BBA in Agribusiness Management is a 4- year long full- time course divided into 8 semesters, with each semester lasting a period of 6 months, and covering the many facets of food production worldwide. While some variation exists from one program to the next, aspiring candidates can anticipate a strong focus on Mathematics, the Natural Sciences and Biology, besides a broad, business-based education on subjects such As Global Economics, Finance, Sales and Land Management.
The curriculum also involves the study of areas such as Ethics, Biotechnology, Farm Management, and International Food Trade Policy.
The average course fee in India ranges between INR 10,000 and 1,50,000, depending upon the institute offering the course. The average annual starting salary offered in India to successful postgraduates of the course ranges between INR 3 and 10 lacs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Under Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Admission Process||Counselling after taking entrance examination or direct admission|
|Course Fee||INR 10,000 to 1,50,000|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 10 lacs|
Some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by the respective colleges are listed below.
|COLLEGE NAME||CITY||AVERAGE FEES|
|Anna university||Chennai||INR 1,45,000|
|Banaras Hindu university||Uttar Pradesh||INR 11,304|
|Allahabad agricultural university||Allahabad||INR 40,000|
|National institute of agricultural extension management||Hyderabad||INR 1,00,000|
|G B pant university of agriculture and technology||Uttarakhand||INR 1,37,000|
As a minimum criterion of eligibility, candidates wishing to pursue the course are needed to have passed 10+2 from a recognized educational Board with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects, and a minimum aggregate of 45-50%.
Interested eligible candidates need to pass any of the relevant entrance exams conducted for admission to the course, followed by rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview in the final stages. An additional stage is thecentralized on-line counselling based on the merit obtained in the qualifying exam. Subsequently, shortlisted candidates are admitted to the course.
Professionally, successful graduates of the courseare entrusted with a variety of roles, such as finance- based work in commercial bank operations, insurance adjusting or stock brokerage. Others find gainful employment as Commodities Traders, Food Marketing or Sales Representatives, or Farm/ Ranch Managers.
The agribusiness sector supplies raw materials and other supplements to the food, flower and pharmaceutical industries. As a specialist in International Business in Food and Flowers, one is hired for staff, management, and advisory positions in the first stages of horticultural value chains.
Agribusiness is concerned with the financing, marketing, and management of food production.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|JOB POSITION||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY|
|Agribusiness Manager||Agribusiness Managers are responsible for the daily planning, organisation, supervision and administration of activities on farm estates. Typical responsibilities include forward planning, organising sales and purchases of livestock, farm equipment, crops and agricultural products.||INR 9,00,000|
|Marketing Manager||Marketing Managers are responsible for developing, implementing and executing strategic marketing plans for an entire organization (or lines of business and brands within an organization) in order to attract potential customers and retain existing ones.||INR 6,44,000|
|Finance Manager||Finance Managers have typical duties including reviewing financial reports, monitoring accounts, and preparing activity reports and financial forecasts. Financial Managers also investigate ways to improve profitability, and analyse markets for business opportunities, such as expansion, mergers or acquisitions.||INR 9,56,000|
|Trader||Traders are responsible for making prices and executing trades in equities, bonds, commodities and foreign exchange, dealing on behalf of, or for the benefit of investment banks.||INR 7,76,000|
|Analyst||An Analyst develops technical solutions to business problems, towards advancing a company's sales efforts, beginning with defining, analysing and documenting requirements.||INR 3,50,000|
A semester - wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Agro-Techniques of Principal Crops and Agro-Meteorology|
|Production Management of Fruit Crops|
|Principles of Plant Biotechnology|
|Agricultural Economics and Natural Resource Economics|
|Structure and Dynamics of Indian Agriculture|
|Introduction to Agri-Business Management|
|Agro- based Industrialization|
|Sustainable Agriculture and Farming Systems|
|Soil Fertility, Fertilizers and Nutrient Management|
|Farm Structures, Machinery and Green House Technology|
|Integrated Pest Management|
|Dimensions of Agricultural Extension|
|Farm Business Management|
|Money and Banking|
|Introduction to Agricultural Marketing|
|Entrepreneurship and Personality Development|
|Production Management of Vegetable and Floricultural Crops|
|Soil, Water and Plant Analysis|
|Animal Production Management|
|Irrigation Water Management|
|Post-Harvest Technology of Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds|
|Integrated Disease Management|
|Agricultural Co-operation, Institutions and Management|
|Marketing Institutions and Organizations|
|Communication Skill for Business Management|
|Post-Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops|
|Value Addition in Animal Products|
|Scientific Methods in Report Writing|
|Input Marketing Management|
|Rural Marketing and Market Infrastructure|
|Agri-Business Operations, HRD and Strategic Management|
|Information Technology in Agri- Business|
|Office Procedures for Agri-Business|
|Indian Agriculture Policies|
|Input-Output Measurement Techniques|
|Trading of Agricultural Commodities-I|
|Market and Trade Acts|
|Inventory and Risk Management|
|Production Management, Planning and Control|
|Marketing Management and Policies|
|Bio-fertilizers and Mushroom Production|
|Planning, Formulation and Evaluation of Business Projects|
|Financial Management in Agri-Business|
|Trading of Agricultural Commodities-II|
|Product Promotion Methods|
|Market Survey and Price Analysis|
|Marketing of Agricultural Products|