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Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship MSc Food Industry Management at Harper Adams University


10 January 2020

Are you seeking to be a pioneering leader in the dynamic and growing food industry? Harper Adams University’s Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship in MSc Food Industry Management could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Whether you live to eat or eat to live, the indisputable fact is that we all need to be regular consumers of food and drink. Here at the university we are engaged with studying the development and management of sustainable food businesses, with a focus on process, product-innovation, and effective delivery to the consumer through a field to fork approach. From undergraduate study to postgraduate research, we are keen to engage with a variety of voices throughout this dynamic industry to information that keeps consumers healthy in a sustainable manner.

Therefore, careers in the food sector need to span tiers within the supply chain to make this achievable. As spoken about in our agriculture and food statistics blog, there are millions of people employed in the food industry. Yet, as a consequence of rapid growth, there is a need for pioneering leaders to maintain competitive positions in an increasingly global marketplace. As a leading provider of management education of food businesses, Harper Adams are offering the opportunity of a Senior Leader Master's Degree Apprenticeship in MSc Food Industry Management, aimed at Heads of Department up to more senior executives with the aim to enable individuals to take the next step in their careers to strategise new business models within the sector.

Jane Eastham, Associate Head of Department for Food Technology and Innovation, spoke about the key areas of development on the course saying, "The course has eight taught modules, each of which are delivered in a one-week block. This is a mode of delivery which has proved valuable to those undertaking part-time study.

"The course will take between 24 and 30 months and cover strategic shaping of vision, culture and values; organisational structures, governance and accountability in the business environment, as well as innovation, change and new ways of working in the Big Data environment."

Should you be interested in taking your career to the next stage through food industry management, you can find out more through our course page or by contacting Jane directly at


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