|Tuition Fees:||$352 /year|
|Applications Begin:||10 January, 2020|
|Final Award:||Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics|
|Start Date:||September 2020|
|Academic Unit:||School of Agriculture|
|Application Deadline:||30 June 2020|
Agricultural Economics is concerned with the study of the production, distribution and consumption of agricultural goods and services. In order to understand agriculture and resource issues, economic theory provides an analytical framework that can be used to assess the interconnected parts of the agricultural industry, predicting likely outcomes of programmes, policies and regulations and devising necessary solutions.
Agricultural Economists thus integrate the concepts, methods and approaches from economics with knowledge of agriculture to evaluate issues, plans and projects in agriculture. Agricultural Economists utilise their expertise in management, extension work, finance, marketing and policy making and advocacy
Agricultural Economists are challenged by changing agricultural systems as a result of globalisation, privatisation and commercialisation. For these reasons, resource management has become a major issue because the survival of society is dependent on how well today’s resources are managed to sustain future generations.
In addressing this issue, Agricultural Economists have come out with many concepts and models. Some of these include: alternative policies/programmes; joint-ventures between small farmers, traders, transporters, processors and exporters; rural financing; adapting to changing domestic markets and forming regional markets.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES;
• A detailed understanding and application of economic theory.
• Ability to apply analytical tools to data and information in order to make appropriate economic and business conclusions.
• Develop an understanding of agricultural business issues in a broader socio- economic and resource context.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, economic concepts, business decision-making and agricultural concepts.
• Ability to make ethical business decisions
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT
AGEC 112 Introduction to Economics 2
AGEC 211 Microeconomics: Principles and Applications To Households and Firms 2
AGEC 212 Macroeconomics: Principles and Applications 3
AGEC 311 Farm Management 3
AGEC 312 Project Analysis 3
AGEC 313 Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Theory 3
AGEC 314 Research Methods, Statistics and Mathematics for Economics and Business 3
AGEC 400 Research project 3
AGEC 411 Agricultural Marketing and Research 3
AGEC 412 Agrifood Business and Agro Processing 3
AGEC 413 Agribusiness Management 3
AGEC 414 Fundamentals of Business Planning and Policy 3
AGEC 415 Quantitative Methods & Operations Research 3
AGEC 416 Managerial and Business Economics 3
AGEC 417 Management Accounting 3
AGEC 419 Agricultural Marketing and Analysis 3
For Ghanaian Students:
Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in any three of Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Agriculture Science, Geography and Elective Mathematics, with at least a C6 in Chemistry
For International Students:
West Africa WASSCE:
Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & a Science subject.
Electives: Credit passes in Chemistry, and any two of Physics, Biology/Agriculture Science, Geography and Further Mathematics.
American High School:
American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0
Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:
Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:
Chemistry, and any two (2) of Physics, Biology, Geography and Mathematics.
At least Grade 4 in three (3) HL subjects comprising:
Chemistry, and any two (2) of Physics, Biology, Geography and Mathematics.
In addition, applicants must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL), and at least C in a science subject at the IGCSE or equivalent.
1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:
WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:
At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.
DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.
2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.
Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants
All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.
Details of the Account are:
Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647
or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.
Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.
Agricultural Economists work in many diverse fields ranging from private and public sector to education and research. Some job assignment includes:
• Community development.
• Environment and conservation analysis.
• Agricultural enterprise/venture management.
• Agricultural marketing/ financing.
• Research, policy and advocacy
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Abigail A. Adaku
BSc. (Ghana), MSc. (Germany), PhD. (USA) ongoing (on study leave)
BSc MPhil (Agric. Econ) (Ghana) PhD (VU-Amsterdam)
Head of Department
Ama A. Ahene-Codjoe
B.A., MPhil. (Econs., UG); PhD (Econs) (Nottingham, UK)
Charles Y. Okyere
BSc. (UDS), MPhil. (Ghana), PhD.(Germany)
Daniel B. Sarpong
BSc (Agric, Ghana) M.A (Int. Rel:Econ., Inter.Uni. Japan) PhD (Econ., Nagoya)
Associate Professor (Dean, School of Agriculture)
Ditchfield P.K. Amegashie
BSc, MPhil ( Agric. Econs) (Ghana)
Edward E. Onumah
BSc. MSc. (Agric Econs) (KNUST), PhD (Germany)
Freda E. Asem
BSc. (Ghana), MSc. (Canada), PhD. (Ghana)
Irene S. Egyir
BSc (Agric) MPhil Ph.D (Agric Econ) (Ghana)
John B.D. Jatoe
BSc, MPhil (Agric Econs) (Ghana), PhD (Agric. Econs) (Guelph, Canada)
Kwabena A. Anaman
BSc. (Ghana), MS. (Florida), PhD. (Florida)
Ramatu M. Al-Hassan
BSc (Agric) (KNUST),MA (Agric Econs) (WSU) PhD (Agric Econs) (Iowa State)
Yaw B. Osei-Asare
BSc (Agric) MPhil (Agric Econs) (Ghana) PhD (Bonn, Germany)