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Exchange International Food & Agribusiness

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At HAS green academy you have the possibility to take part in our regular English-taught study programme International Food & Agribusiness as an exchange student.
Diploma
Exchange
Start date
September
Study duration
20 weeks
Language
English
Learning path
Fulltime
Location
's-Hertogenbosch

About the programme

First year - semester 1

Start September

During this exchange semester, you will be introduced to the global agri-food system. You will learn what food systems are and that they are affected by many different factors.  You will also gain insight into the basics of primary production systems, food processing & nutrition, as well as the international agri-food business. Last but not least, under the expert guidance of your coach, you will explore what your role in the food system might look like, and how to achieve this.

Courses

The courses in this exchange semester are part of the first year of the BBA in International Food & Agribusiness:

  • Global Food Systems (IF1421)
  • Primary Production Systems ( IF1424)
  • Intro Food (processing & health) (IF1422)
  • Agri-Food Business (IF1423)
  • Personal Leadership Exchange

Learning goals

After completion of this exchange, you will be able to:

  • Understand the architecture of a food system
  • Understand the basics of global primary production systems
  • Understand the basics of food processing and health
  • Understand the basics of global agri-food chains including marketing and supply
  • Gain insight into your personal and professional development
First year - semester 2

Start February

This exchange programme is divided into 2 parts. During the first part (weeks 1-10) you will establish a foundation in financial management of international agri-food businesses including TCA, inventory, management and Excel skills. You will also learn about the biobased economy and how to calculate a sustainability footprint (Co2/water/energy). In part 2 (weeks 11-20), you will apply the theory into practice during a work experience placement!

Courses

You will be taking these courses during this exchange semester:

  • Business Economics (IF1425)
  • Biobased Economy (IF1426)
  • Work Experience Placement (IF1427)
  • Personal Leadership Exchange 

Learning goals

After completion of this exchange you will:

  • Know how to assess the financial structure and costs of, and explain financials in annual/sustainability reports.
  • Be able to determine the financial and sustainability implications of management and inventory decisions.
  • Know how to explain how true cost accounting can be used as a tool.
  • Understand agri-food production and consumption, their interrelations, and sustainability impact.
  • Know how to calculate a CO2/ water/energy footprint.
  • Have gained 9 weeks of work experience in a (Dutch) agri-food company
  • Have analysed your internship company by preparing a system analysis, financial analysis, and footprint calculation.
  • Have gained insight into your personal and professional development.
Second year - semester 1

Start September

Are you a game-changer who is keen to learn about sustainable agri-food supply chains and opportunities to optimise production and consumption in the food system? Would you love to contribute to new business models? Then this is the exchange program for you!

It is recommended to have completed at least 1 year of higher education prior to this exchange programme.

Courses

This exchange semester is part of the second year of the BBA in International Food & Agribusiness. You will be taking these courses:

  • Business & Marketing (IF2441)
  • Circular Economy 1  (IF2442)
  • Circular Economy 2 (IF2444)
  • Sustainable Value Chains (IF2443)
  • Personal Leadership Exchange  

Learning goals

After completion of the exchange programme, you will be able to:

  • Execute the consecutive steps of the marketing planning process.
  • Estimate the financial drivers as part of developing marketing strategies.
  • Understand global food trade and distribution via chains and markets.
  • Analyse sustainability challenges with a view to arguing possible business interventions.
  • Analyse (international) developments and opportunities to promote sustainable agri-food production and consumption.
  • Evaluate options to valorise waste streams of food production systems.
  • Compute the number of streams and resources in the food production system.
  • Gain insight into your personal and professional development.
Second year - semester 2

Start February

In this exchange semester, you will be challenged to explore the agri-food system from a variety of angles: governance, business development and sustainability!

It is recommended to have completed at least 1 year of higher education prior to this exchange programme.

Courses

The courses in this exchange semester are part of the second year of the BBA in International Food & Agribusiness.

  • Food Systems Governance (IF2446)
  • Business Development (1+2) (IF2445 and IF2447)
  • Extension on Sustainability (IF2448)
  • Personal Leadership Exchange

Learning goals

After completion of the semester, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate and demonstrate organisational feasibility based on (theories of) management & entrepreneurship in a self-elaborated business venture.
  • Deduce the financial implications based on your assumptions, design a clear revenue model and deliver a 3-year financial plan.
  • Evaluate and demonstrate inclusive business development approaches in a new business venture in emerging markets.
  • Interpret the governance of the global food system from an institutional and political economy perspective and analyse existing policy interventions in the food system to assess their effectiveness.
  • Understand international agri-food trade patterns and policy instruments, and how these influence the business climate for agrifood SMEs.
  • Quantify the environmental impact of a simple agri-food system and apply this knowledge to a real-life assignment for a client (company).
  • Gain insight into your personal and professional development.

Admission requirements

No specific entry requirements. When taking second year courses, it is recommended to have completed at least 1 year of higher education prior to this exchange programme.

How to apply as an exchange student

If you want to apply for this programme please click here for information on the procedure.

Want to know more about exchange?

More info about exchange to the Netherlands, studying at HAS green academy and living in the Netherlands, can be found on our special Study at HAS page.

Study at HAS

Location(s)

  • Den Bosch

    Onderwijsboulevard 221
    5223 DE 's-Hertogenbosch

    has@has.nl

    088 890 3600

    Exterieur HAS Hogeschool

    Den Bosch