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Agricultural Economics and Management, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Uppsala, Sweden
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 from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences offers you a great opportunity to develop your understanding and skills of business administration or economics.

Overview

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.

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 Agricultural Economics and Management programme from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 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.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marketing, Responsibility and Ethics
  • Production economics
  • Value Chains and Networks in the Bio-Economy
  • Research methods for business studies
  • Agricultural cooperatives
  • 20th Century Agricultural Economy and Politics
  • Quantitative finance
  • Master thesis in Business Administration

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General 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. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10416 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20826 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • First instalment: 54 800 SEK 
  • Total programme: 219 000 SEK

Living costs for Uppsala

  • 7620 - 12070 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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