Egerton University

Egerton University (EU)

Bachelor of Agribusiness Management

  • Bachelors Degree Program
  • Duration : 4 years

Course Overview

Students trained in this programme are to assume leading roles of public and private commerce of agricultural and food products. These organizations contribute greatly toward the economic well being of the country.

Students that select the Agribusiness specialization will focus on the vertical integration of agribusiness and trade. These specializations provide students with the skills to examine domestic and global consumer interests and how they impact the demand for food and agriculture products.

Students that select these specializations will have a basic foundation in business, marketing, finance, and accounting. They will specialize in marketing intelligence for agribusiness by supplementing basic marketing research with coursework that applies marketing research techniques to agribusiness. In addition, students will use marketing research techniques to provide a client with a marketing plan.

The internship will provide student experience in the marketplace by applying marketing research techniques and working with clients to solve real agribusiness marketing problems.

Students examine the efficient allocation of scarce resources within the country and profit maximization. They will understand both the supply and demand sides of agribusiness. Graduates can assume positions of managerial responsibilities in public and private agricultural and food-related enterprises and organizations.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Candidates applying for the Bachelor in Agribusiness Management must satisfy the minimum University entrance requirements in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E.).

In addition to this, all candidates should meet the requirements provided in the Egerton University Statutes. In addition to the above, applicants must offer passes in the following subjects:

  • B in Biology OR B- in Biological Sciences and B+ in Mathematics.
  • An added advantage will be given to applicants who have passed with at least a C grade pass in economics, commerce or accounting.

Admission may be granted to outstanding diploma holders who have passed with distinction, Credit or equivalent in management, farm management or other discipline recognized by the Egerton University Senate.

 

Mininum Entry Requirements for Bachelor's Degree at Egerton University
The entry requirements set out below are only minimum, and they in no way entitle an applicant to a place in the University. Applicants must:

  • Have the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with an average grade C+ (C plus)passed at one sitting from at least seven subjects drawn from subject groupings as specified by the Kenya National Examinations Council or its equivalent.

OR

  • Have one of the following combinations of passes in the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education examination:
  • Two (2) Principal passes obtained at the same sitting.

OR

  • Egerton University Statutes 2008 43
  • Two (2) Principal passes obtained at different sittings provided the passes are of Grade C or higher.

OR

  • Hold a Diploma of Egerton University with a 'Credit' pass or higher or an equivalent
  • Qualification from a recognized institution in the relevant field of specialization acceptable to Senate. Those with a 'Pass' Diploma will be considered if they have at least two years relevant experience after graduation.

AND
Meet additional entry requirements as may be specified by the respective Department, Faculty, School or Institute.

To be admitted for a PRE-SERVICE DEGREE PROGRAM, a prospective candidate must have all the requirements set up by the joint Admission Board (JAB), with a prospective IN-SERVICE student must have completed a diplomaprogram in the relevant field and graduated with at least a CREDIT.

Course Objectives

The Bachelor‘s Degree program in Agribusiness Management at Egerton University offers a combination of both Agricultural and Social Sciences required for the management of agribusiness and related organizations. The program offers latitude to its graduates in the job market that is currently offered by other programmes. It also offers better prospects for employment in the smaller and upcoming agro-industries that may not have the resources to employ specialists in Human Resource Management, Accounting, Production and Marketing.
At the completion of the training in Bachelor of Agribusiness Management Programme, the graduates should be able to:

  • Have a critical understanding of agro-industrialization and relationships between producers, processors, manufacturers and consumers of commodities involved in the agribusiness sector;
  • Analyze the farm and market situations to solve day to day and long term problems in the agribusiness sector of the economy;
  • Use their knowledge in agribusiness management to run their own individual firms and agribusiness enterprises including consulting;
  • Have a sound knowledge of supply chain management in agribusiness, business and strategic decision making concepts;
  • Provide a theoretical and practical orientation to the graduate to be able to provide solutions to organizational problems;
  • Participate in agribusiness research and knowledge creation.

Course Program

The entire duration of the course is Four (4) academic years comprising of eight (8) semesters of Seventeen (17) weeks.

To graduate, the student will be expected to have covered a total of 156.5 Credit Factors (CF) and 4 C.Fs of field attachment, making a total of 160

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