The STB program, delivered entirely online, is focused on preparing students for seed-related management roles. The curriculum consists of fifteen courses that are developed and delivered by full-time faculty members from Iowa State University and other U.S. universities. Business courses highlight seed-related issues, while the science and technology courses focus on practical applications. Courses emphasize interactivity with fellow students and faculty. You will be encouraged to share your work experiences with other members of the group.
In addition to assigned coursework, you will complete a three-credit creative component exploring a significant research issue of relevance to you. You will work with Iowa State University graduate faculty to develop and refine your creative component project. Your online courses will typically consist of a combination of pre-recorded lectures, homework, threaded discussions, short papers, and examinations. Most importantly—you will have the freedom to study when and where your schedule permits.
Program at a Glance
- Designed especially for professionals working in the seed sector
- A rigorous, integrated curriculum offered entirely online
- Fresh perspectives on how seed delivers value to users and society
- Emphasizes the development of superior problem-solving and analytic skills