Introduction to the field
This specialisation deals with management in agri-businesses. The management topics studied include strategy, innovation, logistics, management accounting, financial analysis and market research. The food chain is often the object of study within this specialisation. This chain consists of the 1st stage (raw material delivering companies) processors (e.g. Cargill), 2nd stage processors (e.g. Unilever), Financial companies (e.g. Rabobank) and Retailers (e.g. Albert Heijn). Students can also specialise in Facility Management of large companies or government institutions. Facility management is the design and support of various aspects that are not the companies’ core business, such as housing, canteens and logistical processes.
Specialising in Business Studies entails writing a thesis related to:
- (Agricultural) Business Economics
- Facility Management
- Information Technology
- Management Studies
- Marketing & Consumer Behaviour
- Operational Research & Logistics
Why Business Studies?
Wageningen University & Research's master's Management, Economics and Consumer Studies is the only study programme to offer a combination of business studies with nature and environment, sustainable development, management and policy, living environment and logistics.
For timetables, courses and course content of the specialisation Business Studies and the common part of the master's programme you can read the Study Handbook.
Upon graduation from this specialisation, you will have career prospects as a manager or consultant in the business sector, hospitals, financial institutions, auditing or accounting companies, governmental departments or food industry. Visit future career for the stories and career paths of Alumni.