The University of Lincoln has launched a new course designed to grow future talent within the food sector.

The Executive MBA for Food and Related Industries was launched at the University’s Lincoln Business School amongst major food sector employers including Bakkavör, Produce World, Princes and QV Foods. It aims to help businesses develop the next generation of industry leaders to succeed within a global marketplace.

Phil Considine, senior lecturer at Lincoln Business School, said: “Part of our role as a university is to provide thought leadership and to facilitate knowledge exchange. The MBA is a great example of this – developing new leaders in the sector capable of delivering sustained competitive advantage built on the values of responsible futures.”

The MBA is aimed at early and mid-career managers, identified as having strong potential, and will be delivered to groups of delegates from employers, supplemented with an e-learning programme.

It was developed from established expertise in executive development at the Business School and food sector education and research at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing in Holbeach.