International Agribusiness and TradeVHL University of Applied Sciences
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International Agribusiness and Trade
Do you have international ambitions, a strong interest in marketing and a love for fresh goods? The world is truly your playground when you opt for the dynamic food and agribusiness sector. The industry is looking for solutions to global food shortages and for innovations in sustainable production and logistics. Can you envision yourself taking the lead on this in the future?
In the world of International Agribusiness and Trade, the Dutch agro-food system is famous. The Netherlands is entrepreneurial, innovative and leading in sustainability. It is the second-largest exporter of food and flower products in the world. International knowledge and experience are key concepts of this study programme. If you can picture yourself working in the bustling economic area of agribusiness and trade, full of intense exchanges, loud negotiations and on-the-spot decision-making, then this study programme is the right choice for you!
The programme blends courses in business, management, finance and marketing with specific knowledge of agribusiness and trade sector. You learn how to manage a business and projects, and acquire the essential knowledge of food and flower products, in an international classroom and in the professional field, both nationally and internationally. You will be leading innovations, such as sustainability in this field of the international economy.
A secondary school diploma which is equivalent to the Dutch havo diploma. Examples of equivalent levels are the International Baccalaureate diploma or A-Levels. Your diploma will be evaluated after we have received your complete application.
International students must provide proof of their English proficiency by submitting one of the following documents:
- IELTS Academic test with an overall band score of 6.0 and no sub-scores below 5.0
- TOEFL IBT test with a score of 80 or above (internet based)
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English* (CAE): pass at grade C or above;
- Cambridge First Certificate (FCE)*: pass at grade B/C or above.
Depending on your diploma you might be exempted from providing proof of English proficiency. Please visit our website for more information.
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The programme blends courses in business, management, finance and marketing with specific knowledge of the food and flower sector. You learn how to manage a business, projects and acquire the essential knowledge of International Agribusiness and Trade. You will be leading innovations, such as sustainability in this field of the international economy. Courses include:
- Consultancy, Sustainability & Purchase
- International Trade & Research
- Food, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Cross Border Enterprise
Two international internships are incorporated into each of our programmes to obtain well-valued international work experience even before you graduate. You will also have the opportunity to study a semester abroad as we are part of the Erasmus exchange programme.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check our website for more information.
- Tution fee for EU: € 2209 a year*
- Tution fee for non-EU: € 9270 a year
*The Dutch government is halving tuition fees for first-year EU Bachelor students in higher education. Those who meet the conditions will pay only € 1,105 in the first year.
- Degree: Bachelor
- When you successfully graduate from International Agribusiness and Trade you will have obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.
Answering the need for professionals in the agricultural sector
International Agribusiness and Trade professionals are known as traders with knowledge of the world of doing business in the food and flowers economic area. They are, therefore, in high demand on the job market. Graduates work in international environments as traders, commercial and marketing managers, import and export managers, or account and sales managers. You might become an account manager at a food-processing company in Spain, or conduct market research for a soft drinks company in Eastern Europe. Investment analysis in New York or developing an import unit in Tokyo is within reach. Later in your career, you are likely to become a senior manager or use your knowledge and experience to set up your own company.
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Building your world
At VHL, we prepare you to build your own world. To make a real change. On topics that really matter. Like food safety, climate change, the circular economy and animal welfare. How do we do this? With Bachelors and Masters...
Why study at VHL University of Applied Sciences
Do you want to contribute to a more sustainable world and work on your personal development? Study at Van Hall Larenstein, the most sustainable University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands! We offer a range of unique English-taught Bachelor, Master and Certificate programs in fields in which the Netherlands is at the top. So whether you are interested in nutrition or international trade, working with animals, or want to work on the United Nations Sustainability Goals, we have the right program for you!
- Small-scale university of applied sciences with personal attention
- Sustainable thinking and doing: Make a difference!
- Practical lessons in experimental farms, gardens, and tech-labs
- International internships incorporated within the programs
- Professional orientation with guest lectures, excursions and real life cases
- Unique study programs in fields in which the Netherlands is a frontrunner
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