Agriculture - Second-cycle studies (Master’s)

II degree studies, 1.5-year supplementary studies (graduation from the Master’s degree)

Mode: full-time and extramural

Speciality:

  1. Agricultural economics
  2. Agricultural advisory services
  3. Quality management in agribusiness
  4. Renewable energy sources
  5. Computer science in agribusiness (for IT graduates)

Persons who have completed engineering or bachelor’s studies in a different field than agriculture (e.g. IT, Management, etc.) may also apply for admission to the second-degree studies in the field of agriculture at the Agribusiness University. After graduation, they obtain a Master’s degree and another specialisation.

 Characteristics

Second degree (master’s) studies prepare specialists with the ability to perform and develop the results of research experiments, as well as the ability to demonstrate creative initiative and decision-making, having in-depth knowledge in a given specialty and knowledge of environmental problems resulting from the development of rural areas and the functioning of agricultural infrastructure, the ability to methodically conduct agricultural research and data processing using modern IT techniques.

 

Job perspectives

Graduates are prepared to work in specialist agricultural holdings, education (after graduation from teacher specialisation under the standards of teacher training), research institutions, research and development centres and advisory units. They are prepared for continuing education and professional development, as well as for undertaking research work and continuing education at the doctoral level.

 Specialisation: Agricultural Economics

A graduate of economics in agriculture has extensive knowledge of research methods in the field of economic sciences, especially management, finance and accounting. The studies equip students with skills and competences, enabling them to conduct economic analyses and draw appropriate conclusions from them. They prepare students to make economic decisions and conduct consulting activities. Studying economics in agribusiness teaches flexibility and initiative, resourcefulness and planning, independent thinking and the quick making of difficult decisions – features necessary in a future professional career, necessary also in running one’s own business. The graduate is prepared to work in agribusiness enterprises, state and local administration. Due to the wide range of economic knowledge, it can perform managerial functions in various areas of economic activity. He possesses competencies and skills, enabling him to run his own business. 

Specialisation: Agricultural consultancy

Graduates have a thorough knowledge of the functioning of agriculture and rural areas in market economy conditions. He or she has competences enabling him or her to solve specific problems connected with agricultural production. He can analyse cause and effect relationships leading to the improvement of production efficiency. Thanks to his knowledge of advisory work methods, he can convey knowledge in a way that is understandable for the recipient. Such preparation allows for highly specialised, independent and objective technological consulting. Graduates are also equipped with practical skills in acquiring financial resources for rural and agricultural development, market information and financial and accounting consulting, enabling them to compete effectively on the market of advisory services. He is prepared to run his own business, including consulting services, work in institutions operating in the environment of agriculture, state and local administration. 

Specialisation: Quality management in agribusiness

This orientation provides comprehensive preparation to work as a quality management specialist and middle management manager in the broadly understood agriculture, as well as the agri-food industry, in trade, in advisory and consulting institutions and economic, self-government and administrative organisations, as well as to run your own business. Quality management specialists have the skills to recognise, diagnose and solve production problems, manage human, material, financial and information resources. They are prepared to perform basic functions of process management in various types of agricultural organisations.

Speciality: Renewable energy sources

The graduate has a thorough knowledge of renewable energy technologies and their use. They can estimate the energy needs of facilities and local government units, perform a comparative analysis of the costs of traditional and renewable energy and the impact of individual energy carriers on the environment. He/she can optimise the choice of energy source from the economic, logistic and environmental point of view, under current legislation. Has the ability to prepare an energy audit, plan an investment process, develop a business plan. He is prepared to work on managerial positions and renewable energy specialists in administration, construction, heating, banking and financial sector (as an advisor), in companies related to the energy industry and to start his own business.

 Specialisation: Computer Science in Agribusiness

Within the speciality of Computer Science in Agribusiness, the graduate, apart from agricultural knowledge, will gain general IT knowledge and analytical thinking skills. Graduates will be prepared to keep up with the dynamic development of information technologies, implementing them in agriculture and at the same time will gain practical skills of independent development and solving problems resulting from the use of these technologies. The main emphasis was put on information management and administration, which in the era of the information, society is a sought-after and desirable skill. Graduates will be prepared to administer databases, network management and will gain knowledge about IT systems used in management in agriculture and institutions acting for the benefit of agriculture.