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Details of Programs & Courses

February 2021 - January 2022

Enrollment open until: October 31, 2021
Online Program: 3 months from students' start date
Specialized Courses: 1 month from students' start date
All programs and courses must be completed by January 2022
Language: English
Certified course by the INC


The INC Academia is the best executive education for the nut and dried fruit industry. This year, students will have the option to choose between two self-paced training tracks for a more personalized learning experience.
General Industry Track
The track is presented as a full package that combines online lessons, with reading materials, videos and self-assessment tests, plus an optional intensive On-site course that includes technical visits, networking and learning through case studies. It is possible to only undertake the online portion of the full package.
Online Program:
The Executive Program on Nuts and Dried Fruits is a 3-month online educative program covering the basics of the nut and dried fruit industry. The duration of the 3 months begins at the students' start date. The course must be finished by January 2022. The program consists of 10 required units, totaling 50 hours, including reading materials, PDF summaries, more than 40 videos and self-assessment tests. Additionally, the program requires students to select 2 specialized elective courses from the specialized elective track.
On-site Course:
The On-site course is a 3-day hands-on intensive course which consists of more than 10 hours of preparatory tasks and readings, along with networking sessions, case studies, and technical visits. The location changes every year to provide students with a global perspective of the entire nut and dried fruit industry. This course is not only available for new students, but also for alumni, at a discounted price. Please note, that to attend the On-site course, students must have completed the online program beforehand. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions will we confirm future on-site courses accordingly.
Specialized Elective Track
This track is organized into 4 online specialized courses. All the courses in this track are electives and can be taken individually. Each course consists of reading materials, PDF summaries, and self-assessment tests.
Online Courses:
The elective courses within this track incorporate key skills that individuals will find beneficial for their professional careers within the nut and dried fruit industry. The duration of the courses will be 1 month from the students' start date. The course(s) must be completed by January 2022. The online courses are presented by respected authors from global companies and organizations. Students will have the opportunity to choose their courses from a list of 4 specialized courses. There is no requirement to partake in the Executive Program on Nuts and Dried Fruits beforehand.


Discover the 10 required units of the Executive Program on Nuts and Dried Fruits


Choose from 4 specialized courses


The contents of the Executive Program on Nuts and Dried Fruits have been designed and created by top experts of the world’s most prestigious institutions and companies.
Photo Ms. Ciara Jackson
Aon Insurance Company, Ireland
Photo Mr. Rudolf Ernst
August Töpfer & Co., Germany
Photo Mr. José Roig Borrell
Borrell ®, Spain-USA
Photo Mr. Thomas Barber
Bühler Aeroglide, USA
Photo Dr. Ing. Malte Ahrens
Former Process Engineer at Bühler Aeroglide, USA
Photo Prof. Dr. Uygun Aksoy
Consultant, Turkey
Photo Mr. Klaus Ihrig
Detia Degesch, Germany
Photo Prof. Dr. Kandarp Mehta,
IESE Business School, Spain
Photo Mr. Marco Azzaretti
Key Technology, USA
Photo Mr. Wilfried Thobe
Mondi Consumer Goods Packaging, Austria
Photo Dr. Cameon Ivarsson
Napasol, Switzerland
Photo Ms. Myla Tadulan-Santos
Nielsen, Australia
Photo Mr. Stefano Massari
Oltremare, Italy
Photo Prof. Jordi Salas-Salvadó
University Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Photo Mr. Carlos de Pablos
Silliker Ibérica SAU, Spain
Photo Dr. Vicki McWilliam
The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia
Photo Mr. David Woollard
TNA Solutions Pty Ltd, Australia
Photo Mr. Steven Hiel
Former Sales Manager at TOMRA, Belgium
Photo Assoc. Prof. Cesarettin Alasalvar
Photo Ms. Claudia Toussaint
Waren-Verein der Hamburger Börse e.V., Germany


We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the authors for their collaboration in providing the information needed for the course, and the support of the INC Academic Committee in the good development of the program.
We would also like to thank Dr. Ana Bermejo, Food Safety and Law Specialist at the INC, Dr. Julia Cartelle, Statistician and International Trade Specialist and Maria Pascual, former Consultant Nutritionist at INC, for their participation in content creation in those Units the INC has developed.


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