Studyportals placeholder

Agricultural Economics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #751 (QS) ,
The 2nd-cycle study programme in Agricultural Economics leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The aim of the study programme is to qualify experts with key knowledge in agricultural economics and related disciplines. 


A comprehensive training in principles of agricultural economics will be supplemented by knowledge of different management skills, e.g. evaluation of economic projects, decision sciences and informatics, developmental and policy issues in agriculture. Two different profiles of experts are expected by choosing two sets of courses: Management and Marketing in Agriculture and Rural Development. The experts might participate at different levels of decision making in agricultural and food sector, whether in business environment, in public administration or the continuation of academic career. One of the basic aims of the study programme is also to qualify the students to individual research work. The most successful students may continue their studies to Ph.D. level, where the skills and knowledge of postgraduate study programme will be deepened and the science research profile of the expert is moulded.

The aim of the postgraduate study programme in Agricultural Economics is to develop two profiles of experts, depending on student’s choice between two sets of courses:

  • Management and Marketing in Agriculture;
  • Agricultural Policy and Rural Development.


The study programme has been accredited by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Slovenian abbreviation: NAKVIS; English abbreviation SQAA). 

Programme Structure


Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Theoretical and Empirical Analysis in Agricultural Economics (6)
  • Basic Research Methods in Farm Management (6)
  • Economics and Marketing in Agrobusiness (6)
  • Production Systems and Sustainable Development (6)
  • Organic Farm Management (6)

Year 1: 2nd Semester (Module 1 – Management and Marketing in Agriculture)

  • Decision Theory (5)
  • Theory of Systems (5)
  • Information Systems in Agriculture (5)
  • Project Planning and Quality Management (5)
  • Research Methods in Marketing of Agri-Food Chain (5)
  • Seminar Paper (5)

Year 1: 2nd Semester (Module 2 – Agricultural Policy and Rural Development)

  • Agricultural Policy (5)
  • Rural Areas and Natural Resources (5)
  • Regional Land Planning (5)
  • Rural Sociology (5)
  • International Agricultural and Food Markets (5)
  • Seminar Paper (5)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Project Paper – Literature (15)
  • Project Paper – Methodology (15)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Master’s Thesis (30).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Candidates apply in 2 application periods. However, in the 2nd, they may apply only for programmes still having vacancies that the faculty decides to fill.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      The part-time study programme shall be implemented only in the event of 5 or more enrolled students.
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Slovenian
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: (pages 1-2).


The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2019/2020 Academic Year is available at 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2505 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2505 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Tuition also applies to all part-time students and to Slovene/EU full-time students who have already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree.

Living costs for Maribor

  • 480 - 700 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Full-time students from Slovenia and other EU countries, and full-time students from non-EU countries who are granted international protection, applicants for international protection and persons from countries with which Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreement (i.e. Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, B&H, and Serbia) pay NO TUITION FEE (except the part for studying in English, if applicable) if they have not already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree. 

You may find scholarship opportunities offered by the Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the RS at the following website:

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Apply with Studyportals

Did you know that you can directly apply to available Masters from our selected Application Partners? Read more, or check the complete list of programmes to apply for right now.

Select a Master's and apply


Did you know you can compare your wishlisted programmes with our new Comparison tool?