Agricultural Production Chain Management - Livestock Chains: Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences

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Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences, P.O. Box 411 , 6700 AK, Wageningen, Netherlands
Course Language(s) 
Course Beginning 
1 year
App Deadline 
May 15, NFP-scolarship: 1 February
Scholarship and Grants

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Course description
Milk, meat and their various derivatives find their way to domestic and international markets through a complex series of people, sectors and channels. Not only do stakeholders in these two production chains have to respond to the changes brought by technology, they also have to deal with an ever-greater number of national and international laws and regulations, such as those governing international food-quality standards.
Course structure
Modules in this twelve-month Master's programme are defined in terms of hours and European Credits (EC).
The programme consists of the following modules:

  • Introduction (4 EC)
  • Value-Chain Analysis (10 EC)
  • Livestock Chains (17 EC)
  • Professional Environment (13 EC)
  • Management and Planning (4 EC)
  • Research (4 EC)
  • Thesis (18 EC)

Career opportunities
Managers and co-ordinators of programmes and companies related to livestock chains will gain specialised skills that enable them to improve the management and co-ordination capacity of their organisation. By integrating livestock production subjects with management skills, and by addressing the economic and institutional aspects of agriculture, the programme will help them anticipate changes in demand and policies at local, national and international levels. It will thus enhance their ability to manage and innovate.
Admission requirements
To be eligible for admission you have to meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject.
  • A minimum of two years' relevant working experience.
  • A good working knowledge of spoken and written English (TOEFL score of 600 or more).
  • Applicants have to prove this proficiency, for example by submitting certificates issued by a recognised language institute such as TOEFL or the British Council.
  • Computer literacy (Windows, Word, Excel, and Internet use) is required.

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