The M.Sc. Program International Agribusiness and Rural Development (IARD) is jointly offered by the Georg-August University of Goettingen (Germany) and Universidad de Talca (Chile).
This programme is designed to prepare highly qualified professionals who wish to pursue a career within the private or public sector, research or non-governmental organizations in agribusiness and rural development. Students will develop solid economic and business skills and have the opportunity to broad their understanding of the agribusiness and food sector at international level.
There are three teaching semesters with a total of fifteen modules; the fourth semester serves as a period for field research and writing the master thesis. The students from the IARD program start courses every year in Chile and spend the first and second semester at the Universidad de Talca. After two semesters and dependent upon financial resources students can continue their studies in Germany or finish their studies in Chile. The DAAD offers scholarships for applicants from Latin America and the Caribbean countries
The programme provides the student a strong preparation in the fields of:
Supply Chain Management
Statistics and Econometrics
Until now scholarships are only available for Latin-American students and Southeast Asian countries. Applicants from other countries have to self-finance their studies.