Learn to anticipate and make use of recent developments in the horticulture sector by examining each stakeholder in the chain: suppliers, farmers, processors, traders, retailers and consumers.
Decisions within the industry need to be taken with precaution, and modifications must be managed and regulated by experts in the field of horticulture. Moreover, changes which are brought on by advancements in technology, new consumer demands and environmental rules and regulations, need to be taken into account. That is why horticulture chains are in constant development and always in need of optimization. This dynamic field covers all plants: from vegetables to fruits, from flowers to trees, ensuring that they find their way from farm to fork.
The Master of Agricultural Production Chain Management is intended for professionals working in organisations dealing with agricultural production, processing, marketing, quality control and logistics. If you are a mid-career 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.
€ 13500 / jaar
€ 13500 / jaar
This one-year Master programme consists of nine-months taught courses and a three-month research project culminating in a thesis. Course subjects are: Introduction (4 EC), Value-Chain Analysis (10 EC), Integrated Chain Management (8 EC), Value Chain Entrepreneurship (4 EC), Professional Environment (13 EC), Research (4 EC ), Horticultural Production Management (4 EC), Horticultural Chain Development (5 EC), Thesis (18 EC).
Applicants with a different background may also apply: eligibility will be determined by VHL admissions office.
The agricultural industry is currently more vibrant and resourceful than ever before; with two unique specializations in horticulture and livestock chains, our graduates are equipped for management positions in the business world of animals, flowers and food.
The programme has three distinct phases: analysis of value chains, development of value chains and management of value chains. Within these phases, students will work on improving chains from different perspectives: economics, logistics, quality control, certification, marketing channels, and information flows.
Competence-based learning through case studies, projects, role-play, simulations, practical assignments, field trips and lectures.
VHL arranges all visa procedures and guarantees housing for students admitted to this programme.
Furthermore, they can successfully contribute to the reduction of production costs and improved profitability, managing chain innovation or chain differentiations. Graduates are able to identify and connect the relevant stakeholders in the value chain to meet the goals of the organisation.
In the Horticulture Chains programme you will learn to anticipate and make use of recent developments in the sector by examining each stakeholder in the chain: suppliers, farmers, processors, traders, retailers and consumers. Although this is done for each actor in the chain, the emphasis lies on the stages from input to processing.
Graduates work as mid-level managers in organizations with the aim to enhance the management and co-ordination capacity of organizations or companies in order to initiate, direct and guide changes or processes.