Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) in Agribusiness

Jimma University in collaboration with MSM is implementing a NICHE/ETH-259 project aimed at opening multi-disciplinary Executive MBA in Agribusiness since September 2016. The project’s implementation is carried out in collaboration with Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine being led by Business and Economics College. Accordingly, a cross disciplinary Executive MBA in Agribusiness was opened in 2017/18 after finalizing curriculum.

Vision

·To become a model post graduate program in Ethiopia and hub graduate studies in Africa with a multi-disciplinary andinternationally accreditedEMBA in Agribusiness.

 

Mission

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) in Agribusiness Program prepares individuals to provide a holistic learning experience that develops exceptional business executives/leaders to meet challenges of a complex and dynamic local, national, and global Agribusiness environment. Thus, the program strives:

·To develop professional competencies, and skills of learners to become sensitive to the real problems and challenges of Agribusiness Industry.

  • To produce highly qualified agribusiness professionals with requisite knowledge, skills, and right attitude necessary to become competitive in a global environment and responsive to labour market and gender needs.

·To provide an exceptional practical experience through innovative, need based, flexible, and case based approaches.

·To prepare students to be proactive, goal oriented, optimistic, and competent Agribusiness entrepreneurs with business mind-set.

Objectives

The EMBA in Agri-business program at Jimma University is designed to fit to this global trend and meet the ever-increasing demand for highly skilled individuals who can assume managerial positions in various levels of organization. Furthermore, EMBA in Agri-business program produces:

·       Professionals  who are capable of planning, organizing, directing and controlling activities of private, public, non-government and government organizations.

·       Professionals who are responsive and effective in working with and through others as well as capable of making and implementing decisions.

·       Professionals who are able to face the challenges of today's and tomorrows’ highly complex and competitive environment.

·       Experts who identify, extract local resources and to process to create local market, employment and to develop local entrepreneurship to boost the local and national economy.

·       Experts who are gender sensitive and socially accountable experts, who can identify agricultural business challenges and opportunities, address consumers’ dynamism; and forward remedies to real world business.

Graduate Profile

Graduates of this program are believed to be engaged in the following, but not limited to, tasks:

Ø  Manage human capital to support the achievement of the organizations long, medium, and short term policies, strategies and programs

Ø  Cultivate a team spirit and a team culture among workers, groups and the institution as a whole.

Ø  Pursue professional careers as development planners and programmers in all sectors in the society

Ø  Apply the knowledge of information communication technology in utilizing and managing organizational resources

Ø  Consult policy makers, agribusiness firms and other business firms

Ø  Apply fundamental marketing concepts and marketing management approaches in domestic as well as international marketing issues and practices.

 Admission Requirements

In selecting the potential candidates to join EMBA in Agri-Business program the following criteria's must be fulfilled:

  1. The candidates must successfully complete the under graduate degree.
  2. Candidates should have two years of relevant experience after graduation
  3. The candidates must appear for entrance exam and the best performers will be selected.

 Graduation Requirement

Students to qualify for graduation must take a minimum of credit hours set by the University and must accumulate CGPA of 3.00 with one “C” only. Furthermore, students are expected to undertake EMBA in Agri-Business research project.

Duration

The duration of the program is two and half (2.5) years which has 5 semesters; with maximum extension of 1 semester.

Nomenclature of Degree

English:Executive Master of Business Administration in Agri-Business

Core

Module Theme

Module

Courses Code

Courses

ECTS

Understanding   Finance

1

EMBA611

Financial Management

3

EMBA621

Financial Institutions and Markets

3

Developing a Business

2

EMBA631

ICT for Agribusiness

3

EMBA641

Entrepreneurship

3

Research skills and decision making in business

3

EMBA651

Research Methods& Statistical Tool

4

EMBA661

Quantitative Analysis for Managers

4

Creating Value

4

EMBA612

Global Marketing Management

3

EMBA622

Operations &Supply Chain Management

4

Changing world

5

EMBA632

Strategic HRM

3

EMBA642

Leadership and Organisational Behaviour

4

Global Responsibility

6

EMBA652

Risk Management

3

EMBA662

Corporate Responsibility and Ethics

3

Strategic Orientation

7

EMBA713

Economics for Managers

3

EMBA723

Strategic Management

3

Specialization

 

 

Agribusiness

EMBA 601

Introduction to Agri-Business

3

EMBA733

Project management & Investment Analysis

3

EMBA743

International Trade & Finance

3

EMBA 753

Agricultural Value Chains

5

EMBA 714

Food safety, Standards and Agribusiness Policy

5

Final  EMBA Project

EMBA724

DTTP

6

 

EMBA734

Agribusiness Project

10

Total

81