Agricultural Production Chain Management (MSc)

General

Program Description

This applied Master programme is designed for mid-career horticulture, livestock or forest professionals working in the private or public sector. It is suitable for candidates tasked to increase efficiency, control product quality or facilitating the linkage between chain stakeholders as a chain supporter. This programme is experience-based and practise-oriented and approaches value chain development from the different perspectives of sustainability, business economics, logistics, quality management, certification, marketing, information flows and international trends.

The programme focuses on facilitating developments and innovations in the agricultural production chain while keeping up with fluctuations in demands and policies. Graduates are competent to conduct applied research towards resilient value chain governance and design new business models for chain actors. Graduates are also trained to reflect on their professionalism in an international business environment. This Master programme provides all competences required to build sustainable relations with chain stakeholders and to communicate global value chain developments in a multicultural setting.

If you are a mid-career horticulture or livestock or forestry professional with an interest in managing an agri-related business, this programme will prepare you for the wear and tear of one of the world’s most important, and powerful, industries.

The Master of Agricultural Production Chain Management has three specializations:

Programme structure

Career opportunities
- Chain facilitator
- Chain manager
- Value Chain Specialist
- Value Chain Researcher
- Project coordinator
- Innovation manager
- Transition manager
- Policy maker
- Auditor quality assurance
- Trainer / instructor - Consultant

Scholarships
Our Master programmes are eligible for the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP), formerly the Netherlands Fellowship Programme. The Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) is targeted at professionals from selected developing countries who, after their studies in the Netherlands, will be able to further develop and strengthen the organizations at which they work.

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Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

Are you interested in an English-taught Bachelor or Master programme with a practical approach? Come and study at Van Hall Larenstein, the most sustainable University of Applied Sciences in Holland! ... Read More

Are you interested in an English-taught Bachelor or Master programme with a practical approach? Come and study at Van Hall Larenstein, the most sustainable University of Applied Sciences in Holland! At Van Hall Larenstein we train ambitious and innovative students who want to contribute to a more sustainable world. Our programmes focus on the domains Food and Dairy and Animals and Business. During your study you will work on several international projects and internships at companies where you apply the theory in practice. Right from the start you will develop a professional network of students and colleagues from all over the world. Read less
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