MSc in Rural Development and Agrobusiness


Program Description

Objectives of the study program

The program - based on agricultural, economic, management and rural sociology studies – focuses primarily on the understanding of the current problems of sustainable development and rural regions, the cooperation in the possible directions of development, the preparation of actual development projects, as well as the management and monitoring of project implementation. The training also covers the questions of loss minimization after harvests, development, and management of local markets, as well as logistics management and warehousing.

The most special feature of the Rural Development Engineer course is the organization of frequent study trips. “Learning by Seeing” is stressed through the visits to different scales of farms, municipalities and rural development agencies and projects. The students can also experience the European identity during study tours to the European Union institutions in Brussels and to our partner universities in neighboring Slovakia and Romania. The wide range of management and rural development skills enable the graduates to pursue different careers and adapt their knowledge to different conditions in their home countries.

Minimum requirements for admission

  • 84 credits of the relevant field of study
  • in case of 60-83 credits, the applicant needs to take additional exams in the first 2 semesters of the MSc course
  • in case of 0-59 credits, the applicant needs to study for 2 semesters PRIOR to the MSc course to collect the 84 credits (supplementary studies)

Location of the course: Gödöllő/ Hungary

Language requirements: B2 level certificate, certificate about studies in English or official document about studying subjects in English or taking an online test of the University

Preparatory Course Fee

  • English language Preparatory Course (2 semesters ): 2300 EURO/semester
Last updated January 2018

About the School

Szent István University (SZIU), one of Hungary’s most prominent institutions of higher education, consists of seven different faculties for study and research hosting approximately 14,000 students. Th... Read More