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Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics (with IT)

About the Programme

  1. Produces students with a strong understanding of agricultural production planning, efficient resource application, and commercialization of agricultural commodities both in domestic and international markets
  2. Also offers competence in analytical and statistical skills for use in data analysis and management within research institutions 


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 Statistics

Introduction to Accounting

Introduction to Microeconomics

Foundation information technology

Word processing and design of presentation


Year 1: Semester 2

Principles of Food security

Introduction to Mathematics for Economists

Introduction to Macroeconomics

Introduction to Agricultural policy

HIV and AIDS; Determinants, Prevention and Management

Principles of Agricultural Marketing

Computer Communication System

Data Manipulation and Analysis using spreadsheets


Year 2: Semester 1

Principles of Entrepreneurship

Intermediate Microeconomics

Statistics for Economists

Farm Management

The internet and world wide web

Desktop Publishing Techniques


Year 2: Semester 2

Production Economics

Principles of crop production

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

Introduction to Resource Economics

Auditing I

Principles of Taxation

Money and Banking

Soil and Water Engineering

Management Information Technology Projects

Geographical Information System


Year 3: Semester 2

Cooperative Management

Economic development

Research Methods

Applied agricultural marketing

Contemporary Agricultural Problems in Keny

Agribusiness Supply chain management

Electronic Commerce

Statistical Data Analysis

Field/ Industrial Attachment


Year 4: Semester 1

Agricultural Extension

Management Accounting 1

Financial Management

Farming systems in Kenya

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 Policy and Law

International Economics

Agricultural Project Analysis

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 equivalents. 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 disciplines 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 practicals.


Degree Structure

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