MSc in Agri-food Economics and Trade


Area of Studies

agricultural sciences



Degree (in English)


  • English
ECTS points



Faculty of Economics

Tuition and Other Fees

2000 EUR (500 EUR per 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th semester) + enrollment fee (65 EUR for non-EU candidates and 85 PLN for EU candidates and NAWA scholarship holders)

Application Deadline(s)

May 31, 2023

Course Description

Course Profile

Master’s degree in the field of Agri-food Economics and Trade provides graduates with in-depth knowledge and skills in micro- and macroeconomics, international economics, international marketing, agri-food policy, trade policy, as well as commercial law. This course is dedicated to students who want to perform a managerial role in business entities and institutions, or run their own business internationally, especially in the food economy. The course is open to applicants who have a Bachelor’s degree in at least one of the following fields of studies: Economics, Finances and Accounting, Management, Business Administration, International Relations or related fields of studies. Candidates must have essential knowledge and skills in economics at the academic level.

The course focuses on broadening students’ knowledge of economic processes and interdependencies, including open economy mechanisms. You will be familiar with the essence and role of national and international economic institutions, especially those dealing with international trade. We will help you understand the specific functioning of agribusiness operators in an open economy and the economic and organisational consequences of this specificity. We will provide you the knowledge in the field of functioning principles and development patterns of the agri-food sector and rural areas, agri-food policy objectives and tools used at national and international level, as well as specificities of financing methods for agribusiness operators. You will also be taught what are legal regulations and measures related to doing business, including in international markets. During the course, you can expand your practical skills in identifying, analysing and assessing economic phenomena which require an agri-food and trade policy to be put in place, and in assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of solutions implemented under such policies at national and international level. After completing the course you will know how to select and use methods and tools for economic analyses at micro, meso, and macro levels and for diagnosing and forecasting economic phenomena at national and international levels. You will also be taught how to plan, prepare and present a research project.

Our faculty is known for the research in the field of agricultural economics, regional and social policy in rural areas, international business, production and management in agribusiness companies, and consumption economics. Course teachers have carried research focused on socio-economic problems of the agri-food sector and rural areas in the EU countries, influence of the agricultural policies measures on the development of agriculture and rural areas, international trade in agri-food products, competitiveness of the agri-food sector in relation to regional and international markets, finance management in agribusiness companies and agricultural law, and they will be eager to share their experience with you. We invite students who are motivated to gain knowledge about agri-food economics and trade, as well as the necessary qualifications to manage business projects, provide advisory services and make rational decisions when operating in a (national and international) market economy environment. Our students will also receive training in running their own business internationally, especially in the food economy.

Graduates are prepared to undertake jobs in business entities including senior-level management, especially in agriculture and food industry, commodity exchanges, foreign trade companies or affiliates of transnational corporations. You will also be able to work in other institutions and economic organizations, such as banks or insurance companies, chambers of commerce, local and central government units, regional government units, consulting firms or international organizations related to agri-food economy and trade. You will also be prepared to run your own business internationally or to go on to work in research and education.

Main modules

Econometrics and economic processes forecasting

Managerial economics

International economics

International commercial law

Agri-food policy

World economy and agriculture

International marketing of agri-food products

Education Requirements

BSc in:


Finances and Accounting


Business Administration

International Relations

or related fields of studies

Other Requirements

Please note: these are full-time studies and students are required to attend lectures at the University campus.


Poznań University of Life Sciences

28 Wojska Polskiego St.

60-637 Poznań, Poland 


MSc Studies phone: +48 61 846 6716, WhatsApp +48 517 340 910, e-mail:


Poznań University of Life Sciences


Poznań University of Life Sciences

28 Wojska Polskiego St.

60-637 Poznań, Poland,



MSc Studies phone: +48 61 846 6716, WhatsApp +48 517 340 910, e-mail:

Erasmus+ Programme phone: +48 61 846 6194, e-mail:

PULS Doctoral School phone: +48 61 846 6195, e-mail:

phone: 0048 61 846 6716; 0048 61 846 7011