• What does the course involve?
  • Professional career
  • Enrolment
  • Specifications

There are two semesters:

First semester

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

International Studies
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
  • Marketing
  • Sales skills
  • Research skills
  • Basics of the European Union

Second semester

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.


ECT system

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.

Successful graduates will be competent in the following areas of expertise:

  • Analysing agri-food chains
  • Innovation in the agri-food sector
  • Leadership in the agri-food sector
  • Optimising logistics and managing the quality in agri-food chains
  • Market development and marketing strategies


Successful applicants for the 1 year Bachelor degree courses must have:

  • Completed at least three years of university study in a related subject relevant to the study programme in such a way that the resulting combined study pathway is plausible in its entirety         
  • A minimum score of 550 in the TOEFL English test or a formally recognised equivalent such as the IELTS (level 6.0) or IBT (79)
  • The ability to formulate coherently in written English, and to have a vision of the chosen area of interest. Essay writing is part of the selection procedure
  • Strong motivation to be successful in the sector
  • Team spirit, a flexible attitude in an international working environment
  • Funding in the form of a grant or a stipend, or private means

More information about admission.


How to apply

The application procedure consists of two steps. The first step is to complete the application form on our website and send in your CV and motivation letter, indicating which course you would like to apply for. Our application committee will inform you about the result. If you are eligible, the second step is an invitation for an intake interview and a paper-based English test or you can submit proof of English proficiency: TOEFL / IELTS. Processing of the applications will commence in October. Read all about the application voor EU-students and Non EU-students here.

Bachelor programme Food Chain Management
Title/ Degree  Bachelor of Agribusiness and Business Administration
Faculty  Dronten 
Start of programme  September 
Duration of programme  1 year 
Number of credits  60 ECTS 
Type of programme  Full-time 
Language of instruction  English 
Country of study programme  NL 
Internship(s)  yes 
Accrediation  NVAO 
Application deadlines  1 April - NON-EU students 
  1 June - EU students 
Tuition fee  Find more information here 

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