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Agri-Food Business Management

Estonian University of Life Sciences

24 months
3000 EUR/year
2520 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Agri-Food Business Management is a joint study programme offered by Estonian University of Life Sciences that renders integrated theoretical knowledge and practical skills for understanding the agricultural and food market and managing agricultural and food industry businesses.

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The Agri-Food Business Management studies offered by Estonian University of Life Sciences will be held in all three Baltic States, which prepares the graduates for the international career in agricultural, food industry and bioeconomy businesses and organisations.

Learning outcomes

    After completing the curriculum successfully, the student:

  • demonstrate knowledge of contemporary theory and techniques of economics and business administration;
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of agricultural value chains;
  • utilize scientific research in business administration;
  • develop an ethical and socially responsible corporate culture through human resource management;
  • evaluate investments and design corporate financial policy;
  • understand the role of innovation and manage innovation process in their organisation;
  • evaluate competitive situation in their field of operation;
  • identify gap in existing knowledge, products and services and need for research;
  • design a research plan to solve practical problems in their field of operation;
  • apply acquired knowledge in writing master thesis;
  • effectively communicate research results;
  • demonstrate effective communication and networking skills;
  • organize and participate in team work;
  • effectively represent organisation in business negotiations;
  • demonstrate ethical and socially responsible leadership and management skills in the context of global marketplace, complex organisations and multinational teams;
  • recognise cultural diversity, its challenges and opportunities in conducting business;
  • demonstrate understanding of the ethical consequences of business decisions;
  • demonstrate understanding of global issues in context of agricultural business, concerning social, economic, political and environmental problems.

Career opportunities

The alumni will find employment and career prospects in agriculture, food industry, input supply, wholesales, retail sales, and other agriculture, food and bioeconomy related fields.

Programme Structure

The studies will be held in all three Baltic States:

First semester in Estonia

  •  Agri-food economics & policy, bioeconomy,
  • Research strategies and methods,
  • Corporate culture and human resource development,
  • Cooperative management

Second semester in Lithuania

  • Finance management,
  • Managerial accounting, and control,
  • Strategic management of agribusiness,
  • Agribusiness planning and evaluation of investment and development projects

Third semester in Latvia

  •   Operations and supply-chain management in agribusiness,
  • Innovation of food system,
  • International agri-food business marketing,
  • Integrated marketing communication in agribusiness

Fourth semester in Estonia

  •  Is dedicated to the Master’s thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Studies start in Estonia and take place in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. 


May 10 - non-EU candidates

May 31 - EU, UK, Georgian and Turkish candidates


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in business management, economics or related fields from a recognized and accredited university.
  • Applicants with Bachelor’s degree or professional Bachelor’s degree in other specialties are expected to have basic knowledge in management and economics and be prepared to undertake extra self-learning.
  • Applicants must support their application with a motivation letter.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2520 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2520 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tartu

300 - 600 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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