Food Chain Management

Food Chain Management

1 year
Education type
Bachelor programme
Field of interest
Field of interest

The study programme

Ensuring that food products reach consumers’ plates in a cost-effective way, can be a real challenge nowadays. With a constantly changing international market, legislation, social pressure, various stakeholders, inflation and the environment to take into account, agribusiness professionals really have their work cut out for them. Our 1-year Food Chain Management programme prepares you for the job of developing strong supply chain, logistic and export strategies to ensure that everything runs smoothly and food products reach their final destination at a profit. It is a hands-on programme where you get to demonstrate your application of the necessary knowledge and skills in internships at agribusiness companies.

Admission requirements

This is how you get admitted

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Practical matters

What you need to know...

  • Application
    • Start date for this programme: 1 September
    • Application open as of: 1 October
    • Application deadline for non-EU applicants: 1 April
    • Application deadline for applicants from the EU: 1 May

    You can apply through Studielink. Studielink is an online application tool in the Netherlands that allows your enrolment details to be automatically forwarded to Aeres University of Applied Sciences.

    On this page, you will find more information about your application.

  • Fees and funding
    • Tuition fee for students from the EU 2024-2025: €2.530,-
    • Tuition fee for students from outside the EU 2024-2025: €9.434,-
    • Non-EU applicants can apply forThe NL Scholarship

    When you're going to study abroad, it's good to know what to expect finanicially. Here you can find information about tuition fees and other (study) costs.

  • Other practical matters

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Get to know

A student's perspective

Students in store with food
International campus Aeres University of Applied Sciences Dronten
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Programme content

This is what you will learn

Year 1

This 1-year programme is made up of 2 minors in the first semester, followed by classes in thesis writing methodology and statistics, and an internship with a graduation thesis in the second semester.


Your options after graduation

  • Career opportunities

    Once you have graduated, you will receive a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA). Here are some of your career opportunities:

    • International sales representative
    • Advisor to national or EU policy institutes
    • Agricultural entrepreneur
    • Agri-food chain analyst
    • Innovator in the agri-food sector
    • Manager in the agri-food sector
    • Sustainable supply chain manager
    • Export manager
  • Further studies

    Are you not quite ready to start your career in agribusiness just yet? Stay with us and further your studies in one of our many master’s programmes, such as Agribusiness Development.

  • Alumnus , Yi-Hsien LI from Taiwan

    This one year programme was beyond expectations. I encountered Dutch open-minded communication and diverse cultural interactions with international colleagues. One of the greatest culture shocks was the encouragement to ask questions during class, contrary to my Taiwanese undergraduate experience. Dutch professors consistently urged foreign students to question, enhancing concentration and critical thinking. Company visits offered direct perspectives on the practical world, inspiring communication with field experts.

    Living on campus was impressive, sharing cultural delicacies with international peers. Experiencing French bread, German sausage, Italian tiramisu, and Dutch cuisine enriched my stay. Meeting people from around the world led to engaging conversations. Exploring over 25 museums, from art to science, was fulfilling. Public transportation facilitated museum and city visits without rush. During the second semester, my internship at EntoBreed in Zwolle involved sales and marketing for mealworm ingredients. It taught project management and work-life balance. Overall, this experience empowered me and strengthened self-connection. My year in the Netherlands was invaluable, filled with questioning, cultural exchange, museum exploration, and practical learning, leaving lasting memories.