Agribusiness – understand, connect, innovate. Shape the future of an industry in upheaval and change.
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 program focuses on mastering change in global agribusiness and uncertainty, opening channels for success and innovation. It includes application-oriented teaching of the economic interrelationships of agribusiness and the value chain from agricultural production and processing, logistics, and marketing to retail and consumers. An integral part is environmental protection and the social sustainability of agribusiness.
Accreditations and rankings
GISMA Business school is AMBA accredited but also has a long history of working with partner universities in Europe and has been trusted to deliver partner programmes accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and EPAS.
Who is the program for?
The program is perfect for those with undergraduate degrees in business, economics, geography, agricultural sciences, agronomy or other comparable fields of study. It is designed for aspiring 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 work experience is a must and will be a core benefit for the student group.
Why choose this program?
In this program, we combine practical and theoretical expertise with high practical relevance and applicability. Understanding international agribusiness and the interconnection between sectors and business areas will be crucial for organizational and personal success. Not only accepting the network organization 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.
You get an overview of the complete value chain in agribusiness - from farm to fork!
You are prepared to face the challenges of agribusiness in transition.
You have in-depth knowledge and skills of modern organizational and management concepts for internationally operating companies in the agri-food industry.
You know about current innovations, e.g. from the processing of plant and animal products to the potential of e-commerce and blockchain technologies.
You have gained a systemic and overarching understanding of agribusiness.
You are aware of the impact of changes that result from digital technologies on society, business, culture, and the individual.
You know how to create more resilience and adaptiveness with regard to resources in agribusiness, especially water as a resource.
You can develop strategies to eliminate and recycle waste in food processing.
You are able, through academic knowledge and practical tools, to direct this impact to set up individuals and organizations for success.
How will you study?
GISMA Business School supports flexible and individual learning by applying a systematic hybrid learning scheme.
You will spend part of your lectures in class at our Berlin-Potsdam campus. These face-to-face phases are complemented by e-learning sessions. You will work on cases, reflect on readings, take part in online discussions, and participate in group exercises and projects. This variety of learning methods is part of our unique teaching strategy, which includes student-centered pedagogy, project-based learning, collaborative learning, and personalized coaching.
You can start working on your master thesis after you have earned two-thirds of the total program credits. The thesis takes three months in the 1-year program and six months in the 2-year program.
Agribusiness Value Chain
Agribusiness: An Introduction
Water and Resources in Agribusiness
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production
Concepts and Methods of Agribusiness Marketing
Food Safety, Labelling, and Regulation
Waste Elimination & Recycling in Food Processing
Global Supply Chain Management
Business Environment, Control, and Sustainability
Finance and Risk Management
CSR, Diversity, and Ethics
T.I.M.E. in a Digital World
Digital Marketing and Analytics
Leadership, Action and Intercultural Competencies
Management of People in Cross-Cultural Environments
Study abroad or Internship or Business Project
Scientific and Methods Competence
Research Methods and Scientific Work
*Program content subject to change
Partnerships with some of the best educational institutions from around the world
Programs with top global rankings – the Grenoble MIB is ranked 20th in the world by the Economist in 2017
International student cohort with over 40 nationalities represented - expand your network
Excellent student services such as a dedicated Career Centre, visa support, and accommodation team
Scholarships and flexible payment plans available
Graduates will be entitled to apply for an 18-month post-study residence permit to take advantage of career opportunities in Germany
Free German classes
Programs taught 100% in English - the language of international communication
Germany has the 2nd best unemployment rate in the EU, at 3.4%*.
4th Best Graduate starting salary at £40,650 in Europe, with a growing economy**.
Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe; It is recognized for its high-quality education and you can experience this with GISMA.
Berlin, Germany’s capital is the start-up technology capital of Europe.
Berlin is the largest city in the EU and has a thriving business scene, offering a range of job opportunities for young professionals and graduates.
Germany is well known for its rich history in culture and arts, offering students an enriching international experience whilst combining world-class education from our globally ranked partner institutions.
***According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline
1 year of work experience
English proficiency: B2 (IELTS 6.0) or equivalent