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European Food Business

Aeres University of Applied Sciences

Bachelor Undergraduate Almere

Course description

Qualification Bachelor of Business Administration
Field of study General programmes
Course summary You will become widely employable both within and outside the (inter)national Agricultural and food business industry.
Course description Do you want to learn more about how food is produced and where it comes from. Why is a product such as Parma ham so successful and what options are there to produce original, authentic products within Europe and market them internationally? When you choose the study European Food Business you learn more about this. This study programme focuses on the production of nutritious and safe food from seed to eat, whereby the consumer takes centre-stage. During the study programme, you will get to work on issues such as food production and processing, regional products and the marketing of local regions, labels, logistics and consumer behaviour. All of these aspects are focused on the European market. You not only study in the Netherlands, also a semester in France. There you will learn all about local products and how to market these products. The study programme will be presented in English as of year one; the first two years, you will get intensive language support therein. After successfully completing this programma you will receive an bachelor degree in Management and Agribusiness.
Study subjects Year 1 - Analysing business processes - Settling in European Food Business - Analysing food value chains - Marketing and communication strategy for sustainable food products Year 2 - Financial management and accounting - Marketing management for sustainable food products - Innovation and entrepreneurship in the food business - European (research) Project
Course objectives This 4 year Bachelor degree will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation in the European Food Business. The first two years you will receive a foundation in business management, marketing and food product development. In these years you will also gain a better insight into the developments in the food business worldwide as well as the latest developments within the European Union.
ECTS credits 240.00
Duration 4 year(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, excursion, group assignment, group discussion, internship, lecture, literature study, oral presentation, project, research
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About the institution

Department Aeres University of Applied Sciences Almere
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
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.0
TOEFL paper based 550
Professional experience required -
Duration 4 year(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€ 7029€ 7029

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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