FNP-21306 Management of Forest and Nature Organisations


Studiepunten 6.00

Group work4
Excursion (one day)12
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. MA Hoogstra-Klein
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. MA Hoogstra-Klein
ir. JN van Laar
Examiner(s)dr. ir. MA Hoogstra-Klein

Language of instruction:


Continuation courses:

FNP-32306 Economic Aspects of Forest and Nature Conservation.


The course FNP-21306 Management of Forest and Nature Organizations offers a systematic introduction into the field of business management and administration in forest and nature management. The main focus of the course is on forest and nature (management) organizations and their performance; the course explores the reasons for, alternatives to, and consequences of the (business) activities of these organizations.
The course exists out of three blocks.
1. Products and markets
What are markets; types of products; rivalry; excludability; problems and challenges of products in forest and nature management; free rider problem; marketability; market chains; timber production; biomass; environmental services.
2. Polity, policy and politics of organizations
(Business) management; economic units as businesses, enterprises and organizations; levels of management; diversity in forest and nature management organizations; strategic management; normative management; management structures.
3. Managerial finance-accounting, cash flow statements, investment analysis.
The course will not be limited to a certain region, thus including Dutch/European/global applications and examples.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- describe the context and nature of management within forest and nature management organizations;
- explain basic management approaches, methods and tools for forest and nature management organizations;
- explain the specific guise and limitations of these management approaches, methods and tools for forest and nature management and how to deal with this;
- apply these approaches, methods and tools in situations in which it is appropriate;
- examine the relevance of these approaches, methods and tools in relation to the management of forest and nature.


The course includes different learning activities:
- preparing for and attendance of lectures and excursions on the topics indicated above;
- attendance of and participation in practical with small assignments;
- active participation in group assignment;
- self-study and preparation for examination.


- written test (60%);
- group assignment (40%).
Students need to have a minimum partial grade of 5.5 for all components.


More information about the course will become available through the internet-site of the course.

Verplicht voor: BBNForest and Nature ConservationBSc4WD