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Agrimarketing : AgCareers USA 2012
The 2-½ year program provides an opportunity to earn a master's degree for those who would like to obtain graduate-level business and econom- ics training while continuing their career. The cohort-style structure, multi-audio chat sessions, and innovative technology used to deliver course materials, provides students support, flexibility and the opportunity to develop lasting relationships. MAB students are employed in all sectors of the food and agribusiness industry and are located throughout the U.S. and more than 25 other countries --- creating a diverse learning environment for all students. Two start dates and locations are available. MCGILL UNIVERSITY MACDONALD CAMPUS Location: Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec Contact Name: Lindsay O'Connell Contact Phone: 514-398-7924 Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Dept. Web Site: http://www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/ Programs Offered: McGill's Macdonald Campus provides world-class undergraduate and graduate academic programs related to agriculture and environment. Students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of under- graduate Majors, including: Life Sciences, Environmental Biology, Agro-Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Economics, International Agriculture and Food Systems, Bioresource Engineering and Environment. In addition, there are several Masters and Doctoral programs offered by the Departments, as well as numerous diplomas and certificates. On the Macdonald Campus, the Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS) offers value-added services to compliment the student's educational experience. The Bieler Family Internship Office meets with companies that are looking to benefit from the student talent at McGill, and helps place students in industries related to their academic interests. For individuals with established careers, the Continuing Professional Development Office offers a range of workshops and programs focused on training and new advancements in the agricultural and environmental sectors. PENN STATE WORLD CAMPUS Location: Worldwide Contact Name: Lori Long Contact Phone: 814-865-7069 Contact E-mail: email@example.com Web Site: www.worldcampus. psu.edu/ag-careers Programs Offered: Online Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense option in the Master of Professional Studies (iMPS) in Homeland Security and online Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense Graduate Certificate. Penn State's online Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security with an option in Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense offers core courses that provide a fundamental understanding of homeland security issues. In addition, the courses in the agricultural biosecurity and food defense option LEADING CHANGE by Kristyn Childres Over a two-year period, John Guglielmi's job title changed four times --- each one bringing more responsibility. That kind of rapid promotion may have been too much for other managers to endure, but not John, a father of four who, at the same time, was completing the dual-degree master 's program from Indiana University and Purdue University. "Frankly, if not for the MS-MBA program, I don't know if I could have handled the added responsibility with the same tact and skill," John says. "I was able to take the things I learned in class and apply them in my new positions. Suddenly, things made a lot more sense. As a result of being in the program, I understood my role better, as well as how I could be more effective in it." Based in Maitland, FL, John is now the director of sales and marketing for The Andersons' Plant Nutrient Group Southern Region and vice president of sales for Liquifert Corporation, a subsidiary of The Andersons. He has 16 direct reports and is the lead for several sales teams. When John started with The Andersons in 2004, he remembers telling his boss that he wanted to make a big impact in the company. At the same time, he knew that increasing his business knowledge by earning an MBA was going to be vital for him to achieve his career goals. Fast-forward to 2008, John attended the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Management Academy, a management development seminar at Purdue. There, he learned about the MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management, a 27-month program that allows students to earn both an M.S. in agricultural economics from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. With the exception of five one-week residencies (one every six months), the program is delivered online, so students can continue working full-time while earning their degrees. "I was always interested in earning an MBA, but the agricultural portion of the program was what really drew me in," John says. "The MS-MBA fit my needs perfectly." As a result of going through the program, John says that he is a better manager, a more structured problem solver and a better contributor in company-wide meetings. He uses the things he learned in class every day, and continues to use articles and resources from his classes, which he shares around the office on a regular basis. To learn more about John's story, scan the QR code. 37 (more on page 38)
AgCareers Canada 2012