Full time master programme Agribusiness development Aeres university of applied sciences

Have you completed a business administration bachelor's degree (or similar) and are you looking for more in-depth knowledge on the agri- & food business? Do you want to develop yourself even more in the field of innovation and strategic management within the agribusiness? Choose the master Agribusiness Development! Did you know that there is a growing demand for people with a professional master's degree? After having completed the master's degree in Agribusiness Development, you will be able to help companies take strategic steps, for example. You know better than anyone how to take these steps and what resources you need to do so. You also know how to get the organisation on board for this new strategy.

The agribusiness sector is facing important challenges, such as the transition to a sustainable and circular food supply, but also process optimization and international cooperation. There is a great demand for advisers, knowledge-sharers and entrepreneurs who can guide and implement this transition. Innovative people who can act on a strategic level. How do you respond to issues such as demand-driven chains, area-based approach, circular agriculture, climate transition and entrepreneurship? Within the master Agribusiness Development you can get to work with these subjects.

Why this programme?

  • You will receive a state recognised Master of Science degree
  • One-year programme
  • Agribusiness needs professionals qualified in change management
  • Location: Dronten
  • Master's programme
  • Duration: 1 year, full-time
  • Language: English
  • Number of credits: 60 ECTS
  • Start date: 1 September
  • Application deadline EU-students: 1 May
  • Application deadline non-EU students: 1 April
  • Tuition fee EU 2024-2025: €2530
  • Tuition fee non-EU 2024-2025: €9434

Programme Content

Within the study, the link between theory and practice is shaped in a unique way because throughout the programme you will work on a complex business problem at a company. In this way, you gain work experience directly. As a student, you have the time to carry out the substantial assignment for the company in a combination of scientific research and practical innovation. In addition, you learn to apply knowledge directly in practice. On the one hand, because of the research project you conduct at the company and, on the other hand, because many theoretical components in the master's programme are linked to practice by means of assignments.

Professional master's programme

The master's degree in Agribusiness Development is a professional master's programme. After graduation, you will obtain the degree of Master of Science (MSc). The master's degree is equal to a professional and an academic master's degree. The professional master's degree is professionally oriented and has a direct link with practice. We deliver highly educated professionals who can tackle increasingly complex and cross-sectoral issues from a practical perspective.

Practical information


Do you want to study the Master Agribusiness Development, but does your education have a deficiency in business administration? Then there are several options like a pre-master and minors. Click here for more information.

Added value for Master Company

There is also significant added value for participating companies that, in the role of Master Company, offer a student the opportunity to work on a comprehensive assignment for a year. The student learns to work and think at a higher aggregation level, which enables him to tackle more complex issues. He will also gain a broad understanding of the agri-food sector and will be able to apply this knowledge to the company he works for. In addition, the student will also receive personal guidance from an experienced instructor during his work on the complex business assignment.

Part-time option

If you want to combine this master programme with a job with responsibilities and/or with a family, the part-time option may be a good option for you. The study programme is spread over 2 years instead of 1, giving you more time for other responsibilities besides your studies.

  • Study programme spread over 2 years:
    2X 30 ECTS
  • You pay the statutory tuition fee for each year
  • Your research project continues during both years

Please send us an e-mail if you're interested in the part-time option.

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