Agribusiness, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 42 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

In particular, the course imparts the strong theoretical foundation you’ll need to both expertly evaluate real-world business problems typically found in these two sectors, as well as control the value chains of agricultural and horticultural products.

To that end, 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 scientific and technical subjects from the disciplines of agriculture and horticulture. Throughout the course, a continuous focus is placed on the issue of sustainability – a central concern in Agribusiness as changing dietary habits and demand for quality products and production processes increasingly clash with resource scarcity caused, in part, by a rising global demand for agrarian goods. As a result, this course not only prepares you for current Agribusiness market issues, but for future ones as well.

Agribusiness is a global discipline, which is why this study course is taught entirely in English. This not only improves the general proficiency of students dramatically (particularly non-native speakers), but also familiarises them with professional Agribusiness terminology used extensively throughout the field. Combined with the interpersonal team management skills this study course also imparts to students, you’ll leave our university with a profound expertise of Agribusiness and a professional profile which qualifies you for a career both in Germany as well as globally.

Career Paths

As a ‘green’ industry, Agribusiness is one of the most important economical sectors in many countries, including Germany. In North Rhine-Westphalia and the Lower Rhine region in particular, Agribusiness exhibits very promising prospects for the future. Our close contacts to national and international enterprises and institutions in the field of Agribusiness not only increases the practical relevance of the course, but also creates a network for students to connect to to potential future employers.

The Agribusiness programme qualifies graduates to pursue a number of career paths across a wide spectrum of fields and industries, thanks largely to the programme’s broad technical training, which includes classical and modern elements of Agribusiness and adjacent discplines. You also have the ability to select elective modules around a specific theme or discipline, thus adding additional expertise to your professional profile and improving your employment prospects in specific fields or sectors.

As this study course is taught in English, many of the career paths below can also be pursued at the international level:

  • Consulting companies, service providers and NGOs in the agribusiness sector
  • Nutrition and food industries
  • Processing companies in agribusiness
  • Trading, marketing and sales
  • Manufacturers of animal feed, fertilizers, pesticides and seeds
  • Machine and plant engineering in agribusiness
  • Banks and other financial service providers
  • Associations, public authorities or international organisations in the agricultural or environmental fields

Graduating from this course also qualifies you for a graduate-level programme at a German university as well as abroad.

Accreditation

The study course is accredited by ASIIN e.V. http://www.asiin-ev.de/pages/en/asiin-e.-v.php

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 42 months
  • Credits
    210 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Sustainable Learning 
  • Learning Sustainability 
  • Sales and Marketing in Agribusiness 
  • Basics of Agricultural Production Systems 
  • Economics and Logistics 
  • Analysis and Interpretation of Data
  • International Markets, Trade and Agricultural Policy
  • Quality Management of Food and Flowers 
  • Environment, Agricultural and Food Law
  • Ethics and Philosophy in Life Sciences
  • Current Issues in Agribusiness
  • Management Accounting
  • Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
  • Strategy and Management
  • Basics of Horticulture
  • Business Economics
  • Rural Development
  • Accounting, Book Keeping and Taxation
  • Agricultural Extension and Consulting
  • Social and Labour Policy 
  • Supply Chain Management and Advanced Logistics
  • Market Research and Marketing

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • High school diploma or secondary school leaving certificate
  • (If required) university entrance examination
  • (If required) proof of successfully completed semesters of study at another university
  • Recognised language certificate
  • APS document (only for China, Mongolia and Vietnam)
  • Art portfolio (only for Information and Communication Design B.A.)

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 42 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 42 months.

  • Mandatory social security contribution: €79.00
  • Contribution to your faculty’s Student Representative Body: €10.00
  • NRW semester ticket: €50.90
  •  VGN semester ticket: €138.48

Total: €278.38

The majority of cost goes towards the Semester Ticket, which is a public transportation pass valid for most bus and train lines running in North Rhine-Westphalia. The Semester Ticket provides a range of mobility options to students at an otherwise unbeatable price.

Living costs for Kleve

630 - 1,000 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The financing of studies is one of the most difficult and important subjects that international students have to deal with. As early on as when you apply for a visa and a residence permit you must prove that you have enough financial means to finance your studies in Germany. At the moment the German authorities require proof that you have 8,640 Euro for one year of studies. This proof of financing is meant to ensure that international students can finance their studies themselves since they do not normally qualify for state help in Germany.

Even if you provide evidence of financing your financial worries are not yet over. In Germany, a budget of around 9,000 Euro per year will only allow you to lead a very modest lifestyle!

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.