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Master Agribusiness Development

Aeres University of Applied Sciences

Master Postgraduate Dronten

Course description

Qualification Master
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary Aeres University of Applied Sciences offers a Master in Agribusiness Development for Bachelor graduates or young professionals
Course description International corporations in the agrifood sector increasingly need professionals qualified in change management, who can act locally and think globally. All graduates from this Master programme will have first-hand knowledge of change processes in a business context outside their own branch and will have acquired valuable insights into the differences in international business cultures and work ethics and the role they can play to deal with these issues in change processes. These people bring the science of life to the business of food. To complete this the Master in Agribusiness Development aims at the integration of personal development, business analysis, environmental analysis, and business strategy, to successfully design and implement change processes. During this 12-month programme you will conduct a large part of your education at one of our selected Master Companies. These international agribusiness companies, operating at the top of the market, offer the opportunity to a master student to conduct an independent business analysis.
Study subjects Four phases: - Free mover: exploring the Master Company and reflection on improvement options, research and analysis. - Young potential: elaborating improvments options, respecting the international business context of the company. - Manager: proposing chage and gaining support to implement intervention strategies for improvement. - Researcher: you will analyse and write your thesis.
Course objectives Successful graduates will be competent in the following areas of expertise: •Critical analysis of agribusinesses in a global perspective • Design of intervention strategies taking into account business cultures and work ethics • Implementation of change and innovation processes in international agribusiness • Applied, business oriented research • Leadership in the agribusiness cluster
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes excursion, group discussion, individual assignment, internship, lecture, literature study, research, research project, self study, traineeship
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About the institution

Department Aeres University of Applied Sciences
Information about the institution Talent for growth. That is what Aeres University of Applied Sciences (Aeres UAS) from the Netherlands stands for. Our university is rooted in the agricultural and educational higher education. We focus on education, research and sharing knowledge. This is how we contribute to the development of innovative professionals. Professionals who are capable of taking responsible decisions in a complex world, with a natural talent for acting sustainable. Aeres University of Applied Sciences offers Bachelor programmes, a Master programme and a number of short courses. We have three faculties in the cities: Dronten, Almere and Wageningen. We share the same vision and mission, but we each have our own profile and identity. Aeres UAS is part of the Aeres group, which also contains TVET colleges in Agriculture and Aeres Training Centre International (ATCI) in Barneveld. The short coures of Aeres UAS are offered in close cooperation with ATCI and result into a certificate or diploma.


Admission requirements
  1. TOEFL 577 paper based IELTS 6,5
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL paper based 577
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 May 2020 1 May 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 10433n.a.

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