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Agricultural economics

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Programme description

The program combines basic courses from the Bachelor of Business Administration (approx. 120 credit points) with topics about Norwegian agriculture (approx. 60 credit points).

Topics included are, among others, business economics, accounting, micro- and macroeconomic theory, finance and investment, agricultural policy, pork production and economy, dairy and beef production and economy, entrepreneurship and management, organization, law, marketing and statistics.

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Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the curriculum the student:
- Has knowledge about business economic analyzes.
- Has knowledge of key themes, theories, issues, processes, tools and methods in business and management areas.
- Has knowledge of Norwegian agriculture politica and industry, management and innovation in current and future rural industries.
- Has basic knowledge in methodology.
- Show familiarity with the research and development work in the field of agricultural economics.
- Has knowledge on how to initiate and drive innovation processes.

Upon completion of the curriculum the student:
- Can use basic theories and methods in economics and agriculture.
- Can identify, plan and implement projects and tasks both independently and in multidisciplinary teams.
- Can find, evaluate, use and refer to information and scientific literature, and present this to illuminate an issue.
- Can develop their knowledge in the field, both through information search and contact with research and practice.
- Can apply analytical methods.
- Can apply own competence and relevant research in solving practical and theoretical questions.

General competency:
Upon completion of the curriculum the student is able to:
- Share his/her knowledge and experience and contribute to developing good practice in the field.
- Communicate relevant knowledge to different audiences, both verbally and in writing.
- Gain insight into environmental, social and economic consequences of different solutions within the agricultural economic field.
- Reflect upon application of own professional practice.
- Understand how agricultural economy can support creation, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Admission requirements

Higher education entrance qualification, language requirement, view more information about requirements and deadlines.

Career possibilities

The study provides a solid foundation for jobs in agriculture management, advisory services in the private and public sector, accounting offices and banks.

Further education

You may continue studies towards a master degree at Nord University or at other universities in Norway and abroad.

Study abroad

Nord university has student exchange agreements with the University of Minnesota, College of Natural Resources. Students may also spend a semester at the University of Arkhangelsk.


No tuition fees. Costs for semester registration and course literature apply. In some courses there will be excursions, where the travel expenses need to be covered by the students.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

If the applicant does not fulfill the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification but has experience-based competence relevant to the field of study, he or she may apply for recognition of this competence in order to fulfill the admission

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

The Norwegian system for grading and assessment using the letter grades A - F, in which A denotes the best/highest grade and F denotes "not passed". Candidates work can also be assessed as "passed", "not passed", "approved" and "not approved".

Assessment methods

The different courses have different assessment methods, varying from written exams, oral exams, assignments and compulsory coursework.

Programme evaluation

The programme is evaluated via student questionnaire, as well as by the programme coordinator. The evaluations form a part of the university's quality assurance system.

Qualifications requirements and regulations

Refer to "Regulations concerning studies and examinations at Nord University" and other local regulations under Rules and Regulations.
ECTS Credits 180 Study level Bachelor Teaching language
Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Course location Steinkjer