MASTER OF SCIENCE (AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS)

Entry Requirements
The common regulations for admission into the Master’s degrees in the School of Agriculture shall apply. The following shall be eligible for admission into the Masters of Science (Agricultural Economics) program.
i. At least an Upper Second Class Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in agricultural economics, Agribusiness, Economics or Agriculture from Kenyatta University or any other institutions recognized by the Kenyatta University senate.
ii. A holder of a second class honours (Lower Division) degrees in the above mentioned areas may be considered on condition that they attained Grade ‘B’ and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization and an evidence of at least two years relevant working experience.

 

Examinations 

i. The general university examination regulations shall apply
ii. Students enrolled for the Master of Science (Agricultural Economics) degree programme will be expected to take written examinations on all the taught units.
iii. The written examinations will constitute 60% of the total marks while the course work assessment tests (CATS) will constitute 40%. Pass mark shall be 50%.
iv. Every student must do research and submit a thesis for examination.

Certification
The degree to be awarded is designated:
i. Master of Science in Agricultural Economics (Agricultural Trade and Policy Option)
ii. Master of Science in Agricultural Economics (Agricultural and Rural Development)
iii. Master of Science in Agricultural Economics (Environment and Natural Resource Management)
iv. Master of Science in Agricultural Economics (Agribusiness Management)

List Units

Year1
Core
KBT 800: Microeconomics for Agriculture
KBT 801: Macroeconomics for Agriculture
EES 812: Applied Econometrics for Agriculture
EES 813: Mathematics for Agricultural Economics
EES 814: Statistics for Agriculture
KBT 811: Agricultural Production Economics
KBT 822: Issues in Agriculture and Applied Economics
KCU 801: Research Methods

Agricultural Trade and Policy Option
Foundation Unit
KBT 812: Agricultural and Food Policy Analysis

Electives (Any 3 Units)
KBT 802: Agricultural and Food marketing
KBT 806: Institutional and Behavioral economics
KBT 807: Consumer Demand Analysis
KBT 808: Advanced Agricultural Project Management
KBT 813: International Agricultural Trade

Agriculture and Rural Development Option
Foundation Unit
KBT 809: Foundations of Agricultural and Rural Development

Electives (any 3)
KBT 806: Institutional and Behavioral Economics
KBT 808: Advanced Agricultural Project Management
KBT 815: Gender and Economic Development
KBT 816: Farming Systems and Sustainable Livelihood Analysis
KBT 817: Science and Technology Policy Analysis

Environment and Natural Resource Management Option
Foundation Unit
KBT 818: Environment and Natural Resource Management

Electives (any 3)
KBT 806: Institutional and Behavioral economics
KBT 808: Advanced Agricultural Project Management
KBT 819: Quantitative Methods in Environmental Economics
KBT 820: Natural Resource Economics and Management
KBT 821: Environmental Valuation and Policy

Agribusiness Management Option
Foundation Unit
KBT 803: Strategic Agribusiness Management

Electives (any 3)
KBT 806: Institutional and Behavioral economics
KBT 804: Agribusiness Supply Chain Management
KBT 808: Advanced Agricultural Project Management
KBT 810: Agricultural Finance and Risk Management
KBT 824: Quantitative Methods in Agribusiness management

 Year 2

KBT 850: Thesis 

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