There are two semesters:
A set of two units will be offered to all international students in Dronten: International food logistics and International Studies. The context of the assignments is adapted to suit each student’s interest and during part of the Food Chain Consultant Unit the students will split up and focus on their own specialization.
International Food Logistics
This minor is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge and skills in the field of food supply chains and logistics. Within this minor the students will not only receive knowledge within the topic, but also apply it within the field of logistics in the food industry (e.g. fish, fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy).
During this minor the student will learn about:
- Sustainable Supply Chain Management
- Lean Logistic Management
- Distribution Management
- Reverse Logistics
- Logistics in practice
- An introduction to the circular economy
This minor will help students to function successfully in an international business environment, since many graduates will pursue a career in a business organization. The following subjects will be studied:
- Intercultural management
- Sales skills
- Research skills
- Basics of the European Union
The second semester starts with 8 weeks of courses, focusing on value chain management in the agribusiness. Students will learn how the agribusiness company is managed in daily practice, how decisions are taken and how added value can be created through cooperation in the food value chain. The courses are:
- Value chain management
- Business analysis
- Financial analysis
- Business management and organisational behavior
Students complete their study programme with a 3 month internship and a Bachelor thesis.
High quality education
All study programmes at Aeres University of Applied Sciences are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation NVAO. In this way, you are ensured of high quality education as measured by international education standards. More informatie you can find on the website of NVAO.
All records of modules are administered according to the EC system. After one semester in a course, students’ progress and results are assessed in a meeting of the lecturers teaching and assessing the course. This meeting is meant to identify students with possible progress problems. At the end of the course , students’ progress and results are assessed again. The award of a degree or diploma and pertinent qualification follows the award of all course credits leading to that award.
Find out more about the ECTS - guide.