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The Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) through the Department of Agribusiness Management (ABM) is the only higher education institution in Malawi offering long term training in cooperative and microfinance related studies. The Agribusiness Management (ABM) Departments is one of the Departments in the Faculty of Development Studies of Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR).

The Department, whose core activities are teaching, research, consultancy and outreach was established in 2002. The vision of the Department is to be a centre of excellence in providing knowledge and practical skills in agribusiness management for increased self-reliance and job creation.

Its mission is to advance and promote knowledge and practical skills in agribusiness management through teaching, training, research, outreach and consultancies with integrity, diligence and impartiality in response to national and international needs.

We have extensive experience in training and research as well as providing business development services for farmers, farmer organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations and the Government. The department has a team of 11 faculty, and two support personnel.


HEAD OF DEPARTMENT


GONDWE Sera


DEPUTY HEAD OF DEPARTMENT


Bonet Kamwana

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# Programme Level Years Requirements
2 Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management Undergraduate 4 The normal entry requirement is Malawi school Certificate of Education (MSCE) or IGCSE O level or its equivalent with at least six (6) credits including English, Mathematics and science subjects. A-level to join in second year of study.

The mature entry requirement is MSCE or IGCSE O level or its equivalent with at least four (4) credits including English and Mathematics. Certificate in business studies and other diplomas ( year 2). Relevant diploma from an accredited institution of higher learning.
3 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Enterprise Development and Microfinance Undergraduate 4 The normal entry requirement is Malawi school Certificate of Education (MSCE) or IGCSE O level or its equivalent with at least six (6) credits including English, Mathematics and science subjects. A-level to join in second year of study.

The mature entry requirement is MSCE or IGCSE O level or its equivalent with at least four (4) credits including English and Mathematics. Certificate in business studies and other diplomas ( year 2). Relevant diploma from an accredited institution of higher learning.
4 Master of Science in Agribusiness Management Postgraduate 2 A recognized relevant undergraduate degree in Agribusiness / Business Management, Economics, Agriculture and related fields with a minimum of 2.8 GPA or equivalent. GPA of between 2.6 and 2.8 can be considered for candidates with minimum of 2 years relevant work experience
5 Bachelor Arts in Cooperative Business Studies Undergraduate 4 MSCE/IGCSE