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Department of Agribusiness

Message from the Head of Department

 Welcome to the Department of Agribusiness


Prof. A.C. Iheanacho

Head, Department of Agribusiness.

Philosophy of the Programme

Philosophy of the Programmes

The philosophy underlying the programme of Agribusiness combines the study of agriculture, business and management with the aim of producing students with understanding of the economic and business principles that underlie management and their applications to Agriculture and allied businesses. Basically, the philosophy is to produce a flow of graduates capable of contributing to development of Nigeria and the global community within the framework of the program guideline of the National Universities Commission and to advance research in agribusiness, export development and Management Studies.

Objectives of the Programme

The specific objectives of the programme are to:

i.             create appropriate environment needed for the intellectual development of the students for research work and entrepreneurship;

ii.            develop and teach courses covering the broad areas of Agribusiness: crop, livestock, fisheries, food processing, forestry, Agricultural technology, management, accounting, marketing and finance;

iii.          develop and turn out agribusiness-oriented graduates in  the various fields of agribusiness by making it imperative for each student to develop an agribusiness enterprise by his/her graduation date;

iv.           produce graduates who can process and analyze agribusiness investment policies, export    mechanism, management strategies and socio-economic problems with the purpose of providing solution to these problems;

v.            produce graduates who will profitably put their skill in the establishment and management of agribusiness enterprises;

vi.           carry out researches in the various fields of agribusiness; and

vii.         train personnel apt in conducting research as well as teaching courses incidental to Agribusiness.