CAH Dronten University of Applied Sciences (CAH DUAS) offers a Master in Agribusiness Development for Bachelor graduates or young professionals.
International corporations in the agrifood sector increasingly need professionals qualified in change management, who can act locally and think globally. All graduates from this Master programme will have first-hand knowledge of change processes in a business context outside their own branch and will have acquired valuable insights into the differences in international business cultures and work ethics and the role they can play to deal with these issues in change processes. These people bring the science of life to the business of food.
To complete this the Master in Agribusiness Development aims at the integration of personal development, business analysis, environmental analysis, and business strategy, to successfully design and implement change processes.
This Master is the ideal environment for you if you know that the agrifood sector is unique in its adaptability and rapid development of new concepts. To be successful here, you need to be enterprising, experienced in dealing with widely differing business environments, and sensitive to the cultures of organisations and the people who shape them. The graduate from this Master’s course has excellent business insight and practice and has a proven track record of enterprising development. He or she comes with a strong network and can apply research to innovation in this sector.
You will find this graduate either self-employed or in a larger company in one of the following positions:
- business analyst
- business developer
- manager key projects
- operational manager
mainly in an international and intercultural setting.
After successfully completing this 12-month programme you will receive the Master degree in Agribusiness Development. This degree is a state-recognised Master of Applied Science, validated and accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (expected spring 2011).
Successful applicants for this Master must have:
- completed a Bachelor degree in agriculture or a related subject
- a minimum 550 score in the TOEFL test of English or a formally recognised equivalent such as the IELTS (level 6.0)
- the ability to formulate coherently in written English, and to have a vision of the chosen area of interest. Essay writing is part of the selection procedure.
- strong motivation to be successful in the sector
- team spirit, a flexible attitude in an international working environment
- funding in the form of a grant or a stipend, or private means
To apply for this course, please send your CV and motivation letter. Click here to upload your documents via our application form. We need this information to take your application into consideration. After a check by our application committee you will be informed about the outcome and further steps to be taken.