Why study International Food Business at Dal?

Four years. Two degrees. Two Continents. 

The International Food Business program is a unique opportunity for students who are interested in understanding the global food industry from the farm gate to the consumer's plate. This one-of-a-kind program at the Faculty of Agriculture in Truro, N.S., will award you two degrees within the standard four years of study: a Bachelor of Business Administration from Aeres University in the Netherlands and a Bachelor of Agriculture in International Food Business from Dalhousie.

Degree overview

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Agriculture in International Food Business
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture
Department: Department of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Agricultural Campus, Truro
Program Length: 4 years
Program Start: September

What will I learn?

In year one, North American students will study at Dalhousie and European students will study at Aeres. Year two is offered in the Netherlands, where both groups of students will study and explore together. This continues in year three when both groups of students study at Dalhousie's Faculty of Agriculture at the Agricultural Campus in Truro, N.S. You complete year four at your home university.

Our innovative team and module-based program of study is built around the competencies you'll need to succeed as a business leader in the international food industry. During ten modules presented over the first three years of the four-year degree, you'll be introduced to a range of food business concepts, including global supply chain logistics, consumer behaviour and new product development.

In these modules, you'll be assigned a series of real business tasks that become progressively more involved. To help you successfully complete these tasks, you'll be assigned internationally experienced professors who will provide key theories, concepts, skills, and practices.

Sample courses:

  • International Food Policy
  • International Food Business Project
  • Agribusiness Value Chain Management

Visit the Academic Calendar to view degree options and course details.

Download the International Food Business Factsheet [PDF -1.5Mb]

Careers and future study

The International Food Business program will prepare you for a wide range of careers in international business. Combining business management theory and team-based learning, along with practical training through job placements, will give you an advantage. Whether your goal is to pursue a dynamic career or to continue your studies at an advanced level, you'll be prepared for your next steps.

Here are just a few of the exciting career opportunities you could choose from:

  • director of business development
  • distribution and logistics manager
  • international sales consultant
  • trade speacialist
  • entrepreneur
Future studies could include programs at the graduate level in business administration, advanced farm management or education.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Learn about our admissions requirements, book a campus tour, or connect with an advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for admission.

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