Background to the Course. WCB has supported a Postgraduate
Course in Meat Business Management at Harper Adams University since its
inception in January 2012. Initially, WCB funds were used to help develop and
recruit for the course; subsequently, we have been providing bursaries for
students from meat companies who wish to take the course. There are 3 stages of
the course – the Postgraduate Certificate (PgC), the Postgraduate Diploma (PgD)
asnd the full MSc. Government funding (through the Advanced Training Partnership
Scheme) has been available for bursaries for students taking the PgC stage. WCB
financial support has therefore been used to fund bursaries for the PgD and MSc
Course Objectives. The objective of the Meat Business Management Course is to provide students from the meat industry with the knowledge and skills required to increase their effectiveness, efficiency and profitability of their employers' businesses; and to develop their own career potential within the meat industry.
Key Features. The PgC and PgD stages consist of four taught modules at Harper Adams covering:
Food business operations management.
Animal production, meat processing and quality.
Supply chain management.
The key feature of the MSc stage is a research project and dissertation.
NB There is minimum disruption for companies from students who are attending the course but who also have an important role to play in their businesses. Assignments and projects are carried out in the companies concerned.
Who can apply? Two types of applicants will be suitable:
For more information, contact Zoey Sermon at Harper Adams
tel: 01952 815148