MBA in AgriBusiness Programme

Course Curriculum

Programme Overview

      MBA Agribusiness programme at ITM University Gwalior includes courses in agricultural business and economics,science, and agricultural technology. Students learn to apply the
      concepts, principles and terminology of business (economics,management, finance, marketing and others) to real-world issues and opportunities in the agricultural and life sciences
    industry.MBA in Agribusiness include area like production and marketing of seeds, fertilizers, export-import of products, rural banking,agricultural projects, water resources, pre and post harvest technologies, land management, machine used in agriculture etc. The students admitted are provided excellent exposure to agribusiness management and rural marketing by extensive interaction with the industry. Further, the students get opportunity to become professionals with managerial skills, positive attitude and personality acceptable to industry and related sectors.

Why this Program?

      Agriculture is the backbone to our Indian economy. This sector occupies 14.5% rate in the national GDP, provides large scale employment and fulfils the food and nutritional requirements of the nation. Today’s agriculture is not just limited to food production but there is demanding more focus on its commercialisation.To achieve the desired Agricultural objectives and benefits of its commercialisation, role of Agribusiness cannot be sidelined. There is an unprecedented demand of qualified agribusiness professionals to competently manage the operation and drive the growth in agriculture & allied sectors. Due to 100 % FDI in Indian retail sector major global players are vying to enter the Indian market and will create a great number of jobs specifically for the agricultural professionals. Most of the Indian MNC’s also have their presence in foreign countries; it is easy to get into a reputed job in the field of Agribusiness Management.Besides MBA Agribusiness professionals have immense job opportunities abroad as the field of Agribusiness Management
    is going through a successful track. To address the skill gap,both academic institutes and industries need to gear up their resources and explore the immense opportunities of the industry and its allied sectors.

Technical competence

    • Basic conceptual and analytical knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for managerial effectiveness in different functional areas of agri-business management.
    • To apply the concepts, principles and terminology of business (economics, management, finance, marketing and others) to real-world issues and opportunities in the agricultural excellent exposure to agribusiness management and rural marketing by extensive interaction with the industry and life sciences industry.
    • Entrepreneurial and leadership skills for agri-business sector equipped with enhanced sense of commitment, integrity and ethics.
    • An integrated view of organizational and managerial functioning and an understanding of the interdependencies of subsystems; and
    • Awareness and understanding of environmental forces impinging on managerial behaviour.

Placement Opportunities

    The courseware provides huge employment opportunity in both Govt./Private sectors and in the distinct fields like.
  • Agro-Chemical Factories
  • Private / Govt. Banks
  • Food retailing and food service industry
  • Dairy industry
  • Agri machinery industry
  • ealth and Food Department in govt. sectors
  • Animal feed industry
  • Technical research firms
  • Import-export house etc.

Prominent recruiters for MBA Agribusiness

    Walmart, ITC Limited, Reliance Retail, Amul, Bayer Crop Sciences, DuPont, Nestle India, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd., ICICI Bank, Godrej Agrovet, TA FE, Rabo Bank, Olam International, IFTRA, Hypermart, Morarka Organics,Technopak, Marico Industries, Excel Crop Care Limited, Global Agri System Private Limited, Synthite Industrial Chemicals Limited, Monsanto, JK Seeds, Chambal Fertilizers, DSCL, Organic India, HMT, Jain Irrigation, SFAC New Delhi, NAFED, Excel India Ltd., Dayal Fertilizer, Nunhems Seeds, Coromandal Seeds , ASPEE Group of Companies , Godrej Nature’s Basket, H eritage Foods, , Pan Seed Farms, Dow Chemical, Pradan, Kalamandir, BASIX, ASSED, Om Chemicals & Pesticides, Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore Limited (FACT ), Food and Health department,Food Corporation of India (FCI) and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) etc.

A snapshot of career options

      Freshers normally join as Management Trainees. Post satisfactory performance they get placed at different
    departments like:
  • Agribusiness Managers
  • Research Analysts
  • Marketing Managers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Agricultural Insurance Managers
  • Quality Control Manger or Supply Mangers
  • Commodity Traders
  • Business Analysts
  • Consultants
  • Farm Managers
  • Bank Managers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Credit Officers
  • Trainers
  • Agribusiness Entrepreneurs

Course Methodology

      MBA Agribusiness Programme provides an ideal academic environment, practical interaction with concerned organisations and adequate field experience to develop the students into enterprising Agribusiness Managers in order to meet the growing demand from the related sectors. The course is taught through the latest pedagogy including case studies, interactive sessions, seminars, group exercises, role plays, simulated exercises, experiential learning, etc. The programme is designed to transform dynamic and determined Agri graduate to Hi- Tech Agribusiness managers for Agri-industries in India.

Rural Immersion Module

    After the completion of third semester, students undergo the Rural Immersion in two phases. The first phase of Rural Immersion Module is to understand the rural set up and the second phase known as implementation phase students undertake a live project dealing with managerial issues related to agri-food and rural issues. The principal objective of the Rural Immersion is to give students an exposure to rural economy, learning from interaction with the rural people, and becoming familiar with the rural environment, society, institutions and economy. Through Rural Immersion the students get a unique opportunity to stay in rural India, which exposes them to rural set-up for a better understanding of rural mind set, customs and behaviour of the rural folk. The exercise not only brings the students closer to the ground realities and constraints in vast rural market, but also gives them a firm base on which they could base their future decisions.