The Agribusiness degree programme combines economics, sustainable agriculture and digitalisation/technology in one discipline. Be it business management, marketing and market research or agricultural processes and engineering, we train our students to become all-rounders in the agricultural and food industries. They learn to design sustainable value chains creatively with digital tools: they become sought-after, competent contacts at the interfaces between agricultural production, food production and marketing. The Agribusiness bachelor’s degree programme replaces the Agribusiness Marketing and Management programme.
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
Duration of studies
Language of instruction
German (proof of proficiency is required)
Programme start date
Information about events for potential students can be found on the German page for the degree programme.
Agribusiness covers the entire value chain in food production, from production and processing to sales and consumption. Given the constant scarcity of resources, international competition and increasing consumer demands, well-trained specialist personnel with diverse qualifications in business and agriculture are essential in order to succeed in this sector – you are in demand!
In economics, you gain comprehensive skills and expertise in business administration and agroeconomics and learn about market structures. As a graduate, you understand business management, the basics of finance, marketing (including on social media), commerce and marketing structures and are able to apply this knowledge.
The understanding of agricultural processes that you acquire during the course will help you to create customer-oriented solutions and develop innovative, profitable recommendations for companies. You are familiar with the economic and ecological challenges faced in agriculture. You see change as an opportunity because you have learned to think in terms of systems, across different industries.
Recording data for documentation, for traceability purposes or for quality management requires targeted big data management. You have learned about the practical application of digitalisation as a means of supporting the optimised management of processes in agriculture and in companies by studying various examples and know how to implement this in practice.
The degree programme balances theoretical and practical content. As well as the application-oriented project work, practical relevance is ensured in particular through the practical training semester. You can choose between a purely commercial practical training semester or a practical training semester that combines an agricultural practical element and a commercial practical element.
A wide range of elective modules allows you to further tailor your studies to suit your interests. There is a variety of business, agricultural, personal development and language modules available.
The course comprises six theory semesters with lots of practical elements and one practical training semester. It always starts in the winter semester on 1 October of each year. The module overview for the Agribusiness degree programme provides information about the content in the individual semesters.
Six required elective modules (FWPM), each worth 3 EC, are to be completed by the end of the seventh semester of study to deepen students’ understanding.
Examples of required elective modules:
Please note that the module handbooks are updated at the beginning of each semester. The applicable module handbooks for any given semester are the handbooks published at the beginning of that semester.
The continuing trend of increased vertical integration in value chains in the agricultural and food industry is one example of why workers with expertise in both production technology and economics are required.
Graduates of the Agribusiness degree programme are equipped with a combined qualification in business and agriculture. Our graduates work in the following areas, among others:
"My trips abroad during my degree, which included time on a dairy farm in Canada and as a student trainee at Valtra (AGCO) in Finland, allowed me to gain a wealth of experience in application-oriented agricultural engineering."
Victoria Dietz, Product Manager in the Agriculture department at Kubota Deutschland GmbH
"I have fond memories of lots of interesting lectures in small groups, working on fascinating, real projects with various companies and going on some fantastic excursions."
Jörn Gläser, freelance media service provider and marketing consultant specialising in the agricultural sector at Agrimotion.com
There are no admission restrictions in terms of NC (numerus clausus)!
The pre-study internship is currently suspended. Nevertheless, we recommend that prospective students who have no prior practical experience in agriculture complete a placement with an agricultural business before starting their studies.
Information on the general admission requirements can be found here.
The Bachelor's degree programme in Agribusiness is also offered in the format of a 'course with intensive practical work'. In addition to the standard Bachelor’s programme, this type of work-study (dual) course offers students the opportunity to gain extensive professional experience within a company during set practical phases.
The close link between academic theory and professional practice paves the way for excellent career opportunities: An increasing number of companies are now participating in work-study programmes in order to recruit management staff with substantial practical experience early on.
You can decide in the 1st semester whether you want to study in the dual course.
The course with intensive practical work corresponds to the regular Agribusiness bachelor's programme in terms of content and timing. In the first semester, students interested in participating in the work-study programme can apply to cooperating companies through a separate application process. The companies select suitable candidates who then enter the work-study programme from the second semester on.
The first phase of practical experience takes place during the break following the first semester. Additional practical experience, during which students work on in-house projects that match the course profile within the cooperating company, takes place during any lecture-free periods as well as the designated practical semester.
Students will generally receive a monthly stipend for the duration of the work-study programme. The amount of the stipend will be agreed between the company and the individual student.
The Bachelor's thesis will also be completed within the cooperating company. It may be possible to enter a working relationship with the relevant company once your studies end.
The following requirements apply for the course with intensive practical work:
Muster-Bildungsvertrag (training agreement)
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