2 degrees, 2 continents, 2 universities

In 4 years, you'll graduate with a Bachelor of Agriculture from Dalhousie and a Bacheor of Business Administration from CAH Vilentum University in the Netherlands.

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Get started in Iceland

Your studies begin with an orientation in Iceland, where you'll start collaborative projects with Dutch students. Then you'll settle in at the Faculty of Agriculture in Truro for your first year.

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Spend second year in Europe

Dal students travel to the Netherlands in second year, where you'll study with Dutch and international students - and experience a European lifestyle.

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Field trips and course work

Even in first year, you'll visit local food businesses to learn about things like food safety, quality, and supply chain management.

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Real-world experience and skills

Two three-month work terms, one in Europe and one in North America, give you professional and personal skills that make it easier to find top jobs when you graduate.

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Global career connections

You'll work with your peers to solve problems and connect with leaders in the fast-growing international food business industry - like Emma Eisses did on her work placement in Europe.

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Study at the Faculty of Agriculture in Truro


Located one hour from Halifax in Truro, N.S., Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus is a great place to study, work and live.

 

Top 7 reasons to study International Food Business at Dalhousie:

  1. Four years, two degrees: Our "dual degree" program means you'll graduate in 4 years with 2 bachelor's degrees - 1 in business administration from Europe and 1 in agriculture from Canada.
  2. International work experience: Gain global work experience through job placements in both North America and Europe.
  3. Study business in three countries: An exciting orientation in Iceland, a year of study at CAH Vilentum University of Applied Science in the Netherlands, and hands-on learning in NS prepare you for a career in agri-business.
  4. Be unique: From professional coaching to work placements, this program is designed to address your individual needs as a budding business leader.
  5. Join an ever-growing industry: The importance of the agri-food sector will only increase as our food needs and supply issues become more complex in the global economy.
  6. Create an international network: Through your studies and work terms, you'll establish an international network of contacts, giving you a competitive advantage when you graduate.
  7. Job-market ready: Learn from real-world situations and graduate with the confidence and skills to take on a wide range of exciting career opportunities.

For IFB program information, please contact Prof. Steven Russell: StevenRussell@dal.ca.

For information on how to apply, please contact the Registrar's Office.

What will I learn?

International food business student works on a group project

In the first year of the IFB program, you’ll learn about international food systems and the supply chain, macroeconomics, and how global politics and the legal environment affect the food business. You’ll also acquire essential communication and management skills.

What can I do?

International food business students

Getting two degrees - a Bachelor of Business Administration from CAH Vilentum and a Bachelor of Agriculture from Dal - means you'll be prepared for a range of careers in international business. Business management theory combined with practical training will give you the advantage in today's competitive job market.