Master of AgriBusiness Innovation

Start Date
October 2023

Location
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
campus in Rabat and BenGuerir

Eligibility
Candidates must hold Bachelor’s degree (BA) or equivalent, related to Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Bioscience, Economics, Business, and Management

Duration
2 Years (18 months of study and a 6-month internship/startup incubation.)

Language
English

Format
On Campus

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The Master of Agribusiness Innovation is a program offered by Mohammed VI Polytechnic University as a joint Master of Africa Business School, and School of Agriculture, Fertilizers & Environmental Sciences, and AgroBioSciences program with the support of UM6P Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab.

Specializations
Description of the program

The Master of Agribusiness Innovation is an interdisciplinary program specializing in Agriculture Science, Business Management, and Innovation. It aims to equip students with the knowledge and competencies needed to develop and manage new Agriculture ventures in Africa. The two-year program trains students to lead the transformation of African agriculture and offers valuable incubation opportunities. Through this experiential learning opportunity, students will apply their knowledge of data management, agri-economics, agriculture value chain analysis, entrepreneurship, and finance to build forward-looking ventures. They will also be empowered to design, finance, and manage new businesses to meet the challenges of agriculture in Africa.

Program Structure

Training students to lead transformation of African agriculture, the program offers three semesters followed by an internship focused on new venture incubation. Through this experiential learning opportunity, students will apply their knowledge of data management, agri-economics, agriculture value chain analysis, entrepreneurship and finance to build forward looking ventures.

MODULES

Semester 1

bullet  Introduction to Agriculture in Africa

bullet  Agri-economics

bullet  Data Analytics

bullet  Entrepreneurial Management and Leadership

bullet  Operations Management

bullet  Marketing

Semester 2

bullet  Sustainable Water, Soil, and Forestry Management

bullet  Agriculture Risk Management

bullet  Finance and Accounting

bullet  Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (I)

bullet  Strategic Management

bullet  Laws, Standards, and Policies in Agriculture

Semester 3

bullet  Agriculture Services Development

bullet  Technological Trends in Agriculture

bullet  Sustainable Agribusiness

bullet  Innovation, and entrepreneurship (II)

bullet  Energy Aspects in Agribusiness

bullet  Community Engagement

Semester 4

bullet  Internship or incubation of the final project in a startup incubator:
In this semester, students will be prepared to develop, fund, and lead
new ventures that address Agriculture challenges in Africa.

Career Outlook

In addition to training students to lead the transformation of African agriculture, the program offers valuable incubation opportunities. It also enables its graduates to become agribusiness analysts, developers, trainers, and entrepreneurs in the field of agribusiness services.

Selection procedure

Successful candidates must perform a competitive entry exam, participate in admission interviews, and demonstrate English fluency. The application deadline will be on March 31st.

Qualifications

The Master of Agribusiness Innovation Program is open to highly qualified candidates with an undergraduate diploma. Africa-based students and young professionals are encouraged to apply, as well as candidates from international geographies who wish to master the competencies needed to develop agribusiness projects in Africa.

Candidates must hold Bachelor’s degree (BA) or equivalent, related to Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Bioscience, Economics, Business, and Management

DEGREE

Master in Agribusiness Innovation
This program will be offered pending the approval
of the Ministry of Education.

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