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Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management (with IT)

About the Programme 

  • In the first and second years, the programme provides students with a foundation of general agriculture, mathematics, economics, management, entrepreneurship, and the legal and policy framework relating to Agribusiness. 
  • In subsequent years students delve deeper into specific agri-enterprise and management related subjects. In the fourth (final) year, individual (or groups of) students develop research proposals and implement projects on topics of their choice as a requirement for successful completion of the course. 
  • Besides nurturing innovation and creativity in this way, the programme also allows students to combine theory and practice. Furthermore, students will undertake field or industrial attachment after completing the fourth year to gain practical experience and linkage into the job market.  


Programme Courses

Course Units Titles

Year 1: Semester 1

Introduction to Agricultural Economics

Introduction to Agribusiness Management

Introduction to agriculture in Kenya

Principles of animal production

Rural Sociology

Introduction to Management

Introduction to Accounting

Introduction to Microeconomics

Mathematics 1

Foundation information technology

Word processing and design of presentation


Year 1: Semester 2

Principles of Food security

Introduction to Agricultural policy

Mathematics 2

Introduction to Macroeconomics

Business Law 1

HIV and AIDS; Determinants, Prevention and Management

Computer Communication System

Data Manipulation and Analysis using spreadsheets


Year 2: Semester 1

Principles of Entrepreneurship

Intermediate Microeconomics

Behavioral Science

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

Farm Management

The internet and world wide web

Desktop Publishing Techniques


Year 2: Semester 2

Production Economics 

Principles of crop production

Business Statistics

Contract Law

Intermediate Macroeconomics

Introduction to Econometrics

Agricultural Finance

Introduction to Accounting 2

Computer Based Information Systems

Relational database Management System


Year 3: Semester 1

Agricultural Price analysis

Financial Accounting 2

Auditing I

BAF 311 Principles of Taxation

Money and Banking

Managerial Economics

Management Information Technology Projects

Geographical Information System


Year 3: Semester 2

Cooperative Management

Economic development

Research Methods

Applied agricultural marketing

Introduction to Risk and Insurance

Electronic Commerce

Statistical Data Analysis

Field/ Industrial Attachment


Year 4: Semester 1

Agricultural Extension

Marketing Management

Management Accounting 1

Financial Management

Strategic Management

Research Proposal writing and presentation

Social and Professional issues in IT

Information assurance and Security


Year 4: Semester 2

Operations Research

Agriculture and International trade

Rural Development

Agricultural Project Analysis

Management Accounting 2

Research Project ( Project Implementation and Seminar)

Human Computer Interaction

Special Topics in Contemporary ICTs


Programme Requirement

Admission Requirements

1. Applicants for admission into the degree programme should meet the minimum University entrance  requirement of either a mean grade of C+ and above in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Examination, or 2 Principal passes and 1 Subsidiary in East African Advanced Certificate Examination/ Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (EACE/ KACE), and other equivalent. Those with grade C plain must have a Diploma in a relevant field.

2. In addition, the candidate must have at least C+ in Mathematics and C+ in Biology or C in Agriculture/Business studies (including Economics, Accounting, and Commerce) in KCSE examinations.

A holder of a diploma with credit or above in Management, Farm management or other discipline from a college or University recognized by Maseno University Senate.

Duration of the Programme

The duration of the program shall normally be four (4) academic years.

Teaching methods in all units shall include lectures, field trips, seminars, tutorials, discussions, and practical.


Degree Structure

The program offers courses core/ required courses in agriculture, business, management, and entrepreneurship plus common IT courses comprising one third of the degree subjects required by the Commission for University Education and Maseno University Senate.