About MBA- Food and Agri-business Management

IIM-Ahmedabad's commitment to the Agri-Business sector dates back to its inception, when the Institute accepted managerial issues related to agriculture, food, and other socially significant sectors as part of its thrust areas. In pursuit of this goal, a Special Program in Agriculture was started in 1974. Today the SPA has evolved into the two year Post Graduate Program in Food and Agri-business Management (PGP-FABM), established to transform dynamic and determined men and women into tomorrow's leaders and decision makers in the food, rural, developmental, and allied sectors. The PGP-FABM program is a sector-specific program firmly rooted in IIM-A's management culture and philosophy.

The objective of the Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-business Management is to transform young men and women into competent professional managers for the agriculture, food, agri-business, rural and allied sectors. The programme caters to the needs of enterprises serving these sectors, both domestic and international. The programme will build sensitivity to domestic and international market needs and span the entire agricultural value chain. The programme specifically attempts to:

  1. Equip the participants with the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes for managerial decision making and implementation in the unique context of agribusiness
  2. Encourage entrepreneurial capabilities in participants to make them effective change agents in agri-business
  3. Develop participants' capabilities to become leaders and nurture in them a commitment for integrity, ethics and social purpose

PGP-FABM has been consistently ranked Number 1 in the World in Agribusiness and Food Industry Management programs by Eduniversal, Paris, France for the years 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.


The Case Method
Wisdom can not be taught. The cornerstone of the pedagogy used in the academic programmes is the case method of learning. Case discussions are supplemented with guest lectures, seminars, games, role plays, industrial visits and group exercises. The case method is used to develop problem solving and decision making skills by facilitating the application of theoretical concepts to real-life situations. State-of-the-art computing facilities and access to a plethora of databases support the learning experience. Cases are reviewed every year to reflect current managerial practices and trends.

Group Work Group work is a major component of most courses. The groups are formed in a manner such that students get to work with people from different educational, professional and cultural backgrounds. Feedback from alumni has confirmed that the greater part of one's learning at the Institute happens in group activities that range from preparing for case presentations to working on live industry projects.

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