Master Agribusiness Development

Agribusiness Development

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

The study programme

Every day, international agribusiness companies are challenged to provide consumers around the world with healthy and sustainably produced food products at a profit. Our Agribusiness Development master's programme prepares business professionals like yourself to drive innovation and strategy in agribusiness. Building on the foundations of our International Agribusiness bachelor’s programme, it takes you to the next level in managing business operations. Ultimately, you will be able to develop and implement innovations that contribute to an agribusiness company’s growth and sustainability. And as a bonus, you gain access to our vast professional network and international job market.

Admission requirements

This is how you get admitted

  • Do you have any questions about admission?

    Please contact our International Office by sending an email to

  • No sufficient level of business administration in your prior education? Take a pre-master’s programme or a combination of minors first.

    Pre-master’s programme

    • Full online programme with coaching
    • 30 ECTS
    • Subjects: food chain management, export management
    • To be spread out over one whole year according to your own schedule


    Instead of taking the pre-master’s programme, you can choose a combination of our minors instead. This grants you admission to the Agribusiness Development master’s programme from your bachelor’s programme. A total of 30 ECTS in business-oriented minors is required. You can choose from our following minors:

    You can register for minors via the links above. Please contact us if you are thinking of transferring to the Agribusiness Development master’s programme.

    Level of English

    International students:

    • A minimum score of 575 in the TOEFL English test or
    • A formally recognised equivalent, such as the IELTS (level 6.5), Cambridge CAE C or IBT (90) (as set out in the regulations of the Code for Master’s students)

    Dutch citizens:

    • A minimum score of 575 in the TOEFL English test or a formally recognised equivalent such as the IELTS (level 6.5), Cambridge CAE C or IBT (90), or
    • A grade 7 (Dutch VWO diploma) or grade 8 (Dutch HAVO diploma), or
    • A successfully completed bachelor’s programme with at least one semester of education taught in English, or
    • Being a native English speaker, or
    • Being a candidate with an International School (IB) diploma
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,-
    • Are you a resident of another country and are you thinking of taking this programme? There are numerous scholarships for students from abroad. Please check our Scholarships page for more information.

    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

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International campus Aeres University of Applied Sciences Dronten
Arable farming students from Aeres University of Applied Sciences in greenhouse with capsicum
Programme content

This is what you will learn

This programme has two variants: a 1-year full-time degree programme and a 2-year part-time degree programme. The 2-year programme is for those who want to combine their studies with other responsibilities, such as a job or taking care of their family. If you require a student visa to take this programme, you will not be able to take the 2-year part-time programme due to Dutch immigration laws.

Whichever option you choose, the programme is a blend of theoretical and practical learning, including modules tailored to specific aspects of agribusiness, internships, and thesis work. The first semester focuses on theory, applied projects, case studies and excursions. In the second semester you will work on a graduation thesis and do an internship. You will be supervised by lecturers and industry mentors throughout the programme, ensuring you receive guidance and support in both academic and practical aspects. For your thesis and internship, you will receive individual guidance from your thesis and internship coach.


Your options after graduation

  • Graduation

    On completion of the Agribusiness Development programme, you will receive a Master of Science degree. Well done. With the entrepreneurial skills, business insight and experience gained during the programme, as well as a professional network to back you up, you are now ready to play your part in developing strategies and creating innovative solutions for agribusiness companies.

  • Career opportunities

    The international agribusiness industry needs business professionals like you and your fellow graduates. With an employment rate of 98.8% among Aeres University of Applied Sciences graduates in general, you will have a wide range of career opportunities to choose from. If you take this programme on the basis of a student visa, you can apply for an Orientation Year Visa once you have graduated. This visa gives you access to our job market, which is based on our vast professional network.

    These are some of the career opportunities to look forward to, once you have completed the programme:

    • Business Analyst
    • Business Developer
    • Market Developer
    • Key Projects Manager
    • Operational Manager