Master Of Science Degree In Agribusiness


Program Description

Two Year Full-time Program.

Each student will conduct a research project as approved by the College and submit a dissertation by the end of the second academic year.

A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/Agricultural Economics/ Economics/Business Studies as Program Requirement.

Program Structure

  1. MEC 504 International Trade and Finance (3 Credit Hours)
  2. MEC 503 Development Economics (3 Credit Hours)
  3. AEC 506 Marketing Management (3 Credit Hours)
  4. MBA 503 Quantitative Methods (3 Credit Hours)
  5. AEC 504 Advanced Agricultural Policy Analysis (3 Credit Hours)
  6. AEC 503 Applied Econometrics (3 Credit Hours)
  7. AEC 502 Agribusiness Strategy and Policy (3 Credit Hours)
  8. AEC 501 Research Methods (3 Credit Hours)
  9. AEC 505 Financial Accounting (3 credit hours)
  10. AEC 507 Dissertation Proposal Development (3 credit hours)
  11. AEC 508 Conduct Research, Analyse and Prepare Dissertation (9 credit hours)

Career and Job Opportunities

  • Researcher
  • Academic
  • Self-employment
  • Consultancy

Financial Assistance

Africa University, in its bid to make higher education accessible to youths in Africa, and being aware of the low-income status of the average African family, offers funding to deserving students to assist with payment of their University fees. The University’s Financial Aid Committee is responsible for awarding this assistance. The assistance is awarded on the basis of merit, need and character and it falls into two categories: Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Financial Aid

This is normally meant for assistance with payment of tuition fees and it is available to students from second year onwards. The need of the student is assessed based on their application, supporting documents and information from any referees. The student’s academic performance as indicated by his/her C.G.P.A is also used to determine the level of assistance. Those students performing very well are awarded more than their counterparts as a way of rewarding their efforts and motivating them to continue aiming for higher academic excellence. Students who get onto the Dean’s list will also be assisted with payment of tuition and those whose performance falls below the C.G.P.A. required to graduate will not receive assistance.


Students must apply for scholarships through the Financial Aid Office. Different organizations, churches, and individuals set up scholarships which are awarded to deserving applicants, who must also satisfy any special criteria that may be set by the benefactor.(e.g. it may be required that the recipient is of a specified gender or in a specified Faculty or from a specified country.) Scholarships awarded may cover full fees for the recipient or may be partial, covering only specified fees. Where a student receives awards from more than one source and the total amount of the awards exceeds the total fees payable no refunds will be made, to the beneficiary. Any such excess is recovered from Financial Aid and awarded to another needy student.

Work Study

All students receiving financial assistance are expected to work in any of the University’s units for a specified number of hours a week as a token of appreciation for the award. Currently, those working outdoors are expected to work for two hours a week and those working indoors work for four hours a week.

Last updated Jul 2018

About the School

Africa University is the first and only fully-accredited institution of higher learning established on the African continent by the action of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. Thi ... Read More

Africa University is the first and only fully-accredited institution of higher learning established on the African continent by the action of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. This amazing institution was founded in response to the call by African Bishops for a university for the whole of Africa to foster intellectual, moral, ethical and spiritual growth in its students. Read less
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