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Agro-Managers

Engineering MSc - Semesters 9 & 10 - Master of Science 2

Agricultural sciences engineering Master Degree

Option Agromanagers

Update : 05/04/2020

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What type of training ?
une formation diplômante, sous statut étudiant

For who ?
étudiant titulaire d'un diplôme français, étudiant international

Where ?
Montpellier SupAgro

Objectives

The Agromanagers option contributes management training to the life-sciences engineering program. Students acquire knowledge concerning:

  • how food systems function (production, consumption, distribution,...) related to “life sciences and industries”,
  • key management disciplines and fields: corporate strategy and innovation, marketing, finance, management control, human resources and team management, supply chain management, production and quality management, project management, risk management, international development strategies.

Students acquire management skills that enable them to fulfil diverse functions as project managers or supervisors in production or service companies in the private, cooperative or public sectors. The individual and group work included in the program and the internship within a company strengthen their project management, team leadership and interpersonal skills.

Themes

  • agrifood, food science, nutrition, process engineering
  • markets, sectors and agricultural and agrifood companies
  • collaborative networks and practices (methods and tools)
  • Study trip in Provence: visiting the Institut des Huiles Essentielles in Mane

    Study trip in Provence: visiting the Institut des Huiles Essentielles in Mane

  • Study trip in Provence: visiting the Jean Martin cannery in Tarascon

    Study trip in Provence: visiting the Jean Martin cannery in Tarascon

  • Engineering students in the Agromanagers and Agri-Food and Agro-Industry options participating in the ECOTROPHELIA competition

    Engineering students in the Agromanagers and Agri-Food and Agro-Industry options participating in the ECOTROPHELIA competition

  • Programme

    Number of ECTS credits : 60

    Language of instruction : In French

    After completing the core management curriculum (marketing, finance, strategic management and innovation in business, human resources management) which also includes a 'food systems' module, the Agromanagers option offers students the possibility to choose different modules according to their career plans:

    • In marketing
      Understand and choose different types of marketing studies (qualitative, quantitative) to carry out
      Know how to use panels and analyse their results
      Be able to undertake a marketing diagnosis of a product or brand on the market, formulate and implement a marketing strategy and marketing mix
    • In finance
      Discover financial theories, rules and tools of financial markets
      Acquire financial management techniques
      Be familiar with cost calculation and control methods, cost-benefit management models
      Develop budgets and financial statements, at strategic and operational levels
    • In industrial agro-performance and risks
      Understand and operate production systems
      Improve industrial performance
      Acquire management tools to control risks, manage resources sustainably and adopt responsible communication

    More transversal instruction also is proposed in the fields of:

    • Supply chain management
      Evaluate the performance of supply chains
      Understand and coordinate inter-functional and inter-organizational relationships
      Use sales planning systems, manage flows, manage inventory
    • International economics and strategy
      Analyse macroeconomic data and relate this to the geo-strategies of multinational companies
      Conduct internationalisation diagnoses

    Internships

    The internship within a company begins in mid-March for a period of 6 months (compulsory), and is followed by the writing of a report and its presentation at the end of September. It provides students the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have acquired and to equip themselves to approach the labour market under optimal conditions. Here are some examples of internships offered to students that cover the entire range of managerial skills in a company:

    • In marketing/sales
      AGRICULTURE: Design of a marketing plan for the launch of a new fertilizer brand
      BLEDINA: How to adapt a global corporate strategy to the specific DROM-COM market? The case of growing up milk at Blédina
      NUTRIKEO Consulting: The drivers of consumer reassurance in the field of nutrition: a focus on communication
      HÉLÈNE WINES: Development of a network of Ambassadors and Community Managers
      LACTALIS Roquefort: How do multinational companies manage their regional brands?
    •  In supply chain management/purchasing
      POMONA/TerreAzur: How can a full-service wholesaler (in fruit & vegetables and seafood) play a role in the development and optimization of local sales channels?
    • Financial engineering/management
      F. INICIATIVAS: How to improve the financing of innovation and R & D in SMEs in the agri-food and agriculture sector?
      CREDIT AGRICOLE Sud Rhône Alpes: Comparison of the financial performance of a cooperative and a private company in the dairy sector in France.
      LABEYRIE: The localization strategy of salmon activities of the Labeyrie Fine Foods group. Study of the production costs and drivers of the strategy within the Labeyrie Fine Foods group.
    •  In industrial performance/Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
      LUTTI SAS: Implementation of the SMED method in a candy packaging workshop
      CARREFOUR Group: Carrefour’s CSR method applied to the responsible fisheries and livestock project and its contribution to the group's strategy
      HEINEKEN: Deployment of the Total Productive Management methodology for the people development pillar
  • Calendar

    • End April: deadline for submission of applications
    • June: selection
    • Mid-September: start of classes
  • Admission

    The 3rd year option is open, after review by the admissions committee, to students who have validated the M1 level (first year of a master's program) and come from:

    • an international partner institution in the context of academic mobility (earning credits)
    • a school of agriculture under the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food (See Ecole des groupes Ingénieurs) or the Ministry of Higher Education for Research and Innovation
    • or a French institution with which Montpellier SupAgro has signed an agreement

    Application forms may be obtained from the educational directorate of your institution.

    Students who have not validated the 2nd year (M1) of the Montpellier SupAgro Agricultural Engineer course are not awarded a diploma at the end of the 3rd year of the training program.

    Admissions

  • Careers

     Graduates of this option obtain positions in very promising sectors within multinational companies or in SMEs/medium-sized enterprises: agri-food production and distribution companies, service /consulting companies, banks, cosmetology or biotechnology laboratories, international trade, and catering.

    The main positions are:

    • In marketing: marketing manager, product or brand manager, export manager, buyer, category manager...
    • In management/finance: financial management assistant, financial analyst, business manager, business developer, internal auditor, consultant/business consultant, management controller, innovation manager...
    • In industrial performance & risks: production manager, logistics manager, risk manager, lean management coordinator, supply chain manager, quality manager, project manager, CSR coordinator...

Director of studies

Partners

Research units: UMR MOISA, UMR IATE

Corporate partners: Crédit Agricole, Ernst &Young, Lactalis, Pierre Fabre, Kantar World Panel, IRI, Danone, Mondelez, KFC…

Place

Montpellier SupAgro
Campus de La Gaillarde
2 place Pierre Viala
Montpellier

Key features

  • Train future executives of agribusiness companies and service companies
  • Develop managerial skills in key areas of business and human resource management
  • Create a strong network of privileged contacts with the professional world through conferences, visits, case studies and concrete projects proposed by corporate sponsors
  • Become an agromanager through work-based training by immersing yourself quickly in a company

Fees

€1,765 + €92 Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus (CVEC) administrative fee

Pay CVEC online

Contacts

L'institut Agro | Montpellier SupAgro
2 place Pierre Viala
34060 Montpellier - France
Tél. : +33 (0)4 99 61 22 00 Tél. : +33 (0)4 99 61 22 00
Fax : +33 (0)4 99 61 29 00
contact@supagro.fr

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