The SBS Masters in Agribusiness Management program aims to produce graduates who will be able to help the global food and agribusiness sectors reinvent themselves. Students will gain the tools to develop innovative solutions to the challenges faced by food and agricultural enterprises, to manage all aspects of agribusiness operation, and to market food products effectively.
The curriculum has been designed in collaboration with the African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE) and the input of key business leaders in the agribusiness sector to address Africa-wide practices and needs in agriculture education.
Graduates of the SBS Master in Agribusiness Management (MAM) will therefore, have both the academic and practical grounding needed to move throughout the agribusiness related industries and sectors at different junctures of their career, and more importantly, have a long skill to respond to the fundamental changes that characterize African Agricultural sector.
Program Benefits and Outcomes
At the end of the program, the students should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the range of modules offered under the Agribusiness Management Program;
- Apply prevailing legal frameworks in agribusiness and critically assess existing policy and potential new policy.
- Assess agribusiness systems and structures in terms of their processes and functionalities.
- Develop high level analytical skills to evaluate core principles of management in the agribusiness setting.
- Develop advanced management skills appropriate to agribusiness systems.
- Design an ethics framework for assessing the ethical situation inherent in any set of circumstances in agribusiness management.
- Describe research protocols and other studies that will provide insight into best practices and the measurement of outcomes of managerial strategies.
- Develop the ability to progress to higher level of learning e.g. PhD
Mode of Delivery
The Program will run for 5 Modules over a 30-month period. The total course loading will be eighteen (18) course units plus a dissertation equivalent to four (4) course units. The teaching methodology will comprise case methodology, experiential learning, teamwork and site visits.
Practitioners and non-practitioners in both public and private sectors who are keen on acquiring skills and knowledge to contribute to and transform the agribusiness and even non Agribusiness sectors in Africa and beyond.
- Holders of First Class or Upper Second Class Honors degrees from recognized universities; or
- Holders of other related qualifications from recognized universities, considered by the Academic Council as equivalent to a First Class or Upper Second Class degree; or
- Holders of Lower Second Class degrees plus Post graduate Diplomas or Certificates.
- Any other criteria that may be approved by the Academic Council.
All applicants will also be required to attend and pass an oral interview and a Graduate Entrance Examination (GEE). A valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score may be used instead of the GEE.
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Last updated December 13, 2016