Course of the Week; BSc. Agribusiness Economics & Food Industry Management

The Bachelors of Science Degree in Agribusiness Economics and Food Industry Management is a distinctive degree for students pursuing management careers in the food industry field, which includes acquiring of primary raw materials, all levels of food, fiber and bio-fuels processing, manufacturing and food value  chain systems . Graduates from this program gain the skills needed in management, finance, marketing and strategy to successfully work in careers that require professionals to master the understanding of the uniqueness of this food value chain.

The course is offered at the The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (DARE) in the Faculty of Agriculture. Intakes for the programme are usually open in January, May and September.

Admission Requirements
1.1. A candidate wishing to be admitted into the Bachelor of Science degree programme in Agribusiness Economics and Food Industry Management  must satisfy the minimum University entry requirements and Faculty of Agriculture regulations.

1.2. In addition to the above, the candidate must have obtained a minimum aggregate mean of C+ (plus) and a C (plain) in each of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics/Physics/Geography/Agriculture OR C (plain) in each of the following subjects: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics/Geography/Agriculture or any of the Group IV subjects at K.C.S.E. or an A Level equivalent.

1.3. Alternatively, admission shall be granted to holders of Diploma in Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Health, Animal Production and Husbandry, Farm Management  or other equivalent qualifications from institutions recognized by JKUAT (with credit and above) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology or from other institutions recognized by the University Senate. Such candidates shall enter the programme at the second year of study unless otherwise specified by the Faculty. Holders of a pass diploma with 2 years relevant experience may be admitted in 1st year of study.

 

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