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International Horticulture & Management

Field of interest
Field of interest
Plant sciences
Education type
Exchange programme
5 months

Are you studying elsewhere at present and seeking to broaden your horizon? Although a seemingly unlikely combination, horticulture and business are like peas and carrots, as you will find out in our exchange programme International Horticulture & Management. This programme provides you with first-hand knowledge of innovative techniques in horticulture and plant breeding, as well as international business management skills. These will come in handy when pursuing a career in agribusiness or the food industry.

Why this programme?

  • Graduates of this programme will have first-hand knowledge of horticultural practices in the Netherlands, one of the leading EU countries in horticulture and plant breeding
  • Study at one of the renowned agricultural universities in the Netherlands in the field of agricultural entrepreneurship 
  • This programme is ranked as a Top Rated Programme by the Keuzegids 2019
  • The programme focuses on applied practical education at our own practice facilities
  • Location: Dronten
  • Education type: Exchange programme
  • Duration: 1 semester (6 months), full-time
  • Language: English
  • Number of credits: 26 ECTS
  • Start date: 1 September
  • Application deadline: 1 May

More information

  • The International Horticulture & Management exchange programme is made up of two modules. In the first module you will be trained in entrepreneurship and innovative competencies. You will gain knowledge of subjects such as high-tech plant production systems, financial management, and strategic product and business management, and learn the skills needed to apply this knowledge. Also, you will have ample opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into practice in various practical assignments.

    The second module will enlighten you on all you need to know about quality-oriented production in horticulture, process management and export management. Besides lessons, you will take part in excursions that focus on quality-oriented production in horticulture and follow a practical training course on product quality and postharvest.

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    • Completion of at least two years of university studies 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 recognized 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 international horticulture and management. Essay writing is part of the admission procedure.
    • Strong motivation for success in the sector.
    • Team spirit and a flexible attitude in an international working environment.
  • On successful completion of the International Horticulture & Management exchange programme, you will be awarded a certificate

    The exchange programme will enable you to:

    • Acquire projects and give advice in the (international) agribusiness and food sector
    • Translate and apply policies
    • Counsel and communicate on the subjects of cultivation and products
    • Apply and secure quality systems within the agricultural chain
    • Prepare a strategic business plan
    • Purchase, develop and market products and services

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