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Building profitable, sustainable business models for the AgriFood sector

The Institute of Food and Agribusiness Leadership and Business School Netherlands are offering this comprehensive 10-month executive agribusiness programme for professionals and leaders in agriculture and food security.

The programme focuses on building profitable, sustainable business models for the AgriFood sector, including:

  • Designing a disruptive value proposition
  • Developing chain partnerships that work
  • Incorporating sustainability into products and business models
  • Creating distribution strategies for the digital age

This programme effectively combines Learning, Coaching and Community in its delivery and outcomes. This is combined with an online learning curriculum and live interactive sessions every week.


How does it work?

Part 1: Orientation – 1 Week

Students are introduced to the facilitators and other students via an introductory online group session. You will receive all the information regarding the format and structure of the programme.

Part 2: Core Programme – 24 to 30 Weeks

Students will work through 5 core modules of the programme:

  • Disruptive Food Value Chains
  • AgriFood Tech’s Value to the Food Value Chain
  • Novel Food and Changing Consumer Preferences
  • Food Sustainability and Sustainable Development
  • Food Distribution and Retail Developments

Each module will have an outcomes-based assessment.

Live drop-in coaching sessions will take place weekly.

Students will receive weekly updates and insights on industry from Dr Food.

Part 3: Finishing up the Programme – 4 to 8 Weeks

Students will attend final live sessions and deliver a Case Presentation.

Students will decide upon a practical project during their first month of the programme. This project could be related to their professional capacity or entrepreneurial ambitions. Students will make use of the tools, techniques and conceptual frameworks covered during the learning outcomes.

The recommended study time per week is 4 – 6 hours

Students will have access to the Agribusiness learning companion app which gives direct access to facilitators, the peer groups, as well as bonus learning content.

In order to be awarded their certification upon the completion of the programme, students must:

  • Submit a final report addressing different module elements related to their practical project for expert review
  • Each learner will submit his/her Personal Effectiveness Paper (PeP) meeting the Business School Netherlands guidelines
Who it's for

Admission requirements

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

  • Hold a Bachelors Degree (or equivalent)
  • Have a minimum of 3 years experience in the Agribusiness or Food Security Sectors
  • Have reliable internet access and email

Full course fees:

  • US$1,999

Payable in 2 or 4 installments

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.

Programme advice?

Graham Booysen
Start date
To be announced
Registration deadline
Two weeks in advance
$1.999,- (Tax-free)35% Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) scholarships are available for applicants from developing countries.
Duration of programme
10 Months
4 to 6 hours per week
Number of participants
10 - 18

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 establish 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 results-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

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Do I receive a diploma or certificate upon completion of this programme?

In order to be awarded their certification upon the completion of the programme, students must: 

  • Submit a final report addressing different module elements related to their practical project for expert review.
  • Each learner will submit his/her Personal Effectiveness Paper (PeP) meeting the Business School Netherlands guidelines.
What is the average study load?

The recommended learning time per week is 4 – 6 hours

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