Wiebe Draijer, Extension Manager at Cocoa Abrabopa in Ghana. "I lead the Extension Team, which supports Cocoa Abrabopa's farmers and trains them to use natural pest control agents and fertiliser correctly. This resulted in a doubling of the harvest in the first year alone, later rising to an increase of 400%!"
International Development Management (BSc)
Working towards a fair world
Is it really possible for everyone to profit equally from development while still respecting the environment? In our view it is. Through sustainable trade, equal rights and equal opportunities we believe that a healthy balance between people, earth and prosperity can be achieved.
The Bachelor of International Development Management gives you the knowledge and motivation to take steps towards promoting this balance. In your study programme, you can opt to focus on reconstructing society after natural disasters, empower people living in rural areas or contributing to fair economic chains from raw material to consumer. In all cases, you will learn to bring people together, defend interests of different stakeholders, and to facilitate and support developments and innovation.
You will also learn more about geography, biology and economics. You will deal with intercultural communication, international cooperation, the green economy, reconstruction after disasters, strengthening the position of farmers, fair trade, business administration, and project management.
After graduating from International Development Management, you could find work in a Non-Governmental Organization, a commercial or non-commercial environment. You will have developed strong skills in working with people. Perhaps you will become a bridge-builder to increase opportunities for market access for smallholder farmers, or development of local and export markets for sustainable food.
Possible jobs include:
- sustainable certification advisor
- manager of a coco cooperative
- advisor of eco-tourism in rural areas
- advisor on reconstruction following natural disasters
Within this Bachelor study programme you can choose to specialise in the following professional fields:
The Bachelor of International Development Management lasts 4 years and is taught entirely in English at our campus in Velp.
You can read everything about the regulations and examinations in the:
Education and Examination Regulations of International Development Management