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Bachelor in Horticulture and Business Management HAS University of Applied Sciences



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About the programme

The English-language Bachelor’s programme Horticulture & Business Management will introduce you to the world of plants and the entire chain from producer to consumer. You will follow technical courses on innovative cultivation techniques, but also learn about management and organization, national and international trade, marketing and sales.

You can choose between three specializations:

  • Applied Plant Research
  • Global Trade & Business Management
  • Cultivation & Technology

During the Horticulture & Business Management study programme you will learn to speak fluent English - in addition to all professional knowledge gained. You will work on fascinating assignments with students from all over the world, follow seminars and do your traineeship abroad. This way, you will be ready for an international career.

Horticulture & Business Management is top of the list when it comes to great career perspectives. The horticultural industry eagerly awaits graduates from HAS University of Applied Sciences, and many students receive job offers even before they officially graduate. They meet their future employer during their studies, often during traineeships or during the company assignment in the final year.

Successful completion of the course leads to a Bachelor degree in Horticulture & Arable Farming. Upon graduation you are a well-trained professional who is able to work in an international team and address projects in a systematic and practice-oriented manner.

Production consultant

A production consultant is a technical expert who helps his customers optimizes their products and production processes. You combine excellent technical knowledge with people skills and a sharp analytical mind. You know how to get to the bottom of your customer’s assignment and how to translate your findings into a recommendation. You might also work as a production manager within a company, and work on more sustainable and more efficient production.


A breeder is a visionary who constantly seeks and detects new possibilities to improve and diversify our food and non-food crops. By using your knowledge to develop new and improved products, you work towards better quality and higher variety on shop shelves, in our gardens and on our fields. You achieve this by starting your own business or by working for a (multinational) breeding company.

Export manager

As export manager you are the link between supply at home and demand abroad. You have technical knowledge of the industry and knack for business. By watching market trends, you know which products will be in high demand in future. You also recognize a top-quality product. You negotiate with your local producers to buy these top notch products, and afterwards you make sure you sell them to retailers in your world-wide network of customers.


Perhaps your parents own a horticultural company and you want to take over and innovate the family business. Or maybe you are keen to develop a ground-breaking idea during your studies and turn it into a lucrative business after you graduate. If you see yourself as a future entrepreneur, HAS University of Applied Sciences is the best place to get ready. Entrepreneurship is in our DNA; it is part of our education philosophy and incorporated in everything we teach.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor in Horticulture and Business Management.

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees

€7,550.00 (6,64,127) per year


31 Aug


HAS University of Applied Sciences

Onderwijsboulevard 221,



5223 DE, Netherlands

Entry requirement for international students

The admission requirement for this 4-year Bachelor programme is a secondary school diploma, equivalent to the Dutch HAVO diploma, with the final-year subject’s mathematics and chemistry. Practical (work-) experience is beneficial but not obligatory. The level of your diploma will be assessed after HAS received your complete application form.

If your previous education was not completely taught in English, you also need to be able to prove that you are proficient in the English language. HAS University of Applied Sciences accepts the following language tests:

IELTS (Preferred)

Academic programme: 6.0 (overall band score)


Internet-based test: 70

Computer-based test: 213

Paper-based test: 550

Cambridge ESOL Certificate: B2

Exemption English language test

International students are exempted from having to take a mandatory language test in case the student obtained a diploma of secondary education in a country listed in the diploma list drawn up on behalf of the associations of institutions of higher education, as published on the website of the Code of Conduct.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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