager 
  • Farmer 

Company Partners: 

RBS EXPERIENCE

Networking and partners

Rome Business School has established solid partnerships with several world-renowned leading companies, such as Gambero Rosso Academy, FAO, WFP and many others. To ensure that our students can build a strong professional network, we constantly organize guest meetings, visits, events and lectures with representatives of elite business ecosystems, encouraging interaction between leading professionals and students, and facilitating the process learning.

Multicultural classes

Thanks to the school’s purely international mold, students will have the opportunity to take part in classes with students from more than 150 countries. This will allow participants to increase their knowledge of other cultures other than their own.

Student Hub

Every year we welcome students from all over the world: from cities and small towns, of all cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Rome Business School enhances the student experience, creating opportunities for learning, involvement, personal and cultural development that go well beyond lessons.

Events

Our students will be able to participate in various activities: Coffee Meetings with the CEOs of prestigious multinational companies, virtual company visits or simple events designed to encourage socialization and intercultural exchange which has always been the central point of our school.

Admission process

Rome Business School works hard to maintain the highest standard of quality in the programs we offer. That’s why, in order to ensure the eligibility of the candidates, all applicants must undergo and successfully pass a selection process structured as follows:

The admission process is aimed to verify the candidate’s eligibility to attend the Master. The candidate’s academic history, previous experiences in the topics covered in the Master and motivation will be matters of the evaluation. Once it’s sent, the application will be evaluated by the Rome Business School’s academic committee. In order to ensure the application’s suitability, it is important to deliver all of the required documentation.

Master in Agribusiness Management: Scholarships and Tuition

Payment

Payment of the participation fee of € 6.400 can be made in the following ways:

  • In 6 interest-free installments
  • Single solution (this option guarantees a 10% discount on the total amount)

Scholarships

Based on their personal profile, experience and proven motivation, the candidate may be awarded a scholarship to partially cover the participation fee. In fact, Rome Business School offers the most deserving candidates the opportunity to benefit from 7 different types of scholarships. These partial economic hedges can consist of 6 months of interest-free financing.

  1. Early Enrollment Incentive 
  2. Lifelong Learning Scholarship 
  3. Academic Excellence Scholarship 
  4. Executive Women Scholarship 
  5. Entrepreneurial Grant 
  6. Better Managers for a Better World Scholarship 
  7. Student Loan Assistance Grant 

Competition for scholarships increases as the starting date approaches and funds are limited, so it is advisable to apply as soon as possible.

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