Academic Programmes Offered by the Georgikon Faculty of Agriculture

University of Veszprém

 

 

Within the framework of the course of General Agriculture students are trained to become agricultural professionals with well-founded theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the disciplines related to agriculture, who are prepared to provide scientifically well-grounded solutions to their professional engineering tasks. Students in this programme can choose to specialise in the following fields: Animal Husbandry and Produce Processing, Fishery, Fish Culture and Game Farming, Crop Production and Produce Processing, Plant Protection, Nature Conservation and Environment Protection, Rural Development and Agricultural Extension.

 

Students graduating in Agricultural Chemistry become agricultural professionals who possess extensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills in disciplines related to agriculture, especially to its chemical and environmental aspects, and so they are capable of performing their professional tasks as engineers on a scientific basis. Agricultural Chemistry students can opt for the following specialisations: Agricultural Environment Protection, Plant Protection, and Feed Management.

 

Within the framework of the Agricultural Business Management programme the faculty prepares professionals who, having a broad knowledge of agronomy and the food industry and a deep understanding of macro- and micro-economics, accounting, finance, marketing and various methodologies (statistical, computing and informatics, etc.), are able to establish and run various enterprises. In addition to that, graduates have the necessary qualifications to be involved in the administrative, marketing, financial, educational and research activities of organisations and institutions in the food industry, in the international relations of the sector as well as the establishment, management, financing and accounting of agricultural and food processing businesses and projects for rural development.

 

The objective of the Doctor of Plant Health course is to train experts who, working either individually or in managerial positions, are in the possession of a wide theoretical and practical background to fulfil tasks associated with the planning, development, high level management, organisation, consulting, sectoral administration and marketing activities related to plant protection. Being familiar with the compounds used for plant protection and the way they work as well as their effects on humans and the environment, they are capable of not only controlling pests (insects, weeds, fungi, viruses, etc.) but also applying integrated plant protection methods reducing the amounts of pesticides that damage the environment.

 

The Horticulture course is responsible for educating future agricultural professionals who have a general theoretical and practical knowledge of horticulture and horticultural production and who are also specialised experts of a particular field. They are capable of applying their theoretical knowledge to practice creatively, and they have acquired the professional skills concerning the technologies of production. Furthermore, their education enables them to individually run their own businesses, to plan, create and develop enterprises, to apply up-to-date technologies used in horticulture, to produce, process and market marketable products, to analyse and manage the commercial and economic processes in connection with production and to further expand their already existing knowledge as well as to provide consulting services.

 

The Environmental Engineering course is aimed at training environmental engineers, who -in the possession of up-to-date scientific, technical and economic expertise- are able to recognise environmental hazards of various types and are able to direct activities aimed at their prevention. Thank to their professional knowledge they can reduce or eliminate existing environmental damages. They are capable of working out individually how to introduce and maintain a rational use of natural resources and technologies producing less waste. They develop technological solutions for the recycling of waste materials and waste disposal. They are knowledgeable about the policies of nature, environment and landscape conservation and protection.

 

Agricultural Management students are trained to be agricultural professionals who are able to perform entrepreneurial or managerial functions in business organisations operating under the conditions of a modern market economy.

 

The objective of the Hotel and Catering course is the training of professionals educated not only in the fields of theory, organisation and management but also having the necessary skills and practical knowledge, and who are expert at the business activities encompassing the whole scope of the hotel and catering industry as well as the organisation and direction of the processes and procedures associated with it.

 

The Informatics, Statistics and Economic Planning post-secondary diploma course is designed to train experts who have general and specialised knowledge of statistics, and who -using state-of-the-art hardware and software- are capable of collecting, organising, processing, analysing and publishing data on the economy and society as well as applying the most modern planning methods in practice. They are equipped with practical skills that qualify them to provide solutions for accounting, statistical and planning tasks in various organisations and institutions. They can be actively involved or be middle managers in the fields related to the tasks mentioned above.

 

Within the framework of the Foreign Language Business Correspondent post-secondary diploma course students have the possibility of becoming professionals equipped with modern and complex knowledge and the ability to communicate in two foreign languages (English and German) at a high level. Working as commercial correspondents in automated offices they are capable of taking care of international business relations. Graduates carry out tasks related to activities in the fields of commerce, finance, forwarding, human resources and accounting as well as foreign correspondence for Hungarian, foreign or multinational companies that are involved in foreign trade.