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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$543 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies
Campus:Solomon Mahlangu Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

The aim of this programme is to produce graduates with basic knowledge and skills in agriculture and applied knowledge of agricultural economics and agribusiness for employment in the private or public sector.

Learning Outcome:
At the end of the programme the graduate should be able to:
– Apply and communicate scientific and technological knowledge to meet the needs of the industry and the consumer for the production and marketing
– Develop attitude towards self-employment and employ themselves in agricultural and agribusiness value chains.
– Identify and respond to economic challenges encountered in current agribusiness value chains;
– Evaluate new techniques and where appropriate, apply them to commercial practice.

Curriculum

Programme Structure:
SEMESTER 1
CORE COURSES
– Agricultural Economics and Development
– Introduction to Micro and Macro Economics
– Basic Mathematics
Principles of Agriculture
Principles of Management
Computer Applications
Business Communication

ELECTIVE COURSES
– Organizational Behavior
Introductory Sociology
Communication Skills I
Principles, Theories and Contemporary Issues in Development

SEMESTER 2
CORE COURSES
– Agricultural Development
Introduction to Agribusiness
Principles of Accounting
Mathematics for Economists
Introductory Statistics
Communication Skills II

ELECTIVE COURSES
– Theory of Financial Markets and Institutions
Introduction to Agricultural Extension
Principles of Administration & Management
Introductory Anthropology

SEMESTER 3
CORE COURSES
– Production Economics
Agricultural Marketing Management
Microeconomics
Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development
Extension Methods

ELECTIVE COURSES
– Rural Sociology
Communication Skills
Introduction to Social Research
Introduction to Gender and Development

SEMESTER 4
CORE COURSES
– Agribusiness Skills I
Customer Relationship Management
Farm Management
Macroeconomics
Agricultural Price Analysis
Services Marketing

ELECTIVE COURSES
– Food and Nutrition Security
Agricultural Administration and Management
Programme Planning and Evaluation
Conflict Management

SEMESTER 5
CORE COURSES
– Economics Survey Methods & Research Project I
Agribusiness Skills II
Agricultural Finance and Credit Management
Agribusiness Project Appraisal and Evaluation
Econometrics
Electronic Commerce

ELECTIVE COURSES
– Operations Research
Business Strategy
Agricultural Policies
Information and Communication Management
Communication Skills I

SEMESTER 6
CORE COURSES
– Economics Survey Methods & Research Project II
Human Resource Management
Natural Resources and Environmental Economics
Economic Development and Planning
Business Laws and Ethics
International Agricultural Trade
New Institutional Economics

ELECTIVE COURSES
– Applied Decision Support Systems
Community Development
Sociology of Development

Admission Requirements

Two principal passes (4 points) in Economics/Mathematics/Geography/Commerce/Accounts/Physics/ Chemistry and Science and Practice in Agriculture/ Biology/ Zoology/Botany. Candidates must have at least a pass in mathematics at O-level OR Diploma with a GPA of not less than 3.0 in Agriculture or related fields and O-level certificate or its equivalent with THREE credits or FOUR passes four at O-level in the following subjects: Mathematics/ Geography/Commerce/Bookkeeping/Physics/ Agriculture/Biology/ Zoology/Botany. (Out of the four subjects Mathematics must be one of them)

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $9
Application Fees for International Students: $30

Applicants should apply directly to SUA using online admission system  which can be accessed at http://www.suasis.sua.ac.tz/index.php/registration

Career Opportunities

Career Oportunities for Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness include:
Agribusiness Consultant
Agricultural Loan Officer
Agricultural Appraiser
Agricultural Commodities Trader/Broker
Agriculture Development Officer

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $543
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,087

Tuition Fees per year for Tanzanian Students = 1,263,000 TZS
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 7,174,950 TZS

International Students pay more than the local students. Their fees are displayed in US Dollars (3,100 USD)

Relevant Contact

Dr
Adam M. Akyoo
Dean, School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries
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