MSc in Economics,
specialization in Agribusiness
at the Faculty of Economics
and Social Sciences
Award: Master of Science
Duration: 4 semesters (full-time)
Tuition Fee: 5600 EUR (1400 EUR per 1 semester)
Start date: October 2018
Master’s degree in the field of Economics, specialization in Agribusiness, provides graduates with in-depth knowledge and skills in micro- and macroeconomics, marketing, agri-food policy and economic law. This course is dedicated to students who want to perform a managerial role in business entities and institutions, or run their own business, especially in food economics. The course is open to applicants who have a Bachelor’s degree in at least one of the following fields of studies: Economics, Finances and Accounting, Management or related fields of studies. Candidates must have essential knowledge and skills in mathematics and economics at the academic level.
The course focuses on broadening students’ knowledge and understanding of economic processes and the rules of effective resource management in these processes. You will be taught how to formulate research problems and apply selected research methods in economic issues, especially those which are related with food economics. The course is also focused on global and local conditions of food economics and their economic and social importance. We will help you understand the specificity of food production and distribution, and the economic and organisational consequences of this specificity. During the course, you can expand your practical skills through advanced analytical methods for the investigation and modelling of economic phenomena and processes. You will also be taught how to plan, prepare and present a research project. Our faculty is known for the research in the field of agricultural economics, regional and social policy in rural areas, international business, production and management in agribusiness companies, and consumption economics. Course teachers have carried research focused on socio-economic problems of the agri-food sector and rural areas in the EU countries, influence of the EU Common Agricultural Policy measures on the development of agriculture and rural areas, competitiveness of the agri-food sector in the EU countries in relation to regional and international markets, finance management in agribusiness companies and agricultural law, and they will be eager to share their experience with you. We invite students who are motivated to gain knowledge about agri-food economics, as well as the necessary qualifications to manage business projects, provide advisory services and make rational decisions related with resource management in business entities and other institutions. Our students will also receive training in running their own business, especially in food economics.
Graduates are prepared to undertake jobs in business entities including senior-level management, especially in agriculture and food industry, wholesale and retail trade, catering industry, tourism and agri-tourism or affiliates of transnational corporations. You will also be able to work in other institutions and economic organizations, such as banks, accounting offices, local and central government units or consulting firms. You will also be prepared to run your own business or to go on to work in research and education.
- Econometrics and forecasting economic processes
- Managerial economics
- Marketing research
- Management accounting in agribusiness
- Agri-food policy
- International business
- Evaluation of EU programs and projects
Candidates for registration to this course must first hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas:
- Finances and Accounting
- or related fields of studies