Master’s in Agribusiness
This Master’s level graduate program focuses on agribusiness management. The program is designed between ZAMORANO and EAFIT for working or interested professionals who need to make informed decisions based on a deep understanding of the current challenges in the agricultural and food chains.
Graduates of the program will earn a double international degree (Colombia and Honduras).
Learn about the Master’s in Agribusiness at EAFIT University and ZAMORANO University
The Master’s in Agribusiness of EAFIT University and Zamorano University is designed and offered jointly by these universities with the aim of offering its graduates comprehensive skills for the successful management of agribusiness with emphasis on entrepreneurism, innovation and generation of shared value.
The program is offered in a blended mode (semi-presential) with a duration of 3 semesters, in which courses offered in virtual modality are combined with integrating courses that are developed in person for a maximum of 2 weeks each semester in order to generate interactions between the participants, professors and the real sector.
Graduates of the program will have a double international degree (Colombia and Honduras).
|Degree:||Master’s in Agribusiness|
|Modality:||Blended learning (hybrid learning modality composed of 16 in-person credits and 24 virtual credits)|
|Locations:||EAFIT University (Medellín – Colombia) and Zamorano University (Honduras)|
Who is the program for?
Professionals from various fields of knowledge, including from agricultural areas who seek to have a managerial profile, or those from the social and administrative sciences who are associated with the different links of the agribusiness value chain.
Candidates must be interested in leading projects that contribute to the innovation and internationalization of the companies in which they work, and to the formulation and start-up of agribusiness enterprises.
The program will seek to link candidates located in various countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Graduates will hold management positions in functional areas of agribusiness companies in various regions of Latin America and the Caribbean.
- They may also create ties with the different links in the agribusiness value chain, supporting the development, financing, and internationalization processes of companies in the sector.
- They will also have the necessary skills to lead entrepreneurial processes and create new businesses in the sector with a global and innovative approach.
What must the students do to successfully complete the degree?
- Successfully complete the 40 academic credits of the program.
- Participate in the integrative courses that are developed during the three semesters.
- Successfully complete the degree project in any of its different modalities.
What makes us unique?
Alliances: This program is offered by two leading institutions recognized for their excellence in their fields; EAFIT University in the business field and Zamorano University in the agricultural field.
Sustainability: The Master’s degree seeks to generate skills for the strategic management of companies in the sector, training leaders committed to the generation of shared value that contributes to the sustainability (economic, social and environmental) of the business.
New businesses: The course offers entrepreneurial tools that allow its graduates to take leadership positions in the creation of new businesses with a global focus on the agri-food sector.
Innovation: The students generate innovation project management skills within the organizations of the sector.
Value chain vision: This program has been conceived with a vision of the different links in the agribusiness value chain, seeking to connect the different actors in the ecosystem.
Productivity: The Master’s in Agribusiness is founded on the vision of providing tools to entrepreneurs in the sector in order to increase the sustainable productivity of agricultural businesses.
Why should you enroll in the program?
- It has a great focus on entrepreneurship and innovation issues in agriculture, and projection towards international business.
- Double degree from both universities.
- Semi-presential with a high blended component, which allows the students to study virtually, while complementing their learning by attending the campus 2 weeks per semester.
- As part of the learning process, in-person activities and business visits are carried out in Honduras and Colombia.
Relationship in the Professional World
The training of professionals at the managerial level is of great importance for achieving sustainable economic growth. In Latin America, both the public and private sectors are contributing to the expansion of education and availability of resources for the development of managerial skills in new generations. Likewise, in most of the economies in Latin America, the agricultural sector continues to be essential for the generation of employment and foreign exchange. Latin American countries have abundant agro-biodiversity and availability of labor; however, it is necessary to modernize the sector’s technologies and techniques for a streamlined use and sustainable management of resources. Globalization offers new opportunities to manage the agricultural sector as a business. The modernization of agriculture through the use of biotechnology, precision agriculture, high-tech farming, processing and marketing has boosted the development of the agricultural sector and improved the well-being of many rural households by means of new production and employment opportunities.
About EAFIT University: Located in Colombia, it contributes to the sustainable development of humanity by offering programs that stimulate lifelong learning, promote discovery and creation, and foster interaction with the environment within a spirit of integrity, excellence, pluralism and inclusion.