|Type of study programme||Master studies|
|Degree||Master of Social Sciences in Management|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 31-Dec-2020|
|Duration||Full time – 2 years|
|Credit points||80 (ECTS: 120)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||Study language is English. During studies international students join groups of local students or study according to an individual plan. Optional Latvian language and culture course is offered to international students|
|Fees||2520 EUR (EU), 3000 EUR (non-EU) (2019/20)|
|Study programme description||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.
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.
Master’s degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective doctoral programme in universities in Latvia or abroad.
|Study programme link||www.llu.lv/en/article/degree-programme-agri-food-business-management
|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.
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (LLU), founded in 1939, is a centre of education, science and culture. Its mission is to develop the intellectual potential for sustainable future of Latvia and, especially, rural areas. LLU offers 62 qualitative, accredited academic and professional higher education programmes. It is the only higher educational establishment in Latvia offering the study programmes in agriculture, forestry, veterinary medicine, food science and landscape architecture. Also LLU offers studies in Engineering, Social Sciences, and Information technologies. Diplomas issued by LLU are recognised inside and outside the European Borders.
By implementing various large projects, LLU has developed significant research oriented activities, as well as projects improving material and technical basis for research and study needs. As an institution LLU pays also a significant attention to the strategic objectives to implement higher education process in close connection with research and technology transfer. With help of LLU Technology and Knowledge Transfer Centre many results of science have reached the producers. Research and the study activities at LLU go hand in hand.
The university is located in Jelgava - an old cultural city which is only 40 km from the capital of Latvia - Riga. Jelgava is recognized as a true student city. Here you will enjoy green and natural environment combined with sophisticated studies and research, as well as joyful social and cultural events.
Population in the city of Jelgava: 56 383
Total number of students: 4176 (2017/18)
Number of International students: 46 (2017/18)
Number of elected academic staff: 321 (2017/18)
Accommodation possibilities and costs: LLU offers a comfortable accommodation possibilities in the dormitory in the city center - students are usually housed in shared rooms (2 persons). The costs start at 75 EUR per month.