Santa Clara University

Food & Agribusiness Institute

Education at FAI

  • leavey webMBA Specialization

    The Food and Agribusiness Institute (FAI), founded in 1973, has graduated more than 650 MBA students, most of whom now hold executive and management positions in the food industry and in governmental and financial agencies worldwide.

    The concentration in Food and Agribusiness is one of the few programs in the nation that combines a fully accredited MBA degree with an emphasis in food and agribusiness management. The Evening MBA program in the Leavey School of Business is ranked 10th nationally by U.S. News and World Report. Santa Clara University graduates some of the highest salaries in the nation, ranking in the top four percent out of nearly 600 colleges of universities nationwide.

  • ghana webUndergraduate Pathway

    The Food, Hunger, Poverty, Environment (FHPE) pathway focuses on the complex interrelationships among food production, food consumption, hunger, poverty, and the environment.

    Students in the pathway will explore how the production, consumption and distribution of food resources are impacted by a variety of factors, including the availablility of resources, income levels, and environemntal degradation. The production of food in fragile environments and the sustainability of subsistence food systems will be explored, including the role of agricultural developnent in reducing hunger and poverty throughout the world.

  • enrichment webEnrichment Programs

    In addition to the regular course work, the Institute offers several enrichment programs designed to integrate concepts learned on campus with issues and problems facing the food industry.

    The Institute's Mentor Program links students with food industry executives working in the student's area of interest. Field Trips expose students to the rich diversity of the Food & Agribusiness industry through domestic and international site visits. In addition to these programs, the Institute sponsors an annual conference, guest lectures, and student-faculty research projects. The University maintains an office of Career Services that is available to all students and alumni, including the Institute's MBA's.

  • internshipExecutive Programs

     The Food & Agribusiness Institute has developed and delivered custom educational programs to a number of clients. These programs can be for a single day or a week. They can be off campus or on campus. They can address a number of topics or focus in on a single issue. For more information about how the Institute can help your managers meet their full potential contact the Food & Agribusiness Institute.

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