Executive MBA in Food & Agribusiness

Do you want to become a future leader in the Food and Agribusiness?
Designed with high-achieving individuals in mind, this MBA provides you with the knowledge to contribute to solving the world’s most pressing challenges in the Food & Agribusiness. Shape your career, exploring the pathways toward food system transformation and create a better world with an improved quality of life

Organised by Wageningen Academy
Duration 2 years
Venue Tilburg and Wageningen

3 reasons why

  1. It’s the only MBA offering a Food & Agri-track, by none other than the world’s #1 University in Agriculture & Forestry
  2. Beyond the traditional hard business skills, this programme emphasises personal growth
  3. TIAS profiles as a school for both business ánd society, i.e. the right perspective for a bright future!

Your career benefits

  • Be empowered to excel in the dynamic and challenging field of food and agribusiness
  • Gain the business skills to create lasting impact in the transition towards a circular economy
  • Combine personal leadership development with your impact on the societal aspect of business decisions

Anoma is a molecular geneticist. After working at Syngenta for 12 years, she felt the need for more insight in the business aspects of the seed sector and enrolled in the EMBA programme.

By looking at government policies from different perspectives I believe we can be involved in shaping the future of the next generation farmer.
Dr. Anoma Lokossou, Genetic Project Lead Syngenta

With a long career as an agronomic accountant behind him, Frank Hollaar felt he was riding the same hobby horse. He enrolled in the EMBA programme in search of a more integrated approach of complex issues.

I’d like to study the technical side of implementing aspects of sustainability into financial accounting and cost price calculations. I think there’s a great future.
Frank Hollaar, Agronomic Accountant

Course information

Practical information

Duration: 26 months
Three days per month class (Thursday, Friday & Saturday)
12-18 hours of preparation per week

Participants: 9-12 persons. Per EMBA cohort, diversity in professional background, industry and nationality is guaranteed.

Tuition fee: Euro 59,600.-
No hidden costs. Total fee includes tuition, books, course material, catering and accommodation.
Scholarship possibilities negotiable.

Accreditation: AMBA | AACSB

Application requirements

Successful admission into this MBA depends on a number of requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree
  • Sufficient command of English (the full programme is conducted in English)
  • At least 5 years work experience

Not sure about your eligibility? Ask for a CV assessment and/or personal consultation.

Programme details

General structure of the programme

The general structure of the programme is one where the academic world and the business world meet in partnership to provide a curriculum. You will start the learning journey by focusing on the skills needed to understand complex issues and make predictions. Then move on to examining how your organisation functions in a global context. Finish by making a positive impact in new business strategy setting. A solid grasp of business allows you to speak the language of the various functional disciplines resulting in candid conversations within your organisation.

F&A Integration modules

Across the globe, many food systems lead to undesirable outcomes and trade-offs between nutrition, livelihoods, and the environment. Through three dedicated EMBA integration modules on the Wageningen campus, you learn to create momentum for collectively redefining and rethinking our food systems.

  1. Doing Business in a Complex F&A World
  2. Entrepreneurship: creating long term Sustainable Value by focusing on the protein transition
  3. Change for Impact : Strategic leadership in the transition to a more circular agricultural business model

Impact through Leadership Development

Personal leadership development serves as the backbone of the programme. It combines skills-oriented workshops, intensive personal coaching and experimental learning. Your individual strengths, weaknesses and preferences will be the starting point to reflect on and realise your full potential. Experienced coaches from TIAS Business School will guide you on your transformation journey. Capstone Project A final management project is your ultimate proof of MBA-level integral management skills. The topic will be a self-selected case, supervised by leading experts from Wageningen University & Research.

International experience

Bizztrek Rwanda

A four-day exploration of global business, local conditions and cultural perspectives. Through maximum immersion in the local (business) environment, you get to discover the many ways that business and society are intertwined and interact.

Personal Leadership Trail in Austria

will help you in gaining insight into your own drives, leadership styles and strengths and weaknesses, and discover the future you want to create for yourself and how to create it.

Joint alliance of WUR and TIAS

This programme is offered by Wageningen University & Research and TIAS Business School, both globally recognised institutions. Our joint knowledge and expertise forms a powerful alliance which enabled the creation of this Executive MBA.