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Qualification: Master's Degree in "Entrepreneurship and consulting in rural development". Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development. Faculty of Food, Biotechnology and Development. Agricultural University of Athens.

Master's Degree in "Entrepreneurship and consulting in rural development". Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development. Faculty of Food, Biotechnology and Development. Agricultural University of Athens.

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Specialisation of scientists, at postgraduate level, in order to promote and apply knowledge in the economy and administration of businesses of animal production and aquacultures, as well as the provision of relevant technical and financial advice, including the development of the countryside. In order for the primary sector of Animal Production and Aquacultures to develop as necessary and deal with competition, is in need of capable scientists, firstly in order to deal with composite technical and financial issues in production and the administration of respective businesses, secondly to have in depth the necessary knowledge on the productive procedure and use the modern methods and tools of the science of economics with the purpose of effectively managing production units or providing quality advices. On the other hand, the current social and financial reality in our country requires the reorganization of the agricultural industry and the support of the revival of the countryside, along with the increase of primary production. The success of these objectives requires planning and knowledge based on the latest scientific data. The Postgraduate Studies Programme aims to the specialisation of scientists who shall establish or man businesses of animal production and aquacultures, along with businesses providing technical and financial advices and development bodies and agencies (such as developing companies, agencies of the local government, design firms). The Interdepartmental Programme of Studies is an applied Programmed of Studies that will allow interdisciplinary and comprehensive treatment of these gaps in education.

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INTERDEPARTMENTAL POSTGRADUATE STUDIES PROGRAMME OF THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS: AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND DEVELOPMENT AND ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND AQUACULTURES SCIENCE, COORDINATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND DEVELOPMENTKnows, understands, and can apply the principles, methods and techniques in one of the following cognitive fields: Development Consultants / Agricultural Consulting and Entrepreneurship / Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Animal Production / Entrepreneurship & Sustainability in Aquacultures.

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Agricultural University of Athens

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Γραμματεία Πρυτανείας, Ιερά Οδός 75 Αθήνα 118 55, Ελλάδα, τηλέφωνο: 210 5294802, fax: 210 3460885, e-mail: r@aua.gr

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The Postgraduate Studies Programme admits graduates of Departments of Agronomy and other Positive, Financial, and Social Sciences of University departments and accredited foreign relevant Institutions, as well as graduates of Technological Educational Institute Departments of a relevant cognitive subject.

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Access to this type of qualification have those who hold a Bachelor Degree (level 6). The selection of graduate students is mainly based on the following criteria: the overall grade of the Bachelor Degree, the grades in undergraduate courses that are relevant with the subjects of the Master’s program, the performance in thesis, where is foreseen at the undergraduate level and any research activity of the candidate. The detailed application of the above mentioned criteria, the definition of additional criteria or the conducting of examinations and interviews, the results of which are taken into account in the selection, are determined by decision of the relevant Department.
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 8.

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Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.