Agricultural Economics and Management

Published: 16 October 2019
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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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Content

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. 

Future

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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Facts

Programme scope: 2 years, 120 credits

Next start: Uppsala, sep 2020
Number of admission places: 15

Application period 16 Oct 2019 - 15 jan 2020: All international students
Application period 16 March 2020-15 April 2020: Swedish students and students within EU/EEA

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens:
First instalment: 54 800 SEK 
Total programme: 219 000 SEK

All applications are made through the Swedish online application service at universityadmissions.se. Find out how to apply and more about the application and admissions process (on our website).

Prerequisites / Requirements

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 specialisation business administration requires a specialisation in that subject at first-cycle level. The specialisation economics requires a specialisation in that subject at first-cycle level.

For this programme, the English language entry requirement is the equivalent of English studies at the upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden, called English 6.


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