Content programme

The educational programme will make use of cases from dairy countries with a high reputation as well as from countries in transition. It is all about the international dairy industry and providing a reliable and sufficient volume of quality milk.


Upon graduating, you will be able to:

  • identify innovative needs in (inter)national dairy chain projects and processes
  • advise on dairy business development
  • facilitate dairy chain governance towards sustainability and efficiency
  • mainstream policy development for inclusive dairy value chains
  • manage quality assurance in the dairy chain
  • conduct applied research in a dairy value chain
  • communicate effectively and convincingly in a varying multicultural sector
  • apply an independent and creative learning attitude in a continuously changing international business environment

The Master of Innovative Dairy Chain Management (MSc) is taught at our VHL University of Applied Sciences (VHL) location in Leeuwarden. The language of instruction is English.

Example programme structure

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Dairy chain governance Quality assurance Research design and implementation Thesis
Dairy chain innovations Dairy business development Thesis
Professional development part 1  Professional development part 2