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Learn how to solve supply chain sustainability challenges

The Institute of Food and Agribusiness Leadership and Business School Netherlands are offering this comprehensive 10-month executive agribusiness programme for professionals and leaders with a keen interest in solving supply chain sustainability challenges.

With this programme, you can earn 7.5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits and take on a broad curriculum 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 Certificate 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.

Programme Outcomes:

  • Develop a system-level understanding of the supply-demand dynamics of the food and agribusiness supply chains
  • An understanding of the technology, process, and other innovations that enable businesses to build sustainable supply chains
  • A good understanding of the global, environmental, social, and ethical developments, dilemmas, and challenges affecting the development of the food & agribusiness sectors
  • Be able to effectively contribute to sustainable food supply chains within the 3P (People, Planet and Profit) framework and inspire others in their working environment and professional networks to do the same

A project that relates to your professional capacity or entrepreneurial ambitions

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

The recommended learning time per week is 4 – 6 hours

You will work through 5 core modules of the programme:

  • Business Model Foundation
  • Disruptive Food Value Chains
  • AgriFood Tech’s Value to the Food Value Chain
  • Food Sustainability and Sustainable Development
  • Food Distribution and Retail Developments

You will then choose a module to match your own interests and ambitions:

  • Food Loss & Waste
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Sustainable Sourcing
  • Novel Foods and Consumer Preferences

Live sessions will take place at least twice weekly.

In order to get certification upon the completion of the programme, learners must:

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

Designed for professionals and leaders

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

Fee options:

  • US$1,999
    Payable in 2 or 4 installments.

Fees including credits for Business School Netherlands’ International Action Learning MBA or Online Action Learning MBA:

  • US$ 2,999
    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
29 January 2024
1 April 2024
24 June 2024
28 October 2024
Registration deadline
2 weeks in advance
$1.999,- (Tax-free)35% Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) scholarships are available for applicants from developing countries. Includes credits towards your BSN MBA.
Duration of programme
10 months
4 - 6 hours / week
Coaching session
2 / 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.
make informed decisions
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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