Adapt to new challenges, create value chains to take advantage of changing supply and demand, and network with other agriculture professionals.
Who it's for
How to Apply
Create and maintain a profitable business
The Masterclass in Food Security is designed to give the modern agribusiness or food security professional the skillset necessary to create and maintain a profitable business in the changing digital landscape of agriculture and food security.
Learn to adapt to new challenges, set up value chains to benefit from changing supply and demand dynamics, and network with your fellow agribusiness professionals.
This Masterclass caries credits towards the Online Action Learning MBA or the International Action Learning MBA with a major in Food Security.
Features of the Masterclass in Food Security
- Practical approach
- Close collaboration with fellow students
- Experienced facilitators with a strong agribusiness background
- Maximum of 18 participants per group
The Masterclass in Food Security covers the following topics:
- Organic and Regenerative Agriculture
- Introduction to Digital Distribution & Logistics
- Introduction to Agritech
- Agriculture Basics
- Agriculture Business Models
- Future Food Trends
- Introduction to Alternative Foods
- Introduction to Food Distribution Systems
- Agribusiness & Sustainability Trends
- Changing the Game of Food
- Design of Food Chains
- Path to Profitability in Agribusiness
- Agribusiness Finance
- Dynamics of Digital Agriculture
- Business Model Design
Specially designed for ambitious leaders at various management levels
As an ambitious Masterclass student, you:
- Hold a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.
- Currently are employed as a manager, management trainee, supervisor, owner or you hold a similar managerial position in an organisation dealing with food security or supporting industries.
- Have at least two years of relevant professional work experience.
- Have a good command of the English language in order to take part in English medium academic programmes.
If you fail to meet any of the aforementioned criteria but feel you still should be considered for enrolment, please contact us. Under certain circumstances, exceptions can be made.
Full course fee:
- EUR 1000 once off OR
- EUR 525 x 2 terms OR
- Books and study material (articles and abstracts) – if applicable.
Start your application
Have you found the perfect programme with us? Awesome! Start your application.
Step 1 (optional) : Schedule a personal consultation
During a personal consultation you will receive a detailed explanation of the programme and will have the opportunity to ask all your questions. In addition, our advisor will work with you to see whether this programme is in line with your work, ambitions and curriculum and whether you qualify for exemptions.
Step 2: Fill out the online application form
It’s important to fill out the application correctly and attach all the supporting documents requested. As soon as we receive your application, you will be sent an email with instructions of your next steps.
Step 3: Permission from your employer
In addition to these admission requirements, it is important that you have the opportunity to carry out projects and research in your own and/or another organisation. You therefore need permission from your employer/client. If you do not have an organisation where you can carry out your projects, we have an (inter)national Alumni network, including the alumni association Tractus. Many of these alumni offer our students the opportunity to carry out projects with them. Do you want more information? Ask our study advisors.
A change process in an organization requires awareness of the leadership style being used and calls for demonstrating leadership. This masterclass provides tools for this purpose.
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Meet your tutors
Our tutors have earned their stripes extensively in the field. In addition to their field experience, they also have a good understanding of business models and strategies, making them uniquely capable of bridging the gap between strategy and practice.
Dr. Vijayender Nalla
Paul van Koppen
Frequently asked questions
We have compiled frequently asked questions for you. If your question is not listed, please get in touch with us.
After attending the class sessions, you will receive a certificate of participation.
In addition to attending the class sessions, you will also have the opportunity to solidify the knowledge by applying it in a Personal Effectiveness Paper (PEP). In this paper, you will further develop your vision on a specific topic to make it applicable. The topic must fall within the scope of the masterclass. Business School Netherlands will evaluate the PEP.
Upon achieving satisfactory results, you will receive a certificate for successfully completing the masterclass.
Moreover, MBA students can integrate the masterclass into their programme by incorporating the topic into their dissertation, for example, as a chapter. If you have written a PEP and included the additional focus in the dissertation, you will qualify for a major. This major will be mentioned on your diploma and transcript with a weight of 2.5EC. You will then graduate with 67.5EC instead of 65EC.
As in all our courses, we also establish a direct connection to your own practice during the masterclass. The lessons are interactive, allowing you to scrutinise yourself and your organisation further. Therefore, we expect an open and proactive attitude from all participants.
Typically, once a year, in the spring. If there is sufficient interest, we will schedule an additional group in the autumn.