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Business Management in Agriculture and Food is an international business administration Bachelor’s programme at HAS University of Applied Sciences with extra attention for the innovative Agriculture and Food business. Students learn how to manage the production process of animals, plants and food in class as well as by many projects and excursions to companies, where successful entrepreneurs will share their experiences. 

The combination of the different types of education and the interesting contents of the courses, make the study of Business Management in Agriculture & Food challenging, exciting and fun.

An international business administration Bachelor’s programme with extra attention for agriculture and food business. That is what our 4 year Business Management in Agriculture & Food study programme offers. 

On completing the Business Management in Agriculture & Food study programme, you will know all about:

  • Enterprise and international business
  • Organisation, management and sales
  • The innovative Agriculture and Food sector
  • And you will be fluent in English!

Career Prospects

Career prospects for Business Management in Agriculture & Food graduates are very diverse. There is plenty of work within the agricultural and food sector, in the Netherlands and far beyond. As an independent entrepreneur, manager or consultant you can contribute to the global food supply.

But the demand for your knowledge doesn’t stop at the milk, meat and vegetable sector. There are numerous challenges in the area of the living environment as well. People love to have an attractive garden and houseplants and those flowers have to come from somewhere. And you can take care of that!

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Year 1 - Learning at the HAS and at partner companies

  • The first year is divided into 4 terms during which you will follow different modules. Next to classes, you will also work at the HAS in small groups. Each week you will visit partner companies in the area.

Year 2 - Gaining in-depth knowledge and business experience

  • You will gain more in-depth knowledge. This will be done with the companies you like the most. 

Year 3 - Two-year plan, personal profile, internships and minor

  • You will have considerable space to put together your own study programme. 

Year 4 - Specialisation and professional assignment

  • You will work in a group of 2 or 3 students on a professional assignment. This is a real-life assignment from the professional field (company, government or another organisation).

Courses include:

  • Marketing and Sales
  • Explore Agrifood
  • Business Administration
  • Growth and Development
  • Agrifood Chains
  • Plant Biology
  • International Farming
  • Living Quality

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • The admission requirements for this 4-year Bachelor programme are a secondary diploma, equivalent to the Dutch HAVO diploma, with mathematics in your final year.
  • The level of your diploma will be assessed after HAS University of Applied Sciences has received your complete application form. If you want to know how your high school diploma is valued in the Netherlands before you apply, check the information in the Nuffic Foreign education systems.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8025 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8025 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Venlo

  • 780 - 1160 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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