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Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Enterprise Development and Microfinance


The program aims at creating Business managers for any sector competent in development, analysis and managing of business organisations with added skills for the microfinance and cooperative sector


Entry Requirements

The normal entry requirement is Malawi school Certificate of Education (MSCE) or IGCSE O level or its equivalent with at least six (6) credits including English, Mathematics and science subjects. A-level to join in second year of study.

The mature entry requirement is MSCE or IGCSE O level or its equivalent with at least four (4) credits including English and Mathematics. Certificate in business studies and other diplomas ( year 2). Relevant diploma from an accredited institution of higher learning.


Duration

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Enterprise Development and Microfinance runs for 4 Years.


Programme Curriculum

Year 1 Courses


# Course Code Course Name Credit Hrs Semester
1 LDC111 Communication skills I 3.50 1
2 HSC111 Introduction to HIV Infections and AIDS 3.00 1
3 EXT121 Introduction to Psychology 2.00 2
4 ABM122 Business Mathematics 3.50 2
5 LDC121 Communication Skills II 3.50 2
6 CHE121 Chemistry II 3.50 2
7 CAP121 Computer Applications II 2.50 2
8 PHY121 Physics II 3.00 2
9 BIO121 Biology II 3.50 2
10 MAT121 Mathematics II 3.50 2

Year 2 Courses


# Course Code Course Name Credit Hrs Semester
1 ABM213 Entrepreneurship I 2.50 1
2 EDM212 Introduction to Microfinance 2.50 1
3 AAE211 Agricultural Economics I 2.50 1
4 ABM211 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3.50 1
5 EDM211 Introduction to Business Enterprises I 2.50 1
6 ABM214 Principles of Management 2.00 1
7 AAE213 Statistics for Economists I 3.50 1
8 ABM224 Principles of Marketing 2.50 2
9 ABM221 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3.50 2
10 EDM222 Microfinance Theory and Practice 2.50 2
11 AAE221 Agricultural Economics II 2.50 2
12 ANS223 Introduction to Livestock Management 3.00 2
13 EDM221 Introduction to Business Enterprises II 2.50 2
14 ABM226 Organisational Behaviour 3.50 2

Year 3 Courses


# Course Code Course Name Credit Hrs Semester
1 AAE315 Research Methods for Social Sciences 3.50 1
2 ABM313 Business Law 3.50 1
3 ABM312 Business Finance 2.50 1
4 ABM310 Agribusiness Management Research Project I 0.50 1
5 AAE316 Econometrics I 3.50 1
6 ABM317 Entrepreneurship II 1.50 1
7 AAE325 Agricultural Trade Theory and Policy 2.50 2
8 EDM321 Market Research in Microfinance 3.50 2
9 AAE322 Econometrics II 3.50 2
10 ABM324 Entrepreneurship III 1.50 2
11 AAE320 Agricultural Economics Research Projects I 0.50 2
12 ABM323 Commercial Law 3.50 2
13 EDM322 Agricultural Value Chain Finance 2.50 2

Year 4 Courses


# Course Code Course Name Credit Hrs Semester
1 ABM416 Introduction to Strategic Management 3.00 1
2 AAE412 Environmental and Resource Economics 2.50 1
3 DEC414 Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis 2.50 1
4 ABM410 Agribusiness Management Research Project III 1.00 1
5 EDM413 Performance Management in Microfinance 3.00 1
6 EDM412 Microfinance Risk Management 3.50 1
7 ABM420 Agribusiness Management Research Project IV 2.00 1
8 EDM411 Microfinance Product Design 3.00 1
9 EDM423 Computer Application in Microfinance 2.50 2
10 ABM422 Human Resources Management 2.50 2
11 HSC424 Gender and Development 2.00 2
12 ABM400 Agribusiness Management Industrial Attachment 3.00 2
13 EDM424 Financial Markets Operations and Institutions 3.50 2
14 AAE424 Project Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation 3.00 2