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Agricultural and Resource Economics (MSc)

Taught in German




The course of study serves to support and evaluate the agricultural-political and sociopolitical decisions of various institutions. Among these tasks belong the decision-making processes of nutritional-economic businesses, the study of agricultural markets, the evaluation of agricultural and environmental-political measures, the development of agricultural-technical processes, the advisory and communication system and the cooperative system.

Teaching and research will take place in the areas of:

  • Agricultural policy
  • Market research
  • Consulting 
  • Business theory in the Agro-Food Industry
Duration of studies 4 Semester 120 Credit Points (CP)

Duration of Studies

4 Semesters - 120 Credit Points (CP)


since 28 September 2007.

Composition of the Study Programme

Composition of the Study Programme

Duration of studies

4 semesters - 120 credit points (cp)


Composition of degree programme

The course of studies is composed of 20 modules:

  • 8 core modules (mandatory) with in each case 6 credit points,
  • 8 specialisation modules (non-mandatory) with in each case 6 credit points,
  • a written Master's thesis (equivalent to 4 modules = 24 credit points).

Half the taught modules are mandatory (core modules) the other half of the modules can be selected from all the courses offered by the department or partially by other departments in the JLU (specialisation modules).

Specialisation is possible through the selection of the profile modules. The course of study has been successfully completed when all modules have been successfully passed.



  • Applied Econometrics
  • Organizational Economics in the Agro - Food Industry
  • Risk Management and Decision Support Mode
  • International Agricultural and Food Policy
  • Managerial Economics in the Agro - Food Industry
  • Economic Development and World Agricultural Markets
  • Land-use Modelling
  • Market Theory


Further Information

A description of the core- and specialisation modules can be found in the special regulations with module descriptions and module plans (in German)

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Courses offered in the course catalogue


Commencement of Studies in the Winter and Summer Semester

Commencement of studies

Summer semester and winter semester

Application: Entrance requirements

Entrance requirements

The entry prerequisite for a Master’s degree course is a Bachelor’s degree with a relevant subject profile.
Relevant Bachelor degree courses of a German university are:

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Economy
  • Organic Farming

In the context of the application and admission process the Examination Board may recognise other final degrees as equivalent on a case-to-case basis.

Application not limited

Application for admission and registration

  • The intake capacity of this degree programme is not limited internally by the university.
  • Applications must be received by the JLU Student Secretariat by 15th January for the summer semester and 15th July for the winter semester. More on this...
  • Special regulations apply to foreign applicants or those who gained their university-entrance qualifications abroad. Read more...

Career Options


Doctoral Studies at JLU

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Information offered by faculty 09 about doing your doctorate

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Information about studying at Justus Liebig University Giessen (incomings)

International pages

Please have a look at our International Pages for more information in English.

Further Information

Further Information: Documents

PDF documents for the courses of study

Examination- and study regulations


Courses offered in the course catalogue

Any Questions

Any Questions?

Information- and advisory services of JLU can be found under the category “contact” on this page!


Subject Advisor
Prof. Dr. Rainer Kühl

Prof. Dr. Joachim Aurbacher
Agribusiness Management and Food Economics
Senckenbergstrasse 3 (Zeughaus)
35390 Giessen
+49 (0) 641 - 99 37270

Office hours: by appointment

Central Study Advisor
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