The purpose of this degree programme is to offer a course of study leading to a recognized degree in preparation for a variety of professions in agricultural management, making and implementing of the decisions involved in organizing and operating a farm for maximum production and profit. Agricultural management draws on agricultural economics for information on prices, markets, agricultural policy, and economic institutions such as leasing and credit. It also draws on plant sciences for information on soils, seed, and fertilizer, on control of weeds, insects, and disease, and on rations and breeding; on agricultural engineering for information on farm buildings, machinery, irrigation, crop drying, drainage, and erosion control systems; and on psychology and sociology for information on human behaviour.
A graduate of the Agricultural Management programme gains a broad background in all facets of these diverse fields. After mastering the fundamentals, our students receive specialization through advisor-directed electives. Thus, students acquire in-depth knowledge in the production, utilization of plants, plant physiology, integrated pest management, irrigation, fertilization, agricultural business, agricultural economics and management. From biology to engineering, from genetics to economics, from nutrition to sociology, from production to marketing our students are exposed to the latest research and technology, and also learn to use that knowledge to help people solve problems and apply their knowledge to real-world challenges.