Agricultural Economics and Management
Published: 17 January 2019
What economical impact does the climate change have on agriculture? Do you want a career dealing with economic aspects of agriculture, food production and natural resources?
Ongoing structural changes make great demands of those involved in the agricultural sector. Detailed understanding of the issues is needed to meet the major challenges facing the sector. With a Master´s degree in Agricultural Economics and Management you will gain a broad understanding of business administration or economics as they apply to agriculture, agribusiness and agricultural policy.
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Students on this programme will study in parallel with our agronomy-economics students, forming a sizable group with a genuine interest in agriculture. The Agricultural Economics and Management programme offers you a great opportunity to develop your understanding and skills of business administration or economics. You will choose one of these two subjects as your major on the programme, building your own profile by your choice of optional courses.
In business administration you are offered courses in fields such as production economics, quantitative finance, strategic management, cooperatives and agrimarketing as well as in ethics. With a major in economics, there are choices among environmental policy, demand for agricultural products, international food system analysis and sustainable development. A number of these courses are offered jointly with Uppsala University.
The programme, which is in English, is open to students with a Bachelor´s degree in business administration or economics, wishing to gain a deeper understanding of agricultural and agribusiness issues in particular.
The program is given in close collaboration with the European Master's Programme in Agricultural Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA), thus students may also benefit from the international orientation beyond the four semester Agricultural Economics and Management study programme.
Want to know more? You can read the syllabus at the student web.
Structural changes in the agricultural sector have created a healthy demand for economists with in-depth knowledge of business administration and economics in tha agricultural field. Economists within this skills are finding employment in the private and public sectors; potential employers include banks, financial institutions, advisory services, agricultural cooperatives, support and lobby organisations and authorities. Some of our students also become self-employed, either as consultants or in their own agricultural business. Graduated students are also well equipped to apply to a PhD programme.
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Admission to the Agricultural Economics and Management – Master’s programme requires a first-cycle qualification comprising 180 credits and including:
- studies comprising 90 credits within business administration and 15 credits microeconomics for specialisation business administration or
- studies comprising 90 credits within economics for specialisation economics
The qualification must also include at least 5 credits of mathematics and 5 credits of statistics; or 15 credits of statistics.
Two specialisations are available on this programme, and the constituent courses have different specific entry requirements. The specialization business administration requires a specialization in that subject at first-cycle level. The specialisation economics requires a specialization in that subject at first-cycle level.
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