Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management


The Agribusiness Management program focuses on system wide business and managerial functions performed by organizations throughout the agribusiness sector.

The program gives students opportunity to learn more about farm management, commodity procurement and marketing, labor and personnel management, public policy and global food issues. It is a four years program that is offered in all there campus of bunda College.

Semesters of Study
8
Years of Study
4
Entry Requirements
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.

PROGRAMM CURICULLUM


1 Year

Course Name Semester Credit Hours
Communication skills I (LDC111)13.50
Mathematics (NMAT111)13.50
Introduction to HIV Infections and AIDS (HSC111)13.00
Chemistry (NCHE111)15.00
Computer Applications (NCAP111)11.50
Physics (NPHY111)13.00
Biology (NBIO111)15.00
Computer Applications II (CAP121)22.50
Physics II (PHY121)23.00
Biology II (BIO121)23.50
Mathematics II (MAT121)23.50
Introduction to Psychology (EXT121)22.00
Business Mathematics (ABM122)23.50
Communication Skills II (LDC121)23.50
Chemistry II (CHE121)23.50

2 Year

Course Name Semester Credit Hours
Entrepreneurship I (ABM213)12.50
Agricultural Economics II (AAE211)12.50
Statistics for Economists I (AAE213)13.50
Business Organisation (ABM212)12.50
Communication Skills III (LDC211)13.50
Mathematics for Economists (AAE212)12.50
Introduction to Financial Accounting (ABM211)13.50
Agricultural Economics I (AAE211)12.50
Crop Management (AGN212)13.00
Organisational Behaviour (ABM226)23.50
Principles of Marketing (ABM224)22.50
Introduction to Livestock Management (ANS223)23.00
Introduction to Managerial Accounting (ABM221)23.50
Agricultural Economics II (AAE221)22.50

3 Year

Course Name Semester Credit Hours
Entrepreneurship II (ABM317)11.50
Econometrics I (AAE316)13.50
Business Policy (ABM311)12.50
Value Chain Analysis (ABM316)12.00
Research Methods for Social Sciences (AAE315)13.50
Agribusiness Management Research Project I (ABM310)10.50
Business Law (ABM313)13.50
Farm Business Management I (AAE314)12.50
Business Finance (ABM312)12.50
Agricultural Trade Theory and Policy (AAE325)22.50
Cooperative Development and Management (ABM325)22.50
Econometrics II (AAE322)23.50
Entrepreneurship III (ABM324)21.50
Macroeconomic Theory (AAE321)22.50
Introduction to Statistical Packages (AAE326)22.00
Commercial Law (ABM323)23.50
Agricultural Economics Research Projects I (AAE320)20.50
Management of Extension and Rural Development Programmes (EXT324)23.00

4 Year

Course Name Semester Credit Hours
Introduction to Strategic Management (ABM416)13.00
Business Operations Management (ABM415)13.50
Public Finance (ABM412)13.00
Environmental and Resource Economics (AAE412)12.50
Agribusiness Management Research Project III (ABM410)11.00
Agribusiness Management Industrial Attachment (ABM400)23.00
Project Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (AAE424)23.00
Operations Research (AAE421)22.50
Human Resources Management (ABM422)22.50
Agribusiness Management Research Project IV (ABM420)22.00