In the agricultural sector, stakeholders are typically confronted by complex problems that require innovative thinking and new approaches, i.e. creating shared values and linking farmers to markets, agricultural support or business services.
With agri-food or forest chains stretching from desolate farms or plantations in Asia, Africa or Latin America to the bustling market places of the European Union – the world is your work place! The programme has three distinct phases: analysis and sustainable development of value chains, integrated management of value chains and applied research. Collectively, these phases develop students’ competences in managing organisations or companies involved in and/or facilitating developments in the agricultural production chain, while keeping up with fluctuations in demands and policies.
With three unique specialisations in horticulture, forest and livestock chains, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences is ready to equip students for work in the world of livestock, food, flowers and forest products. From farm to fork, grass to glass or forest to floor, this Master programme provides all the competences needed for those wishing to start an agri-food business or facilitate sustainable agricultural value chain developments.
If you are a mid-career horticulture or livestock or forestry professional with an interest in managing an agri-related business, this Agricultural Production Chain Management programme at Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences will prepare you for the wear and tear of one of the world’s most important, and powerful, industries.
This programme prepares graduates for two distinct job profiles, working either within the agricultural production chain or outside.
- Chain facilitator
- Chain manager
- Value Chain Specialist
- Value Chain Researcher
- Project coordinator
- Innovation manager
- Transition manager
- Policy maker
- Auditor quality assurance
- Trainer / instructor
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The programme consists of the following modules:
- Value Chain Analysis and Development
- Value Chain Governance
- Applied Research design
- Applied Research project
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
The number of ECTS credits granted to course units is based on the workload required to complete those units. 60 credits represent the workload of one year of study. One semester of studies normally comprises 30 ECTS credits and a term/trimester 20.
DisciplinesSupply Chain Management & Logistics Agribusiness Agriculture View 6 other Masters in Agriculture in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in life sciences or related fields.
Relevant work experience in middle or higher management positions. If you have less than two years of experience you can still apply, the student Service Centre will then assess if you qualify.
Computer literacy (Windows, Word, Excel, and Internet use) are highly recommended.
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International13750 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13750 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA13750 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13750 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Velp
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
This Master programmes is eligible for the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP). OKP is targeted at professionals from selected countries who, after their studies in the Netherlands, will be able to further develop and strengthen the organisations at which they work.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.