Are you interested in sustainable nutrition? Are you looking for an exciting course of study?

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06/27/2022

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Are you interested in sustainable nutrition? Are you looking for an exciting course of study?

Find out everything about the dual course of study in agricultural and food management at the vocational academy in Dresden here!


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Learning in small study groups, gaining practical experience during your studies and earning your own money – the dual study program has many advantages.

Learning in small study groups, gaining practical experience during your studies and earning your own money – the dual study program has many advantages.
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Eco, vegan, fast food, gluten free, animal welfare or meat prices: we all face questions about our diet every day. In light of recent global political events surrounding the war in Ukraine and a looming food crisis, this goes beyond your own dining table.

who himself scientifically on the topics of agriculture and the food industry and at the same time you want to work very practically in the industry, you will find what you are looking for in the vocational academy in the agriculture and food industry dual study course in the fields of farm management or food management.

Sustainable nutrition, supplying the world’s population in the future, digitalization in agriculture, the environment, pricing, product marketing, personnel management, business succession and innovation management: exemplary topics that future managers deal with in the dual study course.

In the subject Agricultural and Food Economics with its two fields of study Agricultural and food management basically you study everything that has to do with agriculture, food and business – in theory and practice, with a monthly salary and the best career prospects.

Course content and interaction of theory and practice

That economic studies includes first

  • Basic concepts such as business administration,
  • business Mathematics,
  • taxes,
  • commercial Law,
  • Personnel and company management.

In the Specialization in Agricultural Management dual students deal with didactic content such as software-assisted animal and plant production management, organic farming

In the specialty of food management students pursue topics such as food science, product development, marketing, and sales management.

Innovation management is on the calendar at both races.

Graduate Success Stories

Niklas Wagner, M.Sc.  he successfully completed his dual studies at BA Sachsen in Dresden in 2016 and then obtained a master's degree in Mannheim in the field of industrial engineering.  Since 2018 he has been working for John Deere, one of the main

Niklas Wagner, M.Sc. he successfully completed his dual studies at BA Sachsen in Dresden in 2016 and then obtained a master’s degree in Mannheim in the field of industrial engineering. Since 2018 he has been working for John Deere, one of the main
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For me, agriculture has always been synonymous with passion, versatility and responsibility. I see agriculture as an industry that never stops: a strong community that has set itself the task of reliably and sustainably supplying the world’s growing population every day, even in times of crisis. I wanted to participate in this responsible task and help shape the future of this industry with my ideas. (1/3)

The agricultural management course provided me with the tools from business administration and agricultural content to face this growing task. Thanks to the continuous practical phases in the company, the theoretical didactic contents can be directly linked to professional day-to-day issues. The course is completed by the students themselves (2/3)

The vocational academy brings together knowledge-hungry individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds from the before and after areas of agriculture, but also from completely different industries. In the end, it is these different perspectives that generate exciting debates and inspire those fresh ideas that we need for the challenges of the future. (3/3)

In 2021, Franzine Müller was one of the first graduates to complete the still young food management course and is now a processing and quality employee at the Saxony State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology.

In 2021, Franzine Müller was one of the first graduates to complete the still young food management course and is now a processing and quality employee at the Saxony State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology.
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When I found out four years ago that the Food Management course was being introduced in the bachelor’s degree, I was immediately excited and started it in 2018 with my intern Alnatura. In the meantime, I have successfully completed my studies and can recommend it to anyone who is not interested in conventional theoretical studies, but wants to study in a varied, practical way and with some money in their pocket. (1/3)

It is recommended for business administration enthusiasts, people with an affinity for food, as well as creative minds, as it combines the economics and science of food and exciting projects can be done at any time. The food industry is multifaceted and constantly changing – anyone who wants to help shape it needs to become a food manager. (23)

After three exciting years in organic food retail, I have been working since February 2022 at the newly founded Competence Center for Organic Agriculture at the State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology, where I am responsible for processing and quality and am committed to regional and organic agriculture and the use of food production. (3/3)

Product and consumer research laboratory

A trial study for consumer and product research is also available to dual students at the study academy for hands-on experiments and research questions.

A trial study for consumer and product research is also available to dual students at the study academy for hands-on experiments and research questions.
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In this laboratory, the students have already carried out one or another sensory analysis or developed innovative products such as a breakfast pizza.

the monthly salary

In addition to technical specifications and practical relevance, this is monthly salary while you study a very clear advantage compared to traditional courses. This gives the students of the Berufsakademie Sachsen the backup neededconcentrate fully on your studies. other than that benefit they of all student services of the Studentenwerk Dresden and can also Request BAföG. However, there are no tuition fees..

Get hands-on experience with the practice partner.

You can get down to business in the candidate exchange at the Berufsakademie Sachsen and apply for dual study places.

ambitious Agricultural and food managers they have not only learned their course content theoretically on paper or screens and simulated in business games, but also with their practical partner in the also applies to everyday business and gained practical experience.

pass in three years alternating quarterly theoretical and practical study sections, which enable this unique transfer of knowledge. In this way, practical problems of everyday business life can also be discussed with professors and processed into scientific articles.

You can find the list of practice partners here farm management Y Food handling.

the Range of practice partners arrives from

  • Agricultural and food production companies: plants, animals and energy production through food and
  • agricultural trade to
  • Agricultural service and advice as well
  • restoration and
  • Company in product management and innovation.

Companies benefit from the dual study program ready to use Graduates who are already working on company-specific topics and projects during their dual studies. With the accredited bachelor’s degree certificate, 90 percent of the graduates have a work contract in their pocket and/or are starting higher studies.

Campus of the Berufsakademie Sachsen in Dresden

Campus of the Berufsakademie Sachsen in Dresden
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Find out at the study advice appointment

Do you prefer to advise yourself first? Then schedule an individual study advising appointment through the field of study website or click the link below Online Study Tips in 2June 3 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. pure.

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