Study Agribusiness and Business Administration
Sooner or later you realise that the world is your workplace. For instance when you find yourself in Holland, purchasing a batch of Kenyan roses that has to be at a Paris flower market tomorrow. A fast and dynamic world, where expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and communication skills are essential. The Netherlands is a leading player in international agricultural trade, not just in foodstuffs, but also in flowers and ornamental plants.
There are various job opportunities with the important traders and growers. You can also start your own company. This business requires a thorough knowledge of the entire chain from producer to consumer: knowledge of import and export, production and innovation, trade and logistics, marketing and quality management, transport and storage.
For the expertise and skills that bring success in this exciting world, look no further than VHL. During placements you will gain practical experience in an industry or a trading house, at a processor or a logistic services provider. Subject-specific courses and training will add depth to your studies and ensure you develop the social and communication skills that round off your performance as a professional.
Enrol in our programme in Agribusiness and Business Administration and develop into a horticultural professional with marketing skills or a trader with a green thumb. Join us and become an export manager for a cheese producer, a marketing manager for a big fruit and vegetable grower, or an account manager for a trader in organic produce with B-to-B clients. You could also excel as an importer in the flower trade, travelling the world to find new suppliers.
You can specialise in the following professional field:
•International Business in Food and Flowers
You will be following objective specific courses, doing practical periods and preparing an exciting graduation assignment. In the third or fourth year you will make a choice out of many available minors. A minor is actually a short course of your own choice. It can be specialistic or broad, in which case it can add to your interests and talents.
The programme is competency based: each theoretical subject supports workgroup situations in which students tackle practical problems and explore workable solutions. This means that you will be active from day one, learning to work independently as you collaborate with others. The programme culminates in practical placements and a thesis project conducted in an international setting.
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Last updated November 27, 2017