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PREAMBLE

Training in Agriculture requires aninnovative curricula to meet numerous challenges in a rapidly changing local and international economic environment; fast pace of technological change, globalization, competition and changing role of Government in agriculture. These challenges have placed major demands on the capabilities of agricultural economists. The Bachelor of Agribusiness Management has been designed to train students, managers, business leaders and entrepreneurs in the agribusiness, food and trade sectors to respond to the challenges faced by thissector.

The programme is specifically designed to prepare students for careers in agribusiness management and further studies. The programme is unique as it fuses the latest cutting edge skills in economic analysis and proficiency that address the emerging needs of a tightly interlinking global economic environment.

  1. RATIONALE

The programme seeks to provide practical and professional expertise needed for successful agribusiness management. The programme aims at producing professional analysts who caters for the needs of organizations and enterprises serving in the agricultural sectors, at both domestic and international levels.

  1. VISION

To be a world class university committed to academic excellence for development.

  1. MISSION

To provide quality university education through innovation, teaching, research and consultancy services for development.

  1. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
  1. To equip students with requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes decision-making and implementation in the unique context of agricultural economics.
  2.  To empower students to be effective change agents in the agriculture sector.
  3. To prepare students for managerial and entrepreneurial careers in the agricultural sector and allied areas and too eventually to contribute to the dynamic role of the agricultural sector to economic development.

 

  1. ENTRY REQUIREMENT
  2. i) Inaddition to meeting the University entry requirements of overall C+ in KCSEor equivalent, candidates for admission to the Bachelor of Agribusiness Management are required to have obtained a minimum of C+in Mathematicsand in twoof the following combinations: Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture or Geography, and Economics or Business Studies and Physical Science.
  3. ii) Grade C in KCSE or its equivalent and a Diploma with a minimum of a credit in a subject related to Agriculture, Business studies, Accounting, Economics, Agribusiness or any other related discipline from a recognized Institution.
  4. DURATION OF STUDY AND DEGREE PATTERN
  5. The Bachelor of Agribusiness Managemen programme will take four academic years of two semesters each
  6. In order to graduate with a Bachelor of Agribusiness Management, a candidate must have completed at least 56 courses.

iii)           In addition to the 3 university common courses, students in the first year of study musttake the 11 prescribed courses.

  1. In the second year of study, student must take the 2 university common courses, and 12 prescribed courses.
  2. In the third year of study student will be required to take 1 university common course and 13 prescribed courses.
  3. In the fourth year of study, the student shall be required to take all the 14 prescribed courses.

 

  1. EXAMINATIONS
  2. The common rules and regulations for BSc degree of Maasai Mara university shall apply
  3. Students enrolled for the Bachelor of Agribusiness Management degree program will be expected to take written examinations on all taught units.

iii)         The examinations will constitute 70% of the total marks while the course work assessment tests (CATS) will constitute 30%. Each unit shall be graded out of 100% and the pass mark for each unit shall be 40% of the total marks. These marks shall be translated into literal grades as:

  • 70% and above  A
  • 60% to 69%                                             B
  • 50% to 59%                                             C
  • 40% to 49%                                             D
  • Below 40% F (fail)

 

Mode of Study

  1. Regular
  2. Open and Distance E-Learning (ODeL)
  3. Institutional Based-Program (IBP)

Certification

The degree to be awarded is designated: Bachelor of AgribusinessManagement (BAM).

  1. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND DURATION

Year of Study

1

2

3

4

Total

No. of Courses

14

14

14

14

56

Semester

1

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

 

Course Load per semester

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

 

Credit hours per course

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

 Weighted Credit Hours

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

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  1. COURSES DISTRIBUTION BY YEAR AND SEMESTER

16.1. BACHELOR OF AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT

YEAR ONE

First semester

Second Semester

Codes

 Course Title

Credit Hours

Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

CMJ 1100

Communication Skills

3

COM 1200

Computer & Information Literacy

3

ZOO 1100

HIV & AIDS and Lifestyle Diseases

3

ECO 1203

Introduction to Macroeconomics 

3

ECO 1103

Introduction to Microeconomics

3

AGB1203

Principles of Crop Production

3

AGB 1103

Introduction to Agribusiness Management

3

BCM 1103

Foundations of Accounting I

3

BCM 1103

 Principles of Management

3

ECO 1204

Mathematics for economists I

3

AGB 1104

Basic Business Mathematics

3

AGB 1204

Organizational Theory and Behaviour

3

AGB1105

Introduction to Food Industry

3

AGB 1205

Introduction to development economics

3

Total

 

21

Total

 

21

YEAR TWO

First semester

Second Semester

Codes

 Course/Unit Titles

Credit Hours

Code

Course/Unit Titles

Credit Hours

ENS 2100

Environmental Skills

3

ARE 2203

Agricultural marketing I 

3

REL 2100

Philosophy and Critical Thinking

3

ECO 2204

Mathematics for Economics II

3

AGB 2103

Introduction to Soil Science

3

BCM 1205

Foundations of Accounting II

3

AGB 2104

Leadership in Agribusiness Organizations

 

AGB 2205

Strategic Supply Chain Management

3

AGB 2105

Principles of Animal Production

3

AGB 2206

Industrial Organization and Public Policy

3

AGB 2106

Business Statistics

3

ECO 2207

Managerial Economics

3

ARE 2107

Agricultural production economics 

3

ARE 2106

Rural sociology

3

Total

 

21

Total

 

21

YEAR THREE

First semester

Second Semester

Codes

Course/Unit Titles

Credit Hours

Codes

Course/Unit Titles

Credit Hours

 

Core Units

 

 

Core Units:

 

AGB 3103

Agribusiness Value Chain Analysis

3

BBM 3200

Entrepreneurship Skills

3

AGB 3104

Human Resource Management

3

AGB 3203

Management Information Systems in Agri-Enterprises

3

AGB 3105

Financial Management in Agribusiness

3

BCM 1203

Business Law

3

AGB 3106

Agricultural and Agribusiness Policies

3

AGB 3206

Agribusiness Research Methods

3

ECO 2205

Economics of Money and Banking

3

ECO 3105

Development Economics

3

ARE 3108

Agricultural marketing II

3

ECO 4203

Econometrics II

3

ECO 4103

Econometrics I

3

AGB 3208

Industrial /Field Attachement

3

Total

 

21

Total

 

24

YEAR FOUR

First semester

Second Semester

Codes

Course/Unit Titles

Credit Hours

Codes

Course/Unit Titles

Credit hours

 

Core Units:

 

 

Core Units:

 

AGB 4103

Project Management

3

AGB 4203

Agribusiness Research Project II

3

AGB 4104

Seminar in Agribusiness Management

3

AGB 4204

Agribusiness Market and Price Analysis

3

AGB 4105

Strategic Agribusiness Management

3

AGB 4205

Agribusiness Policy and Law

3

AGB 4106

Cooperative Development and Marketing

3

ARE 4104

 International Agricultural Trade

3

AGB 4107

Farm Management

3

BCM 4207

Taxation theory and practice

3

AGB 4108

Agribusiness Research Project I

3

AGB 4208

Agricultural Finance and Risk Management

3

AGB 4106

Computer applications in Agribusiness

3

ECO 3107

Operations Research

3

Total

 

21

Total

 

21

 

Collaborations and Linkages

University of Pau-France

It was requested that MMU to host one French Master of Tourism student for internship in 2014.The details to be discussed between Dean Tourism MMU and Director Tourism University of Pau France after the conference.

Clemson University - U.S.A.

Exchange research, training and workshop conference Developing a tourism information system for Maasai Mara Game Reserve

University of Bordeaux 3-France

Establishment of a French Language Institute/ centre Maasai Mara University is currently teaching French language to students undertaking tourism, arts and hospitality courses.

Aarhus University- Denmark

Establish and promote joint research, development projects and academic cooperation with focus on the Maasai Mara (ecosystem, living conditions, economic growth and biodiversity)

Regents University-London-U.K

Areas of collaboration: Education cooperation and articulation programmes. Research collaboration Exchange of students, faculty and staff members Joint consultancy activities Knowledge transfer Participation in seminar and academic meetings Exchange of academic materials and other information.

Kenya Industrial Estates

Create incubation centers and incubate student's projects with potential for commercialization. Attachment of MMU staff to enterprise funded through KIE for purposes of gaining experience that would be ploughed back into teaching.

University of Hertfordshire.- London-U.K

To conduct a survey to identify current research, educational, policy and regulatory activities (Governmental, academic, NGO)

University of Munster, Germany

The parties agree to collaborate in the following area of mutual interest: Explore possibilities for joint research programmes, Exchanges for students.

Physical Address

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Tel: +254 020 5131400

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