A new mid-year entry option has been added to horticulture’s ‘mini MBA’ Masterclass in Horticulture Business offered by the University of Tasmania to increase flexibility and access.
Applications are open and must be lodged by 17 June for the new mid year entry, which will kick off at the beginning of third term on 15 July.
There is one Hort Innovation-funded Apple and Pear Scholarship up to the value of $10,000 available for applications from apple and pear growers who pay an industry levy or are employed by a levy paying business. Applicants must demonstrate the benefit their participation in the course will make to the future of the Australian apple and pear industry. A scholarship will be awarded up to a total value of $10,000. Growers from QLD, NSW and WA are particularly encouraged to apply.
Supported by the Hort Frontiers Leadership Fund, the ten-month program is delivered predominantly online, with several face-to-face workshops and on-farm experiences, and is designed to give anyone already working or studying in Australian horticulture a pathway to leadership through the development of business and management skills, a comprehensive industry understanding, and invaluable networks with some of the field’s savviest growers and industry members from a variety of sectors.
Emphasis is on practical management and industry skills that can be applied to businesses from day one (including delivering a usable business plan).
The course is divided into the following modules:
- Horticulture Management
- People and Culture
- Supply Chain Management and Logistics
- Financial Management and Law
- Horticulture Marketing and Communication
- Global Trends and International Business
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Business Development and Strategy
- Portfolio and Practice
These five-week modules are delivered using a dedicated online platform. Alongside this, student interaction is encouraged via online groups. The program also includes three face-to-face interactive weekend sessions where you’ll undertake interactive workshops, have access to teachers and supervisors, get to know your fellow students, and have the opportunity to visit a range of farms where you can talk to, and learn from, some of the best in the business.
The addition of the mid year entry enables students to undertake the course part time.
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Wayne Trengrove, Orchard Manager at Hansen Orchards, Tasmania, talks about his participation in the 2018 Masterclass programme.