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Doane University in Nebraska, United States, offers a MicroMasters program in Sustainable Agribusiness. This graduate-level program is intended for individuals who already have some undergraduate-level instruction in agriculture and wish to learn more about how farmers, laborers, policymakers, researchers, retailers, consumers, and managers can promote a healthy environment, economic profits, and social and economic equality. To enroll in the program, students must pay a fee of $1494. At the end of the program, students receive a certificate of completion. By presenting this certificate to Doane University, students can gain access to the school’s online Master of Business Administration program in Sustainable Agribusiness. This master’s program costs $10,500. Financial aid is available for those who have a demonstrated need.

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The MicroMasters program in Sustainable Agribusiness lasts for one year and two months. Students can expect to spend 10 to 15 hours watching online video lectures and completing supplemental assignments and readings each week. At the start of the program, students take the class Agri-Food Systems Analysis. This course helps students build the skills necessary to understand and evaluate sustainability metrics in relation to Agri-Food systems and introduces the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainable Agrifood Marketing is the second class in the MicroMasters program in Sustainable Agribusiness. By the end of this eight-week class, students will have a better understanding of how marketing in the agri-food industry can hinder or help with sustainability strategies. Once this course is completed, students proceed into Environmental and Natural Resources Economics. This eight-week class examines how renewable and nonrenewable resources are utilized in agribusiness and explores what problems arise due to the use of these resources.

For the fourth course in the MicroMasters program in Sustainable Agribusiness, students complete Agricultural Economic Modeling Tools, an eight-week class. Through the video instruction and assignments, students learn what Agricultural Modeling tools are and gain firsthand experience using these models to promote sustainability and profitably. The fifth class in the program is Global Food Futures and Agri-Food Systems Solutions. During this class, students will have an opportunity to critically evaluate some of the proposed solutions to the biggest challenges in sustainable agri-business. Students will also have a chance to develop solutions of their own and to defend them in discussions with their fellow students. The final class in the sequence is Sustainable Agri-Food Supply Chain Management. This class reviews the supply chain in agri-business and allows students to see how these chains can be managed to maximize environmental protection, social fairness, and economic growth.

Upon completion of the final course of the program, students take a comprehensive examination. This test covers the information covered in all of the classes. Students receive review materials and are given seven weeks to study for the examination. On the test date, students must sign in to a system and allow themselves to be webcam monitored by a remote proctor. Passing the examination is necessary for receiving the MicroMasters certificate.

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