VIII. Graduate Programs
Admission as a student is granted, on recommendation of the department concerned, to:
The normal academic requirement for admission to the MBA Degree program is a four-year baccalaureate degree and minimum three years of relevant industry experience.
Applicants are also admitted on the basis of prior learning gained through substantial workplace experience. In some cases the admissions committee may ask for a (GMAT) Graduate Management Admissions Test.
On average participants allot 20 to 25 hours per week to study and participate in the program. This is an approximate number of hours and may vary depending on personal learning style. Students normally complete the MBA in Agribusiness Management in 36 months. Course modules are completed in a pre-determined sequence and are typically two months in length, some variations exist. Students must complete the program within six years of commencement.
The Electronic MBA in Agribusiness Management is completed in two segments:
Requires participants to complete seven core management courses which provide a foundation Students complete the following courses: Human Resource Management, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Foundations of Leadership, Management Communications, Research Methods, Financial Management and Operations Management.
Consists of courses in applied aspects of agricultural business management. Eight courses are required for this phase, or six courses and a major research project.
Major Research Project
The research project is comprised of developing a research proposal, researching an applied agribusiness problem and requires data collection, analysis and the ability to link understanding of the problem with an appropriate body of literature.
Computer System Requirements
Students are required to have adequate peripherals to support the learning system, which include CD-ROM capability and a sound card. A basic level of computer literacy is strongly recommended for the MBA program. For information pertaining to computer equipment requirements contact the Faculty of Management office. Students are solely responsible to arrange for the purchase/maintenance of the recommended computer system and software.
Contact the Faculty of Management office for current tuition fee information.