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
|Introduction to Agriculture and Food Security
|Introduction to Animal Production
|Introduction to Agribusiness Management
|Introduction to Agricultural Economics
|Principles of Microeconomics
|Development Studies and Social Ethics
|Environmental Science and Agro meteorology
|Agricultural Marketing I
|Organizational Theory and Development
|Principles of Crop Production
|Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
|Agribusiness Resource Management
|Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
|Mathematics for Economists
|Agricultural Production Economics
|Farm Attachment (8 Weeks)
|Introduction to Animal Health
|Introduction to Financial Management
|Principles of Auditing
|Financial Accounting I
|Introduction to Taxation
|Introduction to Computer and Application
|Agriculture and International Trade
|Agribusiness Management and Ethics
|Agricultural Price Analysis
|Financial Accounting II
|Research Project I
|Industrial Attachment (8 Weeks)
|Resource Economics and Management
|Monetary Theory and Practices
|Agricultural Project Management and Analysis
|Agricultural Marketing II
|Research Project II
|Agricultural law and Policy
|Agricultural Risk Management
|Small Agribusiness Promotion
|Agribusiness Supply and Value link Analysis
|Cooperative Management and Development