Wood is the resource of the future. However, the sustainable use of wood is threatened by other forms of land use and the consequences of climate change. Globalisation and digitalisation are further challenges. In order to manage these requirements, well-trained managers with innovative approaches are needed.
The International Management of Forest Industries degree programme therefore focuses on:
The University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf developed the Master International Management of Forest Industries in close cooperation with industry companies from Germany and abroad. In the process, these main competences crystallised, which the students should have at their disposal after completing their Master's degree:
- Forestry-related specialisations (building on the bachelor's degree)
- Management of internal & external value-added processes
- national, international & global markets of wood & wood products
The Master's thesis is also written in close cooperation with companies from the sector in Germany and abroad.
- International Orientation
The International Management of Forest Industries degree programme is designed and implemented jointly with the Bern University of Applied Sciences (HAFL) in Zollikofen. On completion of all the courses provided in the programme, students obtain a cooperative Double Degree Master: International Management of Forest Industries (M. Sc.) at the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences and Life Sciences – Forest Sciences with specialisation in International Forest and Timber Management (M. Sc.) at HAFL.
- Active Insights into Practice:
The Master's programme takes place in close cooperation with partner companies in the forestry and timber industry. Part-time lecturers and speakers from practice contribute their expertise. In numerous modules, direct contact is established with representatives from practice and research within the framework of case studies, guest lectures and group work.