Combine your passion for animals with your work
As an animal lover, do you have an eye for societal developments? As a researcher, consultant, entrepreneur or manager, do you want to make a difference in the national and international agrofood sector? Then this current, challenging programme is sure to suit you. The Animals, Society and Business study programme is a track of the Bachelor Animal Husbandry. You will learn everything about the animals and how to run a healthy, sustainable business. You will already start developing innovative business models during your studies that serve the interests of the animal, the farmer and society. You will also ponder ethics questions surrounding animal welfare. Consider the separation of calves and cows, the docking of pigs’ tails and the use of sensors and technology. The agrofood sector is also facing serious societal challenges. Will there be enough food on earth for 11 billion people come 2050? Is our soil fertile enough? What about biodiversity and the agricultural sector’s impact on the environment? You will learn to look at these issues from a broad perspective and to work together with other parties to find sustainable solutions. Ambitious, innovative professionals like yourself are in demand and highly valued around the world!
In the Animals, Society and Business programme, you learn not only everything there is to know about the animals themselves, but also about the world around it. If you love keeping animals and are interested in the entire operational management surrounding the sector, this programme is for you. You won't be disappointed by this challenging combination! During your studies, you will immerse yourself in subjects such as entrepreneurship, marketing, financial management, information and advice, innovation, research, management, animal behaviour, animal welfare and developments in society.
You will deal with different themes in set blocks, the exact content of which depends on your interests. Over the course of your studies, you can specialise fully in the track of your choice: you choose your own internships as well as a graduation placement. With a minor of your choice, you can further deepen or broaden your knowledge.
High demand for graduate professionals
As a student, you are already building up a network within the livestock farming sector. During your studies, you will work in projects where you meet many professionals who, like you, have a passion for the field. Trade fairs are organised that you can visit, you do an internship and a graduation project in the business world. Because these contacts can help you find the job of your dreams, you will have plenty of opportunity to build your own network during your studies.
Your career opportunities are versatile and varied. Possible jobs for you as a graduate:
Animal welfare specialist
Commercial employeeWould you like to continue your studies after obtaining your Bachelor's degree? Then, of course, moving on to a Master's programme at a university (in the Animals or Business Administration track) is also an option.
Join the online open day and choose your study programme!
Our digital doors are open to welcome you. Videos: watch presentations from any programme, listen to student stories, and get to know our university of applied sciences. Live chat: address your questions to students and lecturers. Information: student life, admission and enrolment. Register now for the online open day on Thursday 3 June 2021. Choose VHL.More information?
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