Agricultural production faces important challenges on how and where to produce for increasingly demanding consumers and a competitive market. Therefore the agribusiness is growing worldwide and developing rapidly, resulting in large scale primary production farms which have to be managed sustainably and profitably. On these large scale farms a layer of middle management is emerging, with managers who are responsible for the technical and financial results. This type of farm management is strongly in development in the horticulture and dairy sectors.
The future managers in these sectors need more than ever first-hand knowledge about innovative techniques for sustainable food production and will require excellent technical skills of the primary production process. Besides that, these managers need excellent skills in planning, human resource management and leadership. These skills are always connected to the objectives of the owner and the financial aims of the enterprise.
Graduates of this course will have first-hand knowledge of management on large scale farms in the agribusiness and will be able to put people, financial and animal/ crop management into practice. Furthermore graduates experience how the Netherlands deals with the integration of agribusiness, city life and environment, which is a unique experience worldwide!
Therefore, a manager on a large scale food production plant needs competence in:
The technical issues of the primary production process and their influences on the financial results
The issues that are paramount here and new developments stemming from research
Communication in an international setting in which both the production and human resource management will take place, aided by proficiency in handling cultural differences*, and local circumstances
* the cultural differences which affect both the production process and the human resource management.
A procedure on prior learning is part of the admission protocol.
QualificationAfter successfully completing this one year programme you will receive the Ingenieur Degree (Bachelor Honours) in International Agribusiness Management.
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