Horticulture & Business Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • 6630
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
The Horticulture & Business Management undergraduate programme offered by HAS University of Applied Sciences 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.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Netherlands most successful in 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.

Comprehensive curriculum

Horticulture & Business Management programme at HAS University of Applied Sciences 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.

Practical classes

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.

Find your dream job

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!


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.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Plant and environment
  • Cultivation and planning
  • Personal and professional development
  • Cultivation and technology
  • Personal and professional development
  • Marketing & Communication
For more information please visit the programme website.

Academic 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.

  • Requirements British students (students from England and Wales)
GCSE in at least 4 subjects (grade A-C) and GCE with at least 2 subjects at advanced subsidiary level (in 6 different subjects).
  • Specific requirements: Mathematics and Chemistry should be at least GCSE level.


BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (sector Land-based and Environment)

Please note that we always need to assess the value of your diploma. Nuffic will check your diploma for authenticity and academic level.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 6630 International
  • EUR 1984 EEA
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EU and EER students have the possibility to apply for a study loan from the Dutch government.

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