B.Sc. Horticulture & Business Management

HAS University of Applied Sciences

Application deadline: May 1
Tuition fee:
  • € 1,835 / Year (EEA)
  • € 6,350 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 240 ECTS
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Description

Dutch flowers, vegetables and potatoes are world famous and exported all over the globe. With our vast knowledge of horticulture and agriculture, built over centuries of experience, there is no doubt about it: the Netherlands is the country to be if you want to study horticulture.

In all modesty we can tell you we are the most successful country in horticulture in the world. Studying horticulture in the Netherlands puts you in an excellent position of finding a dream job in the business of horticulture. But despite our success, we don’t lean back! On the contrary! We create new crops and develop technical innovations. We work on sustainable production methods, and we trade worldwide.

Horticulture & Business Management is your stepping stone into this dynamic, innovative and international business! It brings you all the knowledge and skills you need for a bright future in a wonderful green business. The curriculum is comprehensive with both technical and business subjects. You will discover the world of plants, including biology, cultivation techniques and refinement, and learn about the complete chain, from producer to consumer, with subjects that include business and farm economics, management, and marketing.

All subjects discuss current topics. Think of taste and market trends, changing quality requirements, sustainable food production, and food safety. In practical classes you explore the branch’s latest developments and work with the most modern equipment available. You experiment with state-of-the-art technologies.

Because this is a constantly changing market, and businesses become bigger, more technical and more international, you will have no problems finding a suitable (international) job after your graduation. Or perhaps you will start your own business. Whatever you decide, after you graduate from HAS’s Horticulture & Business Management study programme, the world is your oyster!

Facilities

Just one year ago HAS University of Applied Sciences remodeled its 2 hectare university garden where you can find a large collection of plants, flowers, trees, shrubs and other sorts of vegetation. HAS has its own greenhouses (1500 m2) and eight high-tech climate chambers, called the Centre of Growing Concepts.
The Centre for Growing Concepts is a top-of-the-arts research facility where students of HAS can study the latest technology in the field of plant production and (multilayer) cultivation. In the climate cells you can research the various factors that influence plant growth, such as light intensity, light colour, temperature, C02 content and humidity. The climate cells are equipped with the latest LED modules from Philips Lighting.

Job Prospects

Horticulture & Business Management is top of the list when it comes to great career perspectives. The horticultural industry eagerly awaits graduates from HAS University of Applied Sciences, and many students receive job offers even before they officially graduate. They meet their future employer during their studies, often during traineeships or during the company assignment in the final year.

Successful completion of the course leads to a Bachelor degree in Horticulture & Arable Farming. Upon graduation you are a well-trained professional who is able to work in an international team and address projects in a systematic and practice-oriented manner.

Contents

Year 1

Term 1

  • International Horticulture
  • Language, Culture & Study

Term 2

  • Plant Sciences 1
  • Business & Economics

Term 3

  • Plant Sciences 2
  • Cultivation Techniques

Term 4

  • Traineeships (HBM)

Year 2

Term 1

  • Sustainable Cultivation Planning
  • Marketing & Communication

Term 2

  • Technology & Economics
  • Retail Marketing
  • Cultivation Project (HBM)

Term 3

  • Soil Science & Plant Nutrition
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Cultivation Project (HBM)

Term 4

  • Cultivation & Plant Breeding Research
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Cultivation Project (HBM)

Year 3

Term 1

  • Project Traineeship 1 (HBM)

Term 2

  • Project Traineeship 2 (HBM)

Term 3

  • Project Traineeship 3 (HBM)

Term 4

  • Cultivation & Management 1
  • Cultivation & Management 2

Year 4

Term 1

  • Management & Analysis 1
  • Optional Module (HBM)

Term 2

  • Management & Analysis 2
  • Optional Module (HBM)

Term 3

  • Thesis (HBM/FBM)

Term 4

  • Thesis (HBM/FBM)

Facilities

HAS University of Applied Sciences just built a brand-new 2 hectare university garden where you can find a large collection of plants, flowers, trees, shrubs and other sorts of vegetation. HAS has its own greenhouses (1500 m2) and eight high-tech climate chambers, called the Centre of Growing Concepts.
The Centre for Growing Concepts is a top-of-the-arts research facility where students of HAS can study the latest technology in the field of plant production and (multilayer) cultivation. In the climate cells you can research the various factors that influence plant growth, such as light intensity, light colour, temperature, C02 content and humidity. The climate cells are equipped with the latest LED modules from Philips Lighting.

Requirements

The admission requirement for this 4-year Bachelor programme is a secondary school diploma, equivalent to the Dutch HAVO diploma, with the final-year subjects mathematics and chemistry. Practical (work-) experience is beneficial but not obligatory. The level of your diploma will be assessed after HAS has received your complete application form. If you want to know how your high school diploma is evaluated in the Netherlands before you apply, check the information in the Nuffic Country Modules.

No mathematics of chemistry in your final year?

If you are deficient in Mathematics and/or Chemistry you have the opportunity to participate in the Mathematics and Chemistry deficiency tests at HAS University of Applied Sciences in 's-Hertogenbosch at the Onderwijsboulevard 221.
These tests will take place on the following dates:
  • Thursday 24 April 2014 (Both Mathematics and Chemistry)
  • Thursday 12 June 2014 (Both Mathematics and Chemistry)

Please note that after you have passed the deficiency test(s) you will not receive a diploma or certificate. Passing the test(s) means that, if you have been admitted under the condition that you have passed the Mathematics and/or Chemistry deficiency test, you will be admitted. To pass the test you need to have obtained at least 5.5 points on a scale of 1-10.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 80

Funding

Funding

Every non-EU student who enrolls in one of the English-taught Bachelor programmes of HAS University of Applied Sciences is awarded a grant of 1000 Euro. This grants has already been deducted from the tuition fee. HAS University of Applied Sciences does not award individual grants.

For more information about other scholarships available for international students, please visit www.grantfinder.nl

EU and EER students have the possibility to apply for a study loan from the Dutch government. More information on this subject is available at www.ib-groep.nl

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Accreditation

Horticulture and Business Management is a 4-year programme at undergraduate level that prepares students for a career in the international horticultural industry. Successful completion of the course leads to an internationally recognised Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Horticulture and Arable Farming (CROHO 34868).

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