Are you looking for an international study, are you interested in studying a year in the USA and are you fascinated by the development of food products and the processes involved? And do you want to combine this with business administration and economics? If so, our new programme International Food Operations is the perfect choice for you!

Why this programme?

  • Studying on 2 continents
  • In second year studying in USA
  • A professional career in the food processing industry 
  • Establish an impressive international network of contacts
  • Location: Dronten
  • Bachelor's programme
  • Duration: 4 years, full-time
  • Language: English
  • Number of credits: 240 ECTS
  • Start date: 1 September
  • Application deadline EU-students: 1 May
  • Application deadline non-EU students: 1 April
  • Tuition fee EU 2022-2023: €2209
  • Tuition fee non-EU 2022-2023: €7676

More information

  • This new study programme trains students how to manage all of the  processes involved in turning raw food materials into healthy, high-quality, marketable and profitable food products. Tomorrow’s food operations managers are involved in every process that is necessary to provide consumers all over the world with the end product. Together with other professionals, they innovate existing food products and develop new ones, and develop the technology needed to manufacture these effectively and efficiently.

    Together with the University of Wisconsin River Falls in the USA this programme is designed to meet the demand of the food processing industry; students who know food as well as business in an international setting! You will have international classmates from all over the world and will travel while being in our programme. The entire programme is in English, but you will receive intensive training to support this.

    • Year 1: The first year focusses on the introduction into business  administration, economics, food business industry, marketing and the food supply chain. Supported by intensive English  training and a personal coach.
    • Year 2: The second year is your North America year. You will study in the USA for an entire year with topics like food science, food product development, dairy & meat processing, food law and food quality management. At the end of the second semester you will do a short internship in the USA.
    • Year 3: The third year continues in the Netherlands with subjects like research, marketing, operations management, European Union, entrepreneurship, human resource management and logistics. You will complete the year with a 10 weeks placement somewhere in Europe.
    • Year 4: Having studied all the relevant topics it is now possible to specialize in two minors of your choice. Your final internship and thesis project are part of your specialization and could potentially be done abroad if you have not had your fill yet of travelling!
  • Aeres University of Applied Sciences requires applicants completion of high school (secondary school) at the level of higher general secondary education or pre-university education. The Dutch equivalent havo- vwo- or mbo level 4 or the German equivalent fachhochschulreife.

  • With 98,8% the employment rate among graduates from Aeres University of Applied Sciences is very high and promising!

    Professional Opportunities:

    • Procurement and Logistics Manager
    • Food quality and safety manager
    • Export Manager
    • Product developer

Is this the programme you are looking for?

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  • If you want to enroll in this programme, start your application procedure here.

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