Agricultural Management

Agricultural Management

Develop operating systems of the future – Agricultural management master’s degree programme for the leaders of tomorrow

Around 150 interested parties found answers to their questions about the agricultural management master’s degree programme. At the information event at the end of May, the degree programme coordinator Prof. Dr. Ebertseder and his colleagues introduced the degree programme.

The current themes, 'Digitalisation and Data Management', 'Location Suitability' and 'Sustainability', are key themes within the specialisations, which can be selected as desired:

  • Management of operating systems in the Department of Agriculture
  • Management of operating systems in ecological Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Value Chain Management

With a wide range of elective modules, students can prepare themselves for complex tasks and fields of work. For example, Precision Crop Production Smart Farming, Ecological Cash Crop Farming and Olericulture, International Trade and Innovation Management are all available to choose from.

You can watch the video of the presentation (in German) here:

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 (GL, Weihenstephan)", the "Department of Sustainable Agriculture and Energy Systems (AE, Weihenstephan)", and the "Department of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition (LT, Triesdorf)".

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

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

and at graduates of similar Bachelor’s courses offered by the HSWT and other universities.

Objective of the degree programme – future-proof agricultural management systems

The degree programme teaches you to develop innovative and practical systems. On the one hand, you will learn how to improve the management of agricultural and horticultural businesses and help them adapt to new challenges in an environmentally friendly, location-specific manner. Here, the aim is to create sustainable, economically stable processes that use resources efficiently. On the other hand, you will be taught how to develop and design entire value chains.

The Master’s degree programme builds on the basic knowledge acquired during the Bachelor’s course of study. It consolidates and broadens your understanding of the systems that will play an important role in the future of the agricultural, horticultural and food sectors. You will acquire professional and methodological skills so that you can analyse, evaluate and optimise complex relationships.

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 (AE), and the Department of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition (LT).


Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Fakultät Nachhaltige Agrar- und Energiesysteme
Am Staudengarten 1
85354 Freising

T +49 8161-71-6402
F +49 8161-71-4496

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Fakultät Landwirtschaft, Lebensmittel und Ernährung
Markgrafenstraße 16
91746 Weidenbach

T +49 9826 654-131
F +49 9826 654-4131
lt [at]

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

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

Points of contact if you have any questions

Degree Programme Coordinator

Prof. Dr Thomas Ebertseder

Subject Advisor

Prof. Dr Klaus-Peter Wilbois

Prof. Dr Thomas Hannus

Prof. Dr Johannes Holzner

Information material

Master's degree in Agricultural Management - Flyer
Module overview Master's programme in Agricultural Management (in German)

Examination regulations