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Agricultural Economics and Management MSc in Business Administration or Economics

Would you like to work with economic aspects of agriculture, food production and natural resources? Then this is the Master’s programme for you.


Maybe you’d like to be an economist specialising in agriculture and green value chains? Or possibly an agronomist specialising in economics? Welcome to this comprehensive programme, which gives you a broad understanding of business administration or economics as they apply to agriculture, agribusiness and agricultural policy.  

The programme offers you a great opportunity to develop your understanding of business administration or economics and learn how your knowledge can be applied to agriculture and the green sector’s value chains and used to analyse a range of policy instruments.  

After graduation, your Master’s degree will equip you to apply your skills to agriculture and the land-based industries' value chains, as well as continue your studies towards a PhD. The programme also includes a course in leadership which will prepare you for a future in influential managerial positions, possibly as an economist or business manager.


Tuition fees: Citizen of a countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland, are required to pay application and tuition fees.
First semester: SEK 54 800
Total: SEK 219 000

Name: Agricultural Economics and Management - Master´s Programme
Level: Master
Language: English
Programme scope: 2 year, 120 credits
Next start: Autumn semester 2022

Study location: Uppsala
Pace of study: Full-time
Teaching form: Normal teaching

Application deadline for international students: 2022/01/17
Application deadline for Swedish students: 2022/04/19

Application code for international students: 81070
Application code for Swedish students: 81071

Degree: Degree of Master of Science (120 Credits) in Business and Economics with a major in Business Administration alternative with a major in Economics.

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.

This programme is taught in English. The applicant must further have a level of English equivalent to upper secondary school English, called English 6.



There are two admission rounds for this Master's programme. The first admission round is open to all international applicants at www.universityadmissions.se. The last date to apply is 17 January 2022. SLU strongly encourage all international students to apply in this first admission round.


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.

Agricultural Economics and Management

Watch Abenezer Zeleke talk about what it's like to be a student in the Agricultural Economics & Management master's program.
Central Uppsala in summer

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