Certificate in Horticulture Business Studies
Certificate in Horticulture Business Studies
Certificate

Certificate in Horticulture Business Studies

accredited by Agribusiness Academy and Business School Netherlands

Course Type: Professional Certificate
Format: Online Course
Duration: 6-8 weeks
Effort: 3-5 hours per week
Tuition:$299.00

Understanding the principles of creating a horticulture business could be the difference between success and failure in the sector. There is little room for innovation, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for profit. The trouble is finding a course that can help and guide you, because everything available is focused on the product and not the business.

Do you want to create a horticulture business but you don’t know where to start? Have you got an idea but you’re worried it’ll fail? This certificate will give you everything you need to assess your ideas, realise their potential and even comes with an expert coach to help along the way.

This certificate is tailored for professionals and graduates in the food and agribusiness sector. Through coaching and support, we are able to accept learners of varying experience and education on to the course. To get started, click "Enrol Today".

More details about this certificate are listed below. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Understanding the principles of creating a horticulture business could be the difference between success and failure in the sector. There is little room for innovation, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for profit. The trouble is finding a course that can help and guide you, because everything available is focused on the product and not the business.

Do you want to create a horticulture business but you don’t know where to start? Have you got an idea but you’re worried it’ll fail? This certificate will give you everything you need to assess your ideas, realise their potential and even comes with an expert coach to help along the way.

This is an entrepreneurial course, focusing on horticulture and an overview of all the considerations involved with building a business in this space.

In any subsection of the agri supply chain, you have two components; production and demand. This course helps learners understand both sides of this equation, how to make money within this sector and what technologies to adopt, before you head to market. Wherever in the supply chain you’re looking to start a business in horticulture, it’s important to understand every aspect and this certificate will give you that.

With no real room for patentable ideas within horticulture, this course focuses on defining a value proposition within the supply chain and making it as profitable as possible. Production, distribution and marketing overviews will help you complete a business plan within this area, and you could also consider using some extended coaching sessions to help guide you even further in the process.

  • Market realities in global fresh produce industry
  • Designing a business model for a grower cooperation
  • Making sense of the fresh produce retail developments
  • How to build a circular food chain
  • Big data applications in cold chain logistics
  • Successful horticulture business models from around the world
  • Certification case: Business model design for a high-tech horticulture initiative

As part of the certificate, learners will have access to two 30 minute coaching sessions with an industry expert. One session should be scheduled early in the course, and the other session scheduled after completion of the case exercise, so that the expert can feedback on your work and give you some advice on how to continue to apply this learning in your career.

Experts are also available on-demand after you finish the course, should you wish to continue to explore this topic and, as with all our courses, you will also have access to our learner forums to discuss ideas with other learners around the world.

To achieve this certificate, the learner must create a business model for a high tech horticulture business. It will cover the natural dilemmas of a business in this sector, focusing on business decision rather than technological decisions, so you the learner is able to take readily available (or existing) knowledge of Horticulture and turn that into a profitable business.

Certificates are accredited by Agribusiness Academy and Business School Netherlands and will be issued in digital (PDF) format. Printed certificates will also be available at an additional cost.

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

As the Action Learning business school, BSN is not alone in recognising the value of Action Learning. Progressive organisations such as General Electric, Unilever, Rabobank, Aloca Agro, Motorola, Arthur Andersen, General Motors and Lyondell Chemical Co. also believe in the Action Learning approach. They have achieved amazing results in the field of problem-solving, identifying competitive advantages, reducing operating costs and becoming learning organisations.

Over 3,500 students from all over the world have joined our programmes in countries such as Aruba, Namibia, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia, Egypt, Algeria, Tanzania, Pakistan, Armenia, United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, Czech Republic, China and so much more.

Agribusiness Academy has partnered with BSN to provide an innovative online approach to action learning, which has received praise from students and faculty alike.

How do I access the course?

Shortly after you enroll, you will be sent instructions via email to login to the Agribusiness Academy learning platform. From here, you'll be able to start the course whenever you like.

You can access the course through mobile, tablet or computers, as long as you have the internet. There will be sections, such as the final report, which can be completed offline.

What I need?

Apart from a way of accessing the course digitally, you don't require anything else to complete this course.

How long will it take to complete?

You can work at your own pace and study in your own time, but it will typically take 20-25 hours of study to complete the whole certificate. This could be done over a few weeks or a couple of months if you would prefer. 

Can I fail at this course?

Your certification case may not meet the standard required, but you will be given feedback to help you improve it so that you can complete the course. It's really important to us that you go away being able to apply the learning in your job; this is how we built our reputation for helping people improve their career.

Of course, it is possible to not complete the course, but we're really confident that once you start, you'll have a great learning experience and will challenge yourself in lots of new ways.

When can I start learning?

Once you enroll, you'll be sent instructions via email to begin. After that, it's up to you!

When will I speak to my expert coach?

Once begin your course, you should book your first session with your expert at a time to suit you. This will help you set your personal goals for the course and get any initial questions out of the way.

Your second session should be scheduled after you submit your certification case. This way, the expert can give you feedback and help you put your learning into action in your business.

Where can I get additional help?

If you need anything during the course, you can always use the forums. Experts, Agribusiness Academy staff and other learners can then help you.

If you have any technical problems, you can contact us at any time.

For pre-enrollment questions, please email apply@agribusiness.academy or use the Contact Us page.

I finished my course, can I still speak to my coach?

Yes, of course. You can book extra sessions at any time through the Coaching page.

When will I get my certificate?

Once you have had the certification case assessed by the Agribusiness Academy team, they will let you know if you have successfully passed the course. You will receive your digital certificate within 7 days of this date.

If you would like to order a paper certificate, please contact us.

 

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