Qiang Cao, PHD student from CAU, won the
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Qiang Cao, PHD student from CAulture3
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I.Apply Time
From Jan. 5th ,2019 to Apr.30tn,2019(Degree Students)
II. Application Fee
A. Pay online.
B. Come to ISO and pay by cash.


Basic Information

  • Tuition
  • - 26,000 RMB/year

  • Starting Time
  • - 2019-09-01

  • Application Deadline
  • - 2019-05-15

  • Teaching Language
  • - English

Agricultural Economics and Management

Master Degree / College of Economics and Management

Course Description

  1. Intermediate Macroeconomics

    This is a compulsory course for graduate students, it mainly introduces the major theories of national economy and its applications, including the determination of national economy, unemployment and inflation theories, economic growth and fluctuations, both from the closed and open economy perspectives. The purpose of this course is to train students to use macroeconomic theory and analysis tools in practice. It includes five parts: national income theory, unemployment and inflation theory, the business cycle and growth theory, open economic theory.


  2. Intermediate Microeconomics

    This is a course in intermediate microeconomic theory focusing on both consumer and producer decisions.  Topics include theory of supply and demand, market structure and conduct, equilibrium and welfare, effects of government regulations, and market failures.


  3. Intermediate Econometrics

    This course focuses on how to build up econometric models for interesting economic problems, how to estimate the parameters in these models, and how to conduct hypothesis testing and statistical inference. Topics include Ordinary Least Squares estimators, multivariate regression analysis, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, dummy variables, heteroskedasticity, time series data analysis, panel data models, instrumental variables, system of equations model, limited dependent variable models, and sample selection correlation, etc.


  4. Seminar

    This is a compulsory course for master student in the second semester. There will be an emphasis on theoretical, technical as well as policy issues.

    This course covers major topics of agricultural economics and rural development, which include (1) agricultural market and trade, (2) rural land, finance and labor, (3) agricultural production and consumption, (4) rural and regional development, (5) agricultural technical innovation and extension, (6) poverty alleviation and economic development.   

    This course also opens the floor for the master students to present their ideas and methodologies on their upcoming the thesis, and share with other students for open discussion and exchanges.


  5. Research Method and Writing

    This is a compulsory course for master student in the first semester. This course consists of two parts: introduction to research methods and academic paper writing and skills in economics. This course will cover: overview and basic research approaches, research project management, stages of the research process, literature review and notes taking, data collection and information management, basic approaches of writing in economics, and writing practices and skills. Students taking this course are expected to benefit from this course in conducting research for their master theses as well as economic researches post-graduation.


  6. Agribusiness Management

    This is the foundation course for students who major in agricultural economic management. Agribusiness Management uses four specific approaches to help students develop and enhance their capabilities as agribusiness managers. First, this course offers a contemporary focus that reflects the issues that agribusiness managers face both today and are likely to face tomorrow. Second, the course presents conceptual material in a pragmatic way with illustrations and examples that will help students understand how a specific concept works in practice. Finally, Agribusiness Management offers a pertinent set of discussion questions and case studies that will allow students to apply the material covered in real-world situations.


  7. Agricultural Market and Trade

    This course is a selective course for graduate students who are interested in agricultural economics. This course focuses on agricultural market and trade, and mainly introduces the supply and demand theory, the basic research methods of agricultural market. This course also introduces the trend of world agricultural development.


  8. Rural Finance

    This is an optional course for master student in the second semester. There will be an emphasis on theoretical, technical as well as policy issues on rural finance. The aim is to present the building blocks essential to the understanding of rural financial markets.

    This course covers major topics of rural finance, which include (1) problems on rural finance(2) theories and policies on rural  financeI),(3) theories and policies on rural financeII), (4) rural financial system (5) microfinance (6) rural cooperative finance,(7informal finance.   This course is following three ways as literature readinglecture and discussion.


  9. Special Topics on Chinese Agricultural Economy

    This is a selective course for international master student in the first semester. There will be 8 topics in the course to make the students have a good grasp and can analyses the main problem on agricultural economy in China:

    Agricultural economic institutions and institutional changes ;

    Agricultural policy;

    Agricultural market and trade;

    Rural land, labor, technology and finance;

    Rural resource, environment and regional development;

    Household, farmer’s organization and agricultural enterprises;

    Agricultural production and consumption;

    Agricultural economy in China and other countriesfrom the view of international comparison.


  10. Resource, Environmental and Development Economics

  1. Growth and Development (Ideas about economic developmentDevelopmentmeasurements and indicators etc.)

  2. Theory and Patterns (Economic growththeory and empirical patternsstructural changedevelopment, poverty and human welfare etc.)

  3. Capital and Technology (Capital and savingfiscal policyfinancial policy etc.technical advancementtechnical innovationtechnical choice etc.)

  4. Human Resources and Development (Populationlabor's marketeducationhealth etc.)

  5. Natural Resourcesand Development (Resourceswater resource, land resources and land use)

  6. Environment and Development (Environment and sustainabledevelopment etc.)

How to apply

Online Application System opening time:

Degree students: From Jan. 1st ,2018 to May. 15th, 2018.
1. Applicants must first visit http://apply.cau.edu.cn/, set your account and password and complete the online application procedure. On completion of the online application form it must be downloaded and printed. Please stick the photo and ensure that the application form is signed by the applicant and his/her guarantor.
2.Application Fee:
A. Pay online.
B. Come to ISO and pay by cash.
3.Mail the application materials to CAU International Students’ Office.
*If you apply the scholarship, the application deadline is the deadline of scholarship application deadline. For more details, please visit scholarship details.