M.Sc. On Campus

Transition Management

Justus Liebig University Giessen

24 months
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The English-language Master’s Programme "Transition Management" is an interdisciplinary study programme established by five faculties of Justus Liebig University Giessen, headed by the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Management (Faculty 09).


The English-language Master’s Programme "Transition Management" at Justus Liebig University Giessen addresses the enormous economic and political transformations we observe in many transition and emerging economies worldwide. Their societies are changing from state management to a market economy, from autocracy to democracy, often at a rapid pace and at higher income and technology levels than in a typical developing country. The group of transition countries includes the successor states of the former Soviet Union, the countries of Eastern and South Eastern Europe, as well as transition economies in Asia, such as China and Vietnam. 


Graduates of Transition Management work as project managers and consultants in private and public organisations involved in transition and development cooperation at national, supranational and international levels. They find employment as managers and specialists in private enterprises active in industry, the agricultural and nutritional sector, trade, banks, and financial services.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Empirical Research Methods 
  • Transition in Practice 
  • Law in Transition 
  • Theory and Practice of Economic Development
  • Transition and Integration Economics 
  • Power and Democracy 
  • Global Food Markets
  • Economics, Organization and Management in Agriculture and Food Industries
  • Bioinformatics
  • Molecular Techniques 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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 with at least 180 ECTS-points in one of the following scientific fields:

  • Agriculture
  • Nutrition
  • Natural or environmental sciences
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Political science

Tuition Fee

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  • As a public university, JLU Giessen does not charge tuition fees 

Living costs for Gießen

630 - 1000 EUR /month
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