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Why study International Food Business at Dalhousie?

Dalhousie's Faculty of Agriculture and Aeres University of Applied Sciences (formerly CAH Vilentum University of Applied Sciences) in the Netherlands have partnered to offer a four-year, double degree International Food Business program. Graduates of this one-of-a-kind program will be awarded two degrees: a Bachelor of Business Administration from Aeres University and a Bachelor of Agriculture in International Food Business from Dalhousie. 

This exciting double degree program includes a year of international study and two work terms: one in North America and one in Europe. In year one, North American students will study at Dal 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 Dal's Faculty of Agriculture at the Agricultural Campus in Truro, N.S. Students complete year four at their home university.

This four-year "dual degree" program emphasizes its international focus with a one-week orientation early in the first semester, where students from both universities get to know one another while exploring the local food industry. This event has been held in Iceland in the past but in 2016 will likely be in Scotland. This unique program will appeal to students who enjoy studying independently, have an interest in business and are keen to explore the world.

In your fourth year of study, you'll choose specializations in three of the following areas:

  • Development Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Economic Studies
  • Agronomy Studies
  • Animal Studies
  • Horticultural Studies
  • Management Studies
  • Organic Agricultural Studies
  • Quantitative Methods Studies
    other areas, as available
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Program details

Bachelor of Agriculture International Food Business