Executive Master in Agribusiness
The Master’s in Agribusiness is a part-time presential program, specializing in business and management in an international environment. The program is offered by INCAE and ZAMORANO, providing access to first-level training that is compatible with work activity and that allows the knowledge and skills acquired to be immediately put into practice.
Likewise, the master’s degree is an intensive program consisting of five two-week modules. In addition, a leadership course is included throughout the program.
Learn about the Master’s in Agribusiness
The Master’s in Agribusiness is designed for professionals who work in the Agroindustrial and Food sectors and need specialized training in business and management in an international environment.
Its goal is to train leaders for the sustainable development of human talent with knowledge and high-level managerial skills in the context of the fourth industrial revolution and the new normality, specialized in areas of: administration, agribusiness, digital business and international food supply chain.
The intensive 12-month program is offered by INCAE and ZAMORANO and is divided into five modules, each lasting two weeks. It provides access to first-level training that is compatible with work activity and that allows the knowledge and skills acquired to be immediately put into practice.
|Start date:||February 2023|
|Duration:||5 modules over 12 months|
|Locations:||INCAE, Costa Rica + Zamorano, Honduras|
The Master’s in Agribusiness is a part time master’s degree created from the alliance between two elite institutions in the region: INCAE Business School and ZAMORANO University. It provides a unique combination of preparation in specialized areas of agribusiness in order to develop key skills and competencies for the development of Latin America.
This part-time graduate course is carried out on both campuses, developing modules alternately between the venues over the 12 months, thus taking advantage of the flagship study methodology of both universities.
INCAE’s “Case methodology” and Zamorano’s “Learning by Doing methodology” allow the updating of new trends and training of key skills for the development of executives and decision-making leaders. Likewise, the program promotes such capacities as effective communication, persuasion, leadership, negotiation and teamwork, while fostering an international network of contacts in agribusiness field.
What makes us unique?
Why to choose this program?
The Agricultural sector in Latin America has a higher than average importance for local economies, both in contribution to GDP and in job creation. In many countries of the region, the agricultural GDP reaches more than 10% of total GDP. Regarding employment, in countries like Guatemala, approximately a third of the population works in the sector, according to World Bank Database 2020.
However when compared internationally, Latin American agroindustry is characterized by low productivity, coupled with rural poverty and challenges such as climate change, high energy and water consumption, deforestation rates, social conflicts and migration.
This is a challenge for managers, directors and executives in charge of the transformation of the industry and innovation in production processes, products and services. A challenge that involves not only improvements in productivity and cost reduction, but also a streamlined approach that seeks to create competitive advantages.
Therefore, the Master’s in Agribusiness provides a unique combination of preparation in specialized areas such as precision agriculture, application of Data Analytics to agro-productive processes and biotechnology. Likewise, it offers training in key management areas, studying successful cases of strategies of differentiation, acquiring mastery of complex international trade financial instruments and discovering opportunities in the international supply chain and in the purchase decision analysis of the agrifood industry.
The Master’s in Agribusiness develops 6 learning areas:
About INCAE Business School: Located in Costa Rica, it has promoted the progress of Latin American society through the formation of talent and training of regional leaders through its Master’s and Executive Programs.