Bachelor of Arts in Agribusiness
Agriculture and the food industry are highly dynamic and innovative sectors that have to adapt to increasing global competition and natural resource scarcity. Our BA Agribusiness programme equips you with the economic understanding and business and management skills needed to successfully manage agricultural and food supply chains in the face of these global challenges. In international student project teams, you will study the intricacies of starting and running your own business. Beyond this, you will also address current issues in agricultural and environmental policy in order to become an expert consultant to public institutions and other organisations. Complementary knowledge and soft skills are gained through a diversity of teaching and learning methods. Practical work experience fosters these skills and additionally helps to build networks for your future career. From the fourth semester onwards, you are able to choose from a number of elective modules to shape your individual focus and specialisation. In addition to your internships, you may focus on scientific research or analysis of a practical business problem while completing your thesis in the seventh semester.
The curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary education in agribusiness by combining important business-related subjects - management, accounting, marketing, logistics, and quality management - with introductory courses in scientific and technical subjects such as agronomy, horticulture, and food sciences. Throughout the course, a continuous focus is placed on the issue of sustainability - a central concern in agribusiness as changing dietary habits and the demand for quality products and production processes increasingly clash with resource scarcity caused, in part, by a rising global demand for agricultural goods. As a result, this course not only prepares you for current challenges in the industry, but for future challenges as well.
Please note that English language skills at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference are required for our Bachelor’s degree programmes. Please be aware that all applicants’ test report form numbers will be checked. The following certificates are accepted: IELTS: level CEFR B2 or better TOEFL: level CEFR B2 or better The TOEFL code of our university: 6962