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Master in Agricultural Production Chain Management - Livestock Chains

Hogeschool Van Hall Larenstein

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Study, understand and improve the complex series of chains involved in livestock produce and use the impact of technological advancements and international regulations to your advantage.

Livestock produce such as milk, meat, eggs and their numerous by-products make their way to domestic and international markets through a complex series of chains. Stakeholders in these livestock production chains have to respond to the changes brought on by technological advancements. 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 and sustainable labels. Our specialization in Livestock Chains will teach you how to keep up with the latest developments and use them to your advantage.

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.


2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 13500 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 13500 / jaar

1st year

This one-year Master programme consists of nine-months taught courses and a three-month research project culminating in a thesis. Course subjects: Introduction (2 EC), Value-Chain Analysis (10 EC), Value Chain Governance (6 EC), Livestock Chain Development (6 EC), Livestock Production Management (6 EC), Integrated Chain Management (6 EC), Value Chain Entrepreneurship (6 EC), Business Environment (4 EC), Implementing a Research Project (6 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.


Topics include value chain analysis, innovating services and processes in existing livestock chains; developing policies for livestock chains; managing an efficient, competitive and safe livestock chain; managing innovative livestock projects or programmes; conducting applied research in livestock chains.

During your thesis will use your own professional experience as a starting point, examining a particular aspect of the horticulture or livestock production chain.

instruction modes

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.


* facilitating the governance of sustainable value chains
* initiating innovative chain processes and projects
* supporting business service entrepreneurs
* showing a professional attitude in a changing international business environment
* conducting applied research that contributes to an efficient and sustainable value chain
* developing policies for inclusive value chains
* effectively communicate value chain developments to specialists and non-specialists

sustainable strengthening

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.

tuition fee

€13,500 per year (EEA / non-EEA students)

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Privé
Afronding Diploma
Credits 70