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MBA Summer Associate Program

St. Louis , Missouri

Req ID 01U10

We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.

  • Full-Time
  • Level: All

Success Profile

What does it take to be successful here? Check out the traits below to see if you have the right combination of talents.

  • Software/Infrastructure Skilled
  • Embraces Inclusion & Diversity
  • Team Player
  • Self-Motivated
  • Entrepreneurial Aptitude
  • Driven & Organized
  • Loves to Code
  • Working in a Matrix

Who We Are

Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet. While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms.

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  • Compensation:

    Monsanto offers competitive pay and benefits, as well as other exciting rewards.

  • Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision):

    Monsanto offers a Health and Insurance Benefits Program that allows you to tailor your own benefits package.

  • Paid time off:

    We believe we can all be more effective individuals if there's a proper balance among the various demands of work, family and life.

  • Paid training:

    Internal and external seminars and conferences are available to increase your technical, professional and managerial skills.

  • Savings Plan:

    We provide you an opportunity to save up to 25% of your eligible pay in a personal savings program to which Monsanto also contributes.

  • Variety and Collaboration:

    Opportunities to participate in varied types of projects and get new experiences from partnerships with many organizations within Monsanto.


At Bayer Crop Science, we’re focused on finding innovative solutions for the big challenges we face in agriculture.  Bayer Crop Science is a sustainable agriculture company. We deliver precision agricultural products that support farmers all around the world.  We are focused on empowering farmers—large and small—to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world's natural resources such as water and energy. We do this with our leading seed brands in crops like corn, cotton, oilseeds and fruits and vegetables. We also produce leading in-the-seed trait technologies for farmers, which are aimed at protecting their yield, supporting their on-farm efficiency and reducing their on-farm costs. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.

The Global Digital Strategy and Innovation Team is constantly looking to identify emerging technologies within the digital enterprise space to help infuse information technology adoption within Bayer Crop Science at the time of its inception. We leverage cutting edge information technologies to directly participate in revolutionizing digital agriculture and to enhance Bayer Crop Science’s ability to deliver innovative solutions that solve the world’s most pressing agricultural challenges. Here you’ll find a team-focused environment that thrives on innovation and encourages you to do extraordinary things on a global scale.

The Opportunity: Digital Strategy Summer Associate

We are seeking a Summer Associate within our Digital Strategy and Innovation Team.  As part of an MBA-focused internship program, you will be joining a team of high-performing MBAs and PhDs that is constantly looking for new ways of conducting business, engaging our customers, modernizing our platforms and applying data and analytics.  The ability to couple business opportunities with breakthrough technologies lends itself to a unique opportunity within our organization.  Reporting to the IT Digital Strategies Lead and Digital Strategy Managers, you will be assigned two discrete, high-visibility projects focused on leveraging existing Bayer Crop Science assets to create new external digital revenue streams to complete and present to a panel of senior leadership at the end of the summer. You will also be assigned a senior management-mentor in Global Strategy, and will work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders across Climate Corp, Growth Ventures, R&D, supply chain, customer operation and customer care to evaluate transformation, investment and partnership opportunities made possible by digital technologies. You are expected to challenge the status quo, reimagine business processes wearing digital lenses and recommend digital opportunities for implementation. To be successful, you will develop relationships with a wide range of decision makers, technologists and innovators to build digital use cases and new portfolio opportunities.  

Specific responsibilities and qualifications:

  • In-depth study of digital transformation by others, apply the learnings, and redefine business processes and capabilities as a digital agriculture company.
  • Build financial models, analyze financial returns, resources, risks and operational implications for agriculture business and enable comparisons to current and future competitors.
  • Currently enrolled in an MBA or a graduate degree with emphasis in strategy, finance or marketing, required.
  • 2+ years’ experience with strategic planning, market research, financial modeling or portfolio management, required.
  • Strong quantitative analytical skills and training.
  • Demonstrated ability in reducing complex concepts and putting innovation ideas to practice.
  • Results-oriented with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Excellent communication skills: written, verbal and presentation.

Desirable (but not required) skills and qualifications:

  • Strong ability to influence and motivate people through formal & informal channels.
  • 2+ years with a top-tier management consulting or financial services firm.
  • Knowledge and experience of intellectual property.

Position Title: Digital Strategy MBA Summer Associate

Location: Bayer Crop Science, St. Louis, Missouri, US

Duration: 10 weeks (June to August, negotiable)

Doing Great Things

  • Putting Military Skills to work

    Putting Military Skills to work:

    At Monsanto, we value the leadership, tenacity, adaptability, teamwork, and performance orientation skills and attributes that veterans and service members bring to the table.

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  • Inclusion & Diversity

    Inclusion & Diversity

    Creating an inclusive environment where employees of all genders, ethnicities, backgrounds and orientations feel welcome and able to contribute is core to creating a Great Place to Work.

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  • Making a difference

    Making a difference:

    Giving is a natural part of what we do at Monsanto. As a company, we are committed to making lives better.

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