Master of Business Administration (Agribusiness)

The programme is designed to develop professionals from agro- allied disciplines to acquire managerial and business knowledge and skills. It is also an ideal career development opportunity for people who are already employed.

This is a 18 months fulltime programme conducted by course work and an internship leading to examinable Research paper.

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Programme Availability
School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies
Host Department
Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
Level of Study
Masters Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
2 Years

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


Summary of courses under the programme and their distribution

YEAR 1
SEMESTER I

Core courses and their credit hours

Course Code

Course Title

Scheme of Study (Hours/Credits)

L*

S/T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

AB 600

Mathematics and Statistics for Agribusiness

30

10

30

10

20

10

AB 601

Managerial Economics

30

20

10

20

20

10

AB 610

Operations Research in Agribusiness Management

25

15

10

15

15

8

AB 616

Business Law and Ethics

20

10

10

20

20

8

AB 617

Farm Business Management

25

15

10

15

15

8

Total Core

 

130

70

70

80

90

44

*L= Lectures; T= Seminar/Tutorial; P= Practical; AS= Assignment; IS= Independent Study

 

  Elective courses and their credit hours

Course Code

Course Title

Scheme of Study (Hours/Credits)

L*

S/T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

AB 612

Agribusiness Risk Management

25

15

10

15

15

8

AB 613

Agribusiness Product Development, Quality Control and Legislation

20

10

10

20

20

8

AB 615

ICT for Agribusiness Management

25

15

20

15

15

9

IPM 600

Research Innovations Management and Commercialization

40

0

20

20

20

10

AB 620

Agribusiness Supply Chain Management

25

15

10

15

15

8

Total Elective

135

55

70

85

85

43

*L= Lectures; T= Seminar/Tutorial; P= Practical; AS= Assignment; IS= Independent Study

Note: ** An audit course for students with no background in Agriculture, has to be attended and passed

YEAR 1
SEMESTER II

Core courses and their credit hours

Course Code

Course Title

Scheme of Study (Hours/Credits)

L*

S/T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

AB 602

Agribusiness Research Methods

30

10

30

10

20

10

AB 605

Financial and Managerial Accounting

20

10

10

20

20

8

AB 606

Agribusiness Marketing: International and Domestic

30

20

10

20

20

10

AB 607

Strategic Agribusiness Management

25

15

10

15

15

8

AB 614

Agribusiness Project Appraisal and Evaluation

20

10

10

20

20

8

Total Core

125

65

70

85

95

44

*L= Lectures; T= Seminar/Tutorial; P= Practical; AS= Assignment; IS= Independent Study

Elective courses and their credit hours

Course Code

Course Title

Scheme of Study (Hours/Credits)

L*

S/T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

AB  603

Agribusiness policy Analysis

20

10

10

20

20

8

AB 604

Human Resources Management

24

16

8

16

16

8

AB 611

Leadership and Governance in Agribusiness

20

10

10

20

20

8

AB 618

Entrepreneurship development in Agribusiness

20

10

10

20

20

8

Total Elective

84

46

38

76

76

32

*L= Lectures; T= Seminar/Tutorial; P= Practical; AS= Assignment; IS= Independent Study

Research Proposal development

 

Code

 

Course Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

AB 609^

Research proposal development

0

50

0

0

100

15

Sub-Total

0

50

0

0

100

15

*L= Lectures; T= Seminar/Tutorial; P= Practical; AS= Assignment; IS= Independent Study

^this add up to credits for year 2

 

YEAR 2
SEMESTER 3 AND 4

Core courses and their credit hours

 

Code

 

Course Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

AB 608

Issues in Agribusiness (Internship)

0

0

50

20

30

10

AB 609

Research proposal development

0

50

0

0

100

15

AB 609

Research Paper

0

50

0

0

350

40

Total for internship, proposal and research paper

0

100

50

20

480

65

*L= Lectures; T= Seminar/Tutorial; P= Practical; AS= Assignment; IS= Independent Study


EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES AND ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

There will be two exit levels for the MBA-Agribusiness programme. A candidate who shall have completed course work but could not continue with the research component of the program will qualify for the award of a postgraduate diploma in Business Administration-Agribusiness.

Upon successful completion of the program as stipulated in "Regulations and guidelines for higher degrees of Sokoine University of Agriculture", the candidate will qualify for the award of Master of Business Administration – Agribusiness degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture.
 

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS
The Admission regulations for Master Degrees as stipulated in "Regulations and guidelines for higher degrees" of Sokoine University of Agriculture shall apply.


See also: General Minimum Admission Qualifications for Postgraduate Studies

 

For further information, please contact

The Director,

Directorate of Postgraduate studies, Research, Technology Transfer and Consultancy

Sokoine University of Agriculture,

P.O. Box 3151, Chuo Kikuu,

Morogoro, Tanzania.

Telephone:+255 023-2640013,

Fax: +255 023 2640013

E-mail: postgraduate.students@suanet.ac.tz

Website: http://www.dprtc.sua.ac.tz/

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