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International Agribusiness, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #905 (BCR) , ND,
The International Agribusiness M.S. program offered by the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University provides both the academic training and the international experience required to excel in an international agribusiness career. 

About

The program of study includes course work in applied economics, quantitative methods, and international agribusiness strategy, management, finance, and marketing.

Students are required to have an international experience that may be satisfied by meeting one of three options::

  • The student may participate in an international internship. Both paid and unpaid opportunities exist with international agribusiness companies, with government agencies, or with nonprofit organizations. The semester-long or summer internship can be arranged by the student or in cooperation with NDSU’s Office of International Student and Study Abroad Services. Internship programs will be defined by the student and his or her major adviser, and approved by the Graduate Program Committee (GPC) and the student's supervisory committee.
  • Students may participate in graduate courses in business or agribusiness at an international university during a semester-long or summer study abroad program. Study abroad programs will be defined by the student and his or her major adviser, and approved by the GPC and the student's supervisory committee.
  • Students may select at least six additional credits of coursework offered at NDSU related to international business or agribusiness. Courses must be approved by the student's supervisory committee as part of the student’s program of study prior to enrollment in the courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Philosophy
  • Applied Risk Analysis I
  • Applied Risk Analysis II
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Agribusiness I: Agricultural Product Marketing and Agribusiness Strategy
  • Master's Paper
  • Master's Thesis
  • Econometrics
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Analytical Methods for Applied Economics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

  • In addition to the Graduate School admission requirements, applicants must have earned a grade of B or higher in intermediate microeconomics and statistics including linear regression, and a grade of C or better in calculus.
  • Applicants must submit their complete application by March 1 for fall enrollment and October 1 for spring enrollment to guarantee admission and funding consideration. Admission will only be considered for candidates who submit a complete application.
  • It is desirable that students begin their program in the fall semester, although students may begin their program in the spring.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    631 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 631 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    541 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 541 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    361 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 361 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Fargo

  • 870 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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