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Admission Requirements for Post Graduate Programmes

MBA/MPHIL AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT

The MPhil Agribusiness Management programme has been designed for students wishing to enhance their careers in research and consultancy. The programme will train future agribusiness professionals who will be able to contribute significantly to agribusiness and agro-industrial developments in developed, emerging and developing economies.

The MBA Agribusiness programme has been designed to train students to undertake managerial-level careers in food production, processing, agricultural output and input marketing, agricultural finance, supply chain, food and allied sectors.

The specific objectives of the programme are to train graduates to:

  1. Train the next generation of agripreneurs who will establish agribusinesses and create job opportunities in commodity value chains in Ghana, Africa and the world.
  2. Possess skills that meet the nation’s demand for high-level professional manpower in Agribusinesses.
  3. Apply the acquired knowledge and practical skills to up-scale agribusiness management, farmer based organizations, agribusiness supply chain management and improve marketing of processed agricultural commodities as well as creating jobs in agribusiness enterprises.
  4. Facilitate processes in small, medium and large-scale enterprises in the globally competitive agricultural based industry.
  5. Foster a more effective functioning and performance of input suppliers, producers, wholesalers, processors, exporters, retailers, financial institutions, tractor service operators, aggregators and all supporting institutions within food supply chains.

The MPhil/MBA Agribusiness Management programme is open to all applicants having the requisite technical background knowledge: First-degree holders of agribusiness, agriculture, natural resource management, economics, accounting and commerce, business administration, enterprise resource management, development studies, environmental studies and professionals with industry experience in banks and finance institutions, agriculture, forestry and agribusiness related jobs, NGOs, community development etc.

  1. MBA: Two (2) years made up of four academic semesters
  2. MPhil: Two (2) years made up of four academic semesters

Weekend only

To be eligible for admission into the MBA/MPhil Agribusiness Management programmes, candidates must be graduates of the University of Energy and Natural Resources or any other University recognised by the Academic Board and shall usually have obtained a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) degree in the relevant field (e.g. Agribusiness, agriculture, natural resource management, economics development studies, accounting and commerce, business administration, natural resources management etc).

Students can apply for GNPC Scholarship

The MSc./MPhil in Crop Science programmes are designed for students wishing to further enhance their career prospects in research and consultancy in crop science. Each programme will meet its overall goal to educate its graduates professionally and ethically to be valuable technocrats and professionals in Ghana and abroad, with the following objectives:

  1. To provide a deeper understanding of the current status and future trends in crop science related to food security, crop production, crop protection, pest management, disease control, biotechnology and issues concerning global food security.
  2. To institute and advance the application of smart agricultural tools and techniques to integrate sustainable agricultural and entomological practices.
  3. To understand and appreciate the complex nexus among knowledge in sustainable production, quality of food, feed for animals, postharvest quality control, postharvest handling, postharvest engineering, packaging system for fresh produce, in other to ameliorate plants as a key element in our consented effort to feed the world's growing population.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Crop Science programme has been designed for post graduates wishing to enhance their career prospects in crop science to adequately prepare them to occupy faculty and research positions. The programme aims to provide advanced training for Agronomists, Entomologists, Pathologists and Postharvest technologists concerned with sustainably managing agricultural, entomological and food security resources and processes at the PhD level.

The MSc./MPhil and PhD in Crop Science programmes are open to all applicants having the requisite technical background knowledge: First or second degree holders of agricultural science, biological science, and professionals with industry experience interested in pursuing masters and PhD degrees in Crop Science.

  1. /MPhil Programmes: Minimum of 2 years and maximum of 3 years.
  2. PhD Programme: Minimum of 4 years and maximum of 6 years.

We currently run only weekend programmes.

MSc./MPhil Programmes: Eligible candidates for admission should normally be holders of a B.Sc. degree in Agriculture and/or Biological Science of this University or any other University recognised by Academic Board with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division or its equivalent in relevant disciplines. Applicants will be shortlisted and interviewed for admission.

PhD Programme: Eligible candidates for admission should normally be holders of MPhil degree in Agriculture and/or Biological Science equivalence in relevant disciplines from this University or any other University recognised by Academic Board. Applicants will be shortlisted and interviewed for admission.

Students can apply for the GNPC Scholarship or apply to the Association of African Universities (AAU) headquartered in Accra, Ghana, for funding support. There is also limited funding for Entomology candidates interested in working on entomophagy (Edible insects).

MSc./MPhil/PhD CROP SCIENCE

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