Preamble

Degrees offered are M.AgSE and PhD. AgSE in Agricultural Economics and Environmental Policy with options in Production Economics, Resource and Environmental Economics, Agricultural Policy and Development, Agricultural Finance and Marketing. PhD. AgSE shall be by a combination of taught courses, seminar courses, supervised teaching and research. Every PhD student is expected to take and obtain satisfactory performances in all the following compulsory courses in addition to Seminars and Internship: M.AgSE is designed to combine sound knowledge of economic theory, entrepreneurship, planning, marketing, financing, monitoring and evaluation, and scientific methodologies with indepth understanding of sustainability science in training skilled professionals that can support private, public and international decision making and policy analysis on issues relating to livestock production and sustainable exploitation of natural resources.

Philosophy

The dearth of suitable manpower to manage Agro-industrial enterprises profitably and sustainably in the nation, informed the floating of the programme. It will thus be a bridge builder producing well-grounded products that will manage agro-industrial enterprises sustainably coupled with sound having sound knowledge on theory and practice. The philosophy of the programme is to train students to design, perform, lead, and implement economic research in Agricultural Economics and Environmental Policy. Holders of the Degrees would be able to solve marketing, production and financial related problems in management of Livestock production.

Objectives

  • To produce sound and well informed managers of Agro-Industrial enterprises.
  • To produce graduates that will be sound in policy formulation and be asset in both public and private decision making.
  • To produce graduates that can be self-employed rather than job seekers.
  • To produce graduates that will formulate policy for sustainable agro-industrial production.
  • To produce graduates that will explore our natural resources sustainably.

Programme Structure

The Masters Programme in Agricultural Economics and Environmental Policy is structured to have general center courses of 10 units, programme courses of 26 units, thesis (6 units), seminars (2 units) and internship (4 units).



M.AgSE

Programme is designed to provide the postgraduate students ability to manage Agro-industrial enterprises sustainably. Courses taken must be passed at 50% or higher grade before graduation.

The courses are as follow:

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Unit
AES 801 Advanced Agricultural Economics (Micro& Macro) 3
AES 803 Econometrics, Statistical Theory and Analysis 3
AES 805 Agricultural Development and Policy Analysis 3
AES 807 Agricultural Production Economics 2
AES 811 Financial Management and Accounting 2
Total 13
Elective Courses
AES 809 Ecology of Food & Health Economics 2
AES 813 Integrated Economic Modeling and Sustainable Development 2
FPV 821 Food Business Management and Entrepreneurship 2

Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Unit
AES 802 Resource and Environmental Economics 2
AES 804 Research Methodology and Experimental Design 3
AES 808 Farm Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation 2
AES 810 Marketing & Agro-industrial Supply Chain Management 2
Total 13
Elective Courses
AES 806 Applied Welfare Economics 2
AES 812 Organization & Management of Cooperative 2

Elective Courses

In addition to the core courses, students pursuing Masters Programme in Agricultural Economics and Environmental Policy are expected to take, and pass at 50% or higher grades, a minimum of four (4) units of elective courses selected from the following:

Seminar Courses, Internship and Thesis
In addition to the general courses and programme core and elective courses, students pursuing Masters Programme in Agricultural Economics and Environmental Policy are expected to develop and conduct a research to address some problems of major policy concern and/or of interests for the expansion of the frontier of knowledge in sustainable
Livestock Production. In this pursuit, each student is expected to achieve satisfactory performance (50% or higher), in each of the following sequence of dissertation related/supporting courses:

Course Code Course Title Units
ACE 893 Internship 1 2
ACE 894 Internship 2 2
ACE 895 Pre-data Seminar 1 1
ACE 896 Post-data Seminar 2 1
ACE 899 Thesis Defense 6
Total 12

Above courses (ACE 893, ACE 894, ACE 895, ACE 896) will be defended before CEADESE Board and students at the Centre, while the final dissertation (ACE 899) shall be defended before a Board of External and Internal Examiners.

All M.AgSE students are encouraged to follow the following schematic guide in the presentation of the various seminars and Dissertation defence.

First Semester of Year 1: Submission of Research Concept Note. This should be done within 6weeks of resumption to enable the Programme Leader appoint appropriate supervisory committee for the student.

Second Semester of Year 1: Presentation of Proposal Seminar. Thesis proposal should ideally be of no more than 30 pages, and should present Background Information, Problem Statements, Research Questions and/or Hypotheses, and Research Objectives in Chapter 1.

A comprehensive Review of Literature should be in Chapter 2, while Chapter 3 should
present the methodology.

First Semester of Year 2: Presentation of the Post-data Seminar.
Second Semester of Year 2: Dissertation Defence


PhD. AgSE

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Units
AES 901 Advanced Micro-Economics Theory, Analysis and Application 3
AES 902 Advanced Micro-Economics Theory, Analysis and Application 3
AES 904 Data Processing and Statistical Software and Packages 3
Total 9

Seminar, Courses, Internship and Thesis.

Course Code Course Title Units
ACE 993 Internship 1 2
ACE 994 Internship 2 2
ACE 995 Seminar 1(Pre-data) 1
ACE 996 Seminar 2 (Progress report) 1
ACE 996 Seminar 2 (Progress report) 1
ACE 998 Seminar 3 (Post-data) 2
ACE 999 Thesis Defense 10
Total 10

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