How does the bread get to the table? Study dual agricultural or food management

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05/26/2022

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How does the bread get to the table? Study dual agricultural or food management

Sustainable nutrition, future supply of the population, environment – learn the background of these and other topics in the dual study program at the vocational academy in Dresden.


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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. Anyone who wants to treat the topics of agriculture and the food industry scientifically and at the same time work very practically in the industry will find what they are looking for in the vocational academy in the dual course of studies in agriculture and food industry 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.

Graduate Success Story

“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 made it its mission to support the world’s growing population every day, even in times of crisis. In a reliable and sustainable way, I wanted to participate in this responsible task and help shape the future of this industry with my ideas.

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 with the students themselves.

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.”

Niklas Wagner has been working for John Deere, one of the leading manufacturers of agricultural machinery, since 2018, where he will work in product marketing until 2020 and as harvest aftermarket manager from 2020.

Niklas Wagner has been working for John Deere, one of the leading manufacturers of agricultural machinery, since 2018, where he will work in product marketing until 2020 and as harvest aftermarket manager from 2020.
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Niklas Wagner, MSc. He successfully completed his dual studies at the Saxony University of Cooperative Education in Dresden in 2016 and then, within two years, completed a master’s degree in industrial engineering at the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences.

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Course content and interaction of theory and practice

The economics degree initially covers basic concepts such as business administration, business mathematics, taxation, business law, personnel, and business management. In the Specialization in Agricultural Management dual students deal with teaching content such as software-assisted plant and animal production management, organic agriculture, and in the field of food management with topics such as food science, product development, marketing and sales management. Innovation management is on the calendar at both races.

You can find an overview of the course content and more information in Farm Management and Food Management.

In 2021, Franzine Müller was one of the first graduates to complete the still young field of study in food management and today works as a processing and quality clerk at the Saxony State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology.

“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 internship partner Alnatura. In the meantime, I have successfully completed my studies and can recommend you 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.It is recommended for business administration enthusiasts, people with an affinity for food, as well as minds creative 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 should become a food manager.

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. with regional and organic agriculture and the use of food production”.

Fields of study taught through modules such as project management and communication and directly applied in business practice.

Aspiring food and agricultural managers not only theoretically learned the content of this course on paper or screens and simulated it in business games, but also applied it to their practical partner in everyday business and gained hands-on experience. Over three years, they will alternate quarterly in theoretical and practical phases of study, 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.

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, for example, 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 the specifics of the subject and the practical relevance, the monthly salary during the course is a very clear advantage compared to traditional courses. This gives students at the Berufsakademie Sachsen the support they need to fully concentrate on their studies. In addition, they benefit from all Studentenwerk Dresden student services and can also apply for BAföG. However, there are no tuition fees.

This is how you find your practice partner

The recognized practice partners of the Berufsakademie Sachsen in the degree program are companies in the industry whose suitability has been verified by the Studienakademie. The spectrum of practice partners ranges from companies in agricultural and food production: plants, animals and power generation to food and agricultural trade, agricultural services and advice, as well as catering and companies in product management and innovation.

With dual studies, companies benefit from immediately employable graduates who are already working on company-specific topics and projects during dual studies. With the accredited degree certificate, 90 percent of the graduates have a work contract in their pocket and/or undertake higher studies.

Campus of the Berufsakademie Sachsen in Dresden

Campus of the Berufsakademie Sachsen in Dresden
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Still looking for a practice partner? Here’s a tip.

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A selection of dual study locations with recognized practice partners from the bachelor’s degree in Dresden im Degree in Agricultural and Food Economics We present it to you in the next slider.

You can find more free study places in the list of practice partners farm management either Food handling . You can get down to business in the candidate exchange at the Berufsakademie Sachsen and apply for dual study places.

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 the June 3 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. pure.

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