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Joint master`s degree programme - Agri-Food Business Management

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The agriculture and food industry is in constant development - solving industries’ business problems requires a multidisciplinary and international approach. For that reason three leading life science universities of the Baltic States offer a joint degree programme “Agri-Food Business Management” that will qualify you for a manager who is able to cover the whole range of management issues within the agricultural and food sector. In-depth problem solving and knowledge in business analysis, risk management, quality management and marketing will enable you to operate in dynamic international business world and as well as in research.


Degree:  Master of Social Sciences in Management Science
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration of studies: full-time 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year:   2520 EUR (EU), 3000 EUR (non-EU)
Admission: once a year (Autumn semester)
Contact personDr.oec. Gunta Grīnberga-Zālīte, gunta.grinberga@llu.lv
Accredited until: December 31, 2020

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Academic profile

Agri-Food Business Management is a joint degree programme that is implemented jointly by three leading life science universities in the Baltic States: Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (Jelgava, Latvia), Aleksandras Stulginskis University (Kaunas, Lithuania) and Estonian University of Life Sciences (Tartu, Estonia).

The aim of the study programme is to provide students with knowledge and skills relevant for the requirements of the industry / labour market in agriculture and food processing industry, bio-economy, leadership, business and administration, finances, international marketing. After completion of the programme in addition to a joint diploma in public administration you will have unique experience from studies in international companies of the industry as well as professional contacts for the development of your future career.

Study modules

After the completion of the programme you will have:

  • joint diploma of three universities that is internationally recognized and respected;
  • master of Social Sciences in Business and Administration;
  • knowledge with the focus on current trends in bio-economy, leadership, business and administration, finances, international marketing;
  • an opportunity to participate in discussions with highly-qualified academic staff members;
  • an opportunity to get to know the study environment and use the available resources at three universities in three Baltic States;
  • visit and learn from international companies of the industry;
  •  professional contacts for the future business activities.

Admission Requirements

Academic Bachelor’s degree obtained in undergraduate studies or the second level higher professional education. Applicants with Bachelor’s degree or professional Bachelor’s degree in other specialities are expected to have the basic knowledge in management and economics.

The requirement of the English language knowledge if your native language is not English: IELTS score 6.0, TOEFL score 547, TOEFL-iBT score 76.


Career prospects

Career opportunities for graduates are diverse and in wide range of areas. They can work in all kinds of agriculture or with food production related companies, in food processing companies, in banks or financial agencies, in agricultural consultancy firms, in research centres, in governmental and non-governmental organisations etc. on national or international level.


Further studies

Master’s degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective doctoral programme in universities in Latvia or abroad.


Submitted on: 27/02/2018