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Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Enterprise Development and Microfinance

The program aims at creating Business managers for any sector competent in development, analysis and managing of business organisations with added skills for the microfinance and cooperative sector

Semesters of Study
Years of Study
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.


1 Year

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

2 Year

Course Name Semester Credit Hours
Principles of Management (ABM214)12.00
Statistics for Economists I (AAE213)13.50
Entrepreneurship I (ABM213)12.50
Introduction to Microfinance (EDM212)12.50
Agricultural Economics I (AAE211)12.50
Agricultural Economics II (AAE211)12.50
Introduction to Financial Accounting (ABM211)13.50
Introduction to Business Enterprises I (EDM211)12.50
Introduction to Business Enterprises II (EDM221)22.50
Organisational Behaviour (ABM226)23.50
Principles of Marketing (ABM224)22.50
Introduction to Managerial Accounting (ABM221)23.50
Microfinance Theory and Practice (EDM222)22.50
Agricultural Economics II (AAE221)22.50
Introduction to Livestock Management (ANS223)23.00

3 Year

Course Name Semester Credit Hours
Entrepreneurship II (ABM317)11.50
Research Methods for Social Sciences (AAE315)13.50
Business Law (ABM313)13.50
Business Finance (ABM312)12.50
Agribusiness Management Research Project I (ABM310)10.50
Econometrics I (AAE316)13.50
Agricultural Trade Theory and Policy (AAE325)22.50
Market Research in Microfinance (EDM321)23.50
Econometrics II (AAE322)23.50
Entrepreneurship III (ABM324)21.50
Agricultural Economics Research Projects I (AAE320)20.50
Commercial Law (ABM323)23.50
Agricultural Value Chain Finance (EDM322)22.50

4 Year

Course Name Semester Credit Hours
Introduction to Strategic Management (ABM416)13.00
Environmental and Resource Economics (AAE412)12.50
Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis (DEC414)12.50
Agribusiness Management Research Project III (ABM410)11.00
Performance Management in Microfinance (EDM413)13.00
Microfinance Risk Management (EDM412)13.50
Agribusiness Management Research Project IV (ABM420)12.00
Microfinance Product Design (EDM411)13.00
Computer Application in Microfinance (EDM423)22.50
Human Resources Management (ABM422)22.50
Gender and Development (HSC424)22.00
Agribusiness Management Industrial Attachment (ABM400)23.00
Financial Markets Operations and Institutions (EDM424)23.50
Project Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (AAE424)23.00
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