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Certificate in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship

An innovative programme spanning 12 weeks, combining self-paced learning and interactive sessions. Delve into 10 essential courses, addressing profitability, sustainability, digital trends, marketing, distribution value chains, and agribusiness finances, all delivered with full support from Agribusiness Academy.

BSN Short Course Certificate in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship



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Establish and manage thriving ventures in food security and agriculture

The Certificate in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship is a transformative programme that equips individuals with the essential skills to establish and manage thriving ventures in food security and agriculture. Offered in partnership between Business School Netherlands and The Institute of Food and Agribusiness Leadership (IFAL), the course is delivered through the Agribusiness Academy digital platform.

Through 10 comprehensive courses over 12 weeks, participants will gain expertise in critical areas such as profitability, sustainability, digital trends in agriculture, marketing, distribution value chains, agribusiness finances, and more. Designed for newcomers and aspiring entrepreneurs in the agribusiness field, this programme simplifies the complexities of value proposition design, partnership development, profit generation in challenging conditions, and other essential aspects. With a recommended commitment of 3-5 hours per week, including interactive sessions, participants will emerge with a solid foundation in agribusiness entrepreneurship, ready to drive success in this dynamic industry.

Features of the Certificate in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship

  • Taught in English
  • Self-paced learning via the Agribusiness online student platform
  • Weekly interactive learning sessions
  • 10 courses focusing on important agribusiness themes
  • Gain valuable insights into successful businesses in the sector
  • Part-time and online studying with a flexible timetable

How does it work?

The Certificate in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship is offered online with dedicated assistance from the Agribusiness Academy. The curriculum spans 10 focused courses covering vital subjects such as profitability, sustainability, digital trends in agriculture, marketing, distribution value chains, and agribusiness finances. Delivered over a 12-week period, the programme combines self-paced learning with interactive sessions, providing participants with flexibility while ensuring a robust learning experience. A recommended weekly commitment of 3 – 5 hours, including live sessions, fosters an immersive and enriching learning journey.

The Certificate in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship covers 10 courses:

  • Introduction to Agri Finance
  • Organic and Regenerative Agriculture
  • Introduction to Digital Distribution and Logistics
  • Introduction to Agtech (Basics)
  • Introduction to Agtech (Intermediate)
  • Agriculture Business Models
  • Agriculture Basics
  • Introduction to Packaging and Transportation
  • Food And Sustainability Trends
  • Introduction to Food Distribution Systems
Who it's for

Admission requirements

Each applicant must meet the following admission requirements for this programme:

  • A background in Agribusiness or food security would be an advantage but is not required
  • Stable internet and email access
  • We strongly recommend completing the Food and Agriculture Business Models course before starting any BSN-Agribusiness Academy course

Full course fee:

  • €199

Once your payment is complete, you will receive access to our study portal.

How to Apply

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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.

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€199,- (Tax-free)35% Sustainable Development Goal Scholarship available for applicants from developing countries.
Duration of programme
12 weeks
3 - 5 hours / week

The Leadership Programme has exceeded my expectations; you have definitely scored a 9 out of 10! Initially, I thought I would primarily receive many examples and perhaps gain different insights through the group with which I undertook the course. I had noticed that you work in a practical and Action Learning-oriented manner, but it surprised me that it's much more human-centered and holistic than I could have ever dreamed.

Martin Baai
Project Leader Business Processes at CultuurSchakel
BSN Alumnus Martin Baai MBA

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BSN Alumnus Walter van der Vlist MBA

BSN develops great leaders who

are responsible
You demonstrate a forward-thinking approach and actively participate in identifying solutions to current challenges.
initiate change
You establishe trust with all stakeholders of the organization, encourages collaboration and diverse perspectives, and ensure organised teamwork.
make informed decisions
You demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the organization and the critical importance of the change that is suggested, and you effectively contribute to the realisation of practical improvements that generate measurable benefits.
are result driven
Your approach prioritises real results and emphasises the achievement of sustainable development goals. Your efforts are directed towards making a measurable impact and ensuring that these goals are effectively acknowledged.

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.

Vijayender Nalla | Docent Food Security

Dr. Vijayender Nalla

Food Security Management

Dr. David Hughes

Expert Lecturer


Frequently-asked Questions

We have listed frequently-asked questions for you. Is your question not listed? Then get in touch.

How is the Certificate in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship course delivered, and what is the expected time commitment?

The course is delivered online over 12 weeks, combining self-paced learning with interactive sessions. We recommend dedicating 3 to 5 hours per week, including live session attendance. The program covers 10 courses, including topics like Agri Finance, Organic and Regenerative Agriculture, Digital Distribution and Logistics, Agtech, Agriculture Business Models, Sustainability Trends, and more. This comprehensive approach equips you with the knowledge and skills needed for success in the agribusiness and agriculture sectors.

What will I learn in the Certificate in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship course?

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship for Women in Agribusiness offers a unique learning experience by providing a safe and supportive environment for female entrepreneurs to share their stories, ideas, and challenges with a community of like-minded women. The course includes optional coaching sessions that allow you to tailor your learning experience according to your needs. The emphasis on peer support, along with access to the Agribusiness Academy learning companion app and Q&A workshops, further enhances the quality of your studies.

What is the partnership between Business School Netherlands and The Institute of Food and Agribusiness Leadership (IFAL) in relation to this course?

The Certificate in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship course is offered in collaboration between Business School Netherlands and The Institute of Food and Agribusiness Leadership (IFAL). This partnership leverages the expertise of both institutions and is powered through the Agribusiness Academy digital student platform. This ensures that you receive a comprehensive and industry-relevant learning experience that combines business acumen with practical knowledge specific to the food security and agriculture industries.

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