|Study location||Estonia, Tartu|
Business and administration (ISCED 34)
Business and administrative studies (JACS N000)
|Tuition fee||€3,000 per year|
|Application fee||€100 one-time
The application fee is non-refundable. Your application will only be reviewed and receive feedback after the university has received the application fee.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent (Diploma of Professional Higher Education) in business management, economics or related fields from a recognized and accredited university, with a minimum of 60% of the highest possible CGPA during his/her last studies. In order to qualify for the studies at the Estonian University of Life Sciences, an applicant has to have at least 60% of the highest possible CGPA during his/her last studies.
Applicants with Bachelor’s degree or professional Bachelor’s degree in other specialties are expected to have basic knowledge in management and economics and be prepared to undertake extra self-learning.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English, Estonian (issued in or officially translated along with verified copies).
Applicants are expected to send their paper documents to the higher education institution of their first preference. In case of EMÜ, following postal address is valid:
Recent = no more than five years’ old.
In order to qualify for the studies at the Estonian University of Life Sciences, an applicant has to have at least 60% of the highest possible CGPA during his/her last studies.
The mandatory admission requirement is a case study analysis.
Case study analysis consists of a written and an oral part. The written assignment will be sent one hour before the interview to the email address indicated by the applicant and the applicant will fill in the written part of the analysis within a given time frame. The written part of the admission test consists of multiple-choice questions and open questions.
Additional admission interview (usually over Skype) is also required. The focus of the interview will be on your motivation and details from your application (previous education and work experience). The time of the interview and practical arrangements will be discussed individually by e-mail. NB! Please have your passport at hand during the interview.
In total, it is possible to collect 10 admission points: 5 points for the motivation letter and 5 points for the interview.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Copy of secondary school leaving certificate and transcript (from non-EU countries).
Agri-Food Business Management is a joint study programme of three Baltic universities that renders integrated theoretical knowledge and practical skills for understanding the agricultural and food market and managing agricultural and food industry businesses. Our partner universities are Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (LLU) in Latvia and Aleksandras Stulginskis University (ASU) in Lithuania.
Studying agri-food business management will give you
- insights by the leaders of the most successful agricultural and food businesses and organizations in the Baltic States;
- competencies to perform successfully in the entire Baltic region and internationally;
- network with the current and future leaders of agricultural and food businesses in the Baltic States;
- experience cultural and business diversity of the three Baltic States.
The curriculum consists of following modules and Master’s thesis:
Economics Module 15 ECTS,
Leadership Module 15 ECTS,
Finance Module 15 ECTS,
Strategy Module 15 ECTS,
Operations Module 15 ECTS,
Marketing Module 15 ECTS,
Master’s thesis 30 ECTS.
First semester in Estonia
Agri-food economics & policy, bioeconomy, research strategies and methods, leadership, corporate culture and human resource development, cooperative management.
Second semester in Lithuania
Finance management, managerial accounting, and control, strategic management of agribusiness, agribusiness planning and evaluation of investment and development projects.
Third semester in Latvia
Operations and supply-chain management in agribusiness, innovation of food system, international agri-food business marketing, integrated marketing communication in agribusiness.
Fourth semester is dedicated to the Master’s thesis and shall take place at the admitting university (with the possibility to select supervisor from other associated universities).
For more information about curriculum and course annotations, please see our website
Our alumni will find employment and career prospects in agriculture, food industry, input supply, wholesales, retail sales, and other agriculture, food and bioeconomy related fields.