Bachelor Of Science In Agricultural Economics And Resource M Course At Moi University

Bachelor Of Science In Agricultural Economics And Resource M

@ Moi University

Course Type: Bachelors Degree

Duration: 4years

Course Overview

The main emphasis of the Bachelor of Science In Agricultural Economics and
Resource Management degree programme inter alia should includeL: Agriculture,Farm Management,
Resource Economics, Marketing, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Agricultural Extension and
Practical Work.
The original program pragmatic and subject to change, consistent with changing
circumstances and emphasis in the farming industry. The curriculum produces practically
oriented graduates who are competent and sensitive to address issues related to increased
small farm productivity and development.
The graduates of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Resource Management should
also be able to participate in the agricultural industry in a variety of roles notably self-employment
where feasible, agricultural extension and credit administration, agricultural project
planning and implementation, marketing consultancy, natural resources management and the
teaching of agricultural economics.

Minimum Entry Requirements

The applicant of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Resource Management
should be able to fulfill J.A.B. admission requirements as follows:

i.)Applicants must satisfy the minimum entry requirement for admission into the University
by attaining an average grade of C+ at KCSE or equivalent examinations.

ii.)In addition to one above, applicants must have at least C+ passes in the following subjects:
Biology, Mathematics and Chemistry.

iii.)An added advantage will be given to applicants who have passed with at least a C+ grade
pass in Economics, Commerce, Agriculture or Mathematics (more emphasis on mathematics).

iv.)Admission may be granted to outstanding Diploma holders who have passed with Distinction,
Credit or their equivalents in Farm Management, Agriculture or other related disciplines from
recognized universities or colleges.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the training, the B.Sc. Agricultural Economics and Resource Management
graduates should be able to:

1.Analyze and explain the physical, ecological and agricultural policy of Kenya and carry
out effective extension work among farmers (Farm and Market Analysis, Interpretations and

2.Plan and administer in both private and public sectors by identifying and analyzing
particular socio-economic constraints and opportunities in various sectors of the economy
(Sectoral Planning).

3.Carry out agricultural project planning and evaluation and policy formulation (Project Planning).

4.Teach and conduct Research economics in agricultural institutions of learning .

5.Participate in the general direction and actual implementation of agricultural
development programs and projects (Agricultural Project Development and Administration).

6.Where possible run their own individual farm-firms and agri-business enterprises including
consultancy (Self-employment).

7.Pursue graduate studies in Agricultural Economics (Further Studies).

Course Program

First Year Courses
Semester I

Communication Skills I
General Economics
Development Concepts and Applications
Introduction to Statistics
Basic Calculus
Principles of crop production
Principles of animal production

Semester II

Principles of Microeconomics
Communication Skills II
Mathematical Economics I
Introduction to Agricultural Economics
Introduction to Developmental Economics
Statistics for Economists
Financial Accounting

Second Year Courses

Semester I

Intermediate Microeconomic theory
Principles of Macroeconomics
Mathematics for Economists II
Introduction to Econometrics
Rural Sociology
Introduction to Ecology
Introduction to Soil Science
Agricultural Power and Machinery

Semester II

Introduction to computer applications
Production Economics
Agricultural Marketing I (Principles)
Introduction to Managerial Accounting
Financial Management in Agriculture
Operations research
African Economic Problems

Third Year Courses

Semester I

Intermediate Macroeconomics
Agricultural Marketing II
Agricultural Finance
Farm Business Management I
Rural Development
Agricultural Price Analysis

Semester II

Taxation Theory and Practice
Agricultural Extension and Information management
Natural Resource Management
Research Project and Seminar I
Research Methods
Farming Systems
Field Attachment

Fourth Year Courses

Semester I

Agricultural Marketing II(Applications)
Project Planning Evaluation and Management
Farm Business Management II (Applications)
Research Project and Seminar II
Cooperative Management and Development
Resource Economics
Economic Development
Electives 3

Semester II

Agricultural Business Management I
Environmental Economics
Agricultural Trade and International Economics
Economic Seminars (Current Issues in Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Agricultural Policy and Law
Surveying ,Soil and Water Conservation
Electives 3

NOTE:Students are required to take 6 elective units (any 2 Courses from the list below)


Fish Economics and Marketing
Management information systems
Technology and Modern Industrial Society
Urban and Regional Economics
Economics of Rural Development
Economics of Tourism
International Financial systems
Economics and Utilization of Wildlife Resources


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