What is in Agribusiness Management?
The philosophy of this program is to produce agribusiness leaders. The program will equip the learner with technical, commercial, financial, accountancy, and human resource management skills.
Why Study Agribusiness Management?
The Agriculture Sector is the backbone of Kenya’s economy and the source of livelihood for the majority of the rural population. The sector contributes about 30 percent of the country’s GDP and employs about 80 percent of the population. The sector is a major source of revenue with agricultural produce exports accounting for nearly two-thirds of total domestic export. Supporting this sector therefore leads to securing most livelihoods of the Kenyan people.
Despite the immense contribution of agriculture to the Kenyan economy, the sector faces several challenges ranging from competitive pricing, financing, lack of good business linkages, marketing, increasing demand for high wages, exchange rate fluctuations, political and policy issues among others. Therefore, there is a need to train managers who will competitively address these challenges.
The agribusiness graduates will become entrepreneurs, managers, and offer consultancy services in the rapidly evolving agribusiness world.
Why Agribusiness Management at Meru University of Science and Technology?
MUST provides a serene learning environment in the agriculture rich area of Meru, modern learning facilities, and a dedicated faculty.
A candidate wishing to be admitted to the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management must meet the minimum entry requirements of the university;
- Obtain a minimum mean grade of C+ (Plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). Should have a minimum grade of C (plain) in each of the following subjects; Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics or C (plain) in each of the following subjects: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics and C (plain) in English/Kiswahili, or a Group II subject, or a Group III subject, or any Group IV or any Group V.
- Candidates who are admitted under government sponsorship will have their admission cut-off points fixed by the admitting body for each admission year.
- Admission will also be given to a candidate holding mature qualifications in Diploma in Agribusiness, Agriculture, Horticulture, Biology, Animal health, Animal production and related disciplines or holders of Degree/Higher National Diplomas from an institution recognized by MUST Senate. Other equivalent qualifications recognized by Meru University of Science and Technology Senate may also be considered.
Regulations on credit transfer
Inter-institutional transfer from a similar or related program that is accredited by a relevant body shall be granted inter-institutional transfer in courses passed and covering similar course content as those offered in this program. This rule shall not apply to the following units:
- Research projects
- University common courses
|KCSE Subject Groupings|
|Group I (compulsory)||Group II (Science Subjects)||Group III (Humanity Subjects)||Group IV (Technical Subjects)||Group V (humanity/Art Subjects)|
|History and government
Christian Religious Education
Islamic Religious Education
Hindu Religious Education
Art and design
Drawing and design
Kenya Sign Language
*Mathematics A is for students who intend to pursue Science programs that require strong mathematical skills
#Mathematics B is for students who intend to pursue Arts, Humanities and Social science programs that do not require core mathematical skills
|AAA 3100||Introduction to Agriculture and Food Security|
|AAP 3102||Introduction to Animal Production|
|AAB 3100||Introduction to Agribusiness Management|
|AAB 3101||Introduction to Agricultural Economics|
|BBE 3100||Principles of Microeconomics|
|UCU 3101||Development Studies and Social Ethics|
|UCU 3102||Communication Skills|
|AAA 3151||Environmental Science and Agro meteorology|
|AAB 3150||Agricultural Marketing I|
|BFB 3151||Organizational Theory and Development|
|SCS 3150||Organic Chemistry|
|AAA 3201||Principles of Crop Production|
|AAA 3203||Soil Science and Plant Nutrition|
|AAB 3200||Agribusiness Resource Management|
|BBE 3200||Intermediate Microeconomic Theory|
|BBE 3201||Mathematics for Economists|
|BFB 3201||Business Law|
|AAB 3250||Agricultural Production Economics|
|AAB 3251||Farm Attachment (8 Weeks)|
|AAP 3257||Introduction to Animal Health|
|BFC 3226||Introduction to Financial Management|
|BFC 3228||Principles of Auditing|
|BFC 3252||Financial Accounting I|
|BFC 3276||Introduction to Taxation|
|CIT 3117||Introduction to Computer and Application|
|AAB 3300||Agriculture and International Trade|
|AAB 3301||Research Methods|
|AAB 3302||Agribusiness Management and Ethics|
|AAB 3303||Agricultural Price Analysis|
|AAB 3304||Development Economics|
|BFB 3350||Strategic Management|
|BFC 3375||Financial Accounting II|
|AAB 3350||Research Project I|
|AAB 3351||Agricultural Finance|
|AAB 3352||Industrial Attachment (8 Weeks)|
|AAB 3353||Resource Economics and Management|
|BFC 3227||Cost Accounting|
|BEC 3357||Monetary Theory and Practices|
|EMT 3358||Agricultural Mechanization|
|AAB 3400||Agricultural Project Management and Analysis|
|AAB 3401||Agricultural Marketing II|
|AAB 3402||Research Project II|
|AAB 3403||Agricultural law and Policy|
|AAE 3452||Agricultural Extension|
|BBS 3451||Entrepreneurship skills|
|BFB 3400||Company Law|
|AAB 3450||Agricultural Risk Management|
|AAB 3452||Small Agribusiness Promotion|
|AAB 3453||Agribusiness Consultancy|
|AAB 3454||Agribusiness Supply and Value link Analysis|
|AAB 3455||Cooperative Management and Development|
|AAB 3456||Management Accounting|