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DrDr. Richard Kwasi Bannor

Head of Department’s Welcome Address

I welcome you to the Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension in the University of Energy and Natural Resources. Our undergraduate and post graduate market driven programmes are designed to cover all business, economics and community development disciplines so that students will be able to apply concepts from these disciplines to agribusiness and allied industries.

The main aim of our programmes is to train students who wish to undertake managerial-level, agripreneurship, research, agricultural planning, policy, trade and consultancy careers in food production, processing, agricultural output and input marketing, agricultural finance, supply chain, food and agribusiness allied sectors.

The department has well motivated, dynamic and young but experienced and dedicated lecturers who provide excellent theoretical and practical content of courses in agribusiness, applied economics and community development.

Our innovative programmes, distinguished faculty and competitive students place the department among one of the best in the provision of agribusiness, applied economics and community development education in the sub region.

Vision Statement
To become the prime leader in the provision of agribusiness, applied economics and community development education in Africa.

Mission Statement
We undertake demand driven research, continuous development of problem solving and job oriented curriculum, teaching and training of students and clients in agricultural and its allied sectors.

Courses of the Department

Undergraduate Programmes

B.Sc. Agribusiness

Postgraduate Programmes

MBA Agribusiness Management

MPhil Agribusiness Management

Lecturers in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension

Name Qualifications Area of Specialization Position
Dr. Richard Kwasi Bannor PhD Agribusiness(SKRAU), India

Masters, Agricultural Administration (UG), Ghana

B.Sc. Agriculture, (UCC), Ghana

Agribusiness and Marketing Lecturer and Ag. HoD
Dr. Nicholas Oppong Mensah PhD Agribusiness Management and

MBA Marketing and Corporate Strategy (KNUST), Ghana

MPhil Agribusiness (UG), Ghana

B.Sc.(UCC), Ghana

Agribusiness and Business Management Lecturer
Dr. Tekuni Nakuja PhD and M.Sc. Agricultural Economics (University of Saskatchewan), Canada

MPhil Agricultural Economics, (UG), Ghana

B.Sc. Agriculture (Agricultural Economics), UG, Ghana

Agricultural Economics, International Trade and Policy Lecturer
Dr. Samuel Afotey Anang PhD Agricultural Economics and Management ( SCAU) , China

MPhil Agricultural Extension (UG), Ghana

B.Sc. Agriculture ( UG), Ghana

Agricultural Economics, Extension and Community Development Lecturer
Ms. Helena Oppong-Kyeremeh MPhil Agricultural Economics (KNUST)

B.Sc. Agriculture, (UCC), Ghana

Consumption Economics and Agribusiness Lecturer and Departmental Examination Officer
Mr. Anthony Donokor M.Sc. Industrial Mathematics, KNUST

B.Sc., KNUST, Ghana

Operations Research and Statistics Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Frank Osei Tutu MPhil and MBA Finance (KNUST), Ghana

Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIB-G)

Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA-G)

Bachelor of Commence (UCC), Ghana

Accounting and Finance Assistant Lecturer

BACHELOR OF AGRIBUSINESS

Our agribusiness programme covers all business disciplines so that students will be able to apply business concepts to agribusiness and allied industries. The course provides good theoretical and practical content dealing with whole business operations from production to marketing. As a result, the program offers training on the application of marketing, management, finance and economics to address agribusiness management problems. Our B.Sc. programme in Agribusiness is meant for individuals seeking managerial-level careers in agribusiness, food, financial, agriculture and allied sectors.

Admission Requirement

SSSCE/WASSCE Applicants for B.Sc. Agribusiness

To be admitted to B.Sc. Agribusiness programme, SSSCE/WASSCE candidates must possess credits (A-D) and (A1-C6) in 3 core subjects respectively, including English, Core Mathematics and integrated Science (for General Science and Agriculture candidates) or Social Studies (for non-Science Candidates) and three elective subjects in General Science, Technical, Agricultural Science, Home Economics, Visual Arts, General Arts and Business. In addition, Science candidates should have at least a grade D or C6 in Social Studies and non-science candidates should also have at least a grade D or C6 in Integrated Science for SSSCE and WASSCE applicants respectively.

 

Diploma and Post-Diploma Applicants for B.Sc. Agribusiness

Candidates in this category must:

  • Possess a professional or Higher National Diploma (HND) or its equivalence in a relevant programme from a recognised institution
  • Pass an interview;
  • Have two years post qualification working experience;

Candidates with HND/relevant professional or Diploma certificates who obtained 2nd Class lower and above will enter at level 300.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the agribusiness programme enjoy a great range of employment opportunities as many have developed businesses or careers in exporting of agricultural commodities, international marketing, farm and development project consulting, project monitoring and evaluation, banking and microfinancing, farm business management, agribusiness operations managerial jobs, multinational agribusinesses, supply chains and as agripreneurs. Graduates of agribusiness are also highly sought after in NGOs working in agriculture and allied sectors, ministries, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana Cocoa Board, commercial fish farms, private farms (crops and animals), mining companies and agro-processing industries.

B.Sc. Agribusiness Course Structure

Year One Semester One

Course Code Course title
UENR 100 Quantitative Literacy
UENR 103 Information Literacy and Computer Technology
UENR 105 Introductory French I
UENR 101 Academic Writing and Communication Skills
UENR 110 Ghanaian and African Studies
SOAT 107 Introduction to Soil Science
ANIIM 101 Ruminant and Monogastric Production
ANIM 103 Aquaculture Production and Management
ANIM 105 Micro livestock Production

 

Year One Semester Two

Course Code Course title
UENR 106 Introductory French II
SOAT 104 Agricultural Mechanization I
SOAT 106 Agricultural Extension Methods and Practices
SOAT 114 Introduction to Economics
AGRB 102 Production and Operations Management
AGRB104 Total Quality Management
AGRB 106 Food Security
AGRB 108 Principles of Management and Organisational Behaviour

 

Year Two Semester One

Course Code Course title
UENR 201 Analytical Reading and Reasoning
UENR 203 French for General Communication I
SOAT 201 Microeconomic Principles and Applications
SOAT 207 Fundamentals of  Crop Production
SOAT 209 General Rural Sociology and Extension Education
AGRB 201 Marketing Management
AGRB 203 International Business and Trade
AGRB 205 Monitoring and Evaluation

 

Year Two Semester Two

Course Code Course title
UENR 204 French for General Communication II
SOAT 200 Vacation Farm Practice
SOAT 202 Macroeconomics principles and application
SOAT 212 Introductory Statistics
SOAT 216 Fundamentals of Accounting
AGRB 200 Brand and Sales Management
AGRB 202 Strategic Management
AGRB 204 Banking and Risk Management
AGRB 206 Business and Contract Law

 

Year Three Semester One

Course Code Course title
UENR 301 Oral French for General Communication
SOAT 301 Microfinance Studies
SOAT 303 Microenterprise Development and Entrepreneurial Skills
SOAT 305 Research Methods
AGRB 307 Supply Chain Management
AGRB 301 Management of Farm Business
AGRB 303 Managerial Economics
AGRB 305 Marketing of Agricultural Produce

 

Year Three Semester Two

Course Code Course title
SOAT 300 Industrial Attachment

 

Year Four Semester One

Course Code Course title
AGRB 400 Research Project
AGRB 411 Human Resource Management
AGRB 413 Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
AGRB 401 Project Analysis and Management
AGRB 403 Operations Research
AGRB 405 Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis
 AGRB 407 Management Accounting
 AGRB 409 Introduction to Econometrics

           

Year Four Semester Two

Course Code Course title
AGRB 400 Research Project
SOAT 402 Climate Change and Land Use
SOAT 404 Sustainable Value Chain Development
AGRB 402 Introduction to Taxation
AGRB 404 Fundamentals of Business Planning and Policy
AGRB 406 Procurement and Logistics Management
AGRB 408 Financial Management
AGRB 412 Cooperatives and Farmer Organisations

 

MBA AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT    

Aim

The main aim of the programme is to train students who wish to undertake managerial-level careers in food production, processing, agricultural output and input marketing, agricultural finance, supply chain, food and agribusiness allied sectors.

Target Group

The MBA Agribusiness Management programme is open to all applicants having the requisite technical background knowledge: First degree holders of agribusiness, agriculture, natural resource management, economics, accounting and commerce, business administration, enterprise resource management, development studies, environmental studies  and professionals with industry experience in banks, agriculture and agribusiness related jobs, NGOs, community development etc. interested in pursuing MBA Agribusiness Management  programme.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the MBA Agribusiness Management programme, candidates must be graduates of this University or any other analogous University recognised by Academic Board and shall normally have obtained a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) degree in the relevant field (e.g. Agribusiness, agriculture, natural resource management, economic development studies, accounting and commerce, business administration, natural resources management, etc.).

Mode of Delivery

Lectures, practical field visits, case studies, tutorial and seminars constitute the modes of delivery.

Part Time and Fulltime MBA: Week days via lectures, project works, field trips and seminars.

Part Time and Fulltime MBA:  Weekends via lectures, Project works, field trips and seminars.

 

Course Structure for Full-Time/Part Time Studies for MBA Agribusiness Management

First Year- first semester

Course Code Course title Core (C)/ Elective (E)
AGRB 701 Managerial Accounting and Control C
AGRB 703 Human Resource Management C
AGRB 705 Operations Research and Econometrics C
  Elective ( Choose three  from the options below) E
AGRB 707 Production and Operations Management E
AGRB 709 Food and Nutrition Security E
AGRB 711 Management and Organisational Behaviour E
AGRB 713 Management for Livestock Products E
AGRB 715 Private Banking and Wealth Management E
AGRB 717 Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis E

 

First Year- Second Semester

Course Code Course title Core (C)/ Elective (E)
AGRB 702 Project Management and Entrepreneurship Development C
AGRB 704 Research Methodology in Agribusiness Management C
AGRB 706 Managerial Economics C
Elective ( Choose two  from the options below) E
AGRB 708 Monitoring and Evaluation E
AGRB 712 Agricultural and Rural Marketing E
AGRB 714 Financial Management E
AGRB 716 Banking and Risk Management E
AGRB 718 Geographical Information Systems and Mapping E
AGRB 722 Agri Supply Chain Management E

 

Second Year- First Semester

Course Code Course title Core / Elective
AGRB 719 Post-Harvest Management C
AGRB 721 Food Technology and Processing Management C
AGRB 723 Strategic Agribusiness Management C
  Elective ( Choose two courses  from the options below) E
AGRB 725 Internal Auditing E
AGRB 727 Loan Portfolio Management E
AGRB 729 Marketing Management E
AGRB 731 Total Quality Management E
AGRB 733 Database Management and Analysis E
AGRB 735 Brand and Sales Management E

 

Second Year- Second Semester

Course Code Course title Core (C)/ Elective (E)
AGRB 724 International Trade C
AGRB 710 Masters Seminar 1 C
AGRB 700 MBA Dissertation C

 

MPHIL AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Aim

MPhil Agribusiness Management programme has been designed for students wishing to enhance their careers in research and consultancy in agribusiness and allied sectors.

Target Group

The MPhil Agribusiness Management programme is open to all applicants having the requisite technical background knowledge: First degree holders of agribusiness, agriculture, natural resource management, economics, accounting and commerce, business administration, enterprise resource management, development studies, environmental studies  and professionals with industry experience in Banks, Agriculture and agribusiness related jobs, NGOs, community development etc. interested in pursuing MPhil Agribusiness Management  programme.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Masters Research Degree programme, candidates must be graduates of this University or any other analogous University recognised by Academic Board and shall normally have obtained a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) degree in the relevant field (eg. Agribusiness, agriculture, natural resource management, economics  development studies, accounting and commerce, business administration, natural resources management etc).

Mode of Delivery

Lectures, practical field visits, case studies, tutorial and seminars constitute the modes of delivery.

Part Time and Fulltime MPhil: Week days and Weekends via lectures, project works, field trips and seminars.

 

MPhil Agribusiness Course Structure

First Year- First Semester

Course Code Course title Core (C)/ Elective (E)
AGRB 701 Managerial Accounting and Control C
AGRB 703 Human Resource Management C
AGRB 705 Operations Research and Econometrics C
AGRB 705 Management and Organisational Behaviour C
  Elective ( Choose two  from the options below) E
AGRB 707 Production and Operations Management E
AGRB 709 Food and Nutrition Security E
AGRB 713 Management for Livestock Products E
AGRB 715 Private Banking and Wealth Management E
AGRB 717 Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis E
AGRB 737 Production  Economics E

 

First Year- Second Semester

Course Code Course title Core (C)/ Elective (E)
AGRB 702 Project Management and Entrepreneurship Development C
AGRB 704 Research Methodology in Agribusiness Management C
AGRB 706 Managerial Economics C
AGRB 712 Agricultural and Rural Marketing C
Elective ( Choose two  from the options below E
AGRB 708 Monitoring and Evaluation E
AGRB 714 Financial Management E
AGRB 718 Geographical Information Systems and Mapping E
AGRB 722 Agri Supply Chain Management E
AGRB 726 Training and Development E
AGRB 728 Commodity Futures Marketing and Derivatives E

 

Second Year- First Semester

Course Code Course title Core (C)/ Elective (E)
AGRB 710 Masters Seminar 1 C

 

Second Year- Second Semester

Course Code Course title Core (C)/ Elective (E)
AGRB 720 Masters Seminar 2 C
AGRB 700 Research Thesis C