Our Programs

MBArk now offers several programs throughout the year to help connect business education to the natural products industry.


  • MBArk Core Program at Expo West (March, Anaheim, CA) – a gathering of MBA and grad students at the natural products industry’s largest event, featuring networking, educational sessions, and the MBArk CEO Breakfast.  NEXT EVENT: March 14-16, 2024.



  • Food Industry Executive Leadership Development (FIELD) Program (summer, Boulder) – an executive education certificate program for mid-career executives who want to advance their careers through MBA skills training and networking, run in partnership with the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.  NEXT EVENT: TBD


  • MBArk Core Program at Expo East (September, Philadelphia, PA) – slightly smaller than our Anaheim Core Program, with networking, educational sessions, the MBArk CEO Breakfast, and live consulting case studies.  NEXT EVENT: Unfortunately, New Hope could not support an MBArk program in 2023; we hope to return to Philadelphia in 2024.


  • MBArk2Boulder Food Leadership Conference (January, Boulder) – the premier educational and networking event for MBAs, grad students, undergrads and recent grads interested in the natural products industry – like a Net Impact Conference, TEDx talk, and natural products expo all rolled into one.  Includes sessions, field trip, Natural Talent Career Fair and networking.  NEXT EVENT: January, 2024. 



  • Natural Talent Career Fair Series – the industry’s most comprehensive job fairs, included as part of other MBArk events (above) and also available to universities and other entities around the country.