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International Dairy Management

Aeres University of Applied Sciences

Bachelor Undergraduate Dronten

Course description

Qualification Bachelor
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary Aeres Dronten offers a one year program with a Dairy Bachelor Degree. The main focus of this study is the management of a dairy farm in your role as entrepreneur or advisor with high quality lecturers
Course description Focus of this program is: Advisor in dairy business; Manager of a dairy farm; Entrepreneur in dairy. Globalization and get a license to exist, produce and sell become more common worldwide, with different cultures, legislation and human resource management. The Netherlands plays a leading role in dairy with this chain approach “from grass to glass”. You will learn how to deal with differences in international dairy farming. The main focus is the management of a dairy farm with these challenges. The program contains assignments on farm level, applied lectures and practical training. Four modules: Dairy specialist and advisor; Entrepreneur; Company placement or on ‘complex’ farm; Thesis. You are able to make an applied farm analysis with translation to economic results. Get into depth with feeding, health, breeding, feed management and put these in practice! Lots of practical training on the job (understand, advice and optimize in practice) As an entrepreneur: • Understanding markets and consumer demands • Dealing with culture differences and eating habits • Human Resource Management in different circumstances The programme is offered to a mixed group of int. and Dutch students
Study subjects Focus of all courses are on dairy: • Feeding • Breeding • Health and welfare • Grass and feed production • Advisory training • Practical training farm analysis – on (university) farm • Applied business economics • Applied business strategy • Marketing and sales training • Epidemiology • Intercultural management And assignments, placement and thesis
Course objectives The student should be able to operate as an advisor or manager/entrepreneur in dairy, and as the programme aims that the student has more knowledge and skills in all aspects of a dairy farm.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 11 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, excursion, individual assignment, lecture, poster presentation, self study, workshop
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About the institution

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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. Three years in a relevant Bachelor programme or at least three years of working experience at Bachelor level in the field of dairy.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.0
TOEFL paper based 550
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Duration 11 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€ 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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