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A collaboration with CSU Online and the new Spur Campus in Denver, Colorado

Master’s in Agribusiness and Food Innovation Management

 

Course Start Date

Fall Semester, August 22, 2022

Who Are We?

The Agribusiness and Food Innovation Management program offered at Colorado State University’s Spur Campus in Denver offers a part time or full time masters degree and a graduate certificate in innovation and entrepreneurship that equip students with the knowledge and skills to launch new startups or to drive the development of innovative new products, services, or technologies within existing businesses in the agriculture and food sectors.

Why Spur?

CSU Spur Denver Campus is a modern day approach to CSU’s land grant mission. 

  • A campus that brings learning to everyone, offers collaborative spaces for research around the most pressing issues of our time, and serves local and global communities.
  • The perfect home for the first-of-its-kind Agribusiness and Food Innovation Management program, preparing leaders to solve local and global challenges
  • A hub for cutting edge coursework, active networking, and practical experience

What We Offer

Full Time Masters Degree

Complete your masters with 35 credits over a 4-term coursework program. Plan on 16 months for completion. Your degree is from CSU’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 

Part-Time Masters Degree

Complete your masters with 35 credits over an 8-term coursework program. Plan on 28 months for completion. Your degree is from CSU’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 

Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Complete your certificate with 9 credits over one or more terms. Plan on 4 – 9 months. Your certificate is in partnership with CSU’s College of Business MBA program.

The Practicum Projects

You will gain hands-on, real-world experience through a unique, integrative, team-based, business development practicum project. Based in teams of three or four, your team will choose one of two practicum tracks. In both tracks, you are paired with external partners who are active innovators in science or industry. And you are guided through the practicum by CSU faculty, advisors, and entrepreneur-in-residence mentors.

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The Venture Creation Track

Analyze a new business prospect or invention, develop a business plan, seek to raise capital, and prepare to launch a startup to commercialize the idea.

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The Corporate Partner Track

Engage with a successful agriculture or food company to analyze and develop an innovation within that company’s current offerings or as a new line of business.

Testimonials

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John Doe

CEO Agribusiness, Agribusiness Heros

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John Doe

CEO Agribusiness, Agribusiness Heros

Our Industry Partners

Industry Advisory Board Info

Ag, Food, and Water Innovators Network

Alpha Farmers Network

Be an Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Propose a New Practicum Project

News and Events

CSU researcher finds fighting white-nose syndrome in bats benefits agriculture

The disease is devastating to both the animals and producers, costing U.S. agriculture up to $495 million each year. The post CSU researcher finds fighting white-nose syndrome in bats benefits agriculture appeared first on College of Agricultural Sciences.

CAS/AES annual awards ceremony celebrate employee, student excellence

On Wednesday, April 29, employees and students were celebrated at the annual CAS/AES Awards, held in the Bernie Rollin Knowledge Well in the new Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building. The post CAS/AES annual awards ceremony celebrate employee, student excellence appeared first on College of Agricultural Sciences.