Agricultural Management

Agricultural Management

The new Master’s programme in Agricultural Management at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences will welcome its first cohort in the winter semester 2018/19. The programme is jointly sponsored by the Department of Horticulture and Food Technology (Weihenstephan), the Department of Agriculture and Food Economy (Weihenstephan), and the Department of Agriculture (Triesdorf) of Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences.

This Master’s programme is aimed at graduates of Bachelor’s programmes:

  • Agriculture (Weihenstephan)
  • Agribusiness Marketing and Management (Weihenstephan)
  • Horticulture - Production, Commerce, Services (Weihenstephan)
  • Agriculture (Triesdorf)
  • Agricultural Engineering (Triesdorf)
  • Foodstuff Mnagement (Triesdorf)

In addition, the new Master’s programme is aimed at graduates of Bachelor’s courses offered by other universities.

Objectives of the programme of study

The objective of the Master's programme in Agricultural Management (module overview in German) is the interdisciplinary and practice-oriented deepening and expansion of skills in the management of companies and value chains, as well as in consulting on the basis of previous application-oriented study in the field of agricultural and horticultural sciences, agribusiness, and other related programmes. In addition, students should also acquire the skills required to plan, carry out and assess research projects. As a result, the degree is both an occupational and research qualification. The acquired skills enable graduates to take on leadership and advisory roles successfully within various organisations in the agricultural, horticultural and food sectors, as well as in the upstream and downstream industries and trading companies, and in the service sector.

At a glance

The Agricultural Management (MAG) Master’s programme at a glance

Academic qualificationMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
Duration of studies3 semesters, including Master’s thesis (90 EC)
Type of studyFull time
LocationWeihenstephan, Triesdorf
Admission requirementsProof of course-specific abilities pursuant to Art. 43 (5) BayHSchG
(including minimum grade 2.5)
Admission restrictionsnon currently planned
StartsWinter Semester 2018/19
Application periodEarly May to 15 July
Language of instructionGerman
Additional informationThe programme is jointly sponsored by the Department of Horticulture and Food Technology (GL), the Department of Agriculture and Food Economy (LE), and the Department of Agriculture (LT).

Qualification profile of the course

Based on scientific, ecological, production-technical and economic foundations, the Master’s programme in Agricultural Management pursues the goal of conveying management skills in the field of sustainable agricultural and horticultural production systems, and the organisation of value chains. In this context, the term "Management" should be understood to mean the targeted and economic, principle-oriented conduct of the management, organisation and planning in the international agricultural and food industry. In this context, production must be made sustainable, environmentally friendly and socially compatible so that possible solutions to current challenges (such as nutrient flows and animal welfare) can be developed.

Career prospects

The acquired skills enable graduates to take on leadership and advisory roles successfully within various organisations in the agricultural, horticultural and food sectors. Other professional fields include upstream and downstream industries and commercial enterprises, as well as the service sector.

Departments

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Fakultät Land- und Ernährungswirtschaft
Am Staudengarten 1
85354 Freising

T +49 8161-71-6400
F +49 8161-71-4496
le [at]hswt.de

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Fakultät Landwirtschaft
Markgrafenstraße 16
91746 Weidenbach

T +49 9826 654-0
F +49 9826 654-4010
lt [at]hswt.de

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Fakultät Gartenbau und Lebensmitteltechnologie
Am Staudengarten 10
85354 Freising

T +49 8161 71-3378
F +49 8161 71-4417
gl [at]hswt.de

Information material

Module overview Master's programme in Agricultural Management