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Mini MBA in Sustainable Food Supply Chains, Certificate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Learn how to effective contribute to sustainability challenges and design sustainable supply chains. Build an understanding of the global, environmental, social and ethical developments, dilemmas and challenges affecting the food & agribusiness sector.Develop your understanding of tools, frameworks, technologies and action them in your workplace with the Mini MBA in Sustainable Food Supply Chains.
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Businesses across the entire food chain are seeking professional talent that is equipped to solve their supply chain sustainability challenges; increasingly they understand that this is a business and environmental necessity. 

Do you see yourself contributing to sustainability challenges and building a differentiated and purposeful professional or entrepreneurial career? 

If so, this Mini-MBA is for you.

Agribusiness Academy and Business School Netherlands come together to offer this unique certificated one-year Mini MBA for professionals with keen interest in developing sustainable supply chains. 

BSN and Agribusiness Academy have had years of collaboration in delivering well-received action learning programs on food security management for students from diverse parts of the world. 

As part of the program, students get access to a comprehensive online curriculum, over 50 live sessions and one-to-one coaching sessions to enhance outcomes. We are currently accepting applications for immediate enrolments. 

Applicants should have at least 5 years’ professional experience.


The Program is certificated by Business School Netherlands.

Business School Netherlands (BSN) has been delivering Action Learning MBAs for around 28 years now.

  • BSN has triple accreditation status (NVAO, ACBSP and EduQua)
  • BSN is founding member of the accreditation body, the Association for Transnational Higher Education Accreditation (ATHEA)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Learners can start any time once they have cleared the recruitment process (Application & Interview)

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Evening, Weekday, Weekend, Flexible
    • Duration description

      The Program is delivered over 12 months. Non-mandatory live sessions are held throughout the week and at various times to allow learners in different time zones to participate.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced, Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Proactive tutoring and support
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

During the first month, you will decide upon a practical project; this could be a business or entrepreneurial venture. Throughout the program, you will apply the tools, frameworks & learning to your practical project. You will be supported with one-to-one mentoring sessions and online group coaching. This will require 15 hours per month.

The program will contain the following elements:

  • 6 online learning modules
  • 50 live expert and group coaching sessions
  • One-to-one mentoring sessions

Our learning companion app provides additional direct access to program facilitators, the learning community and bonus learning content such as podcasts, articles and catch-up expert live sessions.

In order to gain certification:

  • Each learner will submit a final report addressing different module elements related to their practical project for expert review.

  • Each learner will submit his/her “Personal Effectiveness Paper (PeP)” meeting the Business School Netherland guidelines

  • Audience

    Applicants should have at least 5 years’ professional experience. It is intended for those with a personal or professional mandate to make a contribution towards sustainability goals. Applicants should have a clear outcome in mind, either a business venture or project.


    The Mini MBA features learning from 30 leading industry and academic experts including recorded sessions, live online sessions and group coaching sessions.

    English Language Requirements

    This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

    General Requirements

    • 5 years' professional experience
    • Strong interest in Food & Agribusiness
    • Clear project/business outcome in mind

    Work Experience

    At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

    • At least 5 years' professional experience

    Technological Requirements

    • Good internet connection
    • No specific applications or requirements - study is completed through our app and website.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      1999 USD/full
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1999 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
    • National

      1999 USD/full
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1999 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Payments plans are available - please discuss during interview process.


    Up to 20% scholarships are allocated to applicants during the interview process. These are typically granted for outstanding entreprenuerial or professional projects.

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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