Agribusiness – understand, connect, innovate. Shape the future of an industry in upheaval and change.
From farm to fork - the international food and agribusiness sector has a huge potential for growth and innovation. There is an imminent need for well-versed shapers and makers to take advantage of these opportunities.
This programme focuses on mastering change and uncertainty, opening channels for success and innovation.
Accreditations and rankings
This programme is FIBAA accredited and GISMA Business School is awaiting final state approval.
FIBAA is a nationally as well as internationally experienced agency for quality assurance in higher education. Customer-oriented, efficient, fast and flexible work are some of its trademarks. This accreditation is according to the standards of the German Accreditation Council.
Who is the programme for?
This program is designed for young professionals who want to leave their mark in international agribusiness. It is designed for ambitious individuals who want to excel in cross-functional roles and settings, bringing together knowledge and expertise from different fields.
Prior business experience is a must and will be a core benefit for the student group.
Why choose this programme?
In this programme, we combine technical and theoretical expertise with high practical relevance and applicability. Understanding international agribusiness and the interconnection between sectors and business areas will be crucial for organisational and personal success. Not only accepting the network organisation of the future but also embracing the change and potential it offers.
What will you learn?
You’ll learn how the complete value chain works from production to plate, giving you the ability to enter almost any role within the sector. Also, you’ll be studying in Hannover – a city which is ideally placed in northern Germany, close to the agribusiness cluster and opportunities for employment.
How will you study?
You can also choose between studying in full-time or part-time mode:
As a full-time student, you will spend approximately eight weeks in class physically in Hannover. These residencies will be split into two-week blocks that are spread evenly over the year. Between the residencies – in the e-learning phases – you will for example work on cases, reflect on readings, take part in online discussions and participate in group exercises and projects.
As a part-time student, you engage in the same structure and activities, however, your schedule and workload are stretched over a longer period to allow you to stay on the job or take care of other commitments. In the part-time mode, you will normally have two residencies of two weeks per year.
The master thesis, which normally takes six months for full-time and 12 months for part-time students, can be started after the last residency has been taken place.
Please note: As a full-time student it is possible to stay as a student all the time in Hannover OR stay in your home country and travel four times a year to attend the residencies.
For the 2020 intake, in full-time study mode the residencies take place in:
For the 2020 intake, in part-time study mode the residencies take place in:
Doing Business in Global Markets
Managing for Change & Innovation
Strategy & Technology Management
Data, Finance & Forecasting
Food Production and Alternative Uses of Commodities
Production Environment and Adaptability
Production and Processing Technology
Innovation in Production and Processing
Retailing and Consumers
Marketing in Agribusiness
*Programme content subject to change
Upon finishing this programme, you have built on your specialist knowledge and are now able to bring a holistic approach to the field of international agribusiness.
You are well-equipped to take the next steps in larger and international organisations and take up responsibility in all business-relevant roles.
Fees and funding
Please contact a programme advisor for more details on how to apply.
Tuitions fee - €18,600 / Year
Flexible payment plan
GISMA offers flexible payment plans that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees across three instalments. Also, you can opt for monthly instalments. Discounts are available. A deposit of €2,000.00 is required to start, then 1-12 month instalments of €1,383.33.
Please note that all payment plans are suggested only. A specific payment plan for you can be agreed with GISMA and only the deposit is the fixed amount that is required. Students can spread out the payments as they like, as long as this is in line with the payment date deadlines.
Non-standard entry routes are not available. Please seek clarification on qualification entry requirements with our admissions team.
Career statistics you need to know
Germany has the 2nd best unemployment rate in the EU, at 3,1%*
Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe^
4th Best Graduate starting salary at £40,650**
in Europe, with a growing economy
Earn up to €40,000, the average graduate salary in Germany*
Germany has 2nd best unemployment rate, at 3.4%**
This programme is FIBAA accredited and GISMA Business School is awaiting final state approval
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