Agrifood MBA
EXECUTIVE PROGRAM IN AGRI&FOOD BUSINESS
Who can apply?
How to become a participant?
AgriFood MBA program is created for entrepreneurs, executives and experts from Agri&Food businesses who:
Have over three years of a managerial experience
level upper-Intermediate (B2) and higher English proficiency
have ambition to create and develop AgriFood companies of new generation producing breakthrough goods with high added value
see their businesses on the global map and are ready to develop as part of the Global Sustainable Agriculture Ecosystem
Write an essay in English on topic "My Future Company"
Fill in and submit the application form
Pass the interview with the program leader

Program starts
November 1st 2018
The duration of the program
20 months

16 modules

Includes 1 short term
executive development program
and 1 business simulation

Graduation — June 28, 2020
The cost of the program
590 000 UAH

VAT included

Logistics costs for international tours
are not included

Payment can be made in installments

Taking the MBA program, you develop the following capabilities:
Wholistic approach to a strategic management
Strategic Leadership
Creating strategies that work in a quickly changing world
Development and implementation of innovative business-models
Efficient scaling up of your business and making it global
Creating a constantly improving environment in your company

Program structure
Level 1: "Transformational Leadership and Cultural Development"
Introduces the participants to the learning environment. Provides innovative management practices as well as an artistic arsenal the manager is going to need while dealing with new types of businesses.
Level 2: "Sustainable Management of AgriFood Businesses"
Participants learn to think systematically so that they better understand the importance of "sustainable management" of modern agri-food companies and organizations. Participants understand approaches to improving operational efficiency. Participants show practical application of approaches to achieve operational excellence.
Level 3: "Business Strategy and Systems Thinking"
The first strategic block.
Provides a thorough understanding of modern strategic concepts and their confident implementation. Helps to develop the ability to develop business models.
Level 4: "Corporate Governance"
Develops the ability to manage human capital, implement organizational design and corporate culture, personal and organizational leadership.
Level 5: "New Business Models and Strategies in Action"
The second strategic block.
Helps the participants integrate the approaches learnt into strategic management. Provides opportunities for capacity development to implement strategies, transform organizations and change management.


Participant's journey
Pre-study stage
1
Getting acquainted with the kmbs philosophy and learning approaches
Potential participant meets the Business School team, discusses the studies, kmbs values and philosophy, gets acquainted with the AgriFood МВА concept, its differences from other programs.

Register for a meeting-acquaintance
2
Application to AgriFood MBA
Potential Participant applies a Form, writes an essay
«My Future Company» and gets ready for an interview.

Submit the application
3
Selection of Participants and AgriFood MBA group forming
The potential participant is interviewed by the program leader. The interview is designed to determine if the potential participant matches the program profile (managerial and life experience, readiness to share and perceive new experience, openness to new knowledge, motivation to study and readiness to develop).
It also shows if the program meets the potential participant's needs.
4
Decision to study in kmbs
After an interview program leader takes decision on possible enrollment and the program manager informs a potential participant of the decision taken.
Start of MBA-studies
Participants meet each other on the first day
merge with kmbs learning space, meet first speakers.
Level 1
1
"Transformational Leadership and Multicultural Development"
Class studies
Three 4-day modules (Thursday to Sunday)
2
The purpose of the level
Personal and professional transformation.

Mastering your thinking and getting a brilliant competitive advantage.

Better understanding how culture and arts can make an executive a new systems creator.
3
Level courses
Story telling
Basics of Leadership
Sustainable Marketing
Personal Development
Human in land management
Modern approaches to business modelling
Corporate Culture
Managing Relations in the era of total distrust
Philosophy and Arts

4
Individual work between modules
By the means of kmbs online training system you can get and download our assignments, download business and scientific papers and books, do tests, have personal consultations with the teachers.
How is studying in kmbs?
MBA learning is a complicated work on yourself, immersion in different contexts —
from business to humanities, from which everyone has the opportunity to take something of their own.

MBA community is a community of like-minded people who seek to develop, change and expand their own horizons.
Level 2
1
"Sustainable Management of AgriFood Ecosystem"
Class studies
Three 4-day modules (Thursday to Sunday)
2
The purpose of the level
To learn how to ensure operational efficiency.

To develop capabilities to provide operational excellence.
3
Level courses
Operational Efficiency in AgriFood
Integrated Risk Management in AgriFood
Entrepreneurship and fund rising in AgTech start-ups
Project Management (Agile)
Latest Trends in Agriculture
Financial Accounting
4
Individual work between modules
By the means of kmbs online training system you can get and download our assignments, download business and scientific papers and books, do tests, have personal consultations with the teachers.
Level 3
1
"Business Strategy and Systems Thinking"
Class and field studies
Four 4-day modules (Thursday to Sunday)
2
The purpose of the level
Acquire methodologies of creating new generation strategies.

Ability to develop strategies for complex systems.
3
Level courses
Strategic thinking. Strategic idea
Systems thinking: modelling
Business Strategy
Strategic Digital Marketing
Business Mediation and Negotiation
4
Individual work between modules
By the means of kmbs online training system you can get and download our assignments, download business and scientific papers and books, do tests, have personal consultations with the teachers.
5
Level features
Participants comprehend the strategic disciplines of the block, work with concepts such as strategic idea, system thinking, strategy. Operating these concepts professionally, participants may bring their systems to a fundamentally different level and scale up their businesses altogether.

The first international study tour begins.
What is an international study tour?
This is one of the study formats at kmbs MBA programs. It provides participants with the best opportunities to study innovative businesses, learn modern approaches to solving complex strategic and operational tasks. One of the differentiating aspects of the Program is studying in the leading global universities and meeting with experts from AgriFood ecosystems.

The first international study tour of the AgriFood MBA-1 group was based in the Wageningen University (WUR), one of the world's best research centers and educational institutions.

The participants explored an innovative agribusiness that works in the logic of ecosystems globally and worked with three "live" cases with Dutch companies.

Learn more about the AgriFood MBA international tour at WUR
AgriFood MBA-1 in the Netherlands
Level 4
1
"Corporate Governance"
Class and field studies
Three 4-day modules (Thursday to Sunday)
2
The purpose of the level
Awareness of leadership as organizations' development driver.

Development of Strategic Leadership skills.
3
Level courses
Personal & Corporate Leadership
Corporate Governance
Corporate Values & Social Responsibility
4
Individual work between module
By the means of kmbs online training system you can get and download our assignments, download business and scientific papers and books, do tests, have personal consultations with the teachers.
5
Level features
The Ukrainian study tour and a leadership tour to the Carpathians mountains (optional).

AgriFood MBA-1 in Drohobych, Truskavets and Lviv
What is the Ukrainian study tour?
This is one of the formats of MBA programs' studies at kmbs that allows participants to mix with the business, social and cultural atmosphere of the region, explore the features of doing business there, as well as explore the latest managerial approaches, strategic concepts and innovative business models.

For example, the AgriFood MBA-1 Ukrainian study tour took place in three towns.

Participants analyzed the prerequisites for AgriFood clusters formation in the Western Ukraine, studied one of AgriFood ecosystem's components — HoReCa. They also held a strategic session during a franchising business case study where they were able to practice first strategic level of the MBA program.

Learn more about the AgriFood MBA tour in Western Ukraine
What is the leadership tour?
For some participants this tour is a regular mountain peaks climbing, for others it is a challenge to oneself: both in the role of the leader and in the role of the team player.

After the intellectual and physical hardships, all those who do the route experience changes inside as well as expand their scopes.

During the final reflection they become aware of how differently people adapt to unusual environments.

Learn more about the leadership tour in the Carpathians
kmbs: Hoverla. Leadership Practices.
Level 5
1
"New Business Models and Strategies in Action"
Class and field studies
Three 4-days modules (Thursday to Sunday)
2
The purpose of the level
Integration of the Strategic Management Approaches.

Development of capacity to implement strategies, transform organizations and manage changes.

Development of the capacity to apply the approaches of individual disciplines through training in elective courses.

Participants' choice of electives— adding games, simulations and cases.

Work with the "in depth" decisions.
3
Level courses
Business Models
Business AgriFood clusters
AgriFood Insurance strategies
Live Business Cases with the industry leaders
Leading Changes
Master's Thesis
Elective course
4
Individual work between module
By the means of kmbs online training system you can get and download our assignments, download business and scientific papers and books, do tests, have personal consultations with the teachers.
5
Level features
The second international study tour begins.
What is an international study tour?
This is one of the study formats at kmbs MBA programs. It provides participants with the best opportunities to study innovative businesses, learn modern approaches to solving complex strategic and operational tasks. One of the differentiating aspects of the program is studying in the leading global universities and meeting with experts from AgriFood ecosystems.

The second international study tour of the AgriFood MBA-1 group was made in collaboration with the University of Alberta, one of the best Canadian universities and the largest agrarian institutions in the world.

The participants explored Canadian AgriFood through lectures and field
studies — working on Canadian companies' cases which represented the AgriFood ecosystem.

Learn more about the AgriFood MBA study tour in Canada
Work on the master's thesis
1
Concept of thesises
The Master's thesis is a special training exercise that allows participants to work out the strategic concepts and logic of managing change directly in their companies.

Participants begin writing their master's thesis nine months after starting their studies.
2
Thesis defence
Demonstrates the ability not only to master the concepts taught at kmbs MBA programs, but also to present participants' own ideas of transforming their active businesses using acquired managerial approaches.

All the ideas described in the master's thesis could be subsequently put into practice and become an impetus for the dynamic development of the participants' companies.
3
Convocation
Participants who successfully defend master's degree receive MBA-diplomas.
Convocation
The long tradition of the Kyiv Mohyla Academy and the biggest holiday of the year for kmbs as part of a unique university that has formed the leaders of Ukraine for hundreds of years.
Join the Alumni community
Education in kmbs does not end with the MBA degree. The community of MBA graduates has more than a thousand successful managers.

The life of this community is intense: intellectual meetings, interaction and communication, international tours, post-MBA modules for exploring new concepts and best practices. And many more — for the sake of qualitative changes in ourselves, our business and our country.

Learn more about the kmbs association at Alumni

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For more information about AgriFood MBA, please contact
Yuliia Matsaienko
AgriFood MBA manager