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Top 6 Business Schools Teaching Rural Management In Europe

Building of the University Debrecen, Hungary

Rural management has emerged as one of the well-known streams in the field of management today. The specialization is high in demand and pursued by aspiring candidates all over the world. One of the prime reasons why rural management is increasingly becoming the gamut of all discussions is because of its focus on agriculture and the population that is still dependent on it. It is important to note that backward and rural areas play a key role in a nation’s development. Thus it becomes paramount in uplifting the face of the population concentrated in these areas and in this way making an economy one of the wealthiest in the world.

In this article below we have outlined some colleges around the world which specialize in imparting rural education to the students and have carved a niche for themselves in this field:

  1. Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences
    The University of Applied Science is one of the best institutes in the continent of Europe. Situated in the Netherlands, the institute has a reputation for being the best in the vocational sector. The Master in Management Development course in the university is best suited for professionals who want to forge ahead in the sector of rural development. With an international learning environment, theory, practicals, and team projects, every candidate pursuing this course has an additional chance of making it to the big leagues easily.
  2. University of Highlands and Islands
    For all those candidates who want to forge ahead in the managerial role of rural development, this postgraduate course is best suited for you. The sustainable rural development discipline from the University of Highlands and Islands is laced with both community progress and professional development along with practical skills which makes it one of the best for students. Furthermore, the course is taught online and has a total duration of 2-6 years depending upon the pace i.e part-time or full-time. With so much to learn, the discipline helps you research policy skills while gaining practical experience easily.
  3. University of Debrecen
    It is yet another course in rural development from one of the top universities in Europe. Located in Debrecen, Hungary, the master’s degree has the main objective to train individuals and make them ready for sustainable development. The discipline also lays emphasis on agriculture, economic development, rural development by churning out various development programs and process monitoring. With a wide scope to polish your management and rural development skills, the course also enables students to adapt to different careers easily.
  4. University of Kent
    The University of Kent is yet another institute that can kickstart your career in the field of rural development. The MSc in Rural Development course addresses various issues that grapple with the underlying conservation and development of the backward areas across the world. With methodological and practical tools, the program helps candidates to work easily with both national management and international NGOs for discussing the growth probability in the rural and underdeveloped areas.
  5. Szent Istvan University
    Located in Hungary, this university is the best pick for all those who want to forge ahead in the career path of Rural Development. The program generally throws light on the current issues faced in the sustainable development sector and helps devise propositions to overcome them. Along with focusing on the management and monitoring of the development projects, the training also covers the various key points of how to minimize the loss after development. All candidates who would like to take up the course will also get a chance to upgrade their management and development skills along with pursuing a career of their choice very easily.
  6. Royal Agricultural University
    The Master of Science in Rural Estate Management aims at polishing and developing knowledge and skills necessary for both professional and practical experience. With a highly integrated 12 months course the university also lays emphasis on developing the core elements related to rural estate management. One of the main highlights of the course is that after completion it opens up various opportunities for the students. From venturing into a career in the surveying profession, environmental consultancy, and rural conservation the work arena gets bigger and better helping students to collaborate with leading international and national firms.

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