MBA Advanced Farm Management

The course is designed to train prospective farmers, farm managers and farm management consultants to work in the commercial environment of modern farming and agribusiness. An important objective of the course is to develop a broad awareness of business thinking, encouraging you to be highly adaptable, open-minded and creative in your approach to farm business management.

A case study approach to learning is used throughout the course which allows principles and concepts to be explored in a real-world context. By using case studies of existing businesses, you are able to practise the management skills that you will be applying after you leave. During the year, visiting speakers will give you a valuable insight into the whole industry from the field to the supermarket shelf.

Who is the course for?

The course caters for students from a variety of backgrounds. During the induction course, essential guidance in study skills is given for non-graduates and mature students.

Most students study for the MBA full-time, completing it in 15 months. It is possible to study the course part-time over two, three or four years. You are able to choose the pattern, in consultation with the Programme Manager, which best suits you

About the Course

The taught part of the course is made up of eight modules. Five core modules are delivered jointly with the other MBAs. In addition, three focus modules provide the agricultural and farm management content to this course.

If you can provide academic evidence of having studied the contents of a particular module, i.e. a degree in that subject, you may, with guidance from the Programme Manager and subject to timetable availability, substitute up to two modules either with other postgraduate or third-year undergraduate modules.

The taught course is from October to March, with the dissertation from April onwards. Dissertations can be submitted anytime before 10th January the following year.

Please note, all of our degree courses begin at the end of September each year.

Entry Requirements

  • The normal minimum entry requirement will be an Honours degree at the upper second level, or an HND award with a Distinction profile, plus a minimum of two years' post-graduation work experience.
  • Mature candidates with significant relevant work experience and lower academic qualifications may also be considered for entry, following a personal interview with the Course Manager.
  • If your first language is not English, we will accept the International English Language Test (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5 average with no element below 5.5.
  • If you have other qualifications, including overseas awards and alternative English language qualifications, you are advised to contact Admissions to discuss the suitability of your award for entry onto the course.
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Last updated January 21, 2019
This course is Campus based
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Sep 2019
1 year
15,000 GBP
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