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WPCS 2.1.2
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
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

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

Curriculum

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

Admission Requirements

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.

International Baccalaureate:

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.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

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:

Diploma/HND transcripts
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
Swift: ECOCGHAC

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.

Career Opportunities

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.
• Extension.
• Agricultural marketing/ financing.
• Research, policy and advocacy

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $352
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,999

Lecturers

Abigail A. Adaku
BSc. (Ghana), MSc. (Germany), PhD. (USA) ongoing (on study leave)
Assistant Lecturer
aaadaku@ug.edu.gh; ampomahgyebi@yahoo.co.uk

Akwasi Mensah-Bonsu
BSc MPhil (Agric. Econ) (Ghana) PhD (VU-Amsterdam)
Senior Lecturer
Head of Department
amensah-bonsu@ug.edu.gh/amensahbonsu@yahoo.com

Ama A. Ahene-Codjoe
B.A., MPhil. (Econs., UG); PhD (Econs) (Nottingham, UK)
Lecturer
aaahene-codjoe@ug.edu.gh; asantewah@gmail.com

Charles Y. Okyere
BSc. (UDS), MPhil. (Ghana), PhD.(Germany)
Lecturer
cyokyere@ug.edu.gh; okyerecharles@gmail.com

Daniel B. Sarpong
BSc (Agric, Ghana) M.A (Int. Rel:Econ., Inter.Uni. Japan) PhD (Econ., Nagoya)
Associate Professor (Dean, School of Agriculture)
dbsarpong@ug.edu.gh; akwei7@yahoo.com

Ditchfield P.K. Amegashie
BSc, MPhil ( Agric. Econs) (Ghana)
Senior Lecturer
damegashie@ug.edu.gh; dpkamegashie@yahoo.com

Edward E. Onumah
BSc. MSc. (Agric Econs) (KNUST), PhD (Germany)
Senior Lecturer
eeonumah@ug.edu.gh

Freda E. Asem
BSc. (Ghana), MSc. (Canada), PhD. (Ghana)
Lecturer
fasem@ug.edu.gh; feasem@gmail.com

Irene S. Egyir
BSc (Agric) MPhil Ph.D (Agric Econ) (Ghana)
Associate Professor
iegyir@ug.edu.gh; ireneegyir@yahoo.com

John B.D. Jatoe
BSc, MPhil (Agric Econs) (Ghana), PhD (Agric. Econs) (Guelph, Canada)
Senior Lecturer
jjatoe@ug.edu.gh; jjatoe@gmail.com

Kwabena A. Anaman
BSc. (Ghana), MS. (Florida), PhD. (Florida)
Professor
kanaman@ug.edu.gh; kwabenaasomanin@hotmail.com

Ramatu M. Al-Hassan
BSc (Agric) (KNUST),MA (Agric Econs) (WSU) PhD (Agric Econs) (Iowa State)
Associate Professor

Yaw B. Osei-Asare
BSc (Agric) MPhil (Agric Econs) (Ghana) PhD (Bonn, Germany)
Senior Lecturer
yosei-asare@ug.edu.gh

Relevant Contact

 
Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
Responsible for admission inquiries
Dr
Akwasi Mensah-Bonsu
Head of Department
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