MBA in Agri-Business | MBA colleges in Bangalore accepting PGCET

Posted by Prof. Manoranjan R On 28/10/2021 10:52:25

Agriculture employs probably the largest number of people in India and is one of the largest contributors to the Indian GDP,( approx.. 20.19 %) after Services ( 53.89 % ) and Industry ( 25.92% ). It also offers good scope for Management professionals, in various functions, as the sector is now looking at modernization and also looking at different ways of doing business, as has been envisaged by the Government. This calls for professionals to enter the sector and make a difference. Similarly, the Food Sector is gaining ground, looking at the forward requirements of Agri-Business, and the change in consumption patterns of food products, including processed/frozen products.

MBA in Agriculture Business Management is a full-time management program. It focuses on Agriculture and allied activities. 

Both Food and Agribusiness need managers and other specialist positions for them to grow fast and consistently. These sectors carry a lot of risks owing to dependence on natural elements. MBAs, through their knowledge, education and experience, can negate risk factors, and ensure that growth does not stop. There is a need for people in both the public and private sectors.

The objective of this course is to boost the employability of students especially in the Marketing, Finance, Operations, Distribution and Procurement space in Agriculture and Foods, thus providing professionals to the sectors as well as driving growth and efficiency in both the sectors.


Scope of MBA in Agribusiness Management Courses:

Consistent rising demand for graduates with Agri-Business Management courses has given rise to introduce Agriculture management courses in top universities, autonomous institutes and other MBA in Agri-Business Management Colleges. The main objective of the MBA in Food & Agribusiness Management program is to transform the participants into competent professional managers for the agriculture, food, agri-business, rural and allied sectors.

MBA in Agri-Business Management Syllabus

The Agriculture Business Management Syllabus is divided into two years and six semesters. The key topics for the MBA in Agriculture Business Management Syllabus are:

  • Agricultural & Food Policy
  • Agricultural Finance
  • Marketing of Agricultural Inputs
  • Strategic Food Marketing
  • Management for Agribusiness  Projects
  • Market Research and Information Systems
  • International Agri-Food Trade
  • Value Chain Management – Applications in Agribusiness
  • CINE: Understanding Creativity, Innovation, Knowledge, Networks And Entrepreneurship
  • Food and Agri-business International Strategies and Organizations
  • Micro Finance Management
  • Food Supply Chain Management
  • Carbon Finance
  • Public Policy
  • Social Entrepreneurship: Innovating Social Change
  • Sales and Distribution Management For Agriculture
  • Agribusiness Entrepreneurship
  • Agribusiness Leadership
  • Agricultural Futures and Option Markets
  • Agricultural Markets and Pricing
  • Economics of Food Quality
  • Applied Agricultural Trade and Policy Analysis
  • Managing Sustainability
  • Managing Energy Businesses
  • Analyzing and Building Competencies 


MBA Agri-Business Management Courses:

The agriculture Business Management course is divided into six semesters for two years. One of the key parts of the MBA in Agriculture Business Management course is the rural immersion/summer internship program after first and second-year course completion.

The first year of the Agri-Business Management program focuses on building fundamentals in the core concepts of management and providing the students basic conceptual and analytical skills required in different disciplines and functional areas for managerial effectiveness. The first-year curriculum provides the students with exposure to the complexity of managerial decision making. The second-year program aims at building and deepening decision-making skills within the specific context of rural and agriculture sectors. It consists of electives and compulsory courses and the second phase of the Rural Immersion Module.

MBA Agri-Business Management: Career Opportunity

A steady rise in placement packages has been observed as the need for Agri-Business managers is rising year after year. The demand for managerial skills continues to be on the rise in the Agriculture sector. As a result, more and more students are taking up MBA agri-business management courses as a preferred career option. A consistent increase in salaries in Placement offers from reputed recruiters to graduates with MBA in Agri-Business adds to this charm.

National and Multi-Nationals are realizing the importance of the Agribusiness market. While AMUL is one of the top examples of cooperative brands offering high placements to graduates in Agribusiness management, the number of top recruiters like Adani, Reliance, Tata, Godrej, EY, KPMG, Tolaram, Ninjacart, Cloudtail among others have been participating in campus placements and making high salary offers in the management institutes offering MBA in Agri-Business Management programs.

There are several Agri start-ups that are exploring huge opportunities for agri-business graduates. With the increasing level of farmers’ awareness and professionalism in farming, the Agri and the rural sector has compelled agri-input companies providing seed, fertilizer, pesticides, credit as well as insurance firms, to engage trained professionals to serve the market creatively and remain competitive.

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