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 location in Leeuwarden. The language of instruction is English.

Study programme

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