The new business models should respond to 'doing better things' and 'building resilience to uncertainties'. Within this module it is about that search for sustainable renewal, not about 'doing things better'. Starting from your own personal motives and values, we search for more sustainable production systems and more resilience to uncertainty and innovation; we go for 'value based change implementation'.
The 4th year 100% English spoken specialisation is divided into 4 main subjects:
- Transition of a country or sector in the full scope of stakeholders, using Multi Level Perspective and Scenario Building (group assignment).
- Values-based Personal Leadership as a motive for change and leadership of others.
- Circular calculations of process and business, using True Cost Accounting, Multi Criteria Analysis and New Business Models (group assignment).
- Domain and individual research: Individual research within your own choice primary production or food.
The module combines individual and group assignments into an extensive search for more sustainable food systems.
During the individual research project you will develop and execute your own research on a current theme and relate this to your domain of choice; animal, crop or food. For instance, the theme of this year is legumes.
In the group project you will apply directly what you learn towards a Value Based Transition into our Agro Food System. Part of this research is desk study, but you will also be interviewing other stakeholders, and of course work closely together with your client.