Studium (MFM)

International Master in Farm Management (M.Sc.)


The short profile of the MFM study program

Duration: 4 semesters (2 years)
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Language: English
Campus: Triesdorf
Start of semester: Summer semester
Admission restriction (NC): Yes
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The goal of the study program

From business management to business informatics, you will deepen your knowledge of the analysis and development possibilities of agricultural companies in the international Master Farm Management. You analyze agricultural production in a practice-oriented manner and make international organizational and cost comparisons. The Master in Farm Management also provides for application-oriented project and team work at home and abroad.

Whether corporate or agro-economic consulting, agricultural and regional development concepts or applied research and development projects - our agricultural and management experts convince with solid professional knowledge and transnational competence after their studies at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences. Students of the agricultural science degree programs at HSWT benefit from the many years of professional and pedagogical expertise of our teaching staff.

The programme has an international focus, with students from over eleven countries and the language of instruction is English.

The international Master's programme in International Farm Management provides you with these skills:

┬╗ Comprehensive education in applied agricultural economics.
┬╗ Project and team work.
┬╗ Experience abroad and knowledge of different mentalities
┬╗ Management consultations.
┬╗ How to can draw up business plans.
┬╗ You can conduct qualification courses.
┬╗ Presentation, sales and negotiation techniques.
┬╗ German language skills.

Study contents of the Master International Farm Management

Our goal during the international master program International Farm Management is to ...

 ... to train you as a specialist for application-oriented Agricultural Management on the basis of a previous agricultural degree.
 ... to provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge with which you can independently and responsibly take on a wide range of tasks in the management and consulting of agricultural enterprises.
 ... to provide you with the competence to represent this subject area in agricultural research, agricultural administration and in service companies.
... to teach you all the basics so that you can pass on your own knowledge as a teacher in basic and further training, if necessary after further pedagogical qualification.

Study structure and study sequence of the IMA study program with subjects, semester-week-hours (SWS) and European Credits (EC)

(Structure of the MFM program)

1. Semester Ôćô from 15.03 to 30.09

1 st semester (practical semester)
a) For Bachelor's and Diploma degree programmes > Compulsory module 1: Practice Time 25 EC > Compulsory module 2: Practical courses 5 EC >

   Compulsory Modules                 ECTS   
   Practice Time     25
    Practical courses                      5
    Practical exam    

2. Semester Ôćô from 01.10 to 14.03

2nd semester (1st Theoretical Semester)

   Compulsory Modules        ECTS   
    Business Management in Agriculture     5
    Production Economics in Agriculture     5
    Farm Management and Controlling     5
    Business Informatics and Empirical Social Research               5
    Farm Planning     5
    Group of elective modules A     5

3. Semester Ôćô from 15.03 to 30.09

3rd Semester (2nd Theoretical Semester)

   Compulsory modules       ECTS   
    Agricultural Policy Seminar     5
    Strategies of International Agricultural Marketing     5
    Majors: Specialisations focus    
    1. Strategic Management Consulting in Agriculture              5
    2. Technical and economic consulting in agricultural mechanisation               5
    3. Research and Development     5
    Group of elective modules B     5

4. Semester Ôćô from 01.10 to 14.03

4th Semester (3rd Theoretical Semester)

   Compulsory modules       ECTS   
    Project Planning and Project Evaluation     5
    Master Thesis (incl. Master Thesis Seminar)                  15
    Agribusiness Internship     5
    Group of elective modules C               5

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Career Prospects as M.Sc. International Farm Management

After the Master's degree, you can take on the following management tasks - depending on the orientation of the previous Agriculture degree - after an induction period:

┬╗ Agriculture enterprises
Management of larger agricultural enterprises
┬╗ Training & consulting
Management consulting, adult education
┬╗ Planning, implementation & assessment of agricultural projects or joint ventures
Design and planning of public and private sector projects in the agricultural sector at national and international level, business and macroeconomic assessment of projects, management of project implementation.
┬╗ Trade & Services
National and international agricultural trade, trade in livestock and meat, marketing, activities with market and price reporting agencies, accounting firms, in tax consultancy, with banks and insurance companies, product and sales consultancy in the relevant industry (plant protection, animal feed, fertilisers, agricultural technology, nutrition trade).
┬╗ Agricultural administration
Organisation and implementation of state support programmes, design and implementation of agricultural policy measures, cooperation with foreign institutions.
┬╗ Organisation, cooperatives, settlements
Clerical work in international organisations, professional associations, cooperatives, settlements, rural youth organisations; management of self-help organisations.

Admission to the Master's Programme International Farm Management

Certain admission requirements apply to the Master's degree programme International Farm Management. In the event that the number of qualified applicants exceeds the admission capacity set by the University of Applied Sciences, the selection is made by the examination board. The supplementary application documents are taken into account.

Admission Requirements for the 1st semester (practical semester)

For admission to the 1st semester (practical semester), you must fulfil the following qualification requirements:

  1. Particularly successful completion - at least the average grade "good" (according to German evaluation rules) - of a previous university degree in agricultural science. The examination board of the degree programme decides on exceptions after an informal application.
  2. Foreign applicants must also prove sufficient knowledge of the English language. Details are regulated in the Study and examination regulations.

Admission Requirements for the 2nd semester (1st theoretical semester)

For admission to the 2nd study semester (1st theoretical study semester), the following additional requirements must be met::

  1.  Proof of successful participation in a practical study semester or proof of recognition of other practical periods by the examination board. .
  2.  All applicants must prove sufficient knowledge in the production technology of plant and animal production. In the case of insufficient knowledge, corresponding compulsory elective modules must be taken in the 1st theoretical semester and the examinations must be passed successfully. Further details are regulated in the study plan.

Online application for the Master International Farm Management


Applications for the summer semester will be open 15 November 2024!

Attention: Applicants must fulfil the following requirements:
- completed Bachelor or Diploma study course in the field of agriculture with
- final average overall grade of at least "good" (> 72%) in Bachelor or Diploma study course, and
- language certificate in English of at least B2 level (only if Bachelor was not in English)
  We accept language certificates from: TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, TELC, ESOL, CET, PTE Academic, UNIcert




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